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ALEX VIEIRA, Star of Bethnal Green
LocDown is a free party night @ Star of Bethnal Green, brand new concept and perspective of music & people, music wise selected from new disco to funkadelic to deep house music sessions and lots of good vibes.
GABBI LOPEZ [release sustain/wavetec/archipel/slant]
DJ and producer Gabbi Lopez is a resident at Cafe 1001 in Brick Lane and has played alongside some impressive names in the past including Jimpster, Derrick May, joey Beltram, Francois K, Terry Francis, Felix da Housecat, Eddie richards, Dave angel and Metro Area. His style is stripped down techno, minimal and deep house. Funk-edged and dubby, you can't help but nod your head and tap you foot when he's on the decks.
ALEX VIEIRA [kismet]
Tiago De Sousa AKA Alex Vieira
His musical career and recognition has all been made by playing and releasing in labels such as Kismet records and yet confirmed when head honcho Kismet boss: Rui Da Silva himself took him under his wing, musical experiences and influences were rooted in salsa, meringue and Latin orchestras:Bossa Nova:Kisomba:Rumba:Fado and Xaxaxa..............
STEVE VAN WINKEL [era berlin]
Steve van Winkel was introduced to electronic music at a young age, although he only started buying vinyl when he was 19 years. He learnt to mix using an old Sansui turntable and a tape deck but it was not long until he got his hands on a set of Technics. Steve has lived and breathed music ever since.
Originally from Durban (South Africa), Steve’s deep and percussive style has been heavily influenced by house music. Outgrowing the music scene in his hometown, Steve decided to move to London where he discovered a passion for producing. He is still enthusiastic about vinyl and now lives in Berlin where he produces and plays. He also returns to London to play on a regular basis.