DJ HUGO MENDEZ (SOFRITO) (UK)
If you are a friend of tropical rhythm music, you must have heard the name Sofrito for sure! The legendary dj and artist collective as well as a reputable label were found by Paris-based Hugo Mendez a bit more than ten years ago in East London. It was originally meant to describe his famous underground Tropical Warehouse Parties, which needed a name but soon gave Sofrito its fame. Since evolving into a much bigger concept, it has gathered several different artists under its wings as well as a respected label released piles of highly respected singles and compilations of fresh as well as old rare material from Latin American, Caribbean and African artists.
Funky Amigos have shared their passion for this kind of sound lately at the Tropical Splash club organized monthly since autumn 2016 at Navy Jerry’s and will serve the festival audience now in the same spirit. However, this time we are honored to welcome the main man of Sofrito and the legendary deejay, Hugo Mendez, for the first time in Finland to heat up the Tropical Splash sessions with his wide knowledge of music and his unique song selections. The hottest party of the year is definitely in our hands ‒ just the way it will be grabbing you by your dancing feet! JK