Friday, December 03, 2004

Giant Step Holiday Bash feat. Dego and Platinum Pied Pipers
Mon 12.6 (10pm)
Canal Room (285 W Broadway, 212.941.0900)

One-half of the Mercury Prize nominees 4Hero, Dego's musical path has run the gamut, from sinister drum 'n bass early on, to the jazz/nu-soul styles illustrated on the duo's 2003 LP, Creating Patterns. Alone, Dego is seen as one of the most influential producers in West London's vibrant broken beat scene — for a taste of his sound, check "Got Me Puzzled" with Kaidi Tatham, an electrified, percussive shaker that shows just how grooving the genre can get. Tonight, he brings the latest in soulful, syncopated funk, and is joined by Waajeed and Saadiq of the Platinum Pied Pipers playing live cuts from their forthcoming record on Ubiquity. (CJN)

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