New Release: Gilles Peterson’s Sonzeira – ‘Brasil Bam Bam Bam’

One of the world’s most highly respected DJs and Brazilian music aficionados and recently turned producer, Gilles Peterson has teamed up 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, under the name Sonzeira. The album Brasil Bam Bam Bam encompasses the very heart of authentic Brazilian music culture and a nation in sound, capturing Brazilian spirit through their eclectic style.

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Make sure to stream the full album below on Spotify.

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.