For our 19th birthday we're heading back down to The Cell (under Das Kino) on Saturday 4th November and we've asked the mighty Aroop Roy to join us for a 3 hour set.
The man's had a blistering year so far doing a back-to-back set with Mr Scruff at the We Out Here festival, blowing up Gilles Peterson's Worldwide Festival over in France while also dropping into Defected Croatia, Hi Ibiza and Manchester's Warehouse Project.
Aroop Roy (Viva La Musique)
Beane / Mark / Elmo
The Cell (under Das Kino)
22B Fletcher Gate
Please note: Our last party in The Cell sold out so we would advise purchasing a ticket in advance.
Aroop Roy is a producer, DJ and label head, who joins the dots between electronic music and borderless organic sounds. From house, garage and techno to jazz, disco and afrobeat, his productions have become a mainstay for DJs across scenes and generations, with Gilles Peterson calling him 'a brilliant producer, who never fails'.
Highly respected amongst his peers as an eclectic tastemaker, Aroop has recorded guest mixes for a wide range of shows and labels including Gilles Peterson, Defected, Freerange Records, CO-OP, Jazz FM and BBC 6 Music's Craig Charles Funk & Soul .
His sets are a journey full of personality and style, effortlessly joining the dots between genres, earning him a reputation as a uniquely gifted DJ. In 2022, he closed We Out Here Festival with UK legend Mr Scruff who described Aroop as a 'ridiculously skilled selector, musically able to move in any direction with ease'.
In 2023, Aroop is enjoying huge momentum. A successful B2B tour with Mr Scruff, a sold out and critically acclaimed “Aroop Roy & Friends” residency and electric performances at Printworks and Fabric have led to a packed calendar through to early autumn, including headline sets at Defected Croatia, Hi Ibiza, Warehouse Project and Gilles Peterson's Worldwide Festival. He has EPs on Mele's Club Bad label and Freerange records, as well as several remixes on both independent and major labels.
Aroop's own imprint Vive La Musique has delivered inspired reissues and reworks of rare soulful sounds from Caribbean Zouk and Congolese Rumba to South African soul. In particular, his work highlighting the previously unrecognised influence of jazz violinist Jean-Luc Ponty on the Detroit techno movement received universal acclaim and many more exciting projects are in the pipeline.