Mr Bongo, Henry Wu, Donna Leake, Discojuice
It began in Venezuela 30 years ago – filling suitcases with amazing latin records to bring back to Europe. And it continued ever since; private warehouse visits in the US, dusty back street basements in South America, houses and garages in Africa, and lesser-known spots in Europe and Asia. Mr Bongo bring eclectic and unexpected Brazilian, Latin, African, Jazz, Soul, Reggae and Psychedelic flavours to the dance-floor with a seemingly bottomless stock of weird and wonderful selections.
It gives us great pleasure to welcome standing Patterns residents Mr Bongo to the 2018 ‘Curated by’ series. For their first event they’ll be inviting Henry Wu, Donna Leake and the Discojuice DJs.
Responsible for the creation of Yussef Kamaal, WU15 and Black Focus Records Henry Wu set a new standard in November 2016 with the release of Black Focus on Brownswood Recordings. And with sell out releases on EGLO and Rhythm Section Wu has made a name for himself as a leading figure in the new generation of soul music worldwide. Championed by the likes of Gilles Peterson, DJ Spinna, Osunlade, IG Culture and Benji B.
Donna Leake, part time grafter at Brilliant Corners, London, and full time music lover. Her sets spread far and wide, always depending on how she feels in the moment and for getting lost in the present. Music for open ears, open minds, open hearts and zero expectations.