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02/12/2016Sofrito's Hugo Mendez Delivers Dancefloor-Destined Mix Of After Hours Percussions

East London-based Sofrito collective/imprint has been steadily adding flavour to a vast global scene of tropical club culture for the past decade and is still going strong:

"Sofrito mixes up vintage sounds from across the tropics with modern productions and exclusive dubplate specials, bridging the gap between eras and continents to produce a unique and intense sound that has seen them play at clubs and festivals across the world, [...] while the label covers everything from Nigerian acid boogie to raw Gwo Ka rhythms, futuristic sounds from new European producers and heavy Latin vibes from the Pacific coast of Colombia."

In light of tonight's Winter Dance at London's BLOC, Sofrito's own Hugo Mendez serves up a delightful, dancefloor-destined mix of deep percussive goodness from Brazil, Guadeloupe, Senegal, Cape Verde, Réunion, Jamaica, Glasgow and more. Listen to the mix via Mixcloud or in our SoundCloud player above.

AUTHOR: Lev Nordstrom