DJ Michael Laycock’s
Under-a-palapa mix

I’m heading off soon for a little tropical getaway. And as I dream of stretching out under a palapa, sipping a mojito, and just staring at a turtle for a while, this is the soundtrack.

Enjoy, and hasta luego!


(If you’re on an iOS device, you can download the free Mixcloud app and listen there.)

Electropical: The Carnival edition, February 18, 2012

Notting Hill Carnival
Notting Hill Carnival
(Photo: Romazur)

Carnival arrives in many parts of the world on the same weekend as the February Electropical, so we’re tuned in to the spirit of the season.

Join us for the Carnival edition of Electropical on Saturday, February 18 at the Backstage Lounge.

It’s a masquerade party, so bring a mask of your own (whether it’s from Rio, Recife, Trinidad, Port-au-Prince, Santiago, Venice, or the Party Bazaar), or pick one up at the door at no charge.

We’ll dig deep into our ever-expanding collections of Brazilian beats, Caribbean sounds, African rhythms, Arabian waves, and Balkan bangers to keep you moving.

UPDATE: We’ll be joined by special guest percussionist Navaro Franco. Navaro is a founding member of DivaDrum, an all female rhythm & movement quartet. Her drumming experience includes training in Brazilian Batucada and Japanese Taiko drumming.

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