Friday 20th June 2014
Passing Clouds, 1 Richmond Road, Dalston E8 4AA
7pm – 3am
Free before 9pm / £5 before 10pm / £10 after
Summer’s in full swing and we’re dancing 'til the roof blows off at Passing Clouds on the 20th! With an eagerly anticpated performance from Latin turbo-revolutionaries, it’s time to all hail the return of Wara! With support from Gypsy Funk party starters Los Pelos Rizos and Latin soul brigade Los Calendarios, there’s many an audio delight ‘pon the table esta noche. Also, did we mention we have a BIG player in the house? Toy Selectah has already gained international badman status in our book; representing Mexico’s brave new frontier of sound on Diplo’s influential Mad Decent label. And he’s in the house on the decks alongside Cal Jader. With Udigrudi's Brazilian and Tropicalia vibes always ready to charge up the dance upstairs it's going to be a rollicking two floor fiesta in the loving hands of the familia. Enjoy!
WARA (live) - 1st London gig of 2014
Los Pelos Rizos (live)
Los Calendarios (live)
Toy Selectah (DJ) - Direct from D.F Mexico City
DJ Cal Jader
+ special guests TBA
Following the release of their debut album ‘Leave to Remain’ and their La Linea supported UK tour, Wara are back with a big Cuban bang to play their first live show of 2014! It's been a busy year for our favourite young musical revolutionaries, what with the album receiving a glowing 4 star review in The Guardian, a sold out album launch at the Jazz Café, and shooting thehir first music video between the rooftops of Shoreditch and the streets of Havana! Wara’s high energy fusion of traditional Latin and Cuban styles with the sounds of modern London that has been turning heads and ears for a while - catch the vibes before they head off to conquer all manner of festival crowds this summer!
DJ Toy Selectah (Mad Decent / Red Bull Music Academy)
From his role as a key member of one of Mexico's biggest Hip Hop acts Control Machete, and releasing music on Diplo's hugely popular Mad Decent label he is at the forefront of the music scene in Latin America. And has been hugely influential in heralding the revival of new forms of Cumbia through production collaborations with legendary artists like Celso Piña and Los Angeles Azules as well as all the new wave of Mexican musicians
He is currently a regular contributor at The Red Bull Music Academy and is set to make a record alongside Camilo Lara aka Mexican Institute of Sound.
Los Pelos Rizos
Gypsy Funk / Swing / Latin rhythms
'Los Pelos Rizos is London’s critically acclaimed Gypsy Funk band with their sound described as: "bursting with layers of eclectic energy wrapped in Latin rhythms". Featuring violin, trumpet, guitars, mandolin, bass and cajon, they have a regular following, a residency at The Troubadour and played to jubilant audiences at The Edinburgh Festival.'
Cuban Acoustic Soul / Hip Hop
A Latin Soul collective blending the timeless melodies of Cuban singer and guitarist Domingo Candelario with rapper Luis Floiran Bravo Correa (aka Flow) and Venezuelan percussionist Lya Reis. 2014 has seen their star rising as they are currently hosting a west london residency and recently played a rousing support slot before Gaby Moreno at La Linea Festival.