DJ Arias

LOCATION:
London

BOOKING EMAIL:
arias@movimientos.org.uk

DJ Arias is co-founder of the Movimientos movement. His DJ sets are always pushing the boundaries of Latin music while staying true to his Colombian roots. He’s no stranger to London and festival dance floors with his malicious blend of "Classicos" and "Dutty" Tropical beats. From Deep Salsa at El Barco Latino, to Baile Funk sessions at the Egg King Cross or Tropical Bass at Favela Chic, Arias can fire-up any crowd with his naughty selection. Expect Hi-octane salsitas, booming Cumbiambas, red hot rumbas flamencas, with a twist of Venezuelan tambor and touch of Dominican speedy merengue Cali style.

Arias has played in Glastonbury Festival, Rise, Carnival del Pueblo to mention a few. He has toured with Cuban MCs Los Paisanos warmed up the audience for Manu Chao, Calle 13 and Bomba Estereo and has been a guest DJ in some of the top world music events in London over the last 10 years.

Arias is currently playing resident nights at Rich Mix, Notting Hill Arts Club, Favela Chic, Passing Clouds and Hootananny.

Arias is also resident Movimientos designer - art directing, designing and producing the machine of flyers and posters for movimientos eventsand projects.

 

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26 April 2019

Son Yambu, Malavita, Makala & Jimmy Bidaurreta + Tropical Pressure London Launch

A night of Latin grooves with a contemporary edge down at the Hoot! Son Yambu present a modern take on the sound of authentic Cuban son, continuing the Buena Vista legacy and letting it sit firmly in the 21st century. With incredible Cuban musicians making up the band Son Yambu’s live set is an experience not to miss. Alongside them, Malavita and Makala & Jimmy Bidaurreta will be getting the party started on stage, melding Latin influences with some funk and bass to get things going. Tropical Pressure DJs will also be on hand to launch their festival in London alongside Makala connecting the dots with a mix of tropical sounds, from classic to modern, across genres - get ready to dance!

3 May 2019

Shika Shika London Showcase

Shika Shika have been making waves around the world since their foundation in 2015, exploring the lines between organic and electronic music inspired by the meeting of folk tradition and contemporary production. Movimientos are extremely excited to welcome some of this borderless collective for their debut London showcase!

5 May 2019

Cinco De Mayo

Celebrating Cinco De Mayo with a mix of international live music, female mariachis, DJs, traditional dance, food and decor with a Mexican twist! Candeleros are flying in from Madrid with their modern twist on psychedelic cumbia and afro-latin rhythms alongside female-fronted mariachi duo Las Guadalupes and Jari Castillo. DJs Coco Maria, Gypsy Box and Cal Jader will be bringing the vibes from the decks throughout out the day, and with traditional dance from Mestizo Folklore and Atlachinolli Aztec Dance, this is set to be an almighty fiesta.

11 May 2019

Manzana Tropical + Kit Sebastian + Mambo Chick + Cal Jader + Chonta DJ

Movimientos is back at Brixton’s legendary Hootananny with a stellar lineup of live tropical music! Having been making the rounds on London’s live circuit for years, Manzana Tropical will be presenting their full fat Peruvian Cumbia with an Amazonian twist, alongside fresh Mr Bongo signing Kit Sebastian with their melting pot of Jazz-tinged sounds from around the globe. Keeping things moving before and after, France’s Mambo Chick will be at the decks alongside our very own DJ Cal Jader.