Sónar by Night
(Def Jam / US)
The best hip-hop band in the world
Who needs samplers when you have The Roots? The Roots are unanimously considered the best hip-hop band in the world, and are a real steamroller on stage. Besides their reputation for staying power on the American scene (they started out in 1987), they are the official band on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, one of the most watched programmes in the United States. Blending neo soul with jazz, rap and rock, the Philadelphia band is writing a parallel history of eclectic and dynamic hip-hop. With their latest album, "Undun" still creating havoc, ?uestlove and his gang arrive at Sónar to show off a combination of decks and quality for the umpteenth time. There is a before and after seeing a live show by The Roots...