Armchair Rooftop Soul Sessions - Soulsa with Mr. Boogie - Free Entry
SALSA BOOGIE FOR YOUR SOUL! Sun Sep 19 - The Armchair Rooftop Soul Sessions welcomes with arms-wide open the sounds of SOULSA, presented to you by top-notch selector MR.BOOGIE a.k.a The Vinyl Junkie - lifting you up with the classic sounds of Black and Latin New York.
Expect a smooth and sure-fire selection of Latin, Salsa, Soul, Jazz, Funk, Rare Groove, Afrobeat, Boogie and Disco...with a bit of Brazilian, Hip-Hop and House on the side for good measure. Free Entry at The CLF Art Lounge and Roof Garden.
The Armchair Soul Sessions - Sit back, relax, listen and love the best in music, chillin' n' life every Sunday at The CLF Art lounge.
Soulsa ® is a portmanteau comprising the terms Soul and Salsa – Soul acting as the representation of any beat or rhythm of Black origin while Salsa serves to encapsulate the sonic essence of the Latin diaspora. Inspired by the spirit of 60s and 70s Spanish Harlem and in existence since 2005, the Soulsa ® brand is the brainchild of DJ, music industry all-rounder and self-confessed vinyl junkie Mr Boogie.
Born into the cosmopolitan atmosphere of the French capital and with parents of Ugandan descent, Mr Boogie was never going to be the type of person who just played any old record. Having spent his formative years split between Paris and West Africa, in his teens he made the move to the UK where he set about putting his burgeoning love for music to good use. A keen traveller with a penchant for a dusty basement or two, Mr Boogie took full advantage of frequent stopovers in cities such as New York, Havana, Lagos and Buenos Aires to dig deep into the vast history of Afro Latin music and beyond.
As his record collection grew, augmented by a catalogue of classic and contemporary Jazz, Funk, Soul, Disco and Tropical rhythms, he sought to perfect his craft in public, and soon found himself spinning weekly at the much loved Tuesday Salsa Sessions at Shaftesbury Avenue's Bar Rumba.
Since then, Mr Boogie has made his own distinctive mark on the London underground scene via his Melting Pot music show on Shoreditch Radio, and Grass Roots – a regular live event at The Vortex Jazz Club in the East End. He also promotes Deep and Dope – a periodic party experience – alongside Montreal-based Soulful House sensation JaBig and veteran London DJ Stuart Patterson.
When he's not behind the decks, Mr Boogie busies himself spearheading DASP – a DJ-led non-profit initiative conceived to support the fight against homelessness in London.
Armchair Rooftop Soul Sessions Run: Every Sunday
DJ Times: 2pm - 8pm
Entry: Free (however we recommend you book a table to guarantee your space)
Next Events: Sun Sep 26 – Mellow Mellow, Right On with Richio Suzuki + Simon Kurrage followed by Sun Oct 3 – Jazzcotech x Soul 360 with DJs Perry Louis and Aitch B.
We're here to help you start your week on a non-stop musical high.
See you up on the roof or deep inside
Artist: Mr. Boogie