SATURDAY | July 18
FORWARD DISCO presents JOJO FLORES & MR. V
To say that we are still recovering from our Night With Def Mix in June is an understatement. David Morales and Hector Romero put on an absolute clinic for us. For this month’s installment of our Forward Disco Summer Series at Cielo we have the pleasure of hosting two more pioneers of house, JOJO FLORES (Gotsoul / Montreal) and MR. V (Soul Channel / NYC)
Jojo Flores has come a long way from his humble Montreal roots. Today, House Music’s “Mixed Tape King” has achieved global reach, and is now a tireless Ambassador of soulful dance music to every corner of the world. In addition to being one of the genre’s most respected Dj’s; Jojo Flores is also CEO of Gotsoul Records and founder of the infamous Therapy soirees – now enjoyed in 7 cities worldwide from Cape Town to San Francisco and Toronto. Along the way, he’s found time to open up a club, own a record shop, and produce numerous records and CD’s.
Experiencing Mr. V’s (AKA Victor Font) DJ sets, original productions, or remixes is like taking a trip back in time to dance music’s golden age. Before superstar DJs took over the spotlight, dance music was a cultural phenomenon that did what no other form of music could do – bring people together. It didn’t matter what race or sexual orientation you came from because dance music was all about embracing our differences and creating a homogeneous vibe. The music was built heavily on traditional song structures and lots of heart and soul. DJs played whatever it took to get the party going and the music was never predictable. It is with this classic spirit and enthusiasm that New York City’s Mr. V targets today’s dance music world. Mr. V is a throwback in the purest sense.
18 Little W 12th St | NYC 10014
10pm-4am | 21+ w/ ID