Bit weary eyed this morning and my ears are still resonating to the sounds of 91db and The Suit that were blasted in to them at Careys last night part of Across The Tracks Bank Holiday banger. Last time I was downstairs at Careys it was grab a granny night and not a pretty sight, but they seem to be changing downstairs to fit a bit better with the club and music policy upstairs. (Lets hope so).

The Suit (at the Big Chill)
The Suit (at the Big Chill)

The Suit kicked off proceedings (all 8 of them) shoehorned onto a tiny stage built for around 3 at a push but all seemed hell bent on getting on with the task on hand. Cinematic Hip Hop, fronted vocally by a silky voiced Rachel and the formidable MC talents of Phill B and Intermet The Suit (who are all dressed as dapper as ever) deliver a strong set with the unmistakeable cov/bedrock patter from Phill B and the recent inclusion of Intermets sublime lyrical stylings to great effect “30,000 leagues under the sea” going down a storm with the crowd. Downtempo to their drum and bass twinged tunes The Suit warm the heart and souls of a pretty ruined crowd ready for the 91db.

91db (at Kasbah)
91db (at Kasbah)

DJ Raymondo has been selecting some music to skank to, ‘uptown top rankin’ goes down a treat before the slimline 91db (just three members tonight) kick it off and go for tearing the roof off. Its not long before you realise its not gonna take long. There is something a bit more confident about 91db tonight, perhaps its the album nearly being finished and the recent interest from a few labels giving them some inspiration. Matt C and Bella have it locked down. Matty C’s shouts of ‘you ready for change’ and ‘message to you’ strike a local chord and Bellas velvety vocals and lyrics combine generations of musical stylings from soul to reggae to early 90’s dance and all from a lady only 19 years of age. Not to be left out charging from the back of the stage are the 180bpm live drums from the man Johnson tearing his kit to pieces which fires the crowd up all combining together to great effect. Big shout out to all the came along and to the man Mr White A.T.T