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Lodekka began life as the side-project of multi-instrumental musician and graphic designer Stuart Dace. In a gloriously chequered career, Stuart was sax player on the classic Primal Scream album Screamadelica, was a member of Mo Wax band Deep Joy and has worked as Head Of Design at Chrysalis Records!
His sound can be described as quirky, stone-head dub performed on un-usual instrument combinations with fusions of jazz, reggae and funk. Instrumentation includes ukulele, melodica, theremin, double bass, trumpet, clarinet and saxophone with a generous helping of ambient electronica. Despite impressive jazz credentials there are no overly-fancy solos here, just bucket loads of atmosphere and a laid-back quality that is hard to define but quite magical.
Live, Lodekka transforms into the Lodekka Hi-Fi Soundsystem whose funky dubby mash ups have graced the Big Chill festival alongside Coldcut and DJ Food. It will come as no surprise to learn that Lodekka have also featured in several soundtracks including MTV’s own series The Paper…