It’s taken a while for this to come out but we think it’s been worth the wait. Here are two tracks of us performing live for The Boiler Room. We were asked to take part in a private warehouse session in Aldwych, London accompanying spirtual jazz act, The Pyramids. You can also use the link direct from the Boiler Room website
Huge amounts of excitement as we look ahead into 2014. Fabiola, our first album in ten years, is out now on Agogo Records and has been released round the world including Europe, Japan and Australia/NZ.
We were honoured to have so many talents at our disposal – our worldwide family never ceases to amaze. Guests include Mayra Andrade (Cape Verde), Miguel Atwood Ferguson (USA), Rich Medina (USA) Marcelo Janeci (Brazil) Luisa Maita (Brazil), Graveola (Brazil), Fabricio FBC (Brazil), Sacha Gabriel (Canada), Jason Yarde (UK), Finn Peters (UK) and Diabel Cissokho (Senegal) who have all helped craft a record with a raw and live approach fusing Afro-Brazilian influences with a dance-floor sensibility and our distinctly London attitude.
Some critics say kind words…
“They haven’t lost their instinct for a killer groove…. at the heart of things is a cooking live band from a dream dance club” The Guardian
“Their best (album) yet” Metro 4/5
“An absorbing return…could well be their best yet” Songlines 4/5
“A real recommendation for anyone looking for new musical discoveries” Münchner Merkur
“Handmade Afro-Brazilian sounds with the awareness of the global dancefloor” WDR Funkhaus Europa
“Da Lata back on top form. Proper London tropicalia” Gilles Peterson
01. Um Amor A Mais feat. Luisa Maita
02. N.Y.J. feat. Diabel Cissokho
03. Places We Go feat. Dennis Rollins
04. Unknown feat. Mayra Andrade
05. Ronco Da Cuica feat. Jandira Silva & Pedro Martins
06. Monkeys And Anvils feat. Rich Medina
07. Deixa feat. Jandira Silva
08. The Shore feat. Sacha Gabriel
09. Cambara 41 feat. Marcelo Jeneci
10. Don’t Give It Up feat. Luiz Gabriel & Fabricio FBC
Here is Da Lata stripped back featuring Jandira Silva (vocals), Finn Peters (Flute) and Chris Franck (Guitar) delivering a spine tingling version of ‘Deixa’ of which the full samba soaked version features on new album Fabiola.
Recorded in the lush tropical climes of Wood Green this rendition of Da Lata’s “Don’t Give It Up” the unashamedly rock’n roll finale of Da Lata’s “Fabiola”, sees Chris Franck jamming the tune with Luiz Gabriel Lopes from Graveola, who sings it on the album. Chris and Luiz are joined by Luiz’s bandmates from Tiao Dua, his other project, three guitars and a pandeiro. This is a raw and refreshing alternative take on “Don’t Give It Up”, a hard times song that’s all about finding the strength to carry on in the music.
We’re offering a free download of this Afro-house version of ‘Um Amor a Mais’ by Glasgow based production duo Prophets of the South. This does not feature on the new album - grab this for free.
The debut single from the ‘Fabiola’ album has just been released on digital download and can be bought at all the usual outlets. It’s called ‘Um Amor A Mais’ which translates as ‘One more love’ and features the beautiful and sultry vocals of Brazilian chanteuse Luisa Maita.
Remixes will be available to download soon and if you sign up to the mailing list through this website you’ll be able download the mixes for free along with receiving the latest news on Da Lata’s new album and tour dates which are scheduled for Autumn/Winter 2013.
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This track was recorded in Terminal Studios, London in December 2012. The original was written by João Bosco and it’s a track we’ve had a lot of fun re-interpreting over the years. You can download the audio version of this video from here.
The revitalised Da Lata project truly got underway in the summer of 2012 and this concert, on one of the hottest days of last year at London’s Dingwalls club, put everything into perspective. This is a track called Ponteio which many Da Lata fans will know. This version is particularly special with the brilliant Finn Peters adding extra horns for the discerning jazz crowd attending the show.