In the latest outing of Fred Perry’s Subculture Live series in Manila, British-Pakistani musician, radio DJ, and producer Nabihah Iqbal took over the decks at XX XX for a night (9/26) of well-curated funk.
Iqbal delivered a fine selection of jazz, funk, soul, psychedelia, cumbia, deep house, disco deep cuts, and even Michael Jackson tracks in other tongues. With hips shaking and bodies swaying, everyone was vibing out to her well-curated mix, straight from her flash drive and a handful of vinyl records.
At one point, she handed out stickers which displayed her name and the words, “Come for the music, stay for a dance.” How apt.
The polymath artist (f.k.a. Throwing Shade) was handpicked by menswear designer Nicholas Daley, who personally launched his Fred Perry capsule collection in the metro. His collaborative line with the laurel wreath brand draws from his half-Scottish, half-Jamaican heritage – particularly his parents’ links to Britain’s reggae sound system culture.
Check out some snaps from the evening:
Special thanks to Fred Perry Philippines and H&F Retail Concepts.