May 28, 2023
Ministry of Sound
Music – Latino beats at London’s iconic Ministry of Sound from Candela Sound System
Bank Holiday Sunday May 28th 2023
Launch Party at Ministry Of Sound, London
Co-founder of Latino Life magazine, the annual 10,000+ capacity Latino Life In The Park Festival, Reggaeton.co.uk and the weekly sold out Vauxhall club night Viva Reggaeton, and now Candela Records, the UK’s first record label dedicated to Urban Latin Music in partnership with Warner Music, DJ José Luis, the UK Don of Reggaeton, launches Candela Sound System on Bank Holiday Sunday May 28th at the legendary London clubbing landmark, Ministry of Sound.
The Launch Party for Candela Sound System features the UK’s best reggaeton DJs and homegrown urban Latin artists and promises to be a spectacular night of unforgettable music, dancing and celebration spread across 4 rooms. Mixing the anthemic latin sounds and rhythms that have conquered the world with the new sound of Latin London under one roof!
In the Main Room, The Box, Candela Sound System presents the new generation of home-grown artists & DJs shaping the Latin London landscape and beyond. With Live PA’s from ANGELO FLOW, GUALA, JDOGG, A NAHOMY and GEORGIA SCOTTand joining DJ Jose Luis, all the way from Brazil, the UK’s #1 Baile Funk DJ, Wilker, C Fuego – fresh from his set at the Adidas x Candela Records‘ Ldn collaboration; Jeff – one of London’s hottest Latino DJs and Friday night resident at the popular Paradise Club and one of the most exciting, charismatic young DJs on the scene Dominican-born Jovy, resident DJ at Saturday night’s roadblock party,Viva Reggaeton.
In Room 103 it’s a Tropical Explosionbringing the heritage sounds of the hispanic Caribbean salsa, bachata & merengue to new levels. Salsa and merengue were the backbone of the cultural Latino diaspora until the early Noughties. Today new generations of dancing fanatics have incorporated bachata into the mix and with some of the hypest new DJs on the block including Johnma, Kevin Rozo, DJ Frank, Jorge Devia and Diego Rocha, it’s gonna be as hot as Habana!
With Latin House trending on all music & social media platforms, Candela Records is branching out to showcase more House & Electronic sounds with House Of Candela taking over the Baby Box. Showcasing some of London’s freshest Latino DJs as well as the most exciting underground talent around, headliners include London-born Colombian rising star Ramoss; Viva House Resident DJ Cano, Myma, Marcus Bajjio, Timelvpse and Rabanne. Latin London does not get cooler than this!
The Loft’s Deep Cumbia session channels Latin America’s deeper south which has created its own sounds, mixing the hugely popular cumbia with more contemporary current music vibes. Catapulting artists like L-Gante, DT Bilardo and Dameas Gratis to massive internet fame with huge followings, The Loft is dedicated to these sounds and much more with DJ NMD and DJ DS.
BSS members should have received an e-mail to action their 20% discount on tickets.
Line Up: Live Artists: ANGELO FLOW, GUALA, JDOGG, A NAHOMY and GEORGIA SCOTT
The Box- The live music experience of Candela Records with
DJs Jose Luis; Brazilian UK’s Numero 1 Baile Funk DJ: Wilker; C Fuego, Jeff and Jovy
Room 103: Tropical Explosion with Johnma, Kevin Rozo, DJ Frank, Jorge Devia and Diego Rocha
Baby Box: House Of Candela withDJ Cano, Myma, Marcus Bajjio, Timelvpse and Rabanne
The Loft’s Deep Cumbia withDJ NMD and DJ DS.
Entry Requirements: Age 18+ with Valid Photo ID Strictly Required
Dress Code:Keep it stylish, fashionable and fresh. Jeans, t-shirts & branded trainers are all fine. We advise against wearing tracksuits. Shorts are allowed as long as they are smart (no tracksuit style or sports shorts).
MOS Disclaimer:If you are seen with alcohol on your way to or in the queue for the Event or show any signs of alcohol abuse, you will be refused entry without a refund for the Event.
Strictly No Refund
“Reggaeton has seen a boom in worldwide popularity over the last few years. At the close of 2021 Bad Bunny, a 27-year-old from Puerto Rico, was named as Spotify’s most-streamed artist on the planet (for the second year running) with 9.1 billion plays, while amongst British audiences the genre’s success can be gauged by the fact that, in London, you can take your pick between reggaeton nights at mainstream nightclubs on any given weekend. A vibrant, underground scene has been cultivating this music in London for the best part of two decades and, having now developed a bubbling young scene of homegrown Latinx artists, London isn’t simply riding the wave that is making reggaeton the sound of global pop – it’s contributing to it.”
Cristina Álvarez-Campana Jimmy Burns Janin Campos Helen Crisp Roger Golland Paul Graham Dame Denise Holt Javier Lánderer Dame Mary Marsh Charles Morgan Lady Mª Belén Parker Luis Quiroga Juan Reig John Scanlan Mike Short Jonathan Stordy Mrs Mercedes Sutherland Benjamin Welch Duke of Wellington Sir Stephen Wright Carmen & Scott Young
Thank you to the donors of the BSS Fundraising Appeal
Dame Denise Holt
Dame Mary Marsh
Lady Mª Belén Parker
Mrs Mercedes Sutherland
Duke of Wellington
Sir Stephen Wright
Carmen & Scott Young