Heart of Brass NYE Carnival w/ Brasstermind (Live Brass Band), Shy One, J Felix and more TBA

Heart of Brass NYE Carnival w/ Brasstermind (Live Brass Band), Shy One, J Felix and more TBA

31st Dec 2018 8pm - 3am

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Tickets: Super Early Birds £10 / Early Bird £15 / Tier 1 £20 / Tier 2 £25 / Feasting Tickets: £30

8pm – 3am.

Welcome to Heart of Brass NYE Carnival!

For us Anglo-Saxon folk, it's pretty much always cold, wet, dark and everyone looks miserable.... And yet on the opposite side of the globe in New Orleans, the Caribbean and South America, its 100% party time - semi-naked people, supercharged by Caipirinhas and frozen Daiquiris, dancing in the street to feel-good Funk, Soul, Latin and Jazz beats for days on end, and we thought why should they have all the fun...

So, here's the deal - we can't promise to bring the sunshine.... but we've sorted everything else!

A 3-floor house party extravaganza hinting at warmer climes from around the world and bringing you the best in Live Brass Bands and DJs playing an eclectic mix of summer soul, global funk, world disco and party classics.

This NYE, Brasstermind, one of the UKs premier Brass Bands will be bringing in 2019 in style, playing their infectious mix of brass band versions of feel-good classics, original songs and mashups alongside our carefully selected roster of residents and hosts.

Supporting in the main room is
Touching Bass, BBZ, CoOp label affiliate Shy One as well as True Thoughts very own J-Felix. They’ll be spinning a real mix of sweaty sounds from across the globe including House, Disco, Funk, Latin, Afro and Dub cuts from carnivals around the globe.

On the Ground floor, the house party ensues, with the omnipresent Wild Life and Heart of Brass resident: Dj Odin (Rizzle Kicks Tour DJ) holding fort behind the booth, playing the best in Hip-hop, R&B, Garage, Reggae, Grime and beyond...

In room 2, Clarks & Unruly will take the carnival vibe to the next level with their take bass heavy take on Dancehall, Bashment, Tropical Bass Music, Socca and more. Expect carnival vibes and whistles!

This will all be topped off with over the top festival décor and production as well as face painters, giveaways, inflatables and much much more...

Tickets: Super Early Birds £10 / Early Bird £15 / Tier 1 £20 / Tier 2 £25 / Feasting Tickets: £30

Times: 8pm – 3am.

Expect: Disco / Hip Hop / Afro Cuts / Latin / Footwork / Cumbia / Dancehall / Highlife / Calypso / Reggae / Garage / House / Jazz / Jungle / Neo-soul / Broken beat / Funk & Soul / D&B / Afro Beats / Soukous / Italo & beyond



Brixton's favourite masterminds of brass, Brasstermind are a 10 piece collective who have been playing together round London and the UK for many years. Featuring brand new material and all manner of infectious grooves to keep you shaking your thing.

Expect original brass music and classic brass band covers that will keep the carnival vibes going well into the night!

Shy One:

Shy One lives and breathes the eclecticism and diversity of her DJ sets and productions. Having started off DJing on pirate radio at 13 years old, Shy One has been exposed to and influenced by the full spectrum of sounds her hometown of London has birthed and nurtured over the years. As with many teenage Londoners at the time, grime and the wider family of indigenous London club music was what gave Shy One the passion to pursue music as more than a pastime. Obsessively collecting white labels by some of her local production heroes quickly developed into obsessively making beats in Fruity Loops for a plethora of different crews and MCs bubbling up in Harrow, the North West London borough she grew up in.

Undeterred by those in the scene who called her beats “weird” or “different”, Shy One ploughed on carving out her own sound which eventually caught the ear of Scratcha DVA, who went on to release the Decaffeinated Love EP and her debut LP, Bedknobs and Boomkicks, on his now renowned DVA Music imprint.

Since her initial releases with Scratcha, Shy One has continued to grow as an artist and diversify further into a somewhat undefinable sound that’s origins are undoubtedly London but take in a huge variety of musical cultures, from hip-hop and jazz to house music and West London’s own brokenbeat movement – all of which are well represented on her various radio shows across stations like Balamii, NTS and Rinse FM. As well as DJing and releasing music more recently on labels like Diskotopia and Through My Speakers, Shy One is also a resident DJ and part of London’s BBZ and Touching Bass collectives – two forward thinking groups of artists, DJs, and activists that strive to create a space for London’s marginalised LGBTQI+ and POC communities respectively through art, music and culture.

J- Felix:

Producer, multi-instrumentalist and DJ, J-Felix cut his teeth in an eclectic range of bands and musical projects including playing guitars for Alice Russell and more recently, Wrongtom and The Ragga Twins. Growing up in Bristol, he was keen to find the sources of so many samples he found in DnB and Hip-Hop and later got into soul and funk particularly that of the P funk variety.. Eager to create his own sonic stamp, J-Felix decided to steer away from samples in his own work, instead often layering up recordings of his own vocal and instrumental performances. Self-taught on a range of instruments including drums, guitar, bass, keys and synths, he has a pretty impressive selection of sounds to choose from at his fingertips. After releasing his debut P-Funk, soul and Boogie laced album in June 2015, J-Felix received massive support from NME – 8/10, BBC6 radio, Don Letts, Huey Morgan and Mary Anne Hobbs as well as Apple Music. Remixes for Tru-Thoughts label mates, Werkha and the Hot 8 brass band also soon followed. With his full live band, J-Felix has since supported sold out shows with the likes of Roy Ayers, Chinese Man, George Clinton and The Hot 8 Brass band. He’s also an eclectic selector, having DJ’d Glastonbury, Love Supreme, Sounndwave and Shambala Festivals to name a few, J-Felix spins music from on the soulful spectrum from Hip-Hop through funk to house…