ESCAPISM LIVE at Harehills Avenue In early 2018 Franz released his EP 'Escapism'. A hard hitting Hip-hop project which he now brings to life in a live setting by splicing it with jazz and afro dancehall rhythms. Recorded and mixed at Harehills Avenue in Leeds UK by Jack Davis. Musicians on this 3 track project include members of Franz Von's live band, K.O.G & the Zongo Brigade, Tete de Pois and Mansion of snakes. Watch/Listen Jack Davis - trumpet // Matias Reed - guitar // Ow
ENERGY WAVES taken from Franz Von's ESCAPISM EP. Filmed on location in Nina Market, Accra, Ghana by Kofi Badu (Zongo Music) Produced by David Nicholas / Philippe Clegg Mixed and mastered at Mu Studios Sheffield by Martin Gregory Smith. WATCH NOW 'Escapism' is a six track Hip Hop EP collaboration by Franz Von and session musician Philippe Clegg (Ray BLK, Kwabs, former Zongo Brigade). Philippe's production delivers a blend of old-school and contemporary Hip Hop, R&B and tastefu
After a few overwhelming weeks with the release of my 1st Hip Hop solo E.P 'es.cap.ism'... I'm on my travels again, this time from Sheffield to Leeds! I'll be preforming LIVE at The Wardrobe on the 3rd March 2018 for Soul Rebels Sessions. Please come join me if you can and show some support. My solo project is a live band show, playing Hip Hop, Jungle and Reggae fusion rooted in African rhythms. My live band features some of the finest jazz musicians from 'Mansion Of Snakes'
Abstract Orchestra return to the O2 Academy Sheffield with a VERY special live rendition of their DILLA project - this time with special guest... ILLA J, of Slum Village (J Dilla's brother). Supported by Franz Von, emcee of K.O.G and the Zongo Brigade...with musician/producer Philippe Clegg bringing a Live hip hop afrofusion PA set. THURSDAY 1st FEBRUARY
Abstract Orchestra presents ‘DILLA’
featuring special guest
Illa J (Slum Village / Delicioius Vinyl / J Dilla’s brothe
Franz Von and K.O.G were invited back to France after their show stopping full live band performance (backed by UK based Leeds band Mansion of Snakes) at Dock Des Suds venue for the Global Local event in Marseille. The return to Marseille saw them feature on stage with international artists... Blitz The Ambassador | musician and producer Labo Klandestino | soul funk band King Krab | MC K-méléon | singer MC Bezah | beatmaker singer musician Mofak-Mofeezy | DJ Selecter the Puni