The Tropical Brunswick Mixtape Launch was a huge success, with the convent chock full of people getting down to the sounds of funk, latin, afro and bollywood rhythms. Thanks to Tim Chmielewski who documented the whole evening on camera and shared his work with us – check out his other work here.
Saturday the 2nd of November sees a super-charged night of music at The Shadow Electric with freakadelic Bollywood goodness from The Bombay Royale, hot salsa and Latin funk from San Lazaro and a selection of rarities, versions and remixes from the funk and soul closet with Karate Boogaloo – the Cactus Channel rhythm section and their guests. It’s all in aid of launching HopeStreet’s Tropical Brunswick Mixtape, mixed by DJ Jumps.
What does Tropical Brunswick sound like? Don’t wait for global warming to find out. Unreleased gold from HopeStreet Recordings’ 2014 release schedule and hits and obscurities from the back catalog rub shoulders in the mix under the deft hands of DJ Jumps. Latin and afro bump up against funk, soul and spaghetti cinematica. It’s that hot analog sound you love, but you can get it on the interweb! The first 50 through the door receive a Hopestreet showbag containing the mixtape by DJ Jumps and a free 7″ vinyl from the catalog.
HopeStreet Recordings – we’re not revivalising, we’re revitalising.
The Cactus ChannelNot so long ago this year, spent a total of 5 days in the studio to create their second full-length, Wooden Boy. Oscar Strangio documented the session with both photo and video. Here we present How Did This Happen? which opens Side B on the LP. You can also check out Oscar’s photo gallery for some pretty awesome shots of the band in the studio. You can check out more of Oscar’s work on tumblr at worldthroughmylens.tumblr.com
Congrats to The Cactus Channel for selling out their launch last Friday at Northcote Social Club (and almost selling out the Thursday!)
We’re very proud of our latest 7″ release, a real in-house job, written, performed and produced by the HopeStreet team and family. Featuring Cisco Tavares on the A side and Jess Harlen on the flip with “The Time It Takes”.
The Bombay Royale performed live on the Andrew Marr show (BBC One) on Sunday morning, having travelled overnight after their Saturday performance at Zomer van Antwerpen, then back to Belgium again Sunday afternoon or another festival show! Watch the segment online here:
The other good news is that their London club show is really hotting up. Due to demand they’ve been bumped into a larger room at Village Underground. More tickets have just been released but these are also selling fast, so get yours now!
Earlier this year we recorded the second album for The Cactus Channel and we’ve been chaffing at the bit ever since to get it out to everyone. Well, the day has finally arrived – enjoy Wooden Boy (Part 3) from the “Wooden Boy” album out Sept 2!