PLEASE NOTE - Peace in the park is a free event BUT it can only be free if people volunteer to help on the day and fund raise before hand...
The Mads DJs are taking over DINA in the centre of Sheffield for another night of live music....
Your MC for the night is.... Franz Von (K.O.G and the zongo brigade)
'Steel City Rhythm are a Sheffield based 9 piece playing a unique mix of up-tempo, politically conscious, Dub/Reggae Fusion music. Mixing blazing brass lines and soaring vocals over Hip-Hop beats, heavy Dub breaks and rhythmic Funk grooves, Steel City Rhythm have been storming stages across the UK with their trademark high-octane shows, guaranteed to leave audiences sweaty and satisfied!
Over the last few years, Steel City Rhythm have supported international acts such as Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, UB40, Gentlemen's Dub Club, Toddla T, The Hot 8 Brass Band and Dreadzone to name a few and are fast becoming favourites on the festival circuit, making high profile appearances at Boomtown Fair, The international Ska Festival, One Love, Ynot, Kaya and Tramlines, as well as headlining underground favourites such as the Northern Green Gathering and The Curious Yellow Weekend!
In 2016, SCR released their debut album 'Free Love and Fighting' to critical acclaim, receiving airplay around the world including on BBC1Xtra courtesy of David Rodigan himself! Now working on their eagerly awaited second album, Steel City Rhythm are definately ones to watch in 2017!!'
Praise for 'Free Love & Fighting':
'Rather nice indeed!' - Rodigan, BBC1xtra (UK)
'Explosive and original talent' - Rude Boy Train (France)
' Serving up a very tasty platter of brass driven Reggae, Ska & Dub goodness and overflowing with expertly crafted, uplifting tunes,this excellent release looks set to propel the 8 piece combo from local to national & indeed international recognition!' - Do the Dog Music (UK)
'Wholesome grooves, punchy lyrics and good vibes ... Steel City Rhythm offer a solid group of tunes here, all well produced and very well written. Free Love and Fighting provides something different and is hugely crucial to the diversity of the Sheffield music scene.' - Now Then Magazine (UK)
'The group build upon solid foundations of dub and reggae, and add their own flare of hip-hop and funk with an assured confidence … Free Love And Fighting will make a solid and enjoyable addition to any dub playlist … listening to this album will help you feel like summer has arrived already!' - The Punk Archive (UK)
'These guys need no introduction. Steel City Rhythm are one of the finest, most popular and exciting bands that Sheffield has to offer. Their innovative mix of Reggae, Dub and Fusion blends to create a monster of a sound that leaves even the most reserved guy in the room, up on the dance floor, busting some moves'. - English Rain (UK)
Listen to 'Free Love & Fighting' on soundcloud:
Live 'Exposed Session' Videos:
Official Website: http://www.steelcityrhythm.co.uk/
See more at facebook.com/steelcityrhythm
Da Rico is a producer and DJ who combines his decks with live instruments to create some groovy musical vibes. Featuring a three piece horn section, Da Rico and friends play through a mixture tunes ranging from jazzy hip hop to funky disco, and are guaranteed get some heads bopping. Led by Patrick McMahon, the group have managed to support names such as The Mouse Outfit, Chali 2na, FaltyDL, Dego and Omar-S at events such as Tramlines Festival and at venues including the O2 Academy and Night Kitchen. Alongside his performers Da Rico contributes live guitar, and his original horn arrangements are played over mixture of his own productions and other people's beats, making for a great mix of sounds. Expect some great vibes!
The Mads DJs; To fill in the gaps with their usual brand of big party tunes and 'vinyl record dexterity'