London promoters Percolate continue a fine 2016 by hosting a day time launch party for Leon Vynehall’s latest Running Back release, Rojus. Curated by Vynehall, the party will be hosted at Mick’s Garage, a new open space in the heart of Hackney, and will feature a strong supporting cast.
With releases on ESP institute and Rush Hour, not to mention his work as part of Gaussian Curve, Young Marco is one of Amsterdam’s most renowned producers and DJs, whose flair for sewing together beautifully oddball and tropical sounds has made him a favourite at Boiler Room and Dekmantel.
Like Marco, Sassy J is an obsessive record collector, who has plied her trade as a resident DJ for over decade now, playing at her night Patchwork where she has hosted, and earned admiration from Floating Points, Theo Parrish and MF Doom. Listening to her mix for Dekmantel you can see why. Her mixes are a sumptuous collage of classic and underground sounds, where the worlds of jazz-funk and spiritual jazz sit at ease alongside ambient Mood Hut jams and spacey techno.
Purveyors of rare grooves, the label Mr Bongo, will also be showcasing their treasure chest of rare Brazilian and African gems which has seen them win admirers from as hight up as Gilles Peterson and Benji B. Finally, Vynehall will cap things off with a set that will likely showcase tracks from his forthcoming Rojus, a record that is “sequenced as if it were a club night, from doors to closing, using samples of these birds of paradise and their habitat.”