It began in Venezuela 30 years ago – filling suitcases with amazing latin records to bring back to Europe. And it continued ever since; private warehouse visits in the US, dusty backstreet basements in South America, houses and garages in Africa, and lesser-known spots in Europe and Asia. Mr Bongo bring eclectic and unexpected Brazilian, Latin, African, Jazz, Soul, Reggae and Psychedelic flavours to the dance-floor with a seemingly bottomless stock of weird and wonderful selections.
It gives us great pleasure to welcome Mr Bongo back for the second event in their two-part series at Patterns, for this throwdown they’ll be inviting Alexander Nut, Nu Guinea, Discojuice and Between The Tropics.
Having honed his skills at London’s legendary Plastic People, Alexander Nut has become one of the most highly respected DJs in the game, with a unique vision that has seen him play to some of the finest dance floors around the globe and establish the legendary Eglo Records with Floating Points.
The Naples formed, Berlin-based duo Nu Guinea creates sounds that are influenced from the idea of an exotic, far distanced place. By combining various music genres that are related to dancefloor music in its purest sense, they create a distinct sound, palpating genre routes floating from obscure disco to world-etno music. For the peak-time slot, we invite the duo for some live Yamaha DX7 synth goodness.
Discojuice and Between The Tropics round off the line-up with DJs from the local collectives playing all night long in the bar.