New Release: Sofree "Raíces Distintas" EP

Sofree was born in 2016, as a result of the great chemistry between Yasmeen Quintana (voice, arrangements) and Freemachinist (production, artistic direction). She was born in Spain of a mother from Argentina and a father from Palestine, he grew up in France where he was immersed into Hip Hop culture. When they met in Barcelona in 2014 the complicity of their musical universes was evident.

Their debut EP "Raíces Distintas" is the first fruit of a coming together of two powerful musical forces. The project reflects the mixture of their influences and styles, on one side the groove of Hip-Hop and Soul and on the other, the omnipresent Latin and Afro-Caribbean rhythms. This mesmerizing and multifaceted atmosphere reinvents itself on each track, with only one thing in common: the smooth voice of Yasmeen Quintana sliding on Freemachinist’s sharp productions.

Following several years frequenting Barcelona’s vibrant jam session scene, Yasmeen met numerous significant artists who participated in the project like Cuban saxophonist Julio Carbonell, the Brazilian guitarist and bass player Manoel Tosto, as well as Cuban MC Kumar Sublevao-beat who features on the song "Un Recuerdo".

New Video: La Mambanegra - 'El Sabor de La Guayaba'

La Mambanegra release their new video for 'El Sabor de La Guayaba'. Explore the streets of Cali with a little homage to 'Taxi Driver'.

La Mambanegra Album Release - ‘El Callegüeso y su Malamaña’

Movimientos Records are very proud to celebrate their first international release; all the way from Cali, Colombia, La Mambanegra brings 10 tracks of Salsa straight out of the 21st Century with their debut album ‘El Callegüeso Y su Malamaña’. Its venom is made of 70’s NYC Salsa and elements of Jamaican and Colombian music, Funk and Hip Hop. But, La Mambanegra are more than just salsa. Indeed, their leader Jacobo Vélez prefers to believe that they inhabit a genre all of their own. He calls it ‘break-salsa’, on account of the band’s easy assimilation of hip-hop, ragga and knife-sharp funk.

This nine-piece music orchestra have been grooving hard for four years now their polyrhythmic, horn-heavy and thoroughly modern sound quickly earning them a devoted following across South America and beyond. Their full-throttle live shows overflowing with the absolute commitment of each band member. And, in Vélez, they have an exuberant, passionate leader for whom the music is an essential life force. “Salsa is sweat, sex, liquour and Pielroja cigarettes,” he announces. “It’s the gasoline that turns my heart on.”

The Album album ‘El Callegüeso Y su Malamaña’ is available on Digital, CD & Limited 12" Vinyl

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“It’s a rousing and entertaining style” – The Guardian

“This is urgent, insistent salsa, driving to get out” – The Evening Standard

“As funky as James Brown and as hot as the Cali nightclubs that they light up on a regular basis... La Mambanegra are a force of nature and one of the most exciting bands to come out of Colombia for a while.” – Sounds And Colours

Voodoo Love Orchestra New Album - 'Inglorious Technicolor'

Voodoo Love Orchestra are back with a fresh mug of juju with their new album 'Inglorious Technicolor' - especially concocted to get you grooving and shaking.

The Brighton shamans pay homage to some of their music heroes and legends in this latest release, featuring versions of Queen of the Blues Koko Taylor’s 70s classic ‘Voodoo Woman’ and a barnstorming ’Frankenstein Ska’ made famous by Byron Lee & The Dragonaires. Elsewhere there’s Cumbia galore notably on Lucho Bermudez’s fiery ‘Plinio Guzman’, whilst ‘Ghost Town’ develops a distinctly Colombian skank. Quietly explosive and utterly infectious, this album will start your toes tapping; before you know it you you’ll be drenched in sweat, lost in a dancing fever.

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Eliane Correa & En El Aire Project - 'Rumba con Flores'

Movimientos Records are very excited to celebrate the release of Eliane Correa & En El Aire Project debut album ‘Rumba con Flores’. This album was recorded in Havana in Cuba and London where over thirty musicians were invited to bring to flower the compositions written, in their entirety, by Eliane. The album showcases Eliane’s deep devotion to jazz and the Afro Cuban tradition and her ability to take these cherished forms and create a wonderfully fluid record that pays tribute to the past but also expresses her love of the current sounds of neo-soul, R&B and urban Latino music.

Order the album 'Rumba con Flores' HERE “A beautiful album”–Chris Philips, Jazz FM “Correa throws in Van Van style montunos and deft soul-jazz stylings into an album that surprises, delights and grooves.”– Jane Cornwell, Jazzwise Eliane Correa is a Latin pianist, composer, bandleader and wonderer of the Earth. Having carved out her career in London in recent years, most notably as writer and performer in global urban music collective WARA, Eliane’s multifarious identities as an artist is striking in the sheer diversity of musical forms she breathes so naturally.

21 July 2018

¡Muévete! with TrYb & Akimbo - July

Pure tropical party vibes! A favourite for Saturday night crowds in West London, Muévete is a monthly fiesta - a pure party version of Movimientos, with a dance floor-slammin' mash up of raw Latin beats and tropical bass. From Salsa to Cumbia, Merengue and Samba to Reggaeton, Latin Hip Hop, Brazilian beats and Carnival bass, alongside Afrobeats, Dancehall, Soca and Global Bass.

27 July 2018

Love Carnival with King Coya & Queen Cholas (Live) + Kaleema

Love Carnival returns to East London, this time heading to Redon, bringing more tropical vibes with two very exciting guests from Argentina! The inimitable King Coya & Queen Cholas, along with Kaleema, will be bringing a very special blend of Digital Folklore sounds to East London.

31 July 2018

BaianaSystem + Flavia Coelho + Prince Fatty

BaianaSystem is one of Brazil’s biggest and baddest live acts. Coming straight out of Bahia, the group not only amplify sound, but also the essence of local traditions. Influenced by Jamaican sound systems, huge percussive bass lines merge with Afro-Latin rhythms such as Frevo, Samba-Reggae, Pagode, Groove Arrastado, Ijexá, Kuduro and Reggae to create a truly unique sound. Inseparable from their music, the band’s distinctive visuals add a further dimension to their live shows.

31 July 2018

JM y Juanin & Los Cracks del Puerto

Movimientos welcomes JM y Juanin & Los Crack del Puerto to the Vortex for their debut London show! Coming all the way from Chile these guys give new life to a classic sound. Join us as they run through a repertoire of songs that range from tear-jerking boleros of lost love to everybody-up-and-dance cuecas extolling the virtues of drinking too much wine on never ending nights in the hills of Valparaiso.