Mim Suleiman, T Williams, Auntie Flo, SOPHIE, Alejandro Paz, Andrew (H&P)
After 3 years of parties, we've taken what we feel as record buyers, to be the next logical step in starting a label. Following on from our amazing Caribou party, we return to Plastic People to mark the label's launch and showcase some forthcoming talent from all corners of the planet.
Hailing from our hometown of Glasgow via Goa, debutant artist AUNTIE FLO's, Goan Highlife EP is due to drop any day having won over fans from all corners of the music community including Ricardo Villalobos, Optimo, Jackmaster amongst a mere few.
Zanzibar singer MIM SULEIMAN brings a doze of the Highlife in a very rare London appearance. If you've slept on her Tungi album, you need to take a look at yourself. Produced by Maurice Fulton, its 'futuristic Afrobeat' sounds take in tribal rhythms, disco and Chicago house accompanying Mim's Swahili vocals. We hosted her in Glasgow late last year and can assure you her performance is not to be missed.
Londoner T WILLIAMS is another recent guest, who's productions have been causing it across dancefloors globally. Serious bangers include "Getting Mine", "Afric" and ''Heartbeat", the latter from late last year curiously ended up being the 3rd biggest dance single on iTunes for 2010, behind some dubious counterparts. Drawing from UK Funky, Kwaito, Garage and House, his sound fits in well with Mim, Flo and the gang. We're sure this won't be the last you'll hear of him for this year - watch out for his remix of Auntie Flo in the months ahead.
The elusive SOPHIE's live show stole the show at our ReviveHER chums XOYO party late last year and we subsequently asked him to remix 'Highlife'. The result is a musical treat of Guido-esque synthy goodness so far removed from the orginal - in the best possible way. Scheduled for a vinyl release this summer.
Last but by no means least, ALEJANDRO PAZ is a name few of you will have heard of for now, but mark our words this won't be the last. He's responsible for what's likely to be H&P03 and is set to destroy dancefloors across the summer with the almighty 'Callejero'. Hailing from Chile, expect to hear a doze of latin rhythms and jackin' house from his Cómeme counterparts.
H&P's Andrew will open the proceedings.
*Any profits will be donated to the Red Dot Relief appeal to aid those in Japan. http://reddotrelief.org/
Tickets shortly on sale via RA.