NEW RELEASE: 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)

NEW RELEASE: 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.

21 September 2019

Muévete: Cal Jader & Blasé Vanguard

¡Muévete! is a monthly fiesta in West London - DJ Cal Jader returns with the signature mash-up of dancefloor ready Latin beats & tropical bass and fired up with the spirit of carnival. We welcome for the first time Blasé Vanguard - originally hailing from Trinidad & Tobago - he’s a trailblazer of positive Caribbean expression, creativity & attitude, and an all-inclusive sound.

5 October 2019

Wara + The Indios + La Doctrina + Me Gusta DJs

Our favourite Latin powerhouse finally returns to Hootananny Brixton! Wara are back with new music and renewed vigour, ready to shake the foundations with their bass-heavy Afro-Latin grooves. Alongside them indie-tropical upstarts The Indios heat up the dancefloor and Blues and Funk from Chile’s La Doctrina, with Manchester collective Me Gusta DJs keeping things moving and connecting the dots throughout the night.

11 October 2019

Fiesta Caribeña: La Perla (UK Debut) + DJ Edna Martinez

A night in celebration of the rich musical traditions of Colombia’s Caribbean - think cumbia, champeta and a whole lot more - with La Perla jetting in from Bogota and Cartagena’s DJ Edna Martinez.

2 November 2019

Day of the Dead: An Afterlife Love Story

Join us for a unique celebration of love beyond death during Mexico’s most exciting celebration: Day of the Dead. Join us early for a Mexican wedding ceremony in the land of the dead followed by a three course Mexican banquet with welcome drink courtesy of Mexican Food Memories, or if you prefer join us later for a full on wedding reception featuring performance, live music and DJs.