- Where: Barbarellas Discotheque
- When: Tuesday 09.07. at 00:00
- Where: The Arbiana
- When: Sunday 07.07. at 20:00
Leftfoot was launched at The Medicine Bar (Custard Factory) in January 2000 by Adam Regan & Richard Whittingham.
Having travelled the world with Different Drummer Soundsystem, the Birmingham-born DJ’s were keen to recreate the atmosphere and attitude of their favourite European clubs. Back in 2000, Birmingham was in the grip of two equally horrendous musical forms, the mainstream and completely un- Funky House and the student-friendly, music-by-numbers known as big beat. Leftfoot quickly became a haven for fans of leftfield, soulful music, and guests like Kruder & Dorfmeister, Keb Darge, Jazzanova, Fabio, Gilles Peterson, Carl Craig & Fila Brazillia regularly played to crowds of 7-800 people. The venue quickly gained a reputation as one of the best in the country and nights like Substance, Procreation & Capsule all contributed to it’s growing credibility.
In 2003, Leftfoot was voted “Best Clubnight” on Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide Radio Show and came runners-up to Co-Op in 2004. And the list of artists that continued to join the dots between house, hip-hop, disco, jazz, funk, soul, reggae, drum&bass, techno, afrobeat & latin, started to grow. Lee Scratch Perry, Roots Manuva, Dego (4-Hero), Ty, Mr Scruff, Jazzy Jeff, Rainer Truby, Daddy G (Massive Attack), Kenny Dope Gonzales, King Britt, Quantic Soul Orchestra & Norman Jay, all featured over the coming years with nights as far afield as Paris, San Francisco, Croatia, Liverpool, London & Nottingham.
Never standing still and continually striving to push underground music in Birmingham and beyond, Leftfoot has recently hosted some of the hottest DJ's, Producers and live acts in the country including Julio Bashmore, Gaslamp Killer, Nosaj Thing, Mount Kimbie and Horse Meat Disco, as well as developing and nuturing local talent with a team of Birmingham's finest up and coming DJ's making up the Leftfoot Residents team.
Leftfoot now resides in the more intimate surroundings of the Hare & Hounds & Bull’s Head but continues to push underground soul music for the people of Birmingham and beyond.
Here are some of our previous acts:
Julio Bashmore, Gaslamp Killer, Introducing, Zero 7, Soil and Pimp Sessions, Cinematic Orchestra, Roy Ayers, Chali2na, Mount Kimbie, Crazy P, Greg Wilson, Roy Ayers, Breakestra, Jazzie B, James Pant, Joe Bataan, Fabio, Hot 8 Brass Band, Quantic and his Combo Barbaro, Alice Russell, Marlena Shaw, Mr Scruff and many more.....
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