No Go Stop Album Launch – Bristol


Fri 30th Jan | £8adv | - 3am | ALL AGES
Under 16's must be accompanied by an adult, Under 18's must leave by Midnight.


Wave Promotion presents

(Formerly Bristol Afrobeat Project)

Formed by some of Bristol's top jazz musicians in 2010, the mighty 12-piece No Go Stop! is much more than a tribute to past glories. With a repertoire of new material, self-penned and about to be released on record, the band is a living, breathing evocation of the life-force that is Afrobeat. Driving percussion and brass encrusted rhythms catch the timeless quality of that ancestral funk sound, while the soaring instrumental solos stay true to Fela Kuti's musical mission to present the hearth of jazz with the soul of Africa and keep you dancing till dawn.


Lengoma - After party until 3am
Afro - Tropical Carnival vibes & Global bass Culture


Mango Park
Since his debut in 2011, Mango Park has been bringing his high-energy and infectious blend of global underground dance music to club and festival audiences around the UK and Spain.
Primarily interested in combining African, South American and Caribbean rhythms with European and UK electronic bass sounds, his sets have been known to encompass everything from Soukouss to Baile Funk via Soca, Kuduro, Dancehall, Footwork, Cumbia and Grime.

He has shared the stage with artists such as Débruit, Tinariwen, Cuban Brothers, The Busy Twist, Fatima, Dele Sosimi, Diamond Bass, Alexander Nutt, Romare, Afriquoi, Chief Boima, Resonators and the Turbans.

Fresh from rocking Secret Garden Party, Boomtown and Shambala this summer, his forward-thinking and crowd-rocking sets are sure to keep you guessing and guaranteed to make you move!


Area Boys
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).


Hi-Life Hi-Fi
Hi Life Hi Fi DJs Local and Clarkey play a well researched and lovingly chosen eclectic mix of tunes, ranging from boot stomping traditional and contemporary African, to house and techno and everything in between. Amongst carefully selected tunes from the bass music scene, are rich songs and sounds from countries such as South Africa, Ivory Coast, Ghana and Mali that complement the beats and produce a unique and energetic sound.


"We can be rest assured the producer will be climbing the ranks quickly" - XLR8R

"An exciting take on Brazilian music" - Gilles Peterson (BBC Radio 6)

"This tune is so good that I had to cut a dub plate to play it out" - Quantic (Soundway / Thru Thoughts)

"Keep an eye out for iZem's African and Latin-inspired productions" - OkayPlayer

The French globetrotter has been on a meteoric rise over the past year or so, setting dancefloors on fire from Berlin to Lisbon and making a name for himself for his cutting edge productions. iZem started writing music during a 7 year-long musical adventure through Brazil, Spain, Argentina, Ireland and Portugal. iZem's unique hybrid sound joins the dots between cutting-edge beatmaking and post-tropical influences. His first EP, released in 2011, featured Brazilian and Irish vocalists and was heavily played by radios and DJ's around the globe: BBC's Gilles Peterson and KCRW's Anthony Valadez are some of his early supporters. His second EP was released in January 2013 followed by a series of remixes for labels like Soundway, Far Out, Agogo, ZZK records, Wah Wah 45's, Mais Um Discos which brought regular airplay on BBC, KCRW, Funkhaus Europa, LDBK and many radio stations worldwide. iZem performs regular DJ sets all around Europe and in Latin America showcasing his own future tropical beats laced with organic global grooves and bass music. He also hosts a bi-weekly radio show on Groovalizacion and Le Mellotron.




Under 16's must be accompanied by an adult, Under 18's must leave by Midnight.

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