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Approved: Gilles Peterson album launch at East Village

By | Published on Friday 11 June 2010

It’s compulsory for me to tip something related to Gilles Peterson and an event at East Village at least once a month each, so today is a double whammy.

Following the rather fine original ‘Havana Cultura’ album – which bought us a “new Cuban sound” encompassing everything from standard Latin, to Cuban hip hop and rap, to classical Cuban son rhythms, and even R&B, Gilles has roped in some big names for a collection of remixes of tracks from that compilation, which is due out on Monday and launches tonight at East Village.

Joining Gilles on the decks (well, maybe not at exactly the same time, but you never know) will be west London broken beat meister Paul Dolby, aka Seiji, one ninth of dance collective Bugz In The Attic, and the capital’s foremost tropical sound system, Sofrito Sound System. Expect some heavy Afro-Latin sounds like you ain’t never heard before.

Friday 11th June, East Village, London, EC2A 3HX, 9pm – 4am, £6 adv, £8 door, more info from, press info from Gerry Lyseight