Friday 17th August
9pm - 10:30pm Chilango
10:30pm - 11:15pm Amandititita
11:15pm - 12am Chilango
12am - 12:40am Amandititita
Saturday 18th August
9pm - 10pm Chilango
10pm - 11:30pm Goldierocks
Sunday 19th August
9pm - 12am Alejandro Franco aka SLKTR
CHILANGO (DJ SET)
"I'm originally from Mexico City where I grew up and lived until I moved to London 5 years ago, I've been djing for 10 years now, first in Mexico City in venues like Cafeína, Rioma, Ixchel, Colmillo, Habita and in London I have played in parties like Movimientos, Fiesta en la Calle, Muévete, Pisco Disco and last year at Glastonbury Festival. My first approach to electronic tropical music was through BN Loco back in DF, project of Uriel Esquenazi with whom I collaborated for his monthly house party and Radioactivo's radio show called Bounce. During my sets expect bassy electronic nu-cumbia and some other tropical stuff, lots of ZZK records and Surtek Collective!"
GOLDIEROCKS (DJ SET)
Goldierocks is Sam Hall - international DJ, theatrical performer and TV/radio broadcaster.
Sam spends her time invading festivals and after-parties all over the world. Always up for an adventure: she’s eclectic, passionate and a bit of a giggle.
Sam has stage dived, rocked out and propelled herself off various stages around the globe having DJ’d her unique blend of festival chic, bassy remix and wonky electro to thousands across five continents. Everywhere from Ibiza Rocks to Glastonbury’s East Dance Stage, inside the igloo disco of Snowbombing in Austria to the palm fringed shores of Lake of Stars Festival in Malawi Southern Africa; Australia’s Gold Coast to cowboy country, playing SXSW 1in Texas. Soviet bunker clubs in Kazkahstan to yachts in Monaco, The MTV European Music Video Awards and Shanghai Fashion Week.
Offstage Sam presents her weekly global radio show ‘The Selector’ (now broadcast in over 34 countries on FM radio to 4 million listeners & on NME Radio in UK). Recently described by The Sunday Times as “more irresistible as the best of John Peel... the country’s coolest radio show”. In 2012 Goldierocks will be heading to Cairo, Israel, Mexico and Brazil to promote the show.
FRANCO (SLKTR DJ SET)
Alejandro Franco has created his career over the past ten years in radio, TV and written media. Born in Mexico City in 1979 he has collaborated with some of the most important media associates in Mexico and Latin America such as W Radio, WFM, W Radical, Tele Hit, Televisa’s specialized TV shows on music, Rolling Stone magazine, GQ magazine and other independent media. Alejandro Franco has covered major music events throughout the world like Love Parade in Berlin, Coachella Festival in the U.S.A, Festival Personal in Argentina, Heineken Thirst in South Africa, Glastonbury Festival in England and tons more.
He has interviewed several of music’s icons like Robert Smith (The Cure), Brian Wilson(The Beach Boys), Peter Hook (Joy Division / New Order), John Taylor (Duran Duran), Andy Fletcher (Depeche Mode), Ry Cooder (Buena Vista Social Club), Moby, Gustavo Cerati (Soda Stereo), Café Tacvba, amongst others. New international talents list from The Dead Weather, Kanye West, Franz Ferdinand, Goldfrapp, Ian Brown, Gogol Bordello and many more.
He (to this date) hosts the trendy radio music show called “Backstage 40”, broadcasted Nationwide every Thursdays from 10pm-12am, at Los 40 Principales. Alejandro is Founder and CEO of the Content Agency Sentido Comun.
He is currently debuting as a director and is in post production of his first documentary on the amazing Mexican duo Rodrigo y Gabriela. To finish off, he also has a musical project with Juan Chavez, Charal from the famous Mexican group Resorte and José Luis Montaño “Pillo” called SLKTR (Selektor). A powerful but yet brilliant mash up that brings rock, hip-hop, electro and Mexican music into one mix.
When Alejandro goes solo, his musical selection becomes SLKTR DJ set.
AMANDITITA (LIVE PERFORMER)
Amandititita (real name Amanda Lalena Escalante Pimentel) is a Mexican songwriter. In 2008 her debut record The Anarcumbia Queen (Reina de la Anarcumbia ) was released by Sony Music.
Amandititita studied at General Society of Mexican Writers (Sociedad General de Escritores de Mexico) and later continued in Ed. Escritores UNAM. Her lyrics are characterized as an urban chronic, ironic and with an ingenious language. The characters of her lyrics are contemporary archetypes, everyday circumstances with dark humor. She calls it anarcumbia: a mixture of cumbia with electronic music.
With two records released by Sony Music, Amandititita has become a media phenomenon. Her music is popular with radio stations all over Mexico and USA. She has performed throughout the United States, in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Houston and other cities. METROSEXUAL, LA MUY MUY, LA MATAVIEJITAS, LA GUERA TELEVISA and ODIO A MI JEFE are some of her songs that have become top hits on the radio. Her songs have also been played as soundtrack for movies like RUDO Y CURSI, DRAMAMEX and SIN NOMBRE.
Amandititita is a polemic and controversial figure, and in a short time she set her place as an urban cronist reaching the top places on the Mexican Billboard and was nominated in three different categories by Premios Oye, from radio. She received the Journal Graphics Award as female revelation of the year.
Known as an influential female voice through her lyrics, she is one of the Mexican Corregidoras included in the Bicentennial Celebration of the Mexican Independence.
She performed in a MVS reality show of ten episodes, about her everyday life. In 2009 she was invited to deliver an award during the MTV awards.
Amandititita is currently recording her third album.
LA MUY MUY http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_4ZjNMCUg5Q http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4jZ_WuLhsr8