The South London Soul Train 50 Years Of Hip Hop Special with DJ Koco and Jim Sharp + More at | 8th April

The South London Soul Train 50 Years Of Hip Hop Special with DJ Koco and Jim Sharp + More
8th Apr | 22:00-05:00

THE SLST CELEBRATES 50 YEARS OF HIP HOP WITH DJ KOCO and JIM SHARP!! Sat Apr 08 – The South London Soul Train dials things up to 11 and drops it like it’s red hot and well cool, as we welcome two of the worlds absolute finest 45 DJs for a one room all night throw down of epic proportions to mark the 50 year anniversary of Hip Hop, loud and direct at ROOM 450 / PECKHAM LEVELS.

Your host with the absolute most JAZZHEADCHRONIC welcoming righteously deft and flawlessly bringin’ it DJ KOCO AKA SHIMOKITA (straight outta Japan) and JIM SHARP (Dusty Donuts) + special guest DJ WALLY PUMA across the tracks to join forces and deliver a pure night of ‘soul shock and awe’ driven bass, hop n’ breaks heavy music to positively move your mind and body + force feed you soul with the absolute best of times. The Quartet of Vinyl and rarefied + well tasty audio tune slingers exploring the beats, samples, soul, funk and Jazz break sounds that made hip hop – delivered well hot and on fire for your absolute dance floor and non stop get down pleasure.

Time to tear the roof off the sucka and dance like its 1973′!!!!


Since sharing a stage at Koco’s first European appearance in 2018, these two of the Kings of the 45s scene from opposite sides of the globe connect for a tour of musicality, turntablism, exclusive and elusive records to rock crowds across Europe.


Vinyl collectors the world over and fans of great deejaying alike know Japan’s DJ Koco aka Shimokita. He first started spinning 45s in 2011 and since uploading his first Instagram video in 2017 cutting up and juggling two 7 inch records, his meteoric rise to prominence has been amazing to witness. Koco’s technical abilities are near flawless and combined with his digging skills, impeccable taste in music and the palatable pure joy with which he plays, he is mesmerising to watch. And the right people have been taking notice.

With prestigious live appearances under his belt such as the Do-Over Tokyo, the Vinyl Destination Tour with DJ Jazzy Jeff and Bastid’s BBQ Taipei. He’s also turned in some legendary online streams such as DJ Scratch’s “Scratchvision”, Boiler Room x Dommune x Technics: A Celebration of 50 Years of the SL-1200 and the Glitterbox Virtual Festival – which Defected Records declared was the DJ set of the year

The way in which Koco commands a stage and DJ booth with dope skills and infectious enjoyment makes an unforgettable experience for those in attendance.


Jim Sharp is one of the premier remixers within the 45 game. Over the past decade, he has earned a reputation amongst deejays around the world as a sure shot go-to for his edits and remixes in their vinyl or digital crates, receiving plays and support from the likes of DJ Jazzy Jeff, Skratch Bastid and Kenny Dope to name a few. Jim’s sizeable discography of releases have continually been at the top of the Juno, HHV (Germany) and Disk Union (Japan) best seller charts. Jim has played events such as Bastid’s BBQ, Lovebox and toured Europe extensively. As a 30 year veteran of the DJ game, he is equally adept behind the turntables as he is behind the mixing board, putting his battle tested skills to use rocking a crowd.


Vinyl digger curating his collection since the 90s and through stints as a vinyl manager at both Seattle’s Platinum Records and Everyday Music. With his vast music knowledge and dj influence rooted in hip-hop/dance music culture he easily moves both party people and discerning ears alike on the dance floor and in his mixes. Currently based in London, UK where you can find him scouring record bins for rare soul and funk, working on his own edits, or vibin’ at a club.

The South London Soul Train (as always) we’ll be taking all passengers on a Non-Stop Magical Mystery Tour through all things Too Damn Funky. P-Funk to Jazz Funk, Soul Jazz to Rare Groove N’ Stax, Brass, Breaks, Bop and Hop to Motown, Club Classics and Anthems.

However – Passengers are requested to check their Souls at the Station as this one’s for good time party people only! No Bass Wobbles Here, Only Love, Funk and Souuuuuuuul.

The South London Soul Train Runs 11pm – 4am on the last Saturday of each month (2023) at Omeara London + ongoing specials. Entry £5-15 Adv from RA or £15 OTD.


NEXT EVENT: Sat Apr 22 – The South London Soul Train Prince Special with Echoes Of Prince Live at Lafayette London.

Time to keep getting it ON!

See you on the dancefloors fo sho


Date and Time: On Saturday April 08, 2023 at 10:00 pm – Sunday April 09, 2023 at 5:00 am

Venue details:
Peckham Levels, 95A Rye Lane, London, England, SE15 4ST, United Kingdom

Category: Nightlife | Nightclub

Early Bird (entry before 1am): GBP 5.00,
1st Release (entry before 1am): GBP 7.00,
2nd Release (entry before 1am): GBP 10.00,
3rd Release (entry before 1am): GBP 13.00,
Final release (entry before 1am): GBP 15.00,
General Release (entry before 2am): GBP 15.00,
On The Door: GBP 15.00

Artists: DJ Koco aka Shimokita, Jim Sharp, Jazzheadchronic, Wally Puma

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