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wotgodforgot presents Gonjasufi, whose unique sound cuts the disfigured strains of psychedelic soul with reanimated hip hop and the shadow musics of too many musics to list. Utterly mesmerising and unforgettable live this has all the hallmarks of a classic night at The Band.
At the moment, Gonjasufi stands just outside the spotlight cast on his friends and collaborators Flying Lotus and The Gaslamp Killer, but the sonic brotherhood that exists is implicit rather than as similarities in sound. Drawing from unearthed strains of global psychedelia and merging it with a rejuvenated sense of hip-hop clarity currently distinct to the West Coast, Gonjasufi is more than just a songwriter, MC or performer.
His debut album A Killer & A Sufi recalls moments in love as well as trading sinister threats with enemies, sometimes within the same song. Trading in both the murk of lo-fidelity vintage samples and the concentrated crispness of current West Coast production, A Killer & A Sufi is both a roadmap to the riches of the distant past and a signpost to the future.
Support tonight comes from Manchester’s very own Illum Sphere.
This event will begin at 8pm but our Picturehouse Cafe Bar will be open from 5.30pm for delicious food and drink. Special Offer! Book your meal in advance and get free ‘lucky dip’ tickets for a future concert – click here now for details