The Hotplate concept is a musical melting pot, mixing tropical ingredients from Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean and beyond. From traditional roots music and analog rhythms to the latest dancefloor grooves and digital sounds, we provide an original and authentic taste of global beat culture. DJs Magrelo (Hotplate) & Dudu Sarr (Club Global @ Momo’s) + special guests provide you with this Intercontinental soundtrack. Hotplate’s philosophy is born from a passion to search far and wide for amazing music, to create a unique musical experience which crosses all borders and breaks down all barriers.


DJ Magrelo has been travelling & collecting music from around the world for over 20 years, with a particular interest in Africa and its diasporas across the globe. He collaborated at the legendary Future World Funk nights at the Notting Hill Arts Club, played at the Lake Of Stars festival in Malawi and djs at various clubs & events in the UK.


As resident DJ at Momo’s Kemia Bar and festivals worldwide, Dudu Sarr was behind the fantastic AFRICA REMIX compilation cd and exhibition at the Hayward Gallery. His record label Motherland Music has also been set up to find and nurture the hottest new talent from Africa.


Hotplate is spreading its vibe amongst London venues like the Notting Hill Arts Club, The Double Club, Momo’s Kemia Bar, the Africa Centre, Big Chill Bar, RICHMIX, Brixton Jamm, Vibe Bar, and IndigO2. Our guest DJs have been Eric Soul (Afrogroov), Cal Jader (Movimientos), Suga Kan'n, Hugo Mendez (Sofrito), Mo-laudi (Joburg Project), MO DJ (from Bamako, Mali).