One of the greatest and most influential hip hop groups of all celebrate the 30th anniversary of their seminal album
Widely recognised as hip-hop pioneers and legends of the form, De La Soul this year mark the 30th anniversary of the release of their seminal album ‘3 Feet High and Rising,’ the work that established them on the world stage and introduced a mass audience to their unique, quirky brand of hip-hop, with its influences of jazz, soul, and funk, clever use of samples, and erudite, witty lyrics. The group continues to push the envelope in their new work, and their most recent album, ‘And The Anonymous Nobody’ (featuring collaborations with David Byrne and Pete Rock), met with critical acclaim and a Grammy nomination.
Iconic,’ ‘Genius,’ ‘Genre-defying’ – just some of the ways critics and fans have described drummer Chris ‘Daddy’ Dave – a player who has to be seen to be believed.
Drummer Chris ‘Daddy’ Dave gets the evening underway with a jazz/hip-hop-inflected set that promises to be just as fiery and memorable as his previous appearance at Strings of Autumn, at Roxy in 2012, which one reviewer described as ‘Unreal…dark grooves and a mix of styles..Chris Dave’s music bears the hallmarks of the development of jazz from the ’50s to the present day.’ This year, Dave and his crack band The Drumhedz will again present a ‘mixtape’-style melting-pot of styles taking in elements of jazz, R&B, and hip-hop, paving the way for De La Soul. This is a pairing that guarantees an unforgettable closing concert for Strings of Autumn.