Tomorrow is one of Plastik’s most keenly anticipated days of the micro festivals that are coming up over the next month. Gwdihw is one of Cardiff’s best venues at putting together a soulfully, finely tuned curated afternoon of music, and this Sunday’s Allstars is getting us very excited. Following on from several hazy afternoons, including a Huw Stephens curated minifest last year, anyone who has previous Bank Holiday visitation to the ‘Hw will know its stellar history for memorable, unique one-dayers.
With the brilliant Ty headlining, amongst a ridiculously strong all day line up, we thought it remiss to not ask some of the artists as well as Gwdihw’s finest spin-smiths to contribute what they thought are Classic bank holiday tunes. Enjoy a carefully curated Bank Holiday Playlist, as put together and described by some of Gwdihw’s finest.
Nakisha Esnard’s Picks
Jon Norris – Jump
Tune from an English guy living in France, This song gets me in the mood to dance, perfect for the kick back attitudes of a bank holiday. I can see this track on in the background creating the finishing touches to a bank holiday BBQ in the garden. His voice is great – melts me every time I hear it. This funky number just gets me bouncing.
Michael Sylvester a.k.a Apple Juice – Heal Me
This track is just simply beautiful. The message in the song, the sounds he creates all compliment each other and then there is his voice, wow! What a beautiful message to send to people and delivered in such a powerful way. Love this song for any occasion but on a bank holiday weekend even more so.
Orgone – Open Season
We at Afro Cluster are massive fans of this Los Angeles based Soul/Funk outfit. This track features a lot in our journeys to gigs, and especially goes down well when Bank Holiday Weekend arrives.
Roy Ayers – Everybody Needs the Sunshine
It can’t get any better than this for a bank holiday? Seminal record by a legendary artist.
Afrocluster – Power Moves
This one we actually get to play this weekend! It’s our latest release and it has been going down really well on the dance floor and we are especially excited to play this, at our favourite venue Gwdihw!
The May Duo
Jackie Moore – This Time Baby
Jackie Moore is amazing. This is just such a perfect tune for happy chilled times in the sunshine.
Pharoah Sanders – Love is Everywhere
What more to say – Mr Sanders is the Jazzfather.
Bill Withers - Harlem