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”✭✭✭✭
“A space and a culture that’s open to all”
“Jazz meets grime meets afrobeat meets funk… not dissimilar to the raves of the early 90s”
Supported by the Garfield Weston Foundation through the Weston Culture Fund