Tuesday, April 17, 2007
Review: Ed Banger Revue, Canvas London, 14.4.07
Saturday April 14th saw probably the most anticipated label party since DJ Hell’s Gigolo’s stormed London in December 2001. About 80% of the Ed Banger roster were present and correct (Mehdi is off on his own tour at the moment) with label boss Busy P, Justice, Uffie, Feadz, Sebastian and even sleeve designer So Me in town. The queue outside Canvas was huge from 10pm and inside Banger fans headed straight to the rave podiums to dance to So Me’s old school hip hop and SebastiAn’s noisy beat driven electro. Busy P played his current hit Rainbow Man before announcing Uffie to the stage. Uffie’s mic was dogged with technical problems which was a shame but she still looked cool in an Ed Banger t shirt she cut up with a pair of scissors moments before show time. Her beau and producer Feadz followed with some fierce scratching over vintage house before Justice took to the decks to showcase some new tunes from their forthcoming album. The last hour was a jam from all the artists and the music was as wayward you would expect when there are 12 hands on deck: a lot of hip hop followed by Lesley Gore’s ‘It’s My Party’, Carpenters ‘Close to You’ and Cardigans ‘Love Fool’. Justice concluded the party with their own pure pop new single D.A.N.C.E. before we all left blinking into the sunlight at 6am.