Big Tropical NYE Fiesta!

Join us for a spectacular New Year’s Eve Tropical party as we see in 2020 with a celebration of Latin American rhythms and Afro and Caribbean dance sounds.

Psychedelic Cumbia and Latin American party anthems from Imperio Bamba playing live and DJs Amancai, Bushbby, Cal Jader, Papaoul, Zooverano play classic Latin, Afrobeats, Cumbia, Electro Tropical and Carnival anthems!

Plus upstairs hosts Village Cuts DJs & much more

Venue: The Jago
Address: 440 Kingsland Rd, Dalston, London E8 4AA

Tickets: £15 Early Bird / £20 advance / More on the door (Group discounts available)
Time: 10-6am

NEW RELEASE: Wara - Tiempo

What would happen if we could control time?

With its bass-heavy dembow groove sprinkled with samba drums, synths and guitars, Tiempo is a Latin-London urban anthem!

“As immigrants in London, we learn to make the most of our time here to make our presence count every day. There’s a sense of urgency generated by the uncertainty of whether we will be able to stay for another month, another year, another five years. Tiempo is about dropping your to-do list and meeting up with that friend you’ve been wanting to see for a while instead. Dropping your worries about the future. The hundred-dollar face cream that promises to keep you young forever? Drop that one too. We can’t cheat time. Go out, sal a perrear, la vida es corta."

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The Fontanas - Fuel To My Fire

The Fontanas return with more of their sweet funky Tropical sound!

Culture flows through the fabric of the band, boasting a truly global line up and taking in countries as far as Brazil, Jamaica & Mozambique, with members having performed alongside the likes of Mr Scruff, Milton Nascimento, Alice Russell, Culture Club and beyond. The music embraces the heritage of Brazil, but defines itself from their base in West London.

‘Seriously funky and feel good. This track is gonna be big this summer’ DJ Edu (BBC1Xtra)

Sofree - Tus Olas (feat. Eliane Correa & Yelfris Valdés)

It all began with a musical foundation by Sylvain Couesmes (Freemachinist).

Yasmeen Quintana taught it to Eliane Correa one afternoon in her house and, spontaneously improvising, Eliane sang “En la espuma de tus olas me pierdo yo” (In the foam of your waves I lose myself), which later became the refrain. From there, they started working on the song long-distance via Skype.

Yasmeen wrote lyrics around this idea while Sylvain and Eliane continued composing and arranging the song. The lyrics are about the sea and the fact that Yasmeen often felt suffocated by the urban surrounding in which many of us live, wanting to return to the sea to finally be able to breathe again. The creative process lasted months. With musicians from Barcelona and London playing and recording the instruments (bass, guitar, trombone, etc.), the participation of the talented trumpeter Yelfris Valdés is especially noted.

They felt from the first day that this song deserved to be accompanied by a video. Sylvain already knew what he wanted, something new and fresh. Immediately they thought of animated images in a “collage” style with moving designs. Jezabel De León Carballo put herself forward to take charge of the make-up and they called Thomas Lefebvre, a photographer they had worked with for the inside sleeve of their first EP “Raíces distintas”. The images don’t necessarily follow the lyrics but instead follow their own flow creating a distinct and dream-like universe.