Events

STILL SEARCHING FOR SUGARMAN…

Tuesday, October 1st, 2013
Freq. Magazine

Earlier this year I made a trip to Cape Town, South Africa to attend Afrikaburn, the Burning Man of Africa. I had first been introduced to it four or five years ago by my friend Tal and have been going annually ever since. Tal’s father Stephen had been involved in the recent Oscar-winning documentary, ‘Searching for Sugarman’, about Detroit musician Rodriguez, who had become huge in South Africa while remaining virtually unknown to the rest of the world. So, on arrival in Cape Town, I made sure that I made a trip to his record store, Mabu, to see if I could find any of his music on vinyl.

When it comes to vinyl, I only really buy 45s these days. There’s something about those little records that I just really love, along with the challenge of actually tracking down hard-to-find songs on 7” rather than on an album. This usually involves hours of digging in the most obscure places but, when you score something you’ve been looking for ages, or discover something you didn’t know about, it’s pretty satisfying…

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ALI B AT BURNING MAN 2013

Monday, August 12th, 2013
Burning Man 2013

Tue Aug 27th 10pm: Janky Barge, [Art Car]
Wed Aug 28th 8pm: Apres Ski, 3:15 & GDP
Thu Aug 29th 1:30am: Hookahdome, 2:00 & Esplanade
Fri Aug 30th 2:30pm: Funky Town, 10:00 & Holy


 
 

ALI B IN FREQ. MAGAZINE

Monday, September 3rd, 2012
Freq. Magazine

The good people at Freq. Magazine have written a piece about my new DJ residency at Commonwealth, check it out here

 
 

ALI B AT BURNING MAN 2012

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012
Burning Man 21012 So excited to be back at Burning Man again next week. I’m looking forward to catching up with friends from far and wide at what is probably my favourite party on the planet. You can catch me bringing the funk & bass to the playa at the following times & locations…

Tue Aug 28th 5pm: Liquid Baptism [AfrikaBurn], 9:30 & Alyssum
Wed Aug 29th 8pm: Time Of Your Life [Apres Ski], 3:00 & Geranium
Fri Aug 30th 4am: Roots Society [Inner Sanctum], 2:00 & Esplanade
Fri Aug 30th 3pm: Garage Mahal [Art Car], On The Playa
Fri Aug 30th 7pm: Funky Town, 10:00 & Edelweiss
Fri Aug 30th 10pm: Janky Barge [Art Car], Sunrise Saloon
Sat Aug 31st 5pm: Opulent Temple, 2:00 & Esplanade
Sat Aug 31st 11pm: The Brat [Art Car], On The Playa

See you in the dust…


 
 

ALI B AT AFRIKA BURN 2011

Wednesday, April 18th, 2012
AIRFIX020



This is the second film I have made about my adventures at Afrika Burn, the official African outpost of Burning Man, the art and music event based on radical self expression and self reliance. 2011 was an awesome year with lots of amazing art and music and I got to hang out with some truly great, great people. I pretty much had a 40 hour week of DJing, playing for around 5/6 hours a night which for anyone that knows me, will appreciate is my idea of heaven. Big thanks again to the VuVu Lounge whose mobile sound system once again owned Tankwa Town alongside The Succulents and The Led Headz. This film was shot on my trusty iPhone and edited on my laptop and features aerial footage of Afrika Burn which was filmed from a short ride in a very small plane, giving a great sense of scale. I can’t wait for Afrika Burn 2012 which takes place from 25th – 30th April. You can check out their official website here. See you on the Playa…


 
 

WEST LONDON WAREHOUSE PARTY WITH ALI B

Monday, November 14th, 2011
House Party

This is quite simply one of the best parties in London right now, so if you’ve never been, you need to get down and check it out. I’ll be playing another seven hour set in the courtyard on the funk & bass tip while upstairs DJs include DJ W!ld (Circo Loco), Hugo Heathcote, Richard Adam & Josh Silver. You can find more information on the International Arts website here and you can check out the photos from last month’s party here

‘International Arts Presents…’
Friday 18th November 9pm – Late
£15 Advance
£20 On The Door

The Loft (New Building)
83 – 87 Scrubs Lane,
London NW10 6QW
www.internationalarts.com


 
 

INTERNATIONAL ARTS PRESENTS ALI B…

Monday, October 17th, 2011
House Party

The next installment in Eazy Bailey’s awesome West London Warehouse parties is upon us. I’m pretty much going to be holding things down in the courtyard the entire night on the funk & bass tip. If you’re planning on getting down to this one you’ll need to get in on the tickets early as its likely to sell out. DJs on the night include Popof / Cocoon, Hugo Heathcote, Lazersonic and myself. For more information you can check out the International Arts website here

‘International Arts Presents…’
Friday 21st October 9pm – Late
£15 Advance
£20 On The Door

The Loft (New Building)
83 – 87 Scrubs Lane,
London NW10 6QW
www.internationalarts.com


 
 

ALI B AT SQUARE RED

Monday, September 19th, 2011
House Party

This party is always off the hook. The venue is an awesome West London Warehouse with plenty of outdoor space for the smokers and the crowd are always super cool. If you’re planning on getting down to this one you’ll need to get in on the tickets early as its likely to sell out. DJs on the night include Mendo (Cadenza), Hugo Heathcote, Richard Adam, Josh Silver alongside myself. For more information you can check out the Eazy Bailey Associates website here

‘Another Party 05′
Friday 23rd September 9pm – Late
£15 Advance
£10 On The Door Before 11pm, £20 After

The Loft (New Building)
83 Scrubs Lane,
London NW10 6QW
www.eazybailey.com


 
 

ALI B AT BURNING MAN 2011

Thursday, August 25th, 2011
House Party This year at Burning Man I’m looking forward to catching up with friends from far and wide at what is undoubtedly one of the best parties on the planet. You can catch me bringing the funk & bass to the playa at the following times & locations…

Wed Aug 31st 5:00pm: Space Cowboys [Unimog], 4:45 & Esplanade
Wed Aug 31st 7:30pm: Time Of Your Life [Apres Ski], 2:30 & Anniversary
Thu Aug 1st (Fri AM)1:00am: Janky Barge [Art Car], On The Playa
Fri Aug 2nd TBA: The Bart [Art Car], On The Playa

See you on the playa…


 
 

ALI B AT SHAMBHALA 2011

Wednesday, August 17th, 2011
AIRFIX020



He’s a short video taken from my set at The Rockpit, Shambhala 2011. It’s the 5th time I’ve played at this festival and in my opinion its one of the best ones out there. The track playing is ‘Whine Ya Waistline (Surecut Kids Remix) – Danny T & Oh Snap!!’