We are overjoyed to welcome a very unique artist from Mexico Pahua for her solo UK debut in June – as a singer, producer and percusionist she’s been making waves globally as one half of Sotomayor and more recently with her own solo project – she joins us for a very special DJ set as part of a Fiesta del Sol night at The Hootananny.And to celebrate we asked her for a DJ mix as part of our mix series and she’s delivered a scorcher. We get a snapshot of her musical DNA with this beautiful mix effortlessly blending deep Afro-Latin grooves, Cumbia, Funk and Global Bass with an addictive rhythmic thread throughout and firmly centred on the dancefloor.
We are very excited to announce new music on forthcoming 2 track EP release by Colombian Londoner Stephanie Santiago. The first track from the EP ‘Alma Carnavalera’ will be released on 8th April on Movimientos Records.
Glimpses of Latin music have emerged in her music before but this EP signals a new chapter in her career in which her heritage and search for identity are brought to the fore. Echoes of carnival can be heard in the title song’s make-up, its focus on vocals, percussion and bass indicative of traditional female-led bullerengue that is still performed along Colombia’s Caribbean coast, and the sound of gaita flute synonymous with cumbia at its most carnivalesque.
This will be the first in a series of releases from Stephanie Santiago that will see her explore her Colombian heritage, revealing a new sound informed by life in London and Latin American lineage. Colombian has always been in Stephanie’s heart, now we get to hear it.
After a packed summer schedule this year and glowing reviews for their show alongside Balimaya project at the Barbican’s Milton Court 2022 sees COLECTIVA embark on their debut UK tour starting at the Jazz Cafe in London on 4th February the tour will take in the following dates with more to be added.
4th Feb – Jazz Café, LONDON
23rd Feb – Freight Island, MANCHESTER
4th March – Brudenell Social Club, LEEDS
25th March – The Jam Jar, BRISTOL
26th March – Mount Pleasant Eco Park, CORNWALL
2nd April – The Barrel House, TOTNES
14th April – Y Theatre, LEICESTER
21st April – Guildhall Studio, PORTSMOUTH
28th April – Ramona, MANCHESTER
Movimientos will be hosting the Saturday night Tropicarnival stage at this year’s London Remixed Festival.
We’ll be bringing the likes of
…and so many more acts at Rich Mix for an almighty fiesta stretching to the early hours!
London Remixed Festival brings you the most eclectic indoor festival showcase in London…
In this hybrid set with El Extravagante, get ready to dance some good old cumbia, some hot caribbean nu-salsa grooves, deeper sounds of folktronica and a bit of more downtempo/experimental beats here and there, all combined with live improvisation done with an Electribe plus a some acoustic tropical instruments too, get ready to groove!
Pedro Canoeiro came on our radar following the incredible ‘Futurismo Afroindígena’ release for Nu Latam Beats last year so we were delighted to get a special DJ mix from him. On this special mix he explores some of the roots of Afro Brazilian music journeying from the Amazon to Pernambuco across Brazil and back across the Atlantic to Angola, Cabo Verde and way beyond as well as a little bit of Moondog, plus some downtempo sounds and some of his own material.
For our latest guest mix Argentinian DJ Mamá Tora treats us to a beautiful mix of Andean music from across the generations, and regions uniting different aspects of Andean music. She came to our attention with her wonderful ‘Fiestas del Alto’ series but her DJ style traverses all kinds of Latin American, Tropical & global sounds – one to watch!
Its lyrics speak of a chance encounter, with the Chilean-German MC walking through a city when a guy catches her eye. With a smile and a lighter in hand, “Candela”, becomes both synonymous for asking for a light and for the spontaneous heat of the encounter. Set to a 00’s dancehall beat and produced by Cuban-Argentine musician Eliane Correa, the song finds Fedzilla negotiating the balance between flirting and not resorting to the same cocky pickup lines she’s faced when the roles have been reversed.
“In the glammed up world of social media, pop culture and celebrity, there’s a pervasive expectation to be flawless and effortly smooth. I truly believe that once we put that aside, we’re much more united in our awkwardness than we are in our grandeur. There’s been plenty of times where I’ve had zero game. I’m not about to fake to my listeners that I’m a super smooth talker. Likewise, I’m not going to flirt with guys in a way I wouldn’t appreciate myself. Furthermore, if I were to properly pick up a guy, how do I make sure I don’t fall into the same sleazy lines that guys have hit me with?”
“Candela” is her first solo release, a song in which she stays true to herself; firing up the Latin club music that is such a big part of her identity, and refusing to paint over the cracks.
“Candela” will be released on October 29 by Movimientos Records
Distributed by Proper Music
PRODUCED BY: Eliane Correa
MIXED: Alejandro Palada & Eliane Correa
MASTERED: Height Mastering
Following the release of their 2nd LP The Fontanas drop a remix package including future funk burners from our friends Aroop Roy & Santiago Morales alongside Electropop dreamwave duo Sparkle Darkly.
The new album ‘Luxury of Time’ treads some new paths with more reflective and intimate settings alongside the more expected latin funk offerings.
The Fontanas have have been re-energised as the world starts to open up, with a selection of summer dates at festivals across the UK next year including WOMAD & Kelburn Garden Party.
“Loving it” – Craig Charles. BBC6 Music
We are excited to host a mini-Movimientos takeover on the Atrium stage at this year’s Wilderness Stage with a very special line up TBA