Area Boys

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Bio

Area Boys is a DJ project conceived as the answer to the lack of contemporary international, especially African dance music in the Bristol music scene. Area Boys are Ullrich Bartsch and Obaro Evuarherhe: purveyors of international beats from anywhere between Düsseldorf and Lagos.

Together they discovered their love for African rhythms ranging from Fela Kuti’s afrobeat to Ghanaian high life, east African soukous, to more modern “afrobeats”, Kuduro from Angola, Kwaito house from South Africa, and Azonto from West Africa. In between you will find south American sprinkles such as Colombian cumbia, and Jamaican raggaeton and dancehall. From these ingredients they create mesmerising high energy sets that take the audience to a modern cosmopolitan tribalist dance music experience.

Area Boys regularly DJ at Canteen, Crofters Rights, The Attic Bar, Leftbank, The Bell, and the Pipe and Slippers in Bristol. Previous booked DJ sets were on the same bill with Chief Boima (NYC, USA), Diamond Bass (London), Bass Kitchen Bristol (Ed Solo headliner), Fela Kuti tribute DJ set with VJ performance at Brisfest World Music Stage, Larmer Tree Festival (closing slot 1-3 am) DJ sets with live bands included: Dele Sosimi (Nigeria), AJ Holmes & The Hackney Empire (London), Ruby & The Vines (London), London Afrobeat Collective (London), Sheelanagig (Bristol), Bristol Afrobeat Project (Bristol) and Baila La Cumbia (Bristol).

Mixes by this DJ

Mixes: Rhythm Passport Vol.50 – Area Boys – Future Sounds of the World

Area Boys – Future Sounds of the World “We selected forgotten and newly imagined sounds of Pacific islands, eastern Brazil and Peru through the urban jungles of Madrid, New York, Lisbon to eventually end up halfway between San Francisco and Bamako. We begin with slow rhythmic explorations from Nillo (of the…

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Mixes: Rhythm Passport Vol.33 – Area Boys

Area Boys – Palmwine Guitars and Ngoma Rhythms Area Boys are taking you back in time, opening the vault for a special selection of our best classic dancefloor fillers. A journey through the African continent, starting in featuring mesmerising Highlife from by the legend and innovator Eric Agyeman and Hedzoleh Soundz…

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Mixes: Rhythm Passport Vol.28 – Area Boys

Area Boys – True to the world mix! No fake news in here, featuring true thoughts from iZem, Batida and Xoa and brand new truth from Clap Clap, Auntie Flo and Chico Mann & Captain Planet! Truss! View Area Boys DJs bio here Track List: Orquestra Afro-Brasileira – Amor de Escravo Clap!…

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Mixes: Rhythm Passport Vol.23 – Area Boys

Area Boys propel you into an optimistic 2017 with a 1-hour mix for our friends at Rhythm Passport! Opening with a track called ‘E Bonito Se Olhar’, featuring Escurinho, a dancefloor banger remix by the FurmigaDub crew – a Brazilan DJ remix project. The mix continues into some tropical techno…

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Mixes: Rhythm Passport Vol.18 – Area Boys

This Area Boys mix opens with a short free style intro by Fedzilla. We then embark on a journey live from Fela’s kalakuta republic – with J.J.D (Johnny Just Drop) live – to Ibibio Sound Machine, Lucky Gomez, Umoja and to Brazil for some heavy Baile funk and house tracks!…

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Mixes: Rhythm Passport Vol.13 – Area Boys

Area Boys send you on a blistering tour of hot global bass, featuring the latest single by electronica tropical pioneers Bomba Estereo from Bogota; a mind bending track from South Africans master producer Spike Mathambos new band project Batuk, stopping over in the suburbs Paris with ‘AfroTrap’ track La Moula…

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Mixes: Rhythm Passport Vol.9 – Area Boys DJs

View Area Boys DJs bio here Track List: Kondi Band – Yeanoh (Powe’hande Binga’dbe) (Cervo Edit) – 0:00 Juju – Black Coffee – (Andre Lodemann Vocal Mix) – 05:40 DJ Mujava – Mugwanti Sgwejegweje – 12:47 Dele Sosimi Too Much Information (Rainy City Music Version) – 15:40 Ebo Taylor v Henrik…

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Mixes: Rhythm Passport Vol.5 – Area Boys

View Area Boys DJs bio here Track List: Thornato – Deux a Deux (feat. Kongo Elektro) Big Nuz – Inazo The Very Best – Sweka PHILOU LOUZOLO Konkombe (Instrumental Mix) Mr Mendel – Fela’s Fight (Mr Mendel edit) Daniel Haaksman – Semb ne Weird Together – Gban Gban Lewa Kalambya Boys…

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