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September 8, 2011, 7:48 pm
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When: 9 September 2011

Where: Bird, Raamspoorstraat 26 -29, Rotterdam

Time: 23.00 – 5.00

Damage: € 10,00


Strangefruit holds it down! Na een korte vakantie komt de StrangeFruit clubavond hard terug. Heel hard zelfs!  Met achtereenvolgens Dego, Africa Hitech, Lefto, Motor CityDrum Ensemble, Benji B (Space in Between Festival) en Theo Parrish laten wijzien waar er anno 2011 op gedanst wordt. Disco,Boogie, Uk Funky, Soulfull House, Afro en Hiphop dus.

Als eerste gaat er op vrijdag 9 september een lang gekoesterde wens in vervulling. Dan hebben we namelijk niemand meer of minder dan Dego te gast in BIRD. Deze man is bij velen beter bekend als de helft van het duo 4 Hero en heeft al meer dan 20 jaar de dansvloeren onveilig gemaakt. Een held!!! Uiteraard zullen Lucky Dubz en Thelonious er voor zorgen dat jullie al niet meer stil kunnen staan voor dat onze gast zijn eerste plaat  op de platenspelers heeft gelegd.

Dego is een award winnende producer, een alom erkend kunstenaar en zoalseerder vermeld de helft van het internationaal geprezen duo 4hero. Dego is alom erkent als de pionier van bass drum ‘n’ en de profeet van de nu-soul/jazzbeweging. Hij heeft samengewerkt met Jill Scott, Madlib, Goldie, Georgia AnneMuldrow, J * Davey, Ursula Rucker, Digable Planets en jazz legendes Roy Ayers en Larry Mizell. Iedereen die de afgelopen jaren naar soulfulle en vooruitstrevende dans muziek heft geluisterd heeft vermoedelijk wel iets van de man binnen zijn muziek collectie.

Van de laatste Strange Fruit editie herinneren wij ons dat wij mensen op de dansvloer bewegingen hebben zien maken waarvan we nietwisten dat deze bestonden. Voor de 9 september editie dagen wij jullie uit om daarin nog een stap verder te gaan. Amaze us!

Om alvast een beetje in de stemming te komen kun je hier beneden een groot deel van de DEGO’s producties streamen en voor een download moet je even hier klikken.


1.Dego “Da Fuzz” (feat. Matt Lord)
2.4hero “Hold It Down” (feat. Lady Alma)
3.Silhouette Brown “They Can’t Tell Us”
4.DKD “Future Rage”
5.Dego “DNP” exclusive
6.Dego “Love & Hate You” (feat. Obenewa)
7.Dego “Sparkling Minds (feat. Georgia Anne Muldrow)
8.4hero “Something In The Way” (feat. Bembe Segue & Kaidi Tatham)
9.Silhouette Brown “Strawberries In Vinegar”
10.2000Black “Lose It” (feat. Face)
11.DKD “Natty Head”
12.Dego “They Never Know” (feat. Sarina Leah)
13.Dego “We Are Virgo” (feat. Kaidi Tatham)
14.Tek 9 “Interlude”
15.Dego “Whatever” (feat. The Luv Bugz)
16.Capitol A “Doing It Up”
17.Dego “Valentines” exclusive
18.Dego “Pushing You To Begin” (feat. Ferraz)
19.2000Black “So Right” (feat. Ferraz)
20.MM Black “2000 Black” (feat. Roy Ayers)
21.4hero “Universal Love” (feat. Carol Cosby)
22.Tek 9 “You Got To Slow Down”
23.Jacob’s Optical Stairway “Jacob’s Optical Illusion”
24.Da One Away “Trash Da Junk”
25.2000Black “If You Got 3 Wishes”
26.2000Black “Forgot The Steel Pans”
27.Focus “Having Your Fun” (4hero Remix)
28.2000Black “Got Me Puzzled” (feat. Face, Dego & Kaidi)
29.Dego “Right From Wrong” (feat. Tosin Tao)
30.Dego “Road Lessons” exclusive

OMAR WAS HERE!!!!! by Noggy
December 21, 2010, 1:46 pm
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Yes people he was here and as expected Noggy enjoyed every minute. Since I’m very good with words but when it comes to reviews I’ve decided to be about the action … I took my cam with me and I think y’ all are going to enjoy the result. The entire concert can be watched on youtube ->

As you will be able to see on youtube there were many highlights but the one that got my blood racing is the fact that Omar announced that new music is on it’s way and gave us a taste by performing “Ordinary Day” which you can stream below.

If you missed out and are sick of finding out how cool it was from all the youtube footage make sure that your there next time. Next up is Kings Go Forth which promises to be a very funkalicious experience laced with lots of soul!!

October 27, 2010, 3:30 pm
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Isn’t it beautiful to know that  in our hi-tech world where everything has the tendency to change at warp speed, there are still things left that are valuable enough to preserve?! Cause in the essence that is what REVOLUTION IN B MINOR is all about.

REVOLUTION IN B MINOR is a singer/songwriter event that is hosted by Crimejazz, Numoonfest, Strange Fruit, World Port Jazz and Singasong. The concept behind this event is to invite the best national and international musicians over to Rotterdam to perform their material stripped of any kind of frill in a very intimate setting. In other words… back to basics and back to a place where only the lyrics and the melody are essential.

The next edition will be on the 29th of October 2010 with a line up of very talented performers.

So my advice to those of you in need of something uncomplicated, easy-going and soul touching …is to be at Concertgebouw De Doelen on the 29th of October. The mini festival starts at 20.00 and prices start at € 16,00 up to € 25,00. For more info click here (in Dutch) to go to the website or here (in Dutch) to go to the Revolution in B minor facebook-page.

October 25, 2010, 10:12 pm
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Yep … you know what time it is… time to provide y’all with visuals from the last Strange Fruit party. For those of you who were smart enough to join the party THANX FOR YOUR SUPPORT!!

For those of you who missed out … feast your eyes on where you should’ve been on the 23th of October 2010 and aftwards click here to see whats next on our event list.

October 21, 2010, 9:00 pm
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The lovely Miss Triana was here and it was the most extraordinary experience. Not only does she have the voice of an angel but her mere presence commanded everybody in Rotown to be silent. I am forever thankful for the silence during her performance because I have a lot of beautiful ballads to share. Most of Andreya Triana’s performance can be watched on my youtube channel when you click here.

September 19, 2010, 8:30 pm
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Strange Fruit thanks everybody for their support on Friday 17th!!

If you are not one of those people present … no biggie … below you can stream and see were the party was at on Friday and of course you are going to want to be there next time.

August 15, 2010, 12:33 pm
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Big up for Oliver Thomas Johnson cause he most definitely fired up Westelijk Handelsterrein last night.

It was impossible to not feel this off tha hook electronic performance and of course for those of you who were not there like you should have been … we try to shoot awesome performance videos just to make you jealous!!

Okay…just kidding… about the reason for shooting the videos that is …cause Dorian Concept absolutely delivered…Enjoy!!