Went down to the Shifty Film Release afterparty @ Bar Rumba last night (24th April, day of movie release.)
After nearly not getting in due to OTT ID harshness (what do you expect from a central london bar/club?), finally got in to see the like of Riz MC, Plan B (Sway did a no show).. but the night really got good when the DJs came on who all smacked it as you could imagine .. shout out especially to Slugz and Boyson as well as Higher Elements and Kulez and Melvs and Vagabondz Jack, co-organizer.
DJ SETS FROM
PLASTICIAN (rinse fm), SLUGZ & BOYSON (vagabondz/swagger), DJ CAMEO (bbc 1xtra), SUKH KNIGHT b2b SCANDALOUS UNLTD (true tiger), HENY G (anti Social), RICH REASON (Warehouse Project, Hit&Run), CHANTELLE FIDDY & HATTIE COLLINS (RWD, Ctrl.Alt.Shift), BLUE BEAR (true tiger)
Here’s some pics of the night as provided by this site’s photographer; Melvs
The movie itself looks pretty sick, I’ve not seen it yet but heres a little synopsis i found:
Riz Ahmed (Britz, Dead Set) takes the title role of Shifty, a thriller charting an action packed 24 hours in the life of a young crack cocaine dealer on the outskirts of London. The sudden return home of his best friend sets in motion a chain of events that see Shiftys life quickly spiral out of control. Stalked by a customer desperate to score at all costs, and with his family about to turn their back on him for good, Shifty must out-run and out-smart a rival drug dealer intent on setting him up. As his long time friend Chris, played by Daniel Mays (The Bank Job, Plus One), confronts the dark past he left behind him, Shifty is forced to face up to the violent future he’s heading fast towards.
“Our favourite film of the year so far” – RWD Magazine,
“The real deal.. Shifty never once strikes a false note” – Total Film
Also check some more pics from Melvs of a night I went down to, the Outlook festival launch night at the Coronet who shot the pics. Was a crazy night to say the least!