Wednesday, November 24, 2010

COMPANY FLOW to Reunite & Open for Portishead at London's ATP 2011



Fuck me this is big news! Company Flow, the group who arguably defined the new age of underground Hip Hop in the 90s is reforming for one show as they open up for Portishead for the 2011 All Tomorrow's Party festival. Their album "Funcrusher Plus" (a fleshed out re-release of their EP 'Funcrusher') was a seminal release for underground Hip Hop and one of my favorite albums of all time. MCs El-P, Bigg Jus and DJ Mr. Len re-defined the sound and style of underground Hip Hop with that album and also birthed tons of followers and biters in their wake. Unfortunately Big Juss' amicable split and their highly publicized beef with their label Rawkus Records spearheaded the groups demise by 2000.

The members went their seperate ways and El-P went on to form his own label "Def Jux" and has had a successful solo career. The group reunited for a Brooklyn show in October of 2007, but it was only a partial reunion since Mr. Len was noticabley absent. I was unable to make that show and it looks like I won't be able to make the full reunion being that it will be in London. El-P has confirmed through his Twitter that this will be a one-time show, I hope you know how lucky you are London. Who knows, maybe with
Def Jux's recent hiatus there may be a tour or possibly a Co Flow reunion in the works? One can only hope. Check the full press release after the jump.


From Factmag.com:

"Portishead have been announced as curators of ATP’s I’ll Be Your Mirror event at Alexandra Palace in London on July 23-24, 2011.

As well as having chosen the weekender’s line-up in collaboration with ATP, Portishead will headline, performing on both Friday 23 and Saturday 24 July.

The first round of supporting acts has been announced, with more to follow. Warming up for the West Country trio on the Friday will be MF Doom, Company Flow (featuring all original members), folktronic duo The Books, Beak> and Factory Floor. On Saturday Nick Caves’s Grinderman posse get involved, along with Beach House, Anika, Liars and the mighty Swans.

Tickets are £59 per day, or £100 for a weekend pass, and they go on sale this Friday 26 November over at atpfestival.com.

According to a post on their official website, Portishead currently have no plans to play any other UK dates in 2011, but do expect to perform in Europe in June/July and the US during September/October."

Buy Tix Here:
I'll Be Your Mirror Curated By Portishead & Atp Tickets

Get this album NOW if you don't have it: Funcrusher Plus Remastered w/6 BONUS TRACKS!

No comments:

Post a Comment