WELCOME TO HAVANA
For our third birthday, we welcome you to a weekend long celebration of tropical sounds spanning from Friday 29th to Sunday 31st of July. Converting Styx into a mirror image of the colourful & rthmical streets found on the Carribeans biggest island; Cuba, Havana.
3 days / 3 line ups / 3rd birthday.
With Cuba now entering negotiations with the US, we thought it right to pay homage to the heritage of Cuba.
Close your eyes for a moment and imagine you are there. Guitars and voices harmonizing over a syncopated drum rhythm; sunlight slanting across rotten peeling paintwork; The smell of Cigars in the air; Rumba & tropical sounds form every corner; Rum cocktails, Mango, Pineapple, Guava and Orange bites, colourful decore, Cuban Cars, Exotic plants, Visual artists & all the ingredients which bring the vibrant city of Havana to life.
With Buena Vista Social Club officially signing out in April on thier 'Adios tour' / Gilles Peterson providing amazing insight to Cuba's musical influences / Cuba starting it's first electronic festival in Manana // Cuba, we felt it there's no time like ahorra to spice up Londons musical scene's with a tribute to one of the most exotic places on the planet.
Stay tuned for competitions, line up announcements, art, special treats we have for each day & more as we prepare for our biggest celebration yet.
Very Special Guest TBA!
The Menendez Brothers
The brothers are back with us to help celebrate our 3rd birthday on Saturday the 30th July. Our favourite twin duo will help us keep you dancing in the sunshine at our new summer carnival home Styx. The FOUND residents Eniz and Deniz are known for their house cuts and hip hop jams and have become regulars on the capitals club party scene.
Hutch & Rail
Quickly becoming recognised within the London club scene with the duo who also go by the name Amber Shells, being booked by a number of growing club nights.
The pair who predominantly started DJ'ing to drum n bass over ten years ago also have a residency at East London Nightclub SHAPES and have recently been playing abroad at some of europes best festivals. Expect the two of them to play an banging set to pump your fists fully.
Tuckshop resident, LEX Records Collaborator, The Jazz Cafe in house DJ and A Doctor's Orders regular..
Born and raised in Bermuda on a diet of Soul and Jazz, teeth cut in Brighton on Hip Hop and Rum and now digging and spinning records from London to the World.
10+ years of digging and collecting records makes Russ a formidable force behind the turntables, having rocked parties alongside the likes of DOOM, Slum Village, Cypress Hill, Dead Prez, Soul 2 Soul, Just Blaze, Jesse Boykins, The Nextmen, M Phazes, DJ Format, Elzhi, Jehst, Smoke DZA, J Period, Action Bronson, The Alchemist, 9th Wonder and Roy Ayers to name a few. With one foot in the past and one foot firmly in the future, expect a genre bending soul drenched sound, which has seen Russ Ryan set off parties worldwide.
Tuckshop's longest serving resident DJ Tappa provides the perfect blend of all things soulful from funk / soul / disco / Hip hop & anything in between. If you have been to a Tuckshop before than you have no doubt had a boogie to some of his sweet selections.