Following the release of their new single, EMPOWER and ahead of their debut EP Five Fruit, award-winning collective Steam Down return to the Albany.

Hailing from South East London and founded by multi-instrumentalist, composer and producer Ahnansé, Steam Down is is an artist collective, weekly event and music community based in Deptford which has quickly become a household name in London’s music scene. Formed in 2017, it has since become the bedrock for a community of all ages, one in which culture was at the foreground, genre was demystified, and pretentiousness was left at the door.

After years of building a truly engaged community – and taking London’s melting-pot to the world’s stage – EMPOWER marks a thrilling new musical chapter for Steam Down. Uplifting, urgent and emotive, the track affirms the power of the listener, the strength of collective hopefulness, and the textures of London’s inner-city subculture. Featuring the fast-paced verses of Tinyman and Afronaut Zu (alongside Theon Cross, who has played with Kano and Sons of Kemet), expect a sound that bridges grime with jazz, and turns it all into something unmistakably Steam Down.

“A snapshot of London in all its open-minded variety”✭✭✭✭

Guardian 

“A space and a culture that’s open to all”

i-D

“Jazz meets grime meets afrobeat meets funk… not dissimilar to the raves of the early 90s

Mixmag


Supported by the Garfield Weston Foundation through the Weston Culture Fund