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Just A Little Rio Mardi Gras

Just A Little Rio Mardi Gras

Fri, 01 Mar 13, 22:00 - Sat, 02 Mar 13, 05:00
Canal Mills, Brandon Street, Leeds, LS12 2EB
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Featuring Quantic | DJ Fabio | DJ Silvao | Just A Little DJs

Just A Little Rio Mardi Gras | Canal Mills Room 2
Featuring Quantic | DJ Fabio | DJ Silvao | Just A Little DJs
10.00 - 05.00 | £8/10/12

"A Night Of Carnival Celebrations Inspired By The Sound And Spirit Of Latin America"

After all the joy and debauchery of our 1970s style New York City Disco back in November, we've taken a much needed break, and it got us thinking. This time of year for us Anglo-Saxon folk is cold, its wet, its dark and everyone looks miserable. And yet on the opposite side of the globe in Latin America, its 100% party time - semi-naked people, wasted on Caipirinhas, dancing in the street to feel-good latin beats for days on end! While they make Mardi Gras the biggest party on the calendar, we just make (often failed) pancakes with a bit of lemon juice and sugar to soften the blow. Just because the quirks of living on spherical planet that rotates on an axis several degrees from the vertical gives them better weather at this time of year, why should they have all the fun?

So here's the deal - we can't bring the sunshine....but we've sorted everything else! We're flying Quantic himself in direct from Colombia, supported by Leeds' two finest Brazilian born party-starters, and you can expect all the decor, visual splendour and immersion that you've come to expect of Just A Little parties....face painting, dancers, costumes, shedloads of confetti and a few surprises too! For one night only, we're bringing the sound and spirit of Latin America to post-industrial, mid-winter Yorkshire. And where better than the raw, cavernous yet intimate and relaxed surroundings of Room 2 at Canal Mills.

- Quantic (Tru Thoughts) - An upbringing in rural Worcestershire isn't perhaps the most obvious catalyst for a superstar of all corners of musical esoterica...but a lifetime of globetrotting, making music and collaborating with some of the best artists in the game (Mr Scruff, Sharon Jones, Nickodemus...) probably explains it. Several widely lauded albums over the last decade along with touring his full live projects (The Quantic Soul Orchestra, and The Combo Bárbaro) have cemented his reputation as one of the most versatile musicians, producers and selectors in the business. Since decamping to Cali, Colombia in 2007, his legendary DJ sets have become tantalisingly infrequent in Europe, which is why we're so excited to be flying him in especially for this rare show. And expect him to bring with him all those years of authentic Latin American spirit to the decks at Canal Mills...

- DJ Fabio (Made In Brazil) - Born and bred in Para, Brazil, Fabio learnt his trade under the stewardship of DJ Lubi at the legendary Casa Latina in Leeds. Not content with just being at the forefront of Latin DJ-ing in the north of England, he is also (allegedly) an accomplished salsa dancer and it is this immersion in the culture of his country of birth that has helped keep the scene so vibrant in Leeds for many, many years now.

- DJ Silvao (Mistura Latina) - Also a native of Brazil, Silvao is highly sought-after for his rare talent, and his mixing technique is hailed amongst the best in the industry. However, his mastery isn't just limited to Dj-ing, having filled dancefloors the world over for his own mixes of well know hits infused with Brazilian and Latin rhythms. Be warned, his energy behind the decks will leave you sapped of your own...



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