SOFREE

LOCATION:
Soul / Hip Hop / Latin

BOOKING EMAIL:
music@movimientos.org.uk

Sofree

The French-Spanish duo based in Barcelona unveils its first EP “Raíces distintas” and invites you to dive in at the heart of its exotic universe: 5 tracks of a subtle mix at the cross-roads of musical styles, where electro-hip hop beat-making meets and merges with airy soul and Latin world music.

SOFREE started in 2016, as a result of the complementary nature of Yasmeen Quintana (voice, arrangements) and Freemachinist's (production, artistic direction) musical output. She was born in Spain of a mother from Argentina and a father from Palestine, he grew up in France where he was immersed into Hip Hop culture. When they met in Barcelona in 2014 the chemistry between their musical directions was evident. They first started their collaboration working on various projects, including EP “Calm After The Storm” from beat-making duo Odiwan Freenobi (Freemachinist is makes up half of the duo), and finally decided to create their duo SOFREE.

This first EP entitled “Raíces distintas” reflects the variety of their musical influences. From Motor City Drum Ensemble to Erykah Badu as well as C2C, FKJ, Mura Masa or the Havana Cultura project by Gilles Peterson, their inspirations flit from sensual grooves to polished beat-making. This mesmerizing and multifaceted atmosphere reinvents itself on each track, with only one thing in common: the smooth voice of Yasmeen Quintana floating on Freemachinist’s sharp productions. To make this first piece come to life the duo invited several other Latin and Afro Caribbean rhythms aficionados: Cuban saxophonist Julio Carbonell, Brazilian guitarist and bass player Manoel Tosto as well as Cuban MC Kumar Sublevao-Beat on the song "Un recuerdo".

It is on the stage that the band really reveals all of its energy: with several performances in Barcelona and London already under their belt, SOFREE’s tropical vibes keep on winning the hearts of its audience. They delight us, like a delicately perfumed summer breeze…


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