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UK // AFRICA // LATIN AMERICA // THE WORLD

Club | DJ duo | Record Label
Afrocentric, global dancefloor sounds past, present & future.

Regular parties in Manchester & London.
Gilles Peterson’s Top 10 Club Nights 2015 & 2016. 

Global Roots Soundsystem w/ Thris Tian (Boiler Room), Cervo & JVC – quarterly at Soup Kitchen
Monthly on Reform Radio.

“One of the few true genre-spanning parties in the UK” – The Guardian
“Absolute pleasure – great great party” – Gilles Peterson
“Killer, across-the-board lineups” – Resident Advisor
“Soulful, carnival-esque clubnights” – The Skinny

Owners/founders: Jack Van Cooten, Chris Knight

Resident DJs: Cervo, JVC  –  See our upcoming dates here.

Banana Hill began in Sheffield, filling the city’s warehouses with sounds of the global underground. It expanded to Manchester last year to clubs such as Soup Kitchen & Hidden, and more recently to London, showcasing music & artists from around the world. Expect afrobeat, jazz, kwaito, disco, house, balani show, neo-soul, techno, kuduro, hip hop, footwork, cumbia and lots more. There are amazing sounds everywhere, and we try to bring them together.

Now approaching 5 years as a club night, Banana Hill has become renowned for pushing unique, all-encompassing line ups with a huge range of global artists.

Banana Hill.

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Acts we’ve booked or who are booked to play…

Afrikan Boy
Afriquoi
Al Dobson Jr
Alexander Nut
Analog Africa Soundsystem
Andrés
Andrew Ashong
Andrew Huntleys & Palmers
Astrojazz
Auntie Flo
Avida Dollars
Awanto 3
Awesome Tapes From Africa
Bambooman
Batida
Bleached
Blood Sport
Booddha
Brown Brogues
The Busy Twist
Byron The Aquarius
Call Super
Clap! Clap!
Contours
Cooly G
Cottam
Culoe De Song
Debora Ipekel
Débruit
Dego
Dimensions Soundsystem
DJ Marfox
Dnaë & The Indigo Sound Project
D/R/U/G/S
Eagulls
Esa
fLako
FOKN Bois
Funkineven
Galaxians
General Ludd
Gilles Peterson
Golden Teacher
Habibi Funk
Heather Wall
Hermigervill
Horse Meat Disco
The Hot Diamond Aces
iZem
Jacuzzi Boys
Jägerverb
James Welsh
Jayda G
Jeen Bassa
John Loveless
Josey Rebelle
Joshua Idehen
K.O.G & The Zongo Brigade
Konx-om-Pax
Lakuti
Lilas Lafleur
Lone
LV
Mango Rescue Team
Marcellus Pittman
Moomin
Move D
Mr Mendel
Naise (CDR)
Nik Weston (Mukatsuku)
Noema
Nozinja
Optimo (Espacio)
Oscar Jerome
Owiny Sigoma Band
Quantic
Rita Maia
Romare
Seven Davis Jr.
Simian Mobile Disco
SNO
Soukous Revelation
Spoek Mathambo
Sumochief
Sura Susso
SU Samba Band
Tama Sumo
Taneli
Thris Tian
Throwing Shade
Titeknots
Tom Blip (Blip Discs)
Torben Unit
Tropic of Youth
Umoja
Vishal Salsero
Werkha
Whilst
Yola Fatoush
ZoZo

Venues to date: The Bowery, CADS Basement & Great Hall (formerly DLS), Canvas (Amsterdam), The Cluny, DQ, Fez Club, The Green Room, The Harley, Hidden, Hope Works, The Night Kitchen, Penelopes, Queens Social Club, Soup Kitchen, Unit 2 Speedwell Works (formerly Dan Sane), The Yard