June 17, 2017 at I Like It Like that, salsa dura on vinyls in London.
Lubi Jovanovic aka DJ Lubi, is probably the best known UK salsa DJ on the international scene, both from his performances at festivals and congresses across the world to his CD compilation work. He first spun mambos and descargas in jazz clubs in the North of England in 1982 before progressing to full-time salsa DJ in 1985. Since then he has played in clubs, festivals and congresses across the globe, including Los Angeles, Gran Canaria, Holland, Spain, Portugual, Ireland, Prague, Serbia, Germany, Montenegro, Denmark, Latvia, Turkey, Greece and Singapore! His musical taste stretches from classic 1960s guaguancos to 1970s salsa dura, instrumental mambo/latin jazz to Cuban timba. He also likes reggaeton and Cuban hiphop but if asked to choose a favourite genre, it would have to be Puerto Rican salsa from the 1970s to the present day – a kicking campana with smooth tumbao, tight brass and strong soneros! Its all about the swing!
A second career which has him recognised across the globe is CD compiler. He has produced over 35 titles since 2003 for the following labels : Fania – Nascente – World Music Network – Freestyle – V2 Music – Protel/Emusica – V2 TV. These include “Beginners Guide To Salsa” (Nascente 2003), the biggest selling UK salsa compilation CD of all time with over 60,000 sales, and also the highly rates “NYC Salsa” series for Fania Records, with all 3 volumes popular with dancers, djs and critics worldwide!
With over 30 years in the latin music business, you know you get quality and dedication from DJ Lubi, be it as a guest DJ or CD compiler. Its all about the love of music and good taste.
The night will start with a salsa class followed by social dancing with music ‘narrated’ by our invited talented djs through the orginal and timeless sound of vinyl records.
Live percussion throughout the night for an added punch, top venue with plenty of space for dancers, premium sound system, extensive bar with student bar prices and central London location with night tube service.
Join us for a fun and relaxed night of premium salsa quality on vinyl.
Salsa Class: 8.30pm – 9.30pm
Show at 12.30am
Party till 3am
NOTE: ID REQUIRED FOR ENTRY
Saw Swee Hock Student Centre
1 Sheffield Street
(5min walk from Holborn tube station)