“Soul” (Used 63 times)
kademlia on 02/07/2013 at 03:21AM
NetMusic_Life on 01/03/2013 at 01:39PM
"A Magnifique Bande dos Homes sen Medo è una spumeggiante e divertente orchestra di strada spagnola di nove elementi, che reinterpreta classici contemporanei con buona tecnica e una dose di energia coinvolgente."
Complete review on NetMusic Life.
NeoBrazilians on 11/02/2012 at 09:31PM
I first heard Circo Vivant when I was working as a producer back in São Paulo, a couple of years ago. We were organizing a few shows as part of one of the SP's many independent festivals, in a small, alternative, live music place; one of those bookstores-turned-bar. The group, originally from the Northeast of the country, to be more specific - from the city of Olinda, was playing at the occasion. We had never heard of them before. There was a slight tension in the air, but a lot of excitement too.
I remember calling some friends during the first song: "Guys, do you wanna dance and have some decent amount of fun? Then come and check this out!".
Circo Vivant is a great band to be seen live (take them to your country!).
The natural energy of their songs added to an extremely energetic and full of attitude lead singer is just one of those great combinations. Everything flows.
I kept imagining how they would sound on their debut album - that they enthusiastically talked about, and was still being recorded at the time...
… Well, this is how it sounds:
Afroaméricalatinidade, Circo Vivant's first album, is just as the name suggests, a mix of all sorts of African and Latin American influences, so common to our ears in Brazil that it feels almost natural. Very… Brazilian I would say. ;-)
Produced by Sonic Jr., the album plays around some pretty serious stuff: funk, soul, afrobeat, ska, rock and the traditional frevo - known as one of the most popular rhythms of the state of Pernambuco.
For the complete album: http://www.circovivant.com
lizziedavis on 06/06/2012 at 12:00PM
Ever wonder what the soundtrack to a fight between James Brown and Dirty Projectors would sound like? Ava Luna's latest album "Ice Level" would definitely be a top contender. Very few bands can be described as both "Stax meets Kraftwerk" and "nervous soul," but Brooklyn-based Ava Luna's brand of deconstructed R&B is unique enough to make it work.
Last winter, Ava Luna came in to WFMU to play a set on Beastin the Airwaves. It was a long planned and long-time coming event, first discussed back in 2008 before Ava Luna's first album, "3rd Avenue Island" was even released. Clearly, they'd spent a lot of the time between then and now practicing, because they sounded great. Check out closing track "Past the Barbary" below, and download the whole set here!
katya-oddio on 04/04/2011 at 06:54PM
Every album by the French group The Juanitos is a party. The newest release, Welcome in the House of F.U.N., lives up to the band's party standards. Welcome in the House of F.U.N. delivers a sonic soul party, a vacation in the tropics, and time travel back to the swingingest '60s hot spots! There are even tips of the hat to the Chambers Brothers and Jimi Hendrix. Enjoy!