December 27th, The Workman’s Club
Tickets available from www.theworkmansclub.com & Ticketmaster outlets Nationwide on sale Friday November 27th
Rusangano Family :
Rusangano Family is made up of God Knows, MuRli and mynameisjOhn. 2 MCs and 1 DJ. Based in the West of Ireland, the trio have been steadily building their own unique brand of dynamic bass-led music that owes little to genre cliches and style restrictions. Despite their diverse cultural backgrounds, the group operates first and foremost as a family unit. They want you as part of the family too. While the trio have been working together closely over the last two years, Rusangano Family is the amalgamated title that has seen the unit push forward in 2015.
Exploring issues such as identity and belonging, Rusangano Family deliver a hefty dose of honest double-edged lyricism over skewed soul samples, 808 beats and sliced-up breaks. Wearing their hiphop and electronic influences proudly on their sleeves, Rusangano Family aren’t an act willing to conform to the styles associated with their respective backgrounds. Instead of struggling with the idea of being different, they celebrate it. Sure the rules are only there to be broken. Releases such as the ‘Surface Tension EP’ and the ‘Rusangano / Family’ album have led to support slots with Run The Jewels, Young Fathers, Snoop Dogg and BadBadNotGood, as well as headlining dates at festivals all around Ireland, including Body & Soul, Forbidden Fruit, Other Voices, Knockanstockan, Parlour TV and Hard Working Class Heroes. In December 2014, the trio dropped the single ‘Grand Job’, which garnered numerous plays on BBC Radio1, while ‘Rusangano Family’ was listed as the best Irish album of 2014 on Nialler9.com and featured in the overall top ten albums of 2014 in the Irish Times. January 2015 saw the release of MuRli’s ‘Surface Tension EP’ to large acclaim and airplay on the BBC and Indie Shuffle, while the first official single by the band, ‘Wasteman’ ,was debuted on the website Okay Africa in March.
2016 is already shaping up to be a huge year for the trio, as they near the completion of their debut album ‘Let The Dead Bury The Dead’. Their most recent material to surface is the track ‘Heathrow’, which tackles the controversial issue of migration, giving an insight into the struggles of life as a refugee on a daily basis and how easy it is for the wider population to draw conclusions on a subject that is far from black and white. Again, the group teamed up with OkayAfrica to preview the track worldwide.
With invites to perform at SXSW in Texas and the Eurosonic festival in the Netherlands, the group are steadily building towards their original goal to ‘change the game’ while they ‘think globally / act locally’.