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article imageTrend Spot: Tropical City

By Lisa Devaney     May 5, 2009 in Entertainment
Bright neon day-glo colours blaze aboard a boat on the Thames River this weekend for FakeOrnate's debut of Tropical City this Saturday.
In London this weekend, it is a scene of Miami meets Hollywood, meets the hip hop loving inner city, for the debut of Tropical City, a colourful explosion of colour and music, peppered with Krump dancing, to take place this Saturday on a boat docked along the Thames River.
Brought to nightclub lovers by party and festival organizer’s FakeOrnate, headed by Kate Risker and Simon Harris, this group has brought the city and UK summer festivals a variety of treats over the last few years that have left hundreds hungry for more. Responsible for the Nativity Hoedown, The Human Zoo, Cosmic Disco and original programming for The Secret Garden Party, this entertainment team has quickly developed a devote following through word-of-mouth.
“It’s about expression, colour, being loud, being seen and strutting your stuff,” said Harris.
Fans of FakeOrnate’s parties even fly into London from continental Europe to attend. Expect hilarity, creativity and an entertainment line-up that defines the Tropical music scene, best described by the group’s own poetry:
Visions of city streets and tropical lands,
Sporting steamy sun visors and hand held fans.
Stand your ground in the battles of Krump,
Feverish moves to rhythms that jump.
Exotic sounds from faraway,
Fused with the modern beats of today.
For the best spot by the bass bin we fight,
Follow the neon pulse, to the tropical city night.
Put your ghetto blaster down, put your aviators on and lets get Fabulous.
The waters are heating up down the Albert Embankment.
The Tamesis dock is the venue for the summers first Tropical City party.
Presenting the freshest sounds from the tropical scene, expect heavy beats and bass with an afro/urban influence. Live music, MCs and D.Js and explosive street style performance.
The Line-Up Features:
A.J Holmes: The New Electric Hi-Life - A blend of tropical pop, afro beats and beautifully melodic highlife guitar loops
Detropix - The group this party was made for. More refreshing than Rubicon Lychee juice, expect a cool electro reggae sound with sweet female vocals from MC Cherry B.
Conrad The Scoundral - Experimental electro grime, "I got more beats than an abused house wife I tell ya"
The Heatwave - skankin dancehall and tropical tunage from DJ Gabriel Heatwave.
With unmissable Krump and popping battles from Funk Physics.
Event Details
RSVP through the Tropical City Facebook Group Saturday, May 9, 2009, 8pm-1.30am, £7. Dress Code: Ghetto Fabulous/Tropical/neon. Location: Tamesis Dock (on the Thames) SE1 7TP. Street: Albert Embankment, London, United Kingdom.
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