DJ Michael Laycock’s new salsa mix on Mixcloud

I’ve been meaning to put together a salsa mix for a while now. After all, salsa always gets people onto the dance floor at Electropical.

Of course, being an Electropical mix, these are tracks that give salsa a healthy, playful, global kick in the ass. A few are from Cuba, Puerto Rico and Colombia, but the rest hail from Senegal, Turkey, India, France, and beyond.

Enjoy, and see you Saturday, May 17 when Electropical returns to the Backstage Lounge!


Electropical May 2014 Salsa Mix by Michael Laycock on Mixcloud

The Empire Affair: New Year’s Eve

Empire Affair New Years Eve 2012

With Christmas behind us, the next big question is, “What am I doing for New Year’s Eve?”

Our friends at City Salsa Vibe have an answer for you. It’s The Empire Affair: New Year’s Eve 2012. Salsa and swing bands, samba and belly dancers, a fire dance show, James Bond girls, and six DJs, including DJ Michael Laycock of ELECTROPICAL.

Four themed party rooms, five live shows, and two dance lessons help make this a don’t-miss event at the Empire Landmark, an elegant downtown hotel.

UPDATE: Today (Dec. 26) is the last day for advance tickets at the discounted rate of $70 + HST. Prices go up tomorrow, and previous editions of The Empire Affair have sold out, so act soon.
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