Village Cuts are a dynamic DJ / Producer duo from London, showcasing music from Africa, Latin America & the Caribbean, through the lens of UK club culture. Since their inception in 2018, they have ignited dance floors at venues and festivals around Europe, whilst holding down regular club nights and live events across London.
The duo have released music with Wah Wah 45s, Strut Records and Heavenly Sweetness, and have recorded with pioneering musicians from Africa and Colombia. Village Cuts are truly committed to championing new sounds whilst celebrating global underground movements.
Village Cuts tracks have been played on 6Music, 1Xtra, Worldwide FM and various stations around the world. Whilst maintaining a regular Soho Radio show that has featured guests from the UK, Uganda, Angola and Colombia, they’ve also curated shows on Rinse France and Mexico’s Ibero FM.
For their debut on Galletas Calientes Records, they’ve produced an electro-soukous double-sider released December 2020 on 7″ vinyl, alongside Colombian Champeta legend Louis Towers (right) and British guitar virtuoso Patrick McMahon aka Mahon Sounds.
Although never having set foot on Champeta’s promised land (that is Colombia), the duo managed to get a pertinent grasp at the genre, adding most of the elements to their own Afrobass flavor and UK club production technique. West African beats, “caidas” (drops) and “despeluques” (frenzy) along with a crazy rhythmical use of the Yamaha SK5’s most distinguished samples such as the “perreo” (synthesized barking sound) – all set up for a heavy tropical madness!
While “Vengo Ganao” and Towers’ Afro-Colombian vocals call for a sexy “baile amasizado” on a sunny beach in front of a “pico” style Caribbean Sound-System in Barranquilla, “Cheza” is an uptempo instrumental, 80s style bass-heavy Congolese soukous dancefloor joint, where Patrick McMahon shows his outrageous guitar skills.
Watch Village Cuts mixing live for Brixton Hootananny
Listen to one of Village Cuts’ latest tunes “Guanábana”