Born in Paris to Ugandan parents, Mr Boogie grew up between France and West Africa before finally settling in the UK as a teenager. Having also spent some time in New York as well as Cuba, his unique upbringing helped to shape his broad and eclectic musical tastes.

Mr Boogie is also the co-founder of Soulsa ® Productions, a London-based music events promotion & management company that was established in 2005. Soulsa ® is primarily focused on the classic sounds of Black & Latin New York.

Besides holding down a selection of monthly DJ residencies, Mr Boogie also hosts a weekly music show on Shoreditch Radio called Melting Pot:

For more information about Soulsa ®, please go to:

For DJ bookings, please email u2us(at)soulsa(dot)co(dot)uk
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submitted Monsalve Y Los Forajidos - Bichos Remixes EP. 24 days ago
submitted Funkshone - Chase The Dream. 4 months ago
submitted The Funk District, Lego Edit - LGF 005 "Dancefloor Edits". 10 months ago
posted a review of Amadis & The Ambassadors - 1979 Dig Deeper. 11 months ago
Soulful Afro Fusion Funk Reggae brought to you by a motley crew of London-based musicians from a myriad of cultures and nationalities.
submitted Amadis & The Ambassadors - 1979 Dig Deeper. 11 months ago
posted a review of Scruscru - LTDBLBL005. about 1 year ago
Evening At Hanamachi and Horomi & Rikishi are both gorgeous tracks. Waka-no-ura Bay however is absolutely banging.
posted a review that has since been deleted. about 1 year ago
posted a comment on Afro-Cuban Band* - Rhythm Of Life. over 3 years ago
The uncredited female vocalist on this record is Dolette McDonald.
posted a comment on King Curtis - The Soul Of King Curtis. over 3 years ago
Perdido (which means 'lost' in Spanish) has incorrectly been spelt 'Perdito'. It's a Jazz standard that was originally written and composed by Juan Tizol - a Puerto Rican trombonist and composer who played in Duke Ellington's band.
posted a comment that has since been deleted. over 3 years ago
posted a comment on Jose "Cheo" Feliciano* - Cheo. over 3 years ago
As a huge fan of Cheo, this story is so beautiful that it makes me want to cry. Hermano...from the bottom of my heart...thank you for sharing. Un saludo desde Londres!
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posted a review of Lovetoparty - Lovetoparty II. over 4 years ago
"If his initial release which featured edits of classics from Marvin Gaye and the Beatles is anything to go by, Leo's sophomore output on his own lovetoparty imprint will further rubberstamp his reputation as a credible artist. This time round, he... See full review
posted a comment that has since been deleted. over 4 years ago
posted a review of Joe Cuba Sextet - My Man Speedy. over 5 years ago
In response to the notes, Jaime was the name given to him by his Puerto Rican parents. Growing in East Harlem, New York however, he chose to anglicise his name to Jimmy.
posted a comment on J.A.M. - Number One. over 5 years ago
Like Theo Parrish did with JB's Edit, whoever produced this track also sampled James Brown's Body Heat.
posted a comment on C.K. Mann & His Carousel 7 / Peter King - Asafo Beesuon Medley / Ajo. over 5 years ago
I'm a huge fan of Mr Bongo but I have to agree with you Esibo!
posted a review of Boogaloo - You Gotta Have Freedom. over 6 years ago
You Gotta Have Freedom is a respectful reworking of a classic from Pharoah Sanders.
posted a comment on The Heath Brothers / Albert*, Jimmy* And Percy* Featuring Stanley Cowell - Marchin' On!. over 7 years ago
Q-Tip actually sampled Part II. Part I, which I prefer, is continuously being slept on as a consequence. I didn't get to hear it until I got hold of a copy of the LP.
posted a review of Lovetoparty - Lovetoparty. over 7 years ago
"Having carefully crafted a reputation for himself through his eclectic, underground events around London over the past few years, Leonidas - the creative force behind lovetoparty - is now turning heads thanks to his studio work.

As this release... See full review
submitted Frootful - Slowtime/Latin Strut. over 8 years ago
posted a review of Sleeve - My Life / Hipness. over 9 years ago
Hipness contains the wonderful, amusing and now legendary sample of Julian "Cannonball" Adderley's speech to the audience at New York's Village Vanguard.
posted a comment on Various - Samba Con Salsa. over 10 years ago
Conceptualised and compiled by Dominique Roome
posted a comment on Andrés - II. over 11 years ago
I don't mind contemporary artists sampling great tracks from the long as they do it well. 'Sing About It' is an ab-so-lu-te monster reworking of an old classic 70s Brazilian hit from Burnier & Cartier called 'Mirandolina'.
posted a comment on Kenlou - Moonshine / Hillbilly Song. over 11 years ago
Excellent sampling of Gil Scott-Heron's live version of "Home Is Where The Hatred Is"...taken from the double LP "It's Your World".
posted a comment on José Mangual Jr. - Tribute To Chano Pozo - Campanero. over 11 years ago
The late Chano Pozo (1915 - 1948) is arguably the greatest conga player Cuba has ever produced. Some of his compositions like Manteca and *Guachi Guara (both co-written with Dizzy Gillespie) have long been Latin Jazz standards.

This is probably the... See full review
posted a comment on Eddie Palmieri - The Music Man. over 11 years ago
'Asi Es La Humanidad', 'No Hay Mal Que Por Bien No Venga' & 'Ritmo Caliente' released courtesy of Alegre Records.