Preview: London Remixed Festival 2016 @ Rich Mix (London, 5th – 6th February 2016)

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By definition, a remix is a version of an original composition which is created rearranging, altering and modifying the original tune. As a matter of fact, since 2011, London Remixed Festival is doing the same with London music cultures. The two-day festival has instilled new life into the British capital’s urban and global music scenes, becoming a referential and sought-after event in a half-decade.

The sixth edition of the Festival will honour the event reputation as ‘live music culture clash’. “Latin Grooves, Afrobeats, Tropical Bass, Vintage-Remix, Desert Remix, Balkan Beats, Urban Roots, Acoustic Soundclash and Brass Band Remix” will be some of the countless styles that 25 bands will play on the Rich Mix four stages.

Among them the Palestinian and Middle Eastern electro beats of 47 Soul, global grooves selected by Nubiyan Twist, afrobeat joie-de-vivre of Native Sun, unpredictable folk and blues fusion played by Honeyfeet, K.O.G & The Zongo Brigade and their upbeat Ghanaian high-life and the curious collaboration named Symphonica between the scratch master Mr Switch and a 20-piece classical orchestra revisiting dance music classics.

Despite the intriguing line up, London Remixed Festival wouldn’t be what it is without the enlightened effort made by some forward-looking promoters like Arts Canteen, Continental Drifts, Global Local, Movimientos and Wormfood, which have joined forces to offer one of the most all-embracing music experience in the UK panorama.

Because, if the four stages and 25 acts won’t be enough, some indoor and chill-out camping areas, disco lift and silent disco café will be the cherry on top of the most eclectic metropolitan, in-house and wintry UK music festival.

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