NEW RELEASE: The Fontanas - Fuel To My Fire

The Fontanas return with more of their sweet funky Tropical sound!

Culture flows through the fabric of the band, boasting a truly global line up and taking in countries as far as Brazil, Jamaica & Mozambique, with members having performed alongside the likes of Mr Scruff, Milton Nascimento, Alice Russell, Culture Club and beyond. The music embraces the heritage of Brazil, but defines itself from their base in West London.

‘Seriously funky and feel good. This track is gonna be big this summer’ DJ Edu (BBC1Xtra)

NEW RELEASE: Sofree - Tus Olas (feat. Eliane Correa & Yelfris Valdés)

It all began with a musical foundation by Sylvain Couesmes (Freemachinist).

Yasmeen Quintana taught it to Eliane Correa one afternoon in her house and, spontaneously improvising, Eliane sang “En la espuma de tus olas me pierdo yo” (In the foam of your waves I lose myself), which later became the refrain. From there, they started working on the song long-distance via Skype.

Yasmeen wrote lyrics around this idea while Sylvain and Eliane continued composing and arranging the song. The lyrics are about the sea and the fact that Yasmeen often felt suffocated by the urban surrounding in which many of us live, wanting to return to the sea to finally be able to breathe again. The creative process lasted months. With musicians from Barcelona and London playing and recording the instruments (bass, guitar, trombone, etc.), the participation of the talented trumpeter Yelfris Valdés is especially noted.

They felt from the first day that this song deserved to be accompanied by a video. Sylvain already knew what he wanted, something new and fresh. Immediately they thought of animated images in a “collage” style with moving designs. Jezabel De León Carballo put herself forward to take charge of the make-up and they called Thomas Lefebvre, a photographer they had worked with for the inside sleeve of their first EP “Raíces distintas”. The images don’t necessarily follow the lyrics but instead follow their own flow creating a distinct and dream-like universe.

23 August 2019

Candeleros + Tambores Livres + DJ Armenio (Guacamayo Tropical) + DJ Cal Jader

Movimientos bring Candeleros back to London after a mega gig earlier this year, with their modern twist on psychedelic cumbia and Afro-Latin rhythms, while Tambores Livres bring their Brazilian Carnival drums of resistance to the Hoot. With a fresh interpretation of Latin American and tropical traditions, DJ Armenio of Madrid powerhouse Guacamayo Tropical and Movimientos’ DJ Cal Jader will be on hand throughout the night to keep the party going.

6 September 2019

Balkan vs Cumbia London

Movimientos bring legendary international night Balkan vs Cumbia to London with an all star lineup of DJs and live acts. Balkan beat pioneer and all round legend Shantel will be making his debut at the Hootananny for what is set to be an almighty dance floor shaking set alongside fellow DJ Gypsy Box and live music from local Cumbia acts Nirk Molina and Brixton Cumbia Association. A genre clash for the ages, this is not one to miss.

14 September 2019

Conjunto Sabroso + DJ Cal Jader + Ninja

For our debut at South London’s latest cultural project as part of the Peckham Levels complex we bring some authentic Latin American vibes with one of London’s best live outfits from the London scene plus Movimientos DJs and guests bringing a hot mix of Latin and Tropical vibes all night.

6 November 2019

Perotá Chingó

Argentinian band Perotá Chingó is a project in constant transformation that today embarks on a new musical and conceptual chapter. Now the band is extending the boundaries of its acoustic style, interweaving folklore, the ancestral evocation of voices and the technological power of electronic beats. Having been touring the world for the best part of the last decade, they now bring their full live show to London’s Rich Mix for their UK debut.