Hugo Mendez & Frankie Francis

Hugo Mendez & Frankie Francis
Hugo Mendez & Frankie Francis
Hugo Mendez & Frankie Francis
  • country:France
  • style(s):World
  • label:Strut Records
  • gender:male
  • artist submitted by:Mendez, Hugo

Line up

  • Frankie Francis (DJ, producer, engineer)
  • Hugo Mendez (DJ)


Sofrito are Paris-based Hugo Mendez, the globe-travelling vintage vinyl hunter-gatherer with a fascination for tropical grooves from Africa and Latin America, and London-based funk refiner Frankie Francis, the sound diviner working on vinyl retrieval and mastering at his Carvery studios. Between them they have worked on countless crucial compilations for labels such as Strut, Soundway, Superfly and many more. Together they started the legendary Tropical Warehouse parties in East London, the success of which led to the formation of their own Sofrito label specialising in unearthing and re-mastering blistering shards of rare vintage funk from Benin to Barbados. As a DJ duo they have filled floors and raised roofs at clubs and festivals in over 20 countries around the world, transmuting their retro rhythm enthusiasm into contemporary audience perspiration at the drop of a stylus.