After lighting up countless dancefloors across clubs and festivals all over Europe, Amsterdam's own Conjunto Papa Upa returns for their first local performance in a year. This October they celebrate the release of their new single in today's leading Tropical label: Names You Can Trust (NY).
For this very special occasion, label and band have put together an exciting line up with acts from the label's own catalogue. They will be coming over to Amsterdam all the way from the city that never sleeps, especially for the ocassion. You are in for a true Gran Bacanal Tropical! Vibes like you haven't seen in the city yet:
LOLA's DICE (Venezuela / Chile): One of the few European bands in Names You Can Trust's catalogue. They have taken the scene by surprise with last years release of their first EP "Viaje al centro del ritmo", where they presented a much welcomed fresh approach to the mixing of cumbia, merengue and raspacanilla with funk and psychadelia. An irresistible sound, meticulously crafted for the dancefloor. Their live performance will prove the efficency of the formula, leading the crowd into the most intense "Perreo": moving like nobody is watching.
CONJUNTO PAPA UPA (Venezuela / Uruguay / NL): Afro Caribbean Retro - Futuristic Rhythm Machine. A wild mix of highly danceable styles from Venezuela, Colombia, the Caribbean, South America and Africa with Surf, Psych, Funk and Disco. Decidely and foremost percussive, things take many unexpected turns, with occasional irruptions of tripped out guitars, organs and synths. For this extraordinary ocasion the band will invite Special Guests that will further spice up a fairly dense and flavorful mixture. Good luck trying to remain still!
MIXTECO (Mexico / New York): All the way from Mexico City via New York comes one of the leading figures in today's "Sonidero" scene; built up around the legendary Mexican Sound System Culture, which has changed the face of Cumbia (Latin America's most disseminated rhythm) forever. Expect many heavy tunes and MC Skills of the highest order to keep the dancefloor burning.
LITTLE DYNASTY (New York): The label's founder and the man responsible for some of the most incredible tropical music being released at the moment, counting many well established acts as Meridian Brothers, Los PIrañas, Frente Cumbiero, Combo Chimbita to name just a few. Little Dynasty is also one of the main agitators of NY's underground club scene, organizing legendary parties where different generations come together to dance to the sounds of 70's, 80's and 90's Salsa, Cumbia, Merengue, Reggae and African music. A special phenomenon that only a man with his vision and drive is capable of achieving in the big apple. Expect all of that magic this evening too!
ALEX FIGUEIRA (Amsterdam): The man behind Amsterdam's cult record shop Vintage Voudou will bring all of those out-of-this-world African, Latin and Caribbean obscure records that almost every dancefloor in town has already experienced, leaving the crowd asking for more. Expect a night of strictly the best dancing tunes, 100% on vinyl.