DJ Sylvester got his
first taste of jazz/Funk/ Fusion & Latin jazz music
in Crackers Club at Wardour St, London when he was
at school. He started to buy some of the records
being played at the time and before long had
acquired a large collection. The following years
were a transitional period and he danced and
listened to what was termed as “jazz fusion”. This
was jazz with high energy (up tempo) beats and lots
of Latin influences. He loved the Latin flavoured
tunes and soon started to DJ in bars/pubs and before
long he had built up a bit of a reputation.
Dj Sylvester later
teamed up with DJ Gilles Peterson at the Electric
Ballroom in London and also started regular sessions
at the 100 Club, Scala Cinema, Dingwalls and the Wag
Club in London.
running early club nights in various places playing
mostly Latin jazz/Afro Cuban music
Dj Sylvester created
the Latin Street Jam Sound System to
participate in the Notting Hill Carnival.
Rave’s DJ John Armstrong also developed a passion for
Latin, African and Brazilian music. John is
currently involved with DJ-ing and running a monthly
live Cuban music night at Shoreditch’s Vibe Bar and
two monthly nights at London’s 500-capacity
Guanabara Brazilian bar and club.
The Latin Rave Sound
System is unique and is the only sound that caters
for Latin Music, attracting hundreds of Latin lovers
over the two days of Carnival.
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