TROPICAL SESSIONS 23/May/Berlin
New sound for B-town: Hugo Mendez from legendary Sofrito (UK) and DJ Zhao of Ngoma Sound (DE) team up to bring the heaviest African, Caribbean, and South American rhythms, connecting the deep roots of modern club music with hard hitting contemporary urban flavors.
Simultaneously classic and urgent, sick and sweet, Tropical Sessions and guests brings you the timeless essence of groove: it is not "world music", it is simply the best dance music in the world.
25 MIN. PROMO MIX!
Happening at the newly re-opend amazing Terrasse by the river, with sound equipped patio and grill action.
FIRST 50 PEOPLE BEFORE 10pm GET IN FREE
after 10pm 12 Euro includes access to Maria - YAAM Birthday party
(check www.clubmaria.de for details)
Hugo Mendez' DJ style is a unique blend of African, Caribbean and Latin rhythms - a percussive explosion that includes heavy Afro grooves, old school mambo, Tropical Disco, bouncing samba, calypso funk and heavy Cumbia, bringing vintage styles up to date with exclusive dubplate edits and a contemporary club slant.
Hugo Mendez has put together several albums for leading record labels, including the genre-defining Tumbélé! compilation for Soundway Records and the highly successful Tropical Funk Experience album for Nascente. The albums come from digging trips across the Caribbean – scouring dusty warehouses and shacks for forgotten vinyl treasures and painstakingly tracking down artists and producers from back in the day. Hugo also produces the cult Rhythmagic Orchestra project with Nostalgia 77, and runs the Sofrito Specials label.