Roger Robinson + Disrupt
Having collaborated on the project over the internet this was the duo's premiere performance of their acclaimed album 'Dis side ah town' in the UK.
With live dubbing from Disrupt we were in for a performance treat.
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We caught up with Roger and Jan to talk about how their collaboration came together and why the London riots of 2011 influenced their album.
When German electronic dub wizard Jan Gleichmar – aka Disrupt – invited Trinidadian-bred, Brixton resident and award-winning writer and performance poet Roger Robinson (King Midas Sound) to release a spoken word album on his label Jahtari, Roger had the perfect subject matter in mind.
Having been dropped off from tour by his band King Midas Sound in Brixton, Roger Robinson inadvertently found himself in the middle of the 2011 riots. Through the fire and smoke Roger felt compelled to tell the story of what he witnessed.
This is the duo’s first release together and we hope it is the beginning of a long-standing collaboration.