ENTER THE SUBTERRANEAN WORLDS OF FANDANGOS & MADAME JU JU’s, THE VENUES FOR LATE NIGHT ADVENTURES AFTER THE SUN GOES DOWN. EXPERIENCE SOUND-SYSTEM VIBES WITH EXTRA-SPECIAL GUESTS…
FRIDAY 15th JULY
Umoja – 12.30am to 2am
The sunshine duo from the rainy Netherlands, Umoja is an organic evolution between two humble groove aficionados whose paths crossed over half a decade ago. They are dedicated to combine electronic productions with a perfect understanding of world rhythms. Their music presents an expression of their love for experimentation with African, South American and exotic traditions.
Umoja also functions as curator and initiator of the record labels Piri Piri & INI Movement. Their first release was “Je ka lo!”, released in 2012 on INI Movement. Since back then, they have been putting out top quality music, always combining different genres and cultures.
Bobby Soul (10.30pm to 11.30pm)
DJ Bobby Soul-resident tropical pressure DJ Bobby is an An avid vinyl collector whose tropical, Latin sets arealways enbibed with buckets full of soul
Countryman (11.30 to 12.30)
Longtime sound system selector who reaches deep into African and Tropical roots music alongside fresh dubplates from some of the hottest studios making cutting edge contemporary African and Latin American music today. You can be guarenteed every track is a killer with no fillers!
MADAME JU JU’s
To kick off the festivals late night sessions in the hot and steamy Madame Ju Ju’s we have a heady brew of totally tropical irresistable music….. grab a Rum and ting, grab a partner and get down!
Suntrap (10.30pm to 12am)
Suntrap is a DJ duo made up from Marc & Eoghan whose musical style is described as a melodic monsoon falling to the beat of a colourful carnival drum, creating a tropical bass splash around your feet. Sip on your rum laced young coconut whilst surrounded by suntraps and thunder claps all under the comfort of your banana leaf umbrella…check this out totally tropical.
Sir Vinyl (12 to 2am)
Sir Vinyl return to Tropical Pressure! Once again the SV bomb squad take over the area to round off the night with an all terrain selection of tropical heaters. With Andy Mac fresh off the plane from Ghana expect fresh Hi Life treats straight from the source. Dave and Cat will also be present serving up a years worth of foraging from hot Rock Steady and Danchall to the latest Afro Beats.
SATURDAY 16th JULY
JOHN WARR (Afrobase) – 12.00am to 1am
One of our personal highlights of TP2015, John Warr has been a freelance African and Latin music specialist for over 30 years. He returns to Fandangos with a stack of vinyl featuring 70s highlife, soukous, mbaqanga, afrobeat and afrofunk to later afro styles like kwaito, kalenjin and azonto. John’s Afrobase show on Totally Radio is a must for any fan of Tropicalia, check it out here: Afrobase Radio Show
Agent K (Barrio Africa – Supa Africa) (10.30pm to 12.00am)
Arnie Sound (Arnold Van Den Dolder) (1am to 2am)
The African Don, having travelled extensivley in Africa for many years and a record collector for over 20 years Arnold has some rare as hens teeth gems in his box. If you want to take the party to another level Arnie’s your man! Deep, heavy Afro sounds.
MADAME JU JU’s
Ital Sisters meet Bjorn Vibration (10.30pm to 12am)
Ital Sisters come to take over with their eclectic selection of conscious sounds, dancehall, hip hop, ragga, jungle, roots rockers and soul. Ital sisters are Mapia Lota – Dancefloor rocker and bonafide toon-smith, Clare Reay – singer with a soulful rootsie oneness vibe and Bjorn Vibration – Producer and selector of Positive Vibration Sound System.
Dub Drenched Sound System (12am to 1am)
Since 2012 hailing from the South West of Cornwall, Duo Dub Drenched SoundSystem have been supplying Cornwall and further afield with heavy wait Reggae fused with, hiphop, Breakz, Drum & Bass and anything in between, Mashup’s & mishaps fuelled by a passion for music, and the live music scene Sam & Vasey have supported the likes of: Congo Natty, Babyhead, Slamboree, Solo Banton, Ed Solo,Deekline, C@t In The Hat, King Yoof to name a few….
Konquerin Soundz (1am to 2am)
Konquerin soundz are a Reggae sound system that have been based around Cornwall since 2006, starting off as djs playing local bars & clubs, leading up to building their own sound system, supporting artists & other sound systems thoughout South West & UK. Featuring Selector Benjahmin and Foxy ‘nice vibes’ on mic duty
responsible for the legendary Falmouth reggae boat parties & also host two radio shows each week. Konquerin Soundz are big.
SUNDAY 17th JULY
Nick Mannaseh & MC Champian (Tighten Up/Jamdown Rockers) – 12.00am to 2.00am
Nick Manasseh started producing music the same year for sound system dub plates. His earliest productions with his partner Scruff eventually became Sound Iration. Their first single, ‘Seventh Seal’, was issued on the Mystic Red label in 1988 and is widely credited as the first ‘UK Steppers’ record. Sound Iration went on to produce the ‘In Dub’ album for Youth and Alex Paterson’s WAU MR Modo label, another landmark release. Throughout the 90’s the Manasseh Studio was a magnet for many other London sounds to voice dub plates, especially with visiting Jamaican artists, and was the venue for many sessions with some of the greats like Dennis Brown, the Mighty Diamonds, Freddie McGregor, Sugar Minott, Brigadier Jerry, Josie Wales, Charlie Chaplin, Johnny Osbourne, Junior Delgado, Tony Tuff and The Melodians; as well as some of the big artists of the 90s like Jigsy King, Tony Curtis, Simpleton, Shaggy Wonder, Everton Blender and Yami Bolo amongst others.
Nick Mannaseh Saturday night/Sunday morning weekly radio show on what was then a pirate radio station Kiss FM is the stuff of legend. From 1987 for 12 years this show alongside Joey Jay became something of an instituition for reggae lovers and one of the few places you could hear this music other than the sound system dances.
Nick releases all his productions through Roots Garden Records, it’s a distinct sound, alongside vocal tracks with artists like Earl 16, Brother Culture, Ava Leigh, Vin Gordon and Cornell Cambell. Nick produces heavyweight Dub tracks that are gaurenteed to rock the dance, and this is what he does worldwide as a top selector with a a massive selection of exclusive dubplates….. it’s gonna be a deep roots and heavy dub session for sure.
Pressure Roots HiFi (10.30pm to 12.00am)
MADAME JU JU’s
The party continues with uptempo latin and tropical vibes. from the top to the very last drop.
Alex Conrand (10.30pm – 12am)
Rambunctious Social Club (12 – 2am)
Musically Rambunctious(DJ’S Hodguez and Griff) manages to pull off and mix a dazzling array of Tropical genres and still manage to retain it’s own utterly unique upbeat sound. Coming from the far western wilds of the uk, they are fast becoming festival and club favourites with slots at Bestival, Port Eliot, Movimientos and of course Tropical Pressure Festival, not to mention a whole host of collaborations!