Worldbeat Sessions is back Sat May 16 with guests Tasteoftee and Yoro Noukoussi at Backstage Lounge

The second edition of Worldbeat Sessions happens Saturday, May 16 at the Backstage Lounge, and DJ Michael Laycock (Electropical) is excited about sharing the stage for the first time with guest DJ Tadaaki Hozumi (Vancouver Groove Movement, Back Ground Music Discotheque).


Tadaaki Hozumi (Tasteoftee) and Yoro Noukoussi

Tadaaki (aka Tasteoftee) is the creative force behind gigs such as Joy and Pain, Motown Philly, and The Bump, and co-producer of Love Supreme. Originally hailing out of YYZ and now relocated to YVR, Tadaaki is a selector of the finest sounds who revels in journeys of space and time, from sunny Brazilian bossa to the underground disco sounds of 70s New York.

So in round two of Worldbeat Sessions, we’ll dig into the roots of Latin dance music — salsa, cumbia, merengue, the Fania Records catalogue, and butt-shaking Afro-Latin sounds from Colombia and beyond. We’ll spin modern remixes of those classics, and a few musical twists, too.

And back for the second edition of Worldbeat Sessions is percussionist and long-time Electropical collaborator Yoro Noukoussi. Originally from Benin, Yoro travelled and studied in Africa and Europe before settling in Vancouver and opening his own recording studio, Waaba Music Studios. He is a master drummer and a crowd favourite. Continue reading

Take two: Clandestinos on Sat Apr 18, Worldbeat Sessions on Sat May 16, at Backstage Lounge

The DJs who brought you ELECTROPICAL are back with new editions of their latest gigs this spring.

clandestinos_iiJoin DJ Marc Fournier (Electropical) and DJ Su Comandante (Raul Espinoza of Los Migrantes) this Saturday, April 18 for CLANDESTINOS II.

It’s the second serving of a dance party featuring reggaeton, hip hop, cumbia, AfroCuban, Chicha, Tropidelica, and more. As DJ Marc says, ”Because we had such a good time last month, and because we didn’t play half of what we wanted to share, we’re doing it again!” More info here.

worldbeat_sessions_flyer_CS5_May2015_v1And join DJ Michael Laycock (Electropical) and guest DJ Tasteoftee (Love Supreme, Vancouver Groove Movement) on Saturday, May 16 for the second edition of WORLDBEAT SESSIONS, a new night of global grooves designed for dancing.

Worldbeat Sessions connects the dots of an international dance floor journey. This month’s trip explores Latin, funk, African, and more. More info here.

Both events happen around 10 pm (when the play ends next door) at the Backstage Lounge,
1585 Johnston St, Granville Island.

We look forward to spinning for you again!

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