Since Bisau stopped doing their regular weekly party there hasn’t been much to look forward to, music-wise, here in Seville. Things pop up now and again, but I rarely have time to organize a trip out into the word with the short notice I’m given. Luckily, Manuel Parra has found a new home for his Groov’up party–a monthly all vinyl night focusing on northern and modern soul and disco–primarily–with a bit of house sprinkled in for good measure.
I went to the first party, with Sr. Lobezno of Granada, and it was an unqualified success. Great vibe and crowd–not at all like what tends to happen at deep-music-centered parties here in the Andalusian capital. This Friday Madrid’s Javi Frias (with whom I played records with in his last visit to Malandar) will be the guest of honor. If you’re in Seville and are looking for a proper get down, this is the place.