Next Thursday (10/22), Still Life is bringing two Astral Plane favorites to Los Globos, Ninja Tune artist Lee Bannon and Pelican Fly/Thread/Teklife reppin’ Nadus. The two are hardly easy to pin down, although expect plenty of moody, harmonically dexterous hip hop interpretations, booming Jersey kick patterns and the occasional foray into jungle and footwork. Bannon’s Alternate/Endings LP, released by Ninja Tune in 2014, marked a breakout for the longtime hip hop producer from Northern California, an on-the-cusp foray into rhythmic experimentation that tended to leave the mellow side of his beat repertoire in the past. This year’s Pattern of Excel, also released on Ninja Tune, sounds more post-rock than jungle, but maintains Bannon’s unique timbral qualities and is a thoroughly pleasing listen.
Meanwhile, Nadus’ tour schedule feels never-ending and coming off the back of 2014’s Broke City EP, he joined Rustie on a massive U.S. tour. One of Jersey club’s foremost ambassadors, the man born Rahshon Bright prefers not to be limited by the Newark scene he’s helped develop, a point he noted in an excellent interview with FACT Magazine yesterday. Rounding out the lineup are Charlotte MC Deniro Farrar, Gianni Lee and J Drago. Enter your favorite Ninja Tune single in the entry form below to be entered for your chance at a pair of tickets for Thursday’s show.