Cosmic Slop’s Hope House Gallery is one of the most comfortable homes you could think of, but it’s nice to get some new scenery every now and then, as founder Tom Smith and co-resident Mike Greenwell will testify as they bring their record bags to HiFi this March.
Slop has become a once in a generation treasure over the past few years, with Smith and Greenwell using their beautiful sound system to play their favourite music whilst raising money for a worthy cause in the charity MAP, which offers art and music education to youths who might otherwise struggle to access mainstream education. Like more famous clubbing institutions that will forever be part of dance folklore, Cosmic Slop has focussed on providing audiophile satisfaction whilst offering an unbeatable atmosphere, and HiFi will hope that this will translate to the new location as they put on the men that define the night.
Possessing records that include classics and obscurities from various genres and decades, Smith and Greenwell serve up funk, disco and soul as their core ingredients, supplementing them with a healthy portion of jazz, a helping of hip hop and a handful of house. With tickets for the March 25 event priced at just £5, inclusive of a £1 donation to MAP, it seems a bargain price for the chance to see the pair collaborate with the consistently brilliant Funk Soul Nation.
Words by Andrew Kemp
Photos courtesy of Funk Soul Nation