Art of Sound: Auntie Flo
We’re honoured to welcome Auntie Flo back to the decks in the Academicians’ Room for more great fusions of world influences and sophisticated dance music.
Known for his “Afro-Futurist” sound, we’re delighted to welcome back London-based Glaswegian Auntie Flo, one of the country’s most up-and-coming rhythmic DJs, His sound influences range from West African marimbas to the Niger-Congo language of Ga, ‘70s Colombian palenque and Afro-Cuban music.
Seen as an exciting talent amongst his peers, he has mastered the fusion of electronic and world music, adopting global genres with tact and consideration as a tribute, which has now become part of his signature sound.
His party series and record label, Highlife, has been extremely successful across London and Glasgow since its launch in 2013. He also presents Radio Highlife, a monthly radio show on Worldwide FM, which builds on the sound of the label, exploring the best dance sounds coming from around the world, from rare gems to the hottest new releases rumbling dance floors across continents.
Auntie Flo has toured extensively. His festival appearances include Glastonbury, T in the Park, MoMA PS1, Lovebox, Dimensions, Garden Festival, Latitude and many more. His DJ appearances include Panorama Bar, Fabric and D-Edge and former residencies at Glasgow’s Sub Club and London’s Plastic People. He has also performed two live sessions for BBC Radio 1, four Boiler Room broadcasts and released a variety of DJ mixes for the likes of Resident Advisor, BBC 6 Music and Beats in Space NYC.
This event is open to members of the Academicians’ Room, Patrons and Friends of the Royal Academy and booking is required. A limited number of tickets are available to the general public, so be quick to book if you don’t want to miss out!
● Fully booked
Friday 23 March 2018
8 — 11pm
The Academicians’ Room, The Keeper’s House, Royal Academy of Arts
Free, booking required.
Art of Sound series
We return this year with the new season of our series of Friday night DJ sessions in the Academicians’ Room.
We’ve asked some of our favourite London-based DJs to dive into their archives for a series of unique music nights in the heart of the Royal Academy. DJs from a wide range of musical backgrounds will take over the Academicians’ Room, sharing their personal favourites as well as the hidden gems they’ve discovered on their musical journeys.