Rio Funk didn’t just descend the hills to conquer the night in it’s home town, as it would appear it has also crossed the ocean and found a good home in London.
One of those responsible behind the popularisation of the style over here, DJ João Brazil, says he is still not satisfied: ‘funk gained a lot of ground with the alternative crowd, but I still think it can grow much bigger’. And to give the invasion some continuity, João promises to execute his famous mashups that often mix funk with other styles, melding in technobrega and electronic forró. At Club Popozuda, he’ll be joined at Favela Chic by DJ The Bumps (also a funk producer) and Marsali.
And that’s not all. Defined as ‘a unique experience for London’s global party crowd, playing an eclectic blend of bootyshaking music from around the world’, the event includes Angolan kuduro, Jamaican dancehall and South African kwaito.
By Ana Brasil
August 19th, 8pm-1am, £3 b4 9pm / £5 after
Favela Chic, 91-93 Great Eastern Street – EC2 3HZ