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Date: November 23, 2013
Time: 9 pm – 5 pm
Tickets: Kshs 1, 000
★ DJ Cortega
★ Electrique DJs &The Beat Parade Band
★ Mc: Coco D. Rasta Ngori
CARLOS MENA PROFILE
Carlos Mena is a music producer and DJ that has produced music for platinum selling artist Arrested Development, Tre Hardson (The Pharcyde), Osunlade’s Yoruba Records, Vega Records, Got Soul Records, and Atjazz Record Co, just to name a few. Carlos is also the founder and president of Ocha Records, and Ocha Mzansi a sub-label focused on the house music of South Africa. Artists that have releases and remixes on the label, include, Black Coffee, Culoe de Song, Black Motion, Mzee, Lulo Café, DJ Qness, Atjazz, Osunlade, Layabouts, Manoo, Deetron and Ezel.
His ability to bridge South African sounds and the international house scene has found him remixing major South African acts like Professor and Freshly Ground for official international release. His eclectic DJ sets continue to garner him the label of one of the hottest DJs on the U.S.A. circuit, playing at major house music events like Dance Ritual, Deep, S.A Miami Invasion and Libation.
Carlos Mena has been with SA’s biggest youth radio station YFM99.2 on their house show The Warehouse 99.2 for the past two years. The 2 hour show is hosted by Just Mo and Josi Chave. Carlos, also affectionately known as “King Casamena” in South Africa is on the program presenting an exclusive mix every last Friday of the month. Known for his consistent ability to break records on the wildly successful Casamena Radio Hour, he continues to do more of the same on his segment on YFM.
Carlos Mena has played a significant role in the growth of SA House music abroad through his label Ocha Records (N.Y), sub-label Ocha Mzansi (SA) and his own program. A DJ and producer of deep and soulful house, hip-hop and Latin music with over 25 years of experience, as well as being a priest within the Afro-Cuban spiritual tradition called Lukumi, Carlos Mena is poised to bring forth new fusions of genres while respecting and maintaining traditions.
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