Igoe at St Pauls Carnival

What a summer we are having!

This year Igoe is fully immersed into the fabric of St Paul’s carnival. This year felt like the best carnival ever with wall to wall sunshine and literally hundreds of sound systems and hundreds of thousands of people from all over the UK coming to dance, drink… mainly red stripe and eat… mainly jerk chicken.

It feels like the worlds biggest sound clash with every system trying to prove who can shove the most air. Lots of air moving but a distinct lack of detail in some rigs, but hey …who needs mid range for dub, reggae and house!

We supplied the stage, sound & light for the Kidsco Stage half way down City Rd tucked into the end of Drummond Rd.

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The vibes were good. Kidsco help underpriveliedged kids to get involved in music and this is a great platform for them to showcase their work, bless :). Only problem for us was that much of the material was not professionally mastered with levels all over the shop and every conceivable type of media being thrust upon us at a moments notice with a different act every 5 / 10 minutes. With a precision device like the EAW KF 850 every single nuance of imperfection is amplified to scintillating levels that were occasionally grimacingly embarrassing for us! All good fun though.

We also supplied stage, sound and light for Kev AKA ‘Real Deal” ‘s set up in the Ujima car park opposite SEED.

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Now this one was a banger! It was PHAT, PHAT PHAT !! All day long. Though I say it myself, we totally nailed the rig here and pitched it just right for the space. 

It was house music all day and people where just loving it loving it loving it! Like a hipster magnet, all the coolest and trendiest of the hoy-polloy were in attendance, a veritable trustafarian paradise 😉 only joking x

At one point there were around 60 shade wearing poker faced uber dude mates of dj’s etc trying to fit back stage. Tim had to have a word to get them out when one of them actually puked right next to the side of stage mixing position… yuck.

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The mess in the morning when we did our get out was indescribable ! Hopefully we will be back next year bigger and better and representing more Igoe style.

 

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