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Whether it's in Nairobi or in Kyiv, in Bristol or in Cairo: in all the major cities of Africa and Europe, people get together in dedicated spaces to dance to music and party – and create communities, subcultures and public spheres. Club culture is a global phenomenon, but what music are these people dancing to in these cities and what music did they use to dance to in the past? In what sort of spaces do they meet up? What public spheres do they form? What do these club cultures mean to the urbanity of a city? And what happens when the club music from two different continents meet head on? More...


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RSD is perhaps better known as Bristol bass music stalwart Rob Smith; a former Drum & Bass/Jungle DJ, most notably alongside Ray Mighty and Peter D Rose in Smith & Mighty on the !K7 Records label. Smith and Rose also produced music under the moniker of More Rockers. Under the moniker RSD, Rob Smith since produces fresh, innovative bass music and has initiated a range of projects encompassing dub, drum and bass, 2-step and dubstep. Some of the labels he has worked with include: Punch Drunk, Earwax, Tectonic, Black Box and Moonshine.

Selected Discography
Smith & Mighty - Bass Is Maternal (More Rockers / 1995)
Smith & Mighty - DJ-Kicks (!K7 Records / 1998)
Smith & Mighty - Life Is… (!K7 Records / 2002)
Rob Smith - Up On The Downs (Grand Central Records / 2003)
Smith & Mighty - Retrospective (!K7 Records / 2005)

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Rob Smith & TEN CITIES
After the TEN CITIES kick-off in Luanda in November 2012, the second episode of musical collaboration took the renowned British DJs/producers Pinch and Rob Smith from Bristol to Lagos in January 2013 where they produced tracks together with Gboyega Oyedele, Wura Samba, Temi Oyedele, Jah Device and an extended circle of musicians from Nigeria. The Lagos phase was curated and facilitated by Nigerian electro-Afro group Afrologic together with Berlin based DJ and Jahcoozi front woman Mother Perera. Furthermore, in September 2013 Rob Smith partcipated in a special recording phase in Nairobi together with Okmalumkoolkat from Johannesburg and more musicians from Kenya.

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