Line-up /DJ sets by Gilles Peterson & Bobbito Garcia a.k.a. Kool Bob Love with Nickodemus and Chico Mann
Making his return to Sunset Soiree after a 3-year hiatus, Peterson may be best known for his much loved genre-exploding syndicated radio show Worldwide on BBC Radio 1 which has cemented his tastemaker status. He has recently worked on numerous Latin music compilations including Havana Cultura (Cuba), Brazilika for Far Out Recordings (Brazil) and a double album for iconic Latin music label Fania’s DJ Series (Miami).
Representing Puerto Rico via New York City, Bobbito Garcia is a true modern day renaissance man filling the roles of author, announcer, TV personality, magazine Editor in Chief and world-class club DJ. In 1998, The Source honored WKCR’s Stretch Armstrong and Bobbito Show as the Best Hip Hop Radio Show of All-Time and his exploration of Latin music is sure to keep the crowd going.
Joining them in the DJ booth will be Wonderwhell Recording’s Nickodemus from NYC-based DJ collective Turntables on the Hudson whose foray into Latin music includes the tracks "Mi Swing Es Tropical" as heard on a commercial for iTunes & iPod.
Multi-instrumentalist / producer Chico Mann, who fills the 30+ year gap between Afrobeat, Afrocuban, freestyle and electronic music, joins the night for an exclusive appearance.
Also on hand will be Los Angeles-based Hit + Run offering free, live screen printing. The evening is presented by Levi's in association with Windows 7.