– THE CHARM OFFENSIVE –
Long-time proponents of the London Afro-Brazilian scene Da Lata return with their fourth album, Birds.
With it, comes a prime slice of disco-funk, Thunder of Silence; a track which sees band founders Chris Franck and Patrick Forge mixing it with old friend, nu soul singer Bembe Segue.
The track itself is a euphoric, bombastic blast of energy that combines old-school 70s stylings with all the youthful playfulness of a band nowhere near 20 years into their recording career.
Highlights include choppy, off-beat stabs, cheeky six-bar choruses and the odd out-of-nowhere stop to keep booty-shakers on their best behaviour.
Birds is out now through Da Lata Music.
MORE FROM THIS WEEK’S MIX
TERRI LYNE CARRINGTON: TRAPPED IN THE AMERICAN DREAM
YELFRIS VALDÉS: ANCESTRY
THE KUTIMANGOES: MONEY IS THE CURSE
JULIA KENT: SALT POINT
P.S. You can find all of the tracks reviewed above in the 45 Revolutions per Minute playlist below or click to access the 45 RPM Playlist on Spotify itself.
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– SV –