Away from the decks, but in no way less intriguing, is the prospect of London Astrobeat Orchestra Performing: Talking Heads. This unique collaboration of West African musicians, led by British bass player Edd Bateman, has been commissioned by The Jazz Café, London, and will see the band perform classic tracks from Talking Heads’ albums Remain in the Light and Speaking in Tongues – two timeless works with clear Afrobeat influence. These new renditions will offer a mix of translated African verses with the household choruses being sung (with the crowd, no doubt!) in English. The band’s dates at The Jazz Café sold out immediately X 3 and with no other dates planned, the promise of such seminal records being given a completely new and re-energised approach is of obvious appeal.