Alma Negra - Madrugada (Ep)


Format: Vinyl
Rel. Date: 03/15/2024
UPC: 823675515811

Madrugada (Ep)
Artist: Alma Negra
Format: Vinyl

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Dersu and Diego Figueura are Basel-based brothers also known as Alma Negra and have been responsible for some seriously fresh and funky, afro-inspired dance music since their inception a decade ago. With releases on Heist, Lumberjacks In Hell, Basic Fingers and their own Alma Negra imprint, the duo wear their Cape Verdean roots proudly on their sleeves ensuring a warm, tropical sound emanates through their productions. For their Delusions debut Alma Negra have delivered a compelling and well-rounded EP which shows off their skills across two original tracks, a dub version and a brilliant remix from Yuksek. Title track 'Madrugada' takes us directly to the afterparty. More specifically, the kitchen of the house party where the action invariably continues to the early hours. Live horns, guitar, percussion and bass all bring a big sound and real band groove to the production making for a feel good modern-day boogie tune guaranteed to lift the spirits. Next up we have the aptly named Funky Fever which treads a similar path with big horn parts rubbing up alongside Moog synth lines and punctuated with 80's tom fills and a rock solid rhythm guitar riff. The real star of the show is the vocal which is unashamedly raw and unpolished giving an authentic and endearing hook to the track. French producer Yuksek is someone whose productions we've been loving for some time and really happy to finally have him onboard for a remix for what we feel is the perfect project for him. Like Alma Negra, Yuksek is another talent who is difficult to pigeonhole and enjoys mashing up genres and incorporating many outernational influences into his sound. On his remix of 'Madrugada' he keeps many of the live parts intact but generally 'houses' up the drums and mix which increases the energy without losing the overall vibe of the original. Closing out the EP we have Alma Negra's own Dub Mix of 'Madrugada' which goes for a classic dub approach; pairing back the parts, muting the vocals and creating space for the groove to shine, all making for a perfect track to warm up the dance floor early doors.Tracklisting:A1. Madrugada A2. Funky Fever B1. Madrugada (Yuksek Remix) B2. Madrugada (Dub)