New Track: Sonzeira – “Bam Bam Bam” (feat. Seu Jorge & Giovanca)

Okayafrica premiered a track from Gilles Peterson’s new collective, Sonzeira today. The song is “Bam Bam Bam” featuring Seu Jorge & Giovanca and is from the album Brasil Bam Bam Bam, out in the U.S. on May 27th via Harvest Records (pre-order).

One of the world’s most respected DJs and Brazilian music aficionados, Gilles turned producer for this ambitious venture, setting up camp in Rio de Janeiro with young UK production associates Sam Shepherd (Floating Points); Dilip Harris and Rob Gallagher from 2 Banks of 4; and Kassin from Rio collective Orquestra Imperial. Together they set about recording all-new material with a stellar line-up of Brazilian talent, under the name Sonzeira.

Check out the trailer below for some behind the scenes footage of the making of the album.

Broods Deliver Moody Nocturnal Set in San Francisco

Words by Brandon Diaz | Photos by Ashleigh Reddy

Supporting the release of their self-titled EP, the fresh-faced duo Broods brought the cool kids out for a swaying beats and retro looks. In their second appearance in San Francisco in as many months, the New Zealand Duo played to an intimate sold out crowd at The Independent.

The night began with an eyebrow-arching performance by L.A. songstress (and all around badass) Meg Myers. Wearing a loose fitting black blouse and dangerously cut black chonies, Myers swam through anguish and seduction as she churned out tunes, alternating between guitar and bass with cuts off her new EP, Make a Shadow.

With a legitimate backing band to support (including an electric cellist), it was hard to avoid the collective hypnosis of Myers’ set which included the weighty track, “Heart Heart Head,” where Myers dramatically queried “How do I get off on the weekend?” The young crowd followed intently as she sang with poise, bracing for combustion, earning her a rush to the merch table following the set.

Broods – appearing to be barely passed prom – hit the stage shortly after 10PM accompanied by a young drummer with a cool pompadour hair-do, immediately morphing the soundscape into a moody labyrinth with the ambient “Never Gonna Change.”

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NYC: Kris Bowers Visual Album Exhibit for ‘Heroes + Misfits’ @ Neuehouse – May 19

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This coming Monday, May 19, future-jazz pianist Kris Bowers will be holding a special visual album exhibition around his debut, Heroes + Misfits at the much buzzed about Neuehouse in partnership with Urbanears.

Inspired artworks by Sanford Biggers, Janette Beckman, Si Scott, and others will examine what it means to be a hero and a misfit. A performance from Kris will follow. Details and RSVP info for #HEROESandMISFITS below!

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