Events at Laylow
01 ThuKensalTown Read more
Kensaltown Studios on Kensal Road was opened in 2004 by producer and musician Martin Terefe and boasts clients such as Adele, Erykah Badu, Mary J Blige and Cat Stevens. One Thursday every month Martin, and Kensaltown partners Sacha Skarbek and Craig Silvey move their studio to LAYLOW for a chilled night of live music, guest artists, conversation and good cocktails.
02 FriKhartoum Read more
Resident musicians Khartoum return with a Halloween special. Expect another energetic psychedelia-laced rock performance plus special guests. The five-piece band from London features Oscar Dunbar on vocals, guitarist and singer Cameron Gallaher, guitarist David English, bassist Jake Tulley and drummer Scarlett Alexander.
03 SatPimento Read more
Pimento are an art collective exploring Afro-Infinitism in sound. They return to LAYLOW for another night of brokenbeat, grime, future soul, jazz and traditional West African music. This is a night not to miss!
06 TueFilm Screening: HARMONY Read more
Set against the backdrop of one of Russia’s most industrially brutal and polluted cities, Harmony explores social and gender dynamics of Russian youth through the paradigms and preconceptions of the country’s most prominent sports: ice hockey and rhythmic gymnastics. The two respectively embody Russia’s nationalistic interpretation of hyper masculine and feminine ideals, and are examined through straddling the boundaries of documentary and visual art. Here, sport gathers broader meaning — reflecting the traits and obsessions of society as a whole.
Please read DAZED’s article written all about it to find out more!
Click here to see the trailer
07 WedResident Artist: Nepa
08 ThuHÆLOS Read more
“The group essentially formed upon the release of “Dust,” their first track together, in October 2014. A year and a half later, they released their full-length debut Full Circle. It’s a work full of cold atmospherics that capture a set of contrasts. It’s dense, immersive music that evokes the feeling of loneliness that only comes with a solitary walk in the early hours of the morning, when you may have no real place to come from or to go to. It’s deeply interior music, the kind of electronic record that marks the passage of time in its creators’ lives, and can send the listener down similar pathways. And at the same time, on standouts like “Pray” or “Pale,” the music and melodies burst out into colossal shimmers that grasp at something more ineffable, more cosmic, beyond the banalities of human experience of just another misspent Saturday night”
Haelos will be joining us at LAYLOW for a very intimate performance!
10 SatTrouble in Paradise Read more
Birmingham based brand GVNMNT Clothing are moving to London for one night to launch their latest clothing collection “Trouble in Paradise”. Curated by West London based creative agency Public Ambition, the line-up intertwines DJ’s at the forefront of music culture in Birmingham and London. Guests can expect a mixture of rap and hip-hop, bashment, RNB, and UK garage.
The night is presented by Public Ambition
14 WedResident Artist: Nepa
15 ThuJimi Needles Read more
Sauvelle Vodka Presents: Jimi Needles
Jimi’s musical origins are rooted in hip hop, soul and funk but brings to the turntables a fusion of pin-point scratching over breaks & bass music. His cut-n-paste antics leave virtually no genre untouched creating the ultimate live soundtrack whilst always showing recognition to the old school DJ techniques and retro classics.
Jimi Needles LIVE band incorporates his turntablist DJ skills with top- of- their-game jazz musicians to recreate the signature sounds found on his records. Often using the turntables as a lead instrument, amongst funky retro synths, a brass section and keytar, his live shows are electrifying and engaging.
16 FriOllie Clarke & Friends Read moreLil and OllieLondon- based country/blues duo ‘Lil & Ollie’ started working together back in 2014 and have been performing and writingtogether since then. After returning from a three week road trip from Atlanta to New Orleans then up to Nashville along the Mississippi they wrote and their debut album ‘Confessional’. The album was recorded at Eastcote Studios and produced by Chris Kimsey.Their album is now available to buy on iTunes and stream on Spotify.Quiet manPreferring the shadows to the spotlight, Quiet Man has spent the last few years dreaming up sounds and honing his craft, learning what he can from the experiences of life and the talented circle of musicians around him.Los Chico’s
A collective of musicians in London all come together to form an 8 piece band featuring original Jamiroquai member Stuart Zender. They bring a range of upbeat sounds from funk through to Latin and more!
17 SatDTY Read more
Jack Penate and Eddie Peake are back again for another night of non-genre specific, just got vibes DJ night!
21 WedResident Artist: Awkward Moments (Mimi Xu & Maguire) Read more
Awkward Moments Series V – “An Entropic Cycle” is a collaboration between Mimi Xu and Maguire. Premiered at Houghton Festival 2018 – Xu, London based music artist brought in classically trained multi-instrumentalist and singer Maguire to co-write and perform the 40 minute piece of music. This series layers interweaving electronic beats over organic instruments to mirror the relationship between the tangible and the ethereal; between fragmentation and order. In the words of Virginia Woolf – ‘I see myself as a fish in a stream; deflected; held in place; but cannot describe the stream.’ This is their attempt to recreate that stream of existence through sound and vision.
Special performance by Eloise Fornieles
Guest DJ set by Bobby Pleasure
22 ThuEar Smoke Read more
LAYLOW’s monthly night of Poetry!
23 FriALL THINGS MATA Read more
ALLTHINGSMATTA returns to LAYLOW, for a night of alternative rock and dark pop.ALLTHINGSMATA presents:MellahALLTHINGSMATAJon Jackson&Jack Jesse Jewel dj
24 SatINHABIT : Billy Dukes & Vertaal Read more
Come down to our monthly night of INHABIT with ASH – Check out the line up below:
Billy Dukes (Live)
A musical duo from South London (Intalekt and GeeFree) who pushing the sound of Hip Hop forward with jazz influenced sounds and lyricism.
Check his instagram out here
Give a listen to his music here !
Spiritual jazz-funk duo, flirting with the sounds of hip-hop, electronic soul and all kinds of exotic melody. An eclectic host of guest players, captivating songwriting and a flawless on-the-fly live show make for a truly energising musical experience.
Lastly we have:
A Laylow resident curator, DJ and radio-host. Have a look at what ASH does here
And some of his mixes here
28 WedResident Artist: Maguire
29 ThuSmall Clan (Miink) Read more
Miink is a London singer, producer, and video director who is making otherworldly music that at some points feels rooted in R&B and pop, but subverts and confounds expectations at every turn. Built around his haunting falsetto vocals and shape-shifting production, Miink has emerged with a singular sound and approach.
30 FriRoxanne Tataei 'Full Moon In Aries' Headline Show Read more“South-London musician Roxanne Tataei self-released her sophomore album, Full Moon in Aries, in September 2018. Aptly titled, it marks the independent return of this neo-operatic wonder. A blend of trip-hop, soul, alt-rock and psychedelic sounds, grounded in narcotic vocals and a deeply abiding sense of spirituality, Full Moon in Aries is “Tataei’s own affirmation…’ (Gal Dem Magazine). Entirely self-directed and self-funded, this is Roxanne more expressive, exploratory – and emancipated – than ever before.
The album was co-produced by Patrice, Nick Trepka (Emmy the Great) and Grammy award winning Al Shux (Kendrick Lamar, Kelela, Alicia Keys), and features collaborations with the inimitable Shabaka Hutchings and soul singer Liam Bailey. Visuals for the album were created with the collective support of her close-knit DIY South London community – including a surreal, faux fantasy opera for ‘Crimson Eyes’, directed by artist Hamed Maiye.
The past few years have seen Roxanne working on unique projects including the Mica Levi & Dean Blunt opera Inna (ICA, London, 2017) and a special performance/installation with ongoing collaborator Maiye, commissioned for the V&A Museum in collaboration with i-D Magazine (2018). In the coming months Tataei will be releasing more album visuals, tracks with avant-garde experimentalists Dean Blunt (‘Dum Draco’/Muggy Vol.1) and NTS maverick Lord Tusk (Mos Def), and staging several one-off live performances.”Joviale (support act)“Joviale is a singer-songwriter from north London using her shrill cries and angsty guitar rhythms to paint her soulful and dangerous truths.”