Zepherin Saint (Tribe Records)
‘CAN YOU DANCE TO MY BEAT’
(A NIGHT OF WORLD MUSIC’S INFLUENCE IN DANCE MUSIC)
Tribe returned to the Notting Hill Arts Club for another jam-packed carnival celebration on Monday August 29. They're familiar with the Arts Club after presenting their super-popular soulful house parties here, but Can You Dance To My Beat is a brand new night of wonderful music from around the world.
Expect the unexpected as DJ-host Zepherin Saint takes you into the global soul of our planet, exploring the influence of tropical music on the dance floor from Cuba's Afro-rumba to Angola's kuduro, South Africa's deep and infectious kwaito house and mesmerising Khalegi rhythms from the middle east. Experience the music that sets fire to nights around the world and escape into its rich sounds and intoxicating beats.
Zepherin Saint's musical collection spans the globe and in his more recent productions you can find influences of traditional and contemporary sounds from the African and middle eastern diaspora. 'Midnight Mawal', his latest offering, bears witness to this by fusing the ancient Arabic vocal tradition of Mawal with deep house - it's been featured on the latest Buddha Bar compilation.
Zepherin Saint is recording extensively in Egypt and Beirut, melting electronic sounds to mash with traditional folk instruments, cutting-edge rhythms and lavish eastern orchestras. He is working on a world music album which is due out early 2012.