For our next installment, we have 2 tried and tested Rhythm Section veterans, the Italian disco-boogie wizard Mystic Jungle performing live and Canada’s finest electro export LNS.
Mystic Jungle (Live)
Mystic Jungle is the solo project of Dario di Pace, which could be best described as 80’s proto-house and boogie flipped for a modern audience, with a sound that's heavily influenced by his Neapolitan Roots. The music takes its cue from the funky sound of Napoli, influenced in no small part by the presence of american soldiers there since the end of the war. The GI's imported the funk, the disco and the Boogie which quickly found a home in this region of southern Italy. The US influence was incubated here, where it was infused with contemporary sounds and local dialects to make something very unique. Mystic Jungle is the latest in a long line of Neopolitan funk, which seems to be enjoying a renaissance with recent Albums from the likes of Nu Guinea and Pellegrino and other local labels like Periodica Records flying the flag...
Dario founded key Italian label Early Sounds Recordings and has worked tirelessly in the studio having recorded over 4 acclaimed albums in the last 3 years, with a signature sound utilising vintage digital equipment and cassette tape machines. Mystic Jungle brings his studio to Corsica Studios to make his debut UK live performance - we cannot wait!
Frankie Valentine (4hr Set)
Not just one of the best producers of the last decade, Frankie Valentine’s experience as a DJ is absolutely top tier. Having DJ’d across the world since the late 70’s, playing everything from techno, house, hardcore, disco and more we welcome him back for a four hour set for his 4th Rhythm Section appearance to provide the proof in the pudding that the old-school really know how to do it better. If his last set at Corsica was anything to go by, expect post punk gems, disco you never knew existed, unforgettable soulful house and more gems from epic collection.
Room one hosted by RS trailblazers MLE & Z Lovecraft
LNS couldn’t quite make it last time we invited her to play at Rhythm Section with the coldest march in 5 years bringing a freeze to flights and trains across Europe. Now she returns to London with more releases on Wania and her own imprint in her bag. LNS aka Laura Sparrow is a Berlin residing Canadian who specialises in proper late-night into early-morning selection covering the leftfield side of IDM, electro and techno with exquisite precision. LNS broke through with not just one but now three vinyl only Trushmixes making her the perfect guest to close Room 2.
An old RS favourite, perhaps best known for his excellent label Blind Jacks Journey which has soundtracked many an epic dance floor moment alongside a few of his own appearances on mega house label We Play House and Phonica White series. BUT most importantly, LUV*JAM is one of the best vinyl DJs in the country, whose *special* NYE appearance broke a tear to many and reminded us the power of club music. Don’t miss!
Graphic design by @hugoinglis and @jason_vaz
Illustration by @sai_alon and @unga_bfc!
2 Rooms, 4 decks, a rotary mixer, 1 red neon light and a few more crates of vinyl than usual. Dub FX x2.
From £6 advance MOTD
we recommend you buy ADVANCE TICKETS to guarantee a spot. last year we sold out!
..as always, don't be late to avoid that queue.
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2. no photos on the dancefloor plz... (take them outside before u get in a la Berghain)
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For the final edition of our collaboration this year with Jazz Cafe, we invite 3 hotly-tipped acts that haven’t stopped blinking on our musical radars.