Bradley Zero and Nathanael Williams are opening a new hi-fi music bar, Jumbi, in Peckham

Bradley Zero and Nathanael Williams are opening a new hi-fi music bar, Jumbi, in Peckham

Rhythm Section founder Bradley Zero and Nathanael Williams, one-half of producer duo The Colours That Rise, are opening a new music bar in Peckham, South London.

Jumbi, which soft launches this Saturday, 2nd July, aims to highlight music and food from Zero and Williams’ Afro-Caribbean heritage. It features a hi-fi system and one-turntable set-up which will be housed in a custom-built booth.

Ruf Dug has also been brought on board to help the pair behind the venue set up sound reinforcement and amplification, while the bar will also include a library of Bradley Zero’s entire vinyl collection from which DJ guests will be invited to play records.

Describing the project as “a labour of love” on social media, Zero said: “The single turntable concept is an attempt to encourage deep listening and prioritise selection above mixing. Jumbi isn’t a club – it’s a hang out centred around music, food and drink.”

The drinks menu will also reflect Zero and Williams’ heritage, focusing on rum-centred cocktails, while the kitchen will serve St. Lucian bakes “with a variety of stuffings, alongside some West Indian classics”. The venue also has an outdoor covered terrace with its own bar.

The soft launch of Jumbi will continue through July with the venue opening from Wednesday to Sunday. In August, the full launch will follow with a programme of various events.

Last year, Zero released a second instalment of Rhythm Section’s ‘SHOUTS’ compilation series via the label.

Revisit DJ Mag’s 2019 feature on Bradley Zero here.

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