Haiti Direct LP

Front cover design for Hugo Mendez’s latest compilation for Strut Records, Haiti Direct – Big Band, Mini Jazz and Twoubadou sounds, 1960-1978 – double CD and vinyl packages showcasing the island’s unique Compas Direct sound of the ’60s and ’70s. Released end of Jan ’14. More info from Hugo here, and on the Strut site […]

Sofrito // International Soundclash album

The second compilation of tracks from the Sofrito dancefloors, International Soundclash, is set to be out at the end of July 2012. This time, for the artwork, we decided to push the Sofrito world view into centre stage: taking its inspiration from the ‘Dymaxion Air-Ocean World’ Fuller Projection, the connections between all nations and cultures […]

Sofrito Website

The Sofrito site saw its relaunch in April! Alongside the complete redesign, it’s now possible to view all the releases in one place, all the mixes posted so far, and I was lucky enough to get a dedicated artwork section, which I will be expanding beyond just posters in the near future. sofrito.co.uk Sign up […]

Sofrito // Warehouse Special with Owiny Sigoma

Poster for the Sofrito Warehouse Special, with Owiny Sigoma Band live. For more details and to buy tickets, go to the Sofrito site here. Listen to Jesse Hackett’s Owiny Sigoma Band influences mix here.

International Tropical Soundclash

Poster advertising a Soul Train night in Paris, with Quantic, Sofrito Soundsystem, Nickodemus and Setenta at Cabaret Sauvage.

Sofrito // Tropical Discotheque

Sofrito’s debut compilation! A presentation of the Sofrito Tropical Warehouse sound – 15 tracks from the tropics representing the Sofrito label and its sweltering parties. Strut Records, who are releasing the record, gave us free-reign and the result is a fully illustrated double gatefold LP, and 6-panel CD wallet, with liner notes from Hugo detailing […]

Soul Spektrum / Sofrito Tropical Discotheque

Poster for club night at Djoon, Paris.

Sofrito // Night of the Dead

Halloween Sofrito style at the New Empowering Church. Selectors Hugo Mendez, Frankie Francis & The Mighty Crime Minister (Sofrito) Vs Miles Cleret (Soundway). With MC Kwasi on the mic. Listen to a recording of the night on Red Bull Music Academy Radio View photos of the party

Sofrito // May Bill Poster

A very special Sofrito for May! A live extravaganza with Karl Hector and The Malcouns (Stones Throw/Now-Again) from Munich and Nostalgia 77‘s new live project The Skeleton, with Sofrito DJs and Miles Cleret of the celebrated Soundway Records on the decks. A type-heavy bill poster to advertise the event. I may pull some screen printed […]

Sofrito // Family Atlantica

Yet more Sofrito heat! Family Atlantica – led by the Venezuelan vocalist and cuatro player Luzmira Zerpa and Heliocentrics/Poets of Rhythm/Saravah Soul/Mulatu percussionist and flautist Jack Yglesias – include the extraordinary talents of Heliocentrics/Mulatu/DJ Shadow collaborator Adrian Owusu on guitar and Ghanaian percussion prodigy Kwame Owusu, and regularly collaborate with some of London’s finest Afro-Latin […]

Sofrito Website

Hugo and Frank of Sofrito Tropical Sessions had me revamp their site/make it look like it’d been sat in the corner of a record shop in Colombia for the past 40 years. Go and visit Sofrito dot co dot uk for Sofrito releases, mixes and details about their exemplary Warehouse parties. Winter’s over, finally…

Sofrito // Easter Warehouse Bash

Gracias a Dios, Sofrito is back. Sofrito Tropical Sessions

Sofrito // El Año Tropical!

Sofrito‘s back to wrap up 2008 and see in 2009 with a tropical New Year (piñata) bash.

Sofrito // Casa de Sofrito!

Full colour, high-quality A3 Giclée print to promote the latest Sofrito Tropical Warehouse party in East London.

‘Tropical Discotheque’ 12″ single

12″ vinyl label and sleeve sticker for Sofrito Specials 002 – African Disco Power b/w Calypso Path/Disco La Calle – hard afro-disco on strictly limited heavyweight vinyl.   This was a design spin-off from my poster for the Discoteca Tropical night hosted by Sofrito.

Sofrito // ‘Discoteca Tropical’

Poster for a night of deep tropical disco at Visions Video Bar in Dalston, London, hosted by Sofrito Tropical Sessions and Discolexia.   Fifth in an ongoing series of promotional artworks for the Sofrito boys.

Sofrito // Souljazz Orchestra

Poster and flyer for 12-piece afrobeat outfit, The Souljazz Orchestra from Canada, at Cargo, London.

Sofrito // Saravah Soul

Poster and flyer for Saravah Soul at the Jazz Cafe, presented by Sofrito Tropical Sessions.