Following on from recent guests SOUL JAZZ RECORDS & DJ FORMAT, THE HIFI CLUB’s Saturday night crate diggin’ basement party BUGALU are hyped to be able to announce that their next guest on Saturday 3rd May is the LEGENDARY DON LETTS! Wow!
Don Letts is the original rebel dread, a very inspirational British legend and we are truly honoured to welcome him to Bugalu for a night of funk, dub reggae & feel good music. As a first-generation British-born black, Don Letts quickly learned to assimilate aspects of Jamaican culture into inner-city urban London life. After leaving school, he gravitated to Chelsea's King's Road, inhabiting the fashion world alongside Vivienne Westwood and Malcolm McLaren. As resident DJ at the fledgling punk club The Roxy, Don pumped a roots-reggae soundtrack to a predominantly white audience that included members of The Clash and the Sex Pistols, forging a link between the two clashing cultures. He found the punk scene inspirational, picked up a Super-8 camera and changed his life, becoming a successful promo-director working with PIL, the Pogues, Aswad, Elvis Costello, Black Grape, Bob Marley and the Clash to name but a few.
Alongside The Clash's Mick Jones in Big Audio Dynamite, Letts pioneered dance culture and sampling techniques, hanging out with Africa Bambaataa, Grandmaster Flash, and the cream of the New York City hip-hop scene. Don Letts has never pigeonholed himself and continues to explore a wide range of music and styles on his weekly Monday night radio show, Culture Clash’ on BBC6 music.
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