Monday, 13 June 2011
Tell them I said something great...
A few things to report, a bit of free music and a Mixtape.
Firstly, the annual ¡VAMOS! festival is coming back for another year and it's presenting 2 special events, featuring a Touristblog favourite... MATIAS AGUAYO
Formerly half of the sublime Closer Musik, Aguayo is more recently known for his releases on his own imprint 'Comeme' and the ever wonderful 'Kompakt'.
Musically, he's almost impossible to pin down, splicing together the Chilean rhythms of his new home of Beunos Aries alongside the Techno sensibilities of his earlier work with a real sense of mischief (and in some cases, blatant piss taking).
The first event is an absolute treat for Newcastle and frankly, anyone who doesn't attend aught to be thoroughly ashamed of themselves.
For the last few years, Aguayo and his Comeme cohorts have been throwing free street parties up and down the length and breadth of South america, and now Newcastle's NONAME collective have managed to tempt them to bring one of their 'BUMBUMBOX' parties to Greys monument!
The event takes place from 12 till 3 this Friday (17th) and features both Aguayo and North East artist CAPRACARA (DFA/London Soul Jazz) performing 'Selleccion Transatlantica', an all new musical commission between the 2 artists that promises to be pretty fucking good!
The following day NONAME present a special free outdoor party at the Tyne Bar, featuring Aguayo, the fabulous Ana Helder and other Comeme artists, as well as Vamanos and Antonio Morales (Tourist remembers him when he was just plain Tony!) If that wasn't enough, then there's a FREE after party with Aguayo, Capracara and Helder all DJing back in the city centre at the new No28 bar/club!
If you're from Newcastle, then we don't really need to big the Tyne Partys up, and if you're not from Newcastle, then ask someone who is as this post is getting far too long.
Also on Friday, Touristblogs very own shameful secret, Last Waltz, are playing at a very special charity gig which also features a proverbial shower of similar tossers from the Newcastle underground party scene (god I hate that term).
An evening with Sir Bobby has been organised by the ever so slightly unhinged folk behind CTRL and features (in no particular order)...
Mick Lyndsey and Dan Hawkins
The event is taking place at The Globe, the roof terrace of which has so far been home to 2 fantastic Dada events (don't know if that actually counts as a recommendation, but it's bloody good) and entry is measly £7, which goes straight to the Bobby Robson foundation!
Here's a slice of what to expect at Monument on Friday.
We've mentioned Closer Musik which has made for an excellent excuse to post this...
Closer Musik - Maria
Also, here's a incredibly skitzy, but absolutely amazing Aguayo mix from 09 as well as his brilliant 'Fact Mix' from a little later.
Matias Aguayo - XLR8R Mix
Matias Aguayo - FACT MIX
Till next time.
Big love. Tourist X