Secret location for a massive single release party from LA LA & THE BOO YA

Mar 7, 2013 by     No Comments    Posted under: Archive, Events, What's On


Queen of Clubs and Congo Natty Bass present LIONESS the debut single from LA LA & THE BOO YA, and the second release on the CONGO NATTY BASS label.  This is the duo’s first single from their forthcoming album ‘BJUUM’ and will be dropping in March as a double A side with a remix by CONGO NATTY and VITAL ELEMENTS (one half of SERIAL KILLAZ), featuring the UK’s dancehall queen LADY CHANN!

Join us at a secret location in Leeds for a massive single release party on 9th March 2013, where La La & the Boo Ya have invited an impressive array of friends from across the country to entertain thirsty music lovers and ravers alike!

Repping Bradford and West Yorkshire, the sibling partnership that is La La & the Boo Ya have a knack for mashing up dancefloors as well as kicking thoughts into gear. Their sound can be tricky to tie down, but what’s clear is the junglist mentality that runs deep.  Just as Martha Cecilia’s vocals can easily switch from ethereal harmonies to a bolshy defiant chat, MeatEd chops up tempos and styles with his bassline melodies and breaks.  They “write songs, not tunes”, and the various influences you can hear in their live-meets-digital bass music is reflected in the awesome line-up they’ve pulled together for this very special night.

Lioness launch party is shaping up to be a spectacular mash-up of all the scenes Leeds offers combined, with influences from regular long-running bass music nights like Jungle Jam and SubDub, as well as from as the more eclectic festival vibed Beaverfest, pulled together in an unusual central location which is more often used as a zombie film set than as a venue for an all-night party.

Joining the launch party will be label boss Congo Natty aka Rebel MC himself, with his son Congo Dubz. The Congo Natty Bass label, an off-shoot of legendary jungle label Congo Natty Recordings, is “a new platform for both brand new and established artists moving into the next level of the jungle revolution.”  To celebrate the collaborative effort of the single’s star-studded remix, Serial Killaz’s Vital Elements will be dropping in on the night too.  Totting up the jungle/d’n’b line-up will be CHOPSTICK DUBPLATE’s ARIES with his unique ragga-jungle sound and also Leeds’ own NORTHERN SCUM hosted by MC SPLINTER and La La & the Boo Ya’s MARF.

But this night isn’t all about the jungle!  Bristol-based international loop-station sensation MR WOODNOTE will be accompanied by his long time partners in crime, Brizzle hip-hopping emcee LIL RHYS and DUB MAFIA’s front woman EVA LAZARUS.  Expect bouncy beats, funky horn lines and dirty bass, all live and direct with the aid of a ‘loopy’, sampling Woodnote’s beatboxing artistry and live sax!

Bringing a more experimental bass sound will be FREEAR, the mastermind behind SLAMBOREE, a full live band that combine rave music with the underground circus scene.  Joined on the night by the band’s full-on front woman KATHIKA RABBIT, Freear will be mixing Glitch, Rock, Dub, Breaks, D’n’B and Balkan Rave.  Adding to the Bristol bassyness, SNAREOPHOBE (a forward thinking live/production duo) will be chucking out their high-energy set combining heavyweight bass lines, samples, loops, and FX, never failing to get the crowd moving.

“Bradford’s dub defenders”, INSPIRATIONAL SOUND will be accompanied by the delicately strong vocals of STEPH and old school toastings of DAN-I.  Bumping up the already strong female artists on the line-up will be QUEEN OF CLUBS’ own IMMI YEH, playing crowd pleasing tunes from ragga to future garage.

From the minimal beats of BOPS’ honcho ROSS ELLIOTT to the massive live sound from 35 piece drum outfit DRUM MACHINE, with everything else sandwiched between – an event like this could only be a one-off.  With early bird tickets already sold out, you better get to it if you don’t wanna miss out!


Tickets available from Tribe / Crash Records / Jumbo Records / The Disc (Bradford) or online at:


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