As our thoughts go out to the people of Japan it so happens that the very special guest DJs booked for the April Hackney Globe Trotting hail from the Nippon isles. Representing all that is great about Japan, DJs KTA and 1TA-RAW are ideal guests for HGT. They have both warmed up for Russ Jones at his Arriba La Cumbia parties and their mix of new, old and future classics from the ever-growing pantheon of global music has, to be plain, blown Russ away. That's not so surprising, perhaps, as DJ 1TA-RAW, for example, is a very experienced DJ, producer and party promoter (specialising in dancehall and dub, and adding house, breakbeats and global grooves to the Xtra Skank and Part2Style mixes) who's played at the leading Japanese venues. Creative, original, fun and technically on-it, these DJs have all the right ingredients, and it is with pleasure to have them guest and headline at Hackney Globe Trotting. They are names to watch out for.
As always Russ Jones hosts the night and sets the mood for a regular fix of worldwide musical explorations from latin ghetto-bass to vintage afrobeat, Thai funk to classic cumbia, Asian beats to Balkan bangers to Japanese dancehall and beyond.