Desires presents: Aroop Roy
About the headliner
Aroop Roy is a London-based producer, multi-instrumentalist, vocalist and label head, who blends together the electronic edge of House, Disco and broken beat with the organic sounds of jazz and borderless sounds from across the globe.
Aroop's eclectic productions have become a mainstay for DJs across diverse scenes and generations ranging from underground tastemakers Gilles Peterson, Hunee and Mr Scruff, to major crossover DJs such as Disclosure, Folamour and Solomun.
He has released music on an ever-growing list of labels including as Delusions of Grandeur, House of Disco, Gamm, Sony Music, Yoruba Records, Jazz Diaries, Kampana and his own imprint Vive La Musique.
Aroop has performed in 5 continents and over 40 cities, having had residencies in London, Geneva and Tokyo and regular tours of USA and Asia. Like his productions, his DJ sets are always a performance full of personality and style. In 2022, he closed We Out Here festival with Mr Scruff in a set which was one of the highlights of the festival.
Highly respected as an eclectic tastemaker, he has recorded guest mixes for the likes of Gilles Peterson, Freerange Records, CO-OP, Jazz FM and BBC 6 Music's Craig Charles Funk & Soul show.
Aroop's label Vive La Musique has focussed on quality over quantity, with reissues and reworks of rare eclectic sounds from around the world from Caribbean zouk and Congolese Rumba to French jazz-fusion and South African hip hop. All releases have been featured by major tastemakers across the scene with the latest offering "In the Fast Lane" receiving rave reviews for digging into the history and musical connections between french virtuoso Jean-Luc Ponty and the Detroit techno movement.
Local Support by: Akarsh, Bryan Armalavage, Divine Interface, Patrick Dyer
6pm - midnight Open Air
midnight - 2:30am Indoor
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