Globetrotter – Tropical Bass!
Our last GLOBETROTTER of the season is set to sizzle us into the long overdue summertime heat. One of our most uplifting parties of the series was a TROPICAL BASS fiesta with UPROOT ANDY last year, and we're thrilled to welcome him back to the market for another dancefloor round!
And longtime pals from FUTURO LIBRE are also joining the fun with DJs LINTERNA from DOS MUNDOS fame and ONTARIO BANANAS teaming up on the decks, alongside our resident, and original globetrotter MEDICINEMAN, plus CALABRA decor!
UPROOT ANDY ~ NYC
In Brooklyn, Toronto-born Uproot Andy is THE specialist in tropical remixes. As the instigator of Que Bajo, the legendary nights that also became a record label, he samples the rhythms of the world with a blast of bass and synths. From Ethiopia to Colombia, from Algeria to Guadeloupe, from Brazil to Mexico, from Nigeria to India, New York night owls move with his turntables. Renowned for intense percussive grooves that get dance floors shaking, his latest mixtape, Guacharaca Migration, has garnered a considerable amount of buzz.
"I try to let anything that I like into the kitchen" says Andy. "But afro latin percussion has been a huge influence on my production. Aside from actually remixing this type of thing, I draw on these rhythms and textures for my own productions to try and make electronic music that that has a non-programmed feel. I’ve learned, by remixing a lot of folkloric music, the ways in which some of that music is swung off the beat in different ways, and now I use the same types of patterns when I program beats on the computer."
LINTERNA + ONTARIO BANANAS ~ TO
DJs Linterna and Ontario Bananas are the former hosts/DJs of the popular Dos Mundos Radio show and the force behind Toronto's Funkete events. Expect an even mix of past, present and future Latin vibes from around the diaspora!
MEDICINEMAN ~ Resident Globetrotter
Richard ‘medicineman’ Martin is one of Canada's most highly respected global fusion tastemakers. His radio show, NO MAN’S LAND, on CIUT 89.5 FM, is considered to be one of the best programs of its kind, and has been instrumental in broadening the world music landscape for the past 18 years. He has earned a loyal throng of fans who crave a connection between ancient rhythms & progressive beats.
CALABRA ~ Resident Decor
The work of this design team is nothing short of spectacular. Calabra has been at the forefront of venue decor, working for many of the city's finest promoters and festivals. They are dedicated to transforming spaces into environments that visually inspire, with an emphasis on unique thematic connections that compliment and enhance the specifics and nature of the event setting.