in the meantime have a peack at last year's line up on Sun 22 AUG
2023 line up to be announced very soon
named after THE FOUNDING BEAT OF AFRO-LATIN MUSIC, the Sunday stage IS ALL ABOUT the SOUNDS OF innovation & the journey of latin music to and From Africa, Latin AMERICA, europe & asia.
Eliane Correa y La Evolución
Inspired by the modern Havana sound of large-format Timba (Cuban salsa) featuring electric guitars and synths over powerful Cuban grooves, La Evolución is the latest creation of the acclaimed London-based pianist and band leader Eliane Correa. With it’s recently released debut album Signo de Fuego, Correa’s fresh, high-energy 14+ piece orchestra brings her own London-infused voice to the genre. Eliane studied piano and composition at the renowned Instituto Superior de Arte in Havana, Cuba, before relocating to London where she became reknowned for her work as a composer, pianist and bandleader, most notably her fusion project, Wara.
A discovery from our LoLaMC showcases earlier this year, this fusion, flamenco, hiphop and funk band was a revelation. Bandleader Daniel Vince, “El Torete", an artist and music producer from Madrid, Spain, graduated in music at BIMM London University, specialising in guitar. His band plays a fusion of rap, Latin urban rhythms with funk touches. Currently active releasing a series of singles, working on a full length album and directing his music band, performing at different venues and event sizes all of which have sold out so far, he is one to watch!
Carlos Paul is a UK based award-winning singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer and composer from Ecuador. With two studio albums (Hablame and Todo Es Posible) and 11 singles released worldwide, Carlos Paul is an established and versatile artist, one of the few who has transported Latin America’s vibrant and illustrious rock and pop tradition to the UK.
Another artist who impressed us with her showcase at LoLaMC, is this Colombian-born singer, songwriter and pianist. Luisa's charismatic performance and innovative collaboration with London-based Sikh producer Deewaan Singh gave her Salsa-R&B a truly internationalist and London sound, rich in emotion, melody and rhythms from East and West. A Brit School graduate and daughter of a veteran salsa musician, her immersion in all the nuances of London's music world since childhood has shaped her journey and electrifying performances at the likes of Glastonbury, Jazz Café, Roundhouse and Havana Jazz Festival.
Chilean-Italian Rosa’s music merges her native London’s neo-soul and RnB scenes with the Latin jazz she grew up listening to. Describing her sound as “Latin jazz and Neosoul wrapped in Pop packaging” her songs offer catchy hooks and soulful melodies along with personal and modern insights into queer love (Passers-By), mixed heritage (Gold Chains) and the female gaze (La Rosa). Kali Uchis meets Jorja Smith.
Carving a niche between classic hip hop, retro-futuristic RnB and urban Spanish, Lauren Nine, better known as NINE, is a multidisciplinary artist from Barcelona, with an authentic, pure and very personal sound. Singer, producer, beatmaker, saxophonist and lyricist, her pop-RnB, electronic funk or rap in Catalan, were inspired by the likes of Janet Jackson, Kaytranada, Jodeci, Kendrick Lamar or Warren G. From her E.P. debut Andromeda (2018) to collaborating with DJ/Producer AWWZ “Naughty E.P.” (2021) she has shown that she is not afraid of exploring the space between tradition and the future.
Queralt Lahoz’s music is imbued with Latin, folk and urban influences. Soul, hip hop and dancehall converge naturally and gracefully, framed by spontaneous overtones of cobla and bolero reflecting her flamenco background. Queralt Lahoz is one of the most promising voices on the Spanish scene, giving life to everything from classic bolero to 90s rap, clearly captured on her debut record. Her debut album Pureza (May 2020) received rave reviews in Spain and she has earned a reputation for her powerful live shows.
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This Ecuadorian-Salvadorean Crossover DJ began his career at one of Ecuador's most renowned radio stations, Radio Zaracay FM and became one of the country's most popular DJs before moving to London. Regular at the likes of Ministry Of Sound, Pacha, Fire, Fabric, amongst other popular clubs, he also made a name for himself playing in top Latin clubs such as The Cuban, K-CHE, Gabeto, Floridita, La Pollera Colora, Bar Salsa, Kaoz, La Bomba, Paradise, Reggaeton Oasis and Reggaeton Elite. He has supported Don Omar and Romeo Santos in concert.
Gamba is a Colombian DJ based in London who plays in some of the best Latin clubs in the city. He has had a 10 year residency at Zumbale Club and two years in Dulce Pecado London, he has also opened for some of the biggest Latino American artist concerts in the capital, including Marc Anthony, Oscar D'leon and Nicky Jam. Cesar also owns the number one Latin radio station in united of kingdom: Sound Latino Radio.
Former candidate on the BBC business show The Apprentice UK, Jemelin Artigas has since become the UK’s biggest Latin Influencer, aswell as entrepreneur,, model, presenter and award winning motivational speaker. Making the most of her inspirational story, she has walked the talk and is an inspiration to many Latinas in the UK, resulting in a massive social media presence. With a book on the way Jemelin is determined to not only be the example of someone coming from nothing be a success but also to inspire others sharing her journey and how she did it.
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London’s favourite surrogate Latino, award-winning choreographer Richard Marcel is one of the UK's most unique innovators of dance and movement for TV, film, commercials and theatre. He was stage director for Come Dancing for 10 years and resident choreographer for Strictly. He has been part of the UK salsa scene for over 2 decades, teaching, performing and as the UK’s top Salsa choreographer and has worked with superstars such as Madonna, George Michael, Kylie, Diana Ross, Tom Jones and the legendary Liza Minelli.
Sizzling sounds for a perfect summer’s day: The los angeles-based platform for the world’s leading DJs crosses the atlantic to join our UK team of award-winning Latin DJs from Viva London.
From small latin night clubs to the legendary Fabric, from London to Edinburgh with his focus on Latin Beats, Andres Zambrano has become a UK favourite for club goers. Every song Andres spins reflects his vast musical knowledge and experience, ensuring that the party never stops. Specialise in Latin Music Old school, New school R&B/Hip Hop, Club Bangers and more.
This popular Colombian DJ/Promoter Cano started in Camden Town, the Mecca for music in the UK, than gradually getting noticed by several prestigious nightclubs, and has been promoting clubnights all over London . He has helped grow several music brands which you can find under his event website Canoevents.com. Playing at one of the biggest parties like VIVA REGGAETON // VIVA HOUSE, VENUES LIKE LIGHTBOX, TROPIX AND THE CAMDEN
Azzy is an up and coming latin DJ who, in the last couple years has become a force to be reckoned withJ in the urban Latin scene. She currently has a couple of residencies in London and Madrid, as well as travelling around Europe's clubs. While her passion is spinning reggaetón you'll also hear dembow, trap, RnB and afrobeats at her parties. She knows how to adapt to the crowded and keep it dancing nonstop.
Regional Manager for DjCity.com Texas and Southern Region and SiriusXM mixer for Pitbulls Globalization Channel 4 every Friday. For several years, DJ Danny West has had some of the hottest venues across the country spilling over night after night. Though he hails from the sunny streets of Los Angeles where he perfected his craft over countless hours in his youth, those who appreciate music, dancing and a blazing Disc Jockey can't help but turn out in droves to hear him drop beats around his current hub of Dallas, TX. It's no surprise West has been tapped to spin for top-notch clients like The Dallas Cowboys, Red Bull, In Style Magazine, and Top Rank Promotions.
DJ ETX is from Dallas, TX, United States. He is a DJ and producer and remixer for DJcity. www.instagram.com/ETXTX
Cuban born Joel Verdecia known as DJ Flecha has more than 25 years of experience brging joy through Cuban music. He was part of the Timba boom of the 90s in Havana, participating in multiple concerts at the Palacio De La Salsa, Le Select, La Cecilia, Los Jardines De La Tropical. At the end of the 90s he began to work in the heart of the nightlife of Havana, El Vedado, playing in clubs such as El Karachi, Scherezada, La Red, Amanecer, El Ticoa, until in 2001 he became resident DJ in Havana’s legendary Casa de la Música. Since moving to the UK he’s become Europe’s greatest exponent of Cuban music.
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Georgia Scott is a British-Spanish singer/songwriter who grew up in Madrid and Ibiza where her journey in music began, inspired by artists from both Spain and
Latin America such as Paloma Mami, DaniLeigh and Nathy Peluso. Her music combines classic UK genres such as garage, drill and R&B with her Hispanic influences. As comfortable singing in Spanish as in English, the 22-year-old’s release ‘D.R.I.P.’ was central to a recent promotion with JD Sports during Wireless Festival in Finsbury Park. Her next single ‘PULL UP’ is a collab with producer, singer/songwriter Indigo Jams released at the end of August.
Lucy Calcines is a Cuban-Spanish singer & songwriter. Semifinalist of the TV show The Voice UK, with over 30 MILLION views on her Blind Audition alone, becoming the most viewed contestant of 2020 globally, she achieved a 4 chair turn by superstar coaches Meghan Trainor, Sir Tom Jones, Olly Murs and will.i.am.
Her latest single 'Lipgloss' (2022) peaked at number #16 on the Spanish iTunes Charts, accumulating over 509k views & streams so far. Her mastery of the switch between English & Spanish, as well as her extensive vocal range, is what makes Lucy best known for.
London bred Colombian DJ has worked in all London’s major nightclubs La Bomba, Lokura, Jhonnys Latin festivals and opening for Reggaeton artists such as Don Omar concert (2012), Farruko concert (2012), Jamsha concert(2012) in clubs/bars like Gabeto and Jin Juu soho. Together with other top latino DJ's (DJ C.FUEGO) and 2 other partners(CLAU CLAU & DJ KAIAPRO) have open Forza Studios producing London’s based talent.
DJ LUIGI SANCHEZ
This award-winning Colombian DJ has opened for some of the biggest International artists when they come to town, such as Bad Bunny, Don Omar, Ozuna, Daddy Yankee, Nicky Jam, Arcangel, Justin Quiles and most recently Ryan Castro. He is also a regular at some of London's biggest Latin clubnights such as I Love Reggateon, Reggaeton Latino, and has toured Europe and Latin America.
Hailing from Valencia, Venezuela, Johnny is an urban music specialist, From hiphop & R&B & afrobeat to reggaeton. He has played in Europe’s most famous clubs, from London’s Ministry of Sound, Lightbox and 02 to Scotland’s El Barrio Edinburgh to San Antonio Ibiza and Sommer Keller in Elligen Germany, taking the reggaeton party around Europe.
FROM LA TO LONDON, PHENOM'S REPUTATION AS A PARTY STARTER AND TASTEMAKER PROCEEDS HIM. THE EL SALVADORIAN-BORN RECORD AFICIONADO FLIES THE BEATSOURCE (CHIEF CONTENT OFFICER) & DJCITY (PRESIDENT) FLAGS HIGH; PROUDLY OWNING THE OPEN FORMAT STYLE FROM THE HOTTEST MIXSHOWS ON AIR TO THE US'S A-LIST PARTY VENUES, EFFORTLESSLY FUSING HIP-HOP,
MOTOWN TIPS, LATIN, HOUSE MUSIC AND MORE. FROM TAKING LIL JON TO THE TOP TEN OF THE BILLBOARD CHARTS and REUNITING PITBULL AND J-LO to EVOLVING THE OPEN-FORMAT CIRCUIT PERFECTLY AND KEEPING THE MOST UPFRONT MUSIC AT THE TOPLINE, DJ PHENOM HAS THE TIP.
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VLATZ is a Colombian musician, DJ, music producer and content creator. He runs his own record label Urantia Records, as well as his video production company Guayaba Media. He is an editor in chief for two music blogs, DJcity Latino and Music Junkie TV, where he writes about music related news and the DJ and music industry. He also produces two original podcasts, "La Conversación", a music news portal, with exclusive interviews, and "Vlatz Radio" where he distributes his weekly mixes. Vlatz hosts "Fiesta Latina" on SiriusXM, Pitbull's Globalization, Mondays 7pm PST/10pm EST.
Bringing a bit of Brazil to the DJ stage, Wilker has become known as the Don of Funk in London. Arriving in the capital in 2017 from his native state of Goiania, he has since been a regular in the club scene playing in all major clubs. A DJ with over 15 years of experience and over 50 shows with Funk artists here and in Brazil, he is the real deal when it comes to Funky or as it is now known internationally…Baile!
From Newham, East London, this Afro Colombian, blogger, community activist and all round happy Latina, is part of the new generation of UK Latin bloggers proudly promoting their culture. Via her Inspirational Thursdays streams on IG she has been consistently uncovering the real heroes of the London Latino community and her larger-than-life, natural, infectious personality makes her a real popular character. She dedicates her time to spreading her love of salsa and encouraging pride in the next generation through 'love your culture’, inspiring young London Latinos to be proud of their identity.
Party Promoter, presenter and all round personality and host, John Valencia is one of the most popular figures on London’s Latin party scene. Super proud Colombian he’s the soul of every party and one of the UK’s few Latin influencers. Last year he made his festival host debut on the Candela stage and proved to be such a hit with the audience that we’ve invited him back on this year’s VIVA/DJ City Stage.
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