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Music website, club night, DJ duo & agency. African & Latin American rhythms, soulful grooves & global sounds.
"Thoughtfully constructed and ambitious lineups" - The Guardian
"Absolute pleasure - great great party" - Gilles Peterson
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Banana Hill DJs (Cervo & JVC) play a flamboyant crossover of traditional African and Latin American sounds with global electronica, including Highlife, Afro-house, Afrobeat, Disco, Garage, Latin Rare Groove, Kwaito and more.
They have shared decks with acts such as Gilles Peterson, FunkinEven, Maurice Fulton, Greg Wilson, Ejeca, Débruit, Citizen, Bill Brewster, Alexander Nut, Auntie Flo, LV, Optimo (Espacio), Fatima Al Qadiri, Deadboy, Shangaan Electro, Romare, Werkha, The Busy Twist, Thristian (Boiler Room), Anushka, Dan Shake, Nik Weston (Mukatsuku), Gang Colours, Blonde (Eton Messy), XXXY, Jessy Lanza, fLako, DJ Rashad, Esa, Taneli, Danuka, Kiwi
They have played at Africa Oyé, Kelburn Garden Party, Tramlines and Peace in the Park festivals.
Jack (JVC) and Chris (Cervo).
SOUNDCLOUD: Banana Hill
Cervo (Banana Hill)
12th July - Hatari Voltage @ Iguana, Kampala, Uganda
26th July - Banana Hill Tramlines Festival w/Horse Meat Disco, Auntie Flo (live), Galaxians, Whilst & more @ Queens Social Club, Sheffield
26th July - Tramlines Festival w/Levon Vincent & Luke Solomon @ Hope Works, Sheffield
27th July - Banana Hill Tramlines Festival w/Owiny Sigoma Band (DJ), Auntie Flo (DJ) & more @ The Bowery, Sheffield
23rd August - Banana Hill Summer Session w/Danuka (So Flute) @ The Harley, Sheffield
3-9th September - Goulash Disko Festival @ Komiza, Croatia
26th September - Banana Hill w/Cottam b2b Auntie Flo @ The Harley, Sheffield
Acts we've booked or who are booked to play...
2011: Brown Brogues, Blood Sport, Best Friends, Jupiter In Jars, Dream Garden
2012: Archetype, Avida Dollars, Bleached, The Busy Twist, Chid Iheanacho, Dave Judge's Djembe Ensemble, Dolfinz, D/R/U/G/S, Eagulls, Fantasy Rainbow, Gus Miller, Hourglass Sea, Jacuzzi Boys, Jagerverb, James Welsh, K.O.G., Krowkey, Lilas Lafleur, Luk'ant, PAWS, Romare, Seize The Chair, Smiley Maxx, Soukous Revelation, SU Samba Band, Sura Susso, Taneli, Vishal Salsero, Werkha, Y Niwl, Yola Fatoush
2013: Afriquoi, Alexander Nut, Auntie Flo, Bambooman, Blood Sport, The Busy Twist, Contours, Danuka, Dnaë & The Indigo Sound Project, Esa, fLako, Galaxians, Joshua Idehen, LV, Mandela, Tuesday Born, Werkha
2014: Abe, Afriquoi, Auntie Flo (live & DJ), Blood Sport, Cottam, Débruit, FunkinEven, Gilles Peterson, Golden Teacher, The Hot Diamond Aces, Jägerverb, John Loveless, K.O.G. & The Zongo Brigade, Lodger, Mango Rescue Team, Nik Weston, Nozinja aka Shangaan Electro, No Globe, Owiny Sigoma Band (DJ), Romare, Werkha, Whilst
Venues to date: The Bowery, CADS Basement & Great Hall (formally DLS), The Cluny, DQ, The Green Room, The Harley, Fez Club, The Night Kitchen (formally DLS), Unit 2 Speedwell Works (formally Dan Sane)
We've also had the pleasue of hooking up with collectives such as The Catch Connection, Bat Makumba, Small Ideas, Pangaea, No Uniform, Secret Diaries, Ryad, Cool Beans, Party For The People, So Flute, Nice Like Rice, Thrillhouse, Ashanti Beats, Gold Teeth, Huddle, GET RAD, The Harley Live, CADS, The Night Kitchen, Make It Real, Soul Jam, Groove Kitchen, Sounds Like This, Itchy Pig, Gett Off