Celebrating our forthcoming collaboration.
The December party season started with an animated bang and saw Gorillaz Sound System take over the 100 Club with a celebration to mark the forthcoming collaboration between Converse and Gorillaz. Also commemorating 10 years of Gorillaz and the release of the Singles Collection, the night was a truly special audio-visual treat that saw the 100 Club transformed by a feast of lights, colour and unique projections. A queue of excited fans formed around the block as DJ Acyde kicked off proceedings with a set of classic hip hop tracks slowly building the energy for the main event. The anticipation in the air was palpable as the audience waited in front of a giant curtain which suddenly exploded in a riot of colour as the silouhetted figures of the Gorillaz Sound System crew walked onto the stage.
With 2D, Murdoc, Russel and Noodle projected on-stage, GSS (made up of live percussionist Remi Kabaka, DJ Richy Pitch and drummer Pauli) performed remixes of Gorillaz classics such as Clint Eastwood and Stylo behind them. Special guest appearances by Roses Gabor and Daley provided live vocals to mashups of DARE and Doncamatic and the happy crowd danced non-stop throughout the night. The biggest surprise for the audience (which included Bobby Womack, Neneh Cherry, Kano and 3D from Massive Attack) was the unexpected appearance of Damon Albarn and De La Soul to perform a lively version of Feel Good Inc.
It was an extraordinary night for all in attendance and the party went on until the early hours as Acyde got back on the decks with acid house and disco classics. A true celebration to mark an exciting collaboration.