• Styx Bar (map)
  • 5 Ashley Road
  • London
  • N17 9LJ

NOTE: This event will end at 2am

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Stranger than Paradise celebrate their 13th Birthday with a night of
balkan gypsy and brass mayhem, in collaboration with Woodburner at the
phenomenal Styx.

TRANSYLVANIA (Romania)

All the way from the Bucovina region,  Transylvania centres around the
dual talents of Konstantin Zgomot and Vlad Damien, whose deep roots in
Transylvania are shrouded in mystery. Alongside an array of awesome
musicians, their set combines Roma gypsy and balkan flavours with red
hot beats and samples, provided by ultra producer Konstantin. The
result is an incredibly heavy groove which is brought to life by the
deep and distinctive vocals of guitarist Vlad and heavy brass section.

The live show has the band's motto ‘Damn Fun’ at its heart, featuring
live visuals to take you deep into the realm of Transylvania.

This is the only London show on their UK tour, which sees them
headline Maui Waui Festival, alongside appearances at Boomtown Fair
(Oldtown Main Stage) and Bestival.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y5YckVn34LE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CtgGhK2uzus

SECONDHAND STREET BAND (New Orleans)

Led by the effervescent Adam Lessnau, the Secondhand Street Band have
traveled the world, combining the traditional sound of New Orleans
Jazz and Funk with contemporary elements and popular reimaginings. As
a crew of misfit street performers from all over the USA and beyond,
the SHSB has crafted an energetic and interactive live show which
brings the party wherever they go. As well as their full stage show,
expect them to use their experience as street performers in the Styx
garden to bring the New Orleans party vibe.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ov2XzZHWYSY

DJ SACHA DIEU

Sacha is reputed for being one of the pioneers and specialists of Balkan Gypsy, Electro Swing and Global Beats djing in the UK. In 2003, he co-founded Stranger than Paradise, a precursor Gypsy Burlesque monthly event presently held at the Hootananny Brixton. His mix "(S)winging it" is in the top 3 most played Electro Swing mixes on Soundcloud with over half a million plays. Sacha has djed alongside all the big names in his field: Caravan Palace, Parov Stelar, Fanfare Ciocarlia, Boban Markovic, Balkan Beat Box, Shantel, Eugene Hutz (Gogol Bordello) but also Roots Manuva and Seun Kuti. And has performed for events like the BBC3 World Music Awards After party, Cuban Music Awards and Balkan Fever Festival.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QYZYVEHrkzo

https://soundcloud.com/sachadieu

DJ MS MANRAY

Mischievous gypsy mayhem and barnyard polkas

+ Special surprises and guest performers

TICKETS

£5 Advance
Free Before 8pm
£5 8-10pm
£10 After 10pm

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NOTE: This event will end at 2am