Voodoo Love Orchestra's Debut Album 'Amor y Muerte' out 14th August 2015

‘Amor y Muerte’ from Voodoo Love Orchestra – out on August 14th, on Movimientos Records.

First possessed in Brighton in 2012 from a sea of Latin and Jazz sounds, this tribe have been channeling the spirits of their musical ancestors ever since. The likes of Jimi Hendrix, La Lupe, Fela Kuti, and Lucho Bermudez come alive through interpretations layered with brass, afro-latin rhythms, and most of all: a heavy hip-grinding feel.

Harking back to the big band sound of 1960s Latin America via the back streets of New Orleans and the Shrine of Lagos, welcome to the infectious, maverick and irresistibly swinging street music of Voodoo Love Orchestra.

Delving deep into the heart of the tropics, this globe-trotting ensemble straddles a whole range of pan-Atlantic sounds: Colombian Cumbia, Cuban Comparsa, New Orleans Jazz, Mississippi Blues, Nigerian Afrobeat, Jamaican Ska and Ghanaian Highlife. The musical melange of relentlessly syncopated beats and squealing trumpets is an abundantly joyous salute to the roots of carnival, with a line up of sousaphone, trombone, trumpet, baritone sax, tenor sax, alto sax, clarinet, vocals, military drumcorps and latin percussion. Since its formation, this ensemble has graced the halls of the Royal Festival Hall, got down and dirty with festival-goers at Secret Garden Party, entertained Russian oligarchs and everything in between!

TRACK LISTING
1. Clarinete Y Bombardino
2. Zombie
3. Linda Magdalena
4. Hong Kong Mambo
5. Fever
6. Voodoo Chile
7. Sunshine of Your Love

PREORDER NOW:

Voodoo Love Orchestra 'Amor y Muerte' debut album
Out 14th August 2015 on Movimientos Records
CD (MOV007) / Digital
Distributed in the UK by Proper Distribution (CD & Digital)
Available as CD & Digital

The Fontanas 'Purple Patch' Debut Album Out 2nd March 2015

THE FONTANAS are a London band mixing Brazilian funk with upbeat Afro-Latin flavours.
Their much anticipated debut album 'Purple Patch' is released on 2nd March 2015 in a blast of colour and excitement.
Purple Patch – (slang) a period of success, creativity, good fortune.

'Purple Patch' was recorded in Ray Davies' (The Kinks) personal studio. This offered them classic vintage tones, which they blended with modern production know-how. Studio legend Andy Strange (Michael Jackson, Lalo Schifrin, Paolo Nutini) was on hand to ensure the album lives up to the hype.
The album features a selection of 3-minute funk-fuelled anthems with influences from across the globe. The music finds its roots in the foothills of Brazil, but defines its sound from its urban home in West London.

The band is comprised of colourful characters from the London music scene, who play with the likes of Mr Scruff, Alice Russell and Professor Green.
The line up includes vocalist Kay Elizabeth - the powerful front woman and sambista - injecting glamour and energy into the band in a swirl of psychedelic colour and feathers. Carl Hudson is the electro-synth mad professor of the band. Onstage he cranks up the funk and analogue tones to ripple your tickle bone. Also taking lead vocals - songwriter and bandleader Sam Sutton. His passion for Brazilian music and culture led to the band's formation.
Hand picked by six degrees of separation, they cut their teeth at their monthly residency 'Cover Up' at West London’s Ginglik Club. This allowed the band to build their audience organically, playing to a consistently packed-out club crowd for 5 years. In their own words: ‘This got us super tight and drilled for an up-for-it party crowd.’
The album offers a mouth-watering taste into their world. Positive and feel good. It will have you bouncing around like carnival came early.

'Wonderful Live. A testament to the act's diversity' XFM
'These guys are great examples of the best talent.' Ellis Rich. Chairman of PRS
'Upbeat positive and very hip' Keith Harris (Stevie Wonder's Manager)

TRACK LISTING
1. Roll A Different Way
2. Half Past None
3. The Heavenly Bop
4. No Common Number
5. Jose Correira
6. Suba
7. Pete’s Web
8. Le Skank (On Haunted Hill)
9. For What It's Worth
10. Angel Maria

Check 5 Track Album Taster>>HERE


CREDITS

Recorded at Konk Studios and Wax Studios. Mastered at Hafod.
Composed and Produced by Sam Sutton.
Artwork By Naeem Hoosain.

ALBUM LAUNCH DATES

- Fri 27th February – Queen Elizabeth Hall Southbank. Front Room. 530pm
- Sat 28th February – Hootananny, Brixton. 11pm.

Wara "Leave to Remain" Debut Album - Digital Release 3rd June 2013


"Leave to Remain" follows Wara's cutting edge, critically acclaimed self-titled EP released in 2011. Wara's debut album "Leave to Remain", out June 2013 on Movimientos Records, sees the band take their trademark sound to higher grounds, effortlessly combining Cuba's most danceable rhythms and styles – timba (“Cuban salsa”), songo, cha-cha-cha, rumba - with contemporary urban elements such as reggae, soul, hip-hop and jazz. The songs are threaded with bilingual, conscious lyrics that inject social and political commentary into their music in a variety of ways: there are songs that directly touch upon the topics of migration, identity and displacement ('Somewhereland', 'Leave to Remain'), Run for Cover's London-riot-fuelled policeman theatrics followed by an acoustic remake of 'Flesh and Bone' that goes straight to the soul, and finally a delusional tirade by whining party scene divas in 'Caprichoso'.

CLICK HERE TO BUY WARA ALBUM

The album also features an array of guest musicians, including vocals from Cuba's up and coming Yanaysa Prieto (Grupo Jade) and Afro-Cuban Folklore dancer and vocalist Grechen Méndez, as well as some of the top exponents of Havana's new generation of batá drumming in 'Pide a Yemayá'. London-based Cuban violin virtuoso Ernesto Estruch (Ska Cubano) adds soaring strings to 'Leave to Remain' and 'Pide a Yemayá', and on the brass front Justin Thurgur (Bellowhead, Lokkhi Terra) and Graeme Flowers (Kylie Minogue, Lokkhi Terra) join Wara in the studio to give some extra flavour to the hornlines.

'Leave To Remain' ALBUM SAMPLER (6:22 mins): soundcloud.com/movimientos/wara-leave-to-remain-album

PRESS

"Socially conscious, upbeat and joyous … The forthcoming album sees a funkier, more mature Wara than the timba popstrels of yore. The sizzling 'Leave to Remain', a reflection on the racism and hardships suffered by UK refugees and asylum seekers ('who make so much of the amazing music in London right now'), is a case in point." Songlines 2013

"They mash Cuban jazz-funk, clubby beats and smart hooks – track "Flesh And Bone" is a Latin-London blast." Single of the Week, Metro

"Wara are at the cutting edge… of the musical pulse." Lopa Kothari, BBC Radio 3

"Wara are young musical revolutionaries who simply ignore convention…they represent the true sound of contemporary Latin London in the 21st century." Lubi Jovanovic (DJ/Promoter/Journalist)

CLICK HERE TO BUY WARA ALBUM

LINKS

Website: movimientos.org.uk/wara
Facebook: facebook.com/waramusic
Twitter: @Waramusic
SoundCloud: soundcloud.com/wara-uk

VIDEO Introducing Wara (EPK)
VIDEO Live at the Roundhouse ("Ne Se Vende")
VIDEO Live at Floripa (excerpts)

Los Chinches debut album "FONGO" released on 1 April 2013

Debut album 'Fongo' out 1 April 2013 on Movimientos Records
Formats: CD / Digital - Catalogue number: MOV003
UK distributor: Proper Music Distribution

Los Chinches – the band that began as a sweet dream in a jungle hut - will release their long-awaited debut album Fongo on 1 April. Drawing upon the retro style of Chicha from 1960s Peru, Los Chinches' epic new sound harnesses the psychedelic twists of Peruvian Cumbia as well as the Punk and Ska spirit of London. This, along with their rocking tropical energy, makes for blistering live performances interlaced with feverishly addictive melodies. Their sound stays faithful to the original bands from the era, such as Juaneco y Su Combo and Los Mirlos, whilst taking influences from 60s garage rock and surf guitar and bringing it bang up-to-date with a distinctly London attitude.

Now in 2013, they are ready to unleash their debut album Fongo onto the world. Its title, Los Chinches explain, is taken from the name of "a mysterious deity, a visionary and a clown with a taste for jungle liquor and Amazonian beauties". It is, they continue, "through Fongo that we channel the spirit of Chicha who acts as a spiritual councillor and a guide for Los Chinches. We ask Fongo to bless us all with good vibrations. There is a Fongo in all of us and our quest is to bring out the spirit of Fongo in everyone who hears our sound. I am Fongo...you are Fongo...we are all Fongo!"

Press enquiries please email music@movimientos.org.uk

More about the band here: www.movimientos.org.uk/los-chinches-latino-cumbia-chicha-peruvian-band-London.html

The album also includes specially commissioned artwork from Bolivian illustrator, graphic designer and artist Marco Toxico, http://divinogolfo.blogspot.co.uk/

WARA 'Pretty Cliche' - Remixes by DJ Makala / Palov

Digital download: Release date 11th June 2012

Listen now @ http://wara.bandcamp.com/album/pretty-cliche-remixed

Epic track 'Pretty Cliche' from the WARA EP on Movimientos Records has made its mark as a live favourite and as one of the first tracks ever to blend Cumbia with Cuban Timba AND Hip Hop - a true Latin-London style mash up!! Both our remixers bring their own unmistakeable dancefloor sensibility to proceedings with Makala giving it a Cumbia-Moombahton type treatment and Palov infusing the track with big Afro-dancehall bounce.

The Remixers:

Makala
A prolific DJ, musician, producer and remixer who’s been on the scene for two decades, playing massive clubs and festivals across Europe. A stalwart of the ever excellent Lovemonk Records with several releases and a recent album, 'Unexpected Tapas', on the label. Makala also hosts monthly Global Funk Parties in his local Basque Country with the likes of Alice Russell & TM Juke, Nickodemus, & Daniel Haaksman. His production styles veer from Spanish rumba beats, gypsy swing, funk and jazz to more tropical sounds like latin, boogaloo, cumbia and ska, seamlessly combined with modern electronics.

Palov
With a style that blends latin flavours, block breaks, exotic soul, cumbia, swing and tropicalismo, Palov's reputation continues to soar following a highly acclaimed series of E.P releases with his partner Mishkin (as production duo Palov & Mishkin) for labels like Gamm, Resence, Scribble, Rebtuz. He’s also remixed for The Hot 8 Brass Band and Lovemonk's Más Achilifunk - Gipsy Soul From 21st Century. He recently launched his own label Carnibal bringing more funky tropical beats and mash ups.

Debut Release on Movimientos Records: WARA "FLESH AND BONE" EP

Released on 26th September 2011

MOVIMIENTOS RECORDS DEBUT RELEASE: WARA "FLESH AND BONE" EP

The WARA EP featuring 'Flesh and Bone', 'Pretty Cliche', 'Caprichoso' & 'Ojos Que No Ven' (acoustic) is on general release via State 51 distribution.

Buy here - Wara's "Flesh and Bone" EP

Buy on iTunes

Combining a lyrically conscious approach with exceptional musicianship, this is a band with an urgent voice that demands to be heard. "Flesh and Bone" was voted "Single of the Week" in the London Metro, September 2011.

The Wara EP includes tracks:

‘Flesh and Bone’ / ‘Pretty Cliché’ / ‘Caprichoso’ / ‘Ojos Que No Ven’

WARA released their debut EP “Somewhereland" last year and it proved to be a high octane introduction to this exceptional band. Their new EP includes the incendiary track "Flesh and Bone" launches Movimientos Records and signals a whole new level of talent. As immigration laws tighten, "Flesh and Bone" is a sign of the times anthem, musically merging Cuban Funk, Hip Hop and Soul with a euphoric drum and bass style finale. The stripped down acoustic soul of 'Ojos Que No Ven' flows effortlessly from London to Cuba in three and a half beautifully crafted minutes. Listen to both tracks on the Soundcloud link below.

"(Wara are) at the cutting edge… of the musical pulse."
Lopa Kothari, BBC Radio 3

“Wara are young musical revolutionaries who simply ignore convention…they represent the true sound of contemporary Latin London in the 21st century.
Lubi Jovanovic (UK Latin DJ/Promoter/Journalist).

Wara Soundcloud Wara - Flesh & Bone by Movimientos