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With remixes from Stereo MC’s, Alma Negra, Baris K, and Uriah Klapter, and the voice of a Capoeira master, ‘Lampião’ is a melting pot of multiethnic references.
Afro-house hero, co-founder of the Berlin-based afro-house collective/label RISE, and recent father of the new imprint Afrikan Tales, Floyd Lavine has delivered a new EP with a peculiar collaboration.
We’re talking about ‘Lampião’, a collab with Brazilian DJ Jessica Brankka — and the adjective ‘peculiar’ is due to the fact that this is her first official release as a producer. The EP arrived last Friday, July, 16th, through Israeli imprint Frau Blau, also representing Floyd’s debut on it.
The title track (which earned the ‘African Techno Mix’ caption), thus, is Floyd and Jessica’s reunion, a powerful afro-house gem with vocals from Brazilian Capoeira’s master, Mestre Barrão, blending Lavine’s African roots with Brankka’s Brazilian roots. To brighten things up, the record features four remixes: two of them bringing the melodic and hypnotic vibe — one from British duo Stereo MC’s, and the other from Israeli producer Uriah Klapter —, and two minimalistic and dubby numbers: first from Swiss duo/collective Alma Negra, and second from Turkey’s Baris K.
Born in southern Brazil, in the city of Curitiba, Jessica Brankka started as a DJ in 2019, inspired by the energy from Santa Catarina’s famous underground venue Warung Beach Club, and house and techno artists like Solomun, Laurent Garnier, and Black Coffee.
Since then, she has been gaining notoriety for her presentations full of personality, having performed on stages in different parts of Brazil and also touring in Europe (where she even shared the decks with names like WhoMadeWho.
Now based in the glaring megalopolis of São Paulo, she gives her first step in music production with this melting pot of multiethnic references that is ‘Lampião’.
Listen to the EP below and grab your copy here.