Sunday 31 December 2017, 7.30pm

Cafe OTO NYE Party w/ The Scorpios (live) + IF Music (DJ)

Seeing in the new year in style with the irresistible stylings of The Scorpios – who've provided some our favourite moments of 2017 – and a DJ set from Soho's excellent IF Music record store!

Hailing from Central Sudan and now based in London after fleeing the fundamentalist takeover in that region, the Scorpios are a septet that melds Arabic rhythms and guitar chops (and a kind of swooning cyclical ecstasy) with a raw Eastern funk feel, properly dismantling cultural barriers in pursuit of a unifying rhythmic bliss. Heavy bass, synths, horns and percussions drive through traditional Sudanese forms to create a sound that owes as much to Detroit as it do to Khartoum.