This New Year's Eve the big Tropicalista fiesta returns to Rich Mix for an epic 10th year running with the best Latin, Afro and Tropical vibes hosted by Movimientos and Hackney Globe Trotter!
Joining the party this year is production powerhouse The Busy Twist who will be lighting up the dancefloor with their signature blend of Afro, Latin and UK Bass music alongside some live percussion as we get ready to welcome in 2019!
Joining them, London-based Maracatu group, Baque de Axé will be bringing the carnival sounds of Northern Brazil to Rich Mix with their incredible live show.
Keeping the party going we welcome some of London’s finest selectors of global sounds. Movimientos’ own dancehall caballero Cal Jader and Arriba La Cumbia’s Russ Jones will be stepping up to the decks spinning the best in Latin & Tropical beats, from the old school to the new. Alongside them Sounds of the Universe’s rising star Poly-Ritmo will be bringing the heat with a delectable selection of Latin Funk, Brazilian treats and more.
This event is always a full house so book your tickets early to avoid disappointment and prepare to get truly hot and sweaty for a new year's eve shakedown, a carnivalistic fiesta, as we dance our way into 2019!
MORE INFO ON THE ARTISTS
The Busy Twist
Pursuers of global tropical music culture. Hailing from London, The Busy Twist is a collective focused on rejoining the dots between Afro, Latin and UK Bass music by developing a sound which not only melds the sonic genealogy of all three palettes but also presents such crossovers faithfully.
Baque de Axé
Coming from a movement of Maracatu in the UK that stretches back till the early 90’s, Baque de Axé is the latest incarnation of Pernambuco’s Maracatu spirit in London. As part of the family of Recife Carnival champions, Nação do Maracatu Porto Rico, Baque de Axé bring the thunderous drums of resistance, the songs celebrating their community and their roots in Candomblé, and the dancers, expressing their connection with the African and indigenous spirituality and traditions that are at the heart of the art form and cultural expression that is MARACATU.
DJ Cal Jader
Cal Jader is one of the musical activists, founders and original 'dancehall caballeros' behind Movimientos. With his trademark blend of red hot 'classico' latin beats, uptempo carnival rhythms, tropical bass, and fresh global sounds he is helping to soundtrack London's thriving underground scene with residencies across the capital.
Russ Jones aka The Hackney Globe Trotter
The man behind Arriba La Cumbia, a regular promoter at the infamous Passing Clouds (RIP) for over 7 years. Over the year’s he’s released numerous celebrated compilations including the legendary Future World Funk series, as well as hosting festival stages at the likes of Bestival, Roskilde and Paradise Gardens.
One of the hosts of one of London’s hottest club-nights Club Sandwich and working in esteemed Soho record store, Sounds Of The Universe, whilst graduating with a music degree from SOAS, Polly brings her wide knowledge of music to the dancefloor - expect hi-tempo Jazz infused Latin and Brazilian beats, old and new.