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.