Premiere: Alma Negra – Endless Summer

Heist Recordings deliver their most outernational endeavour to date with the release of Alma Negra’s latest EP Endless Summer. The work of Alma Negra never fails to exhibit cross-cultural prowess, with group members hailing from different corners of the world blending traditional African music with jazz, Latin, house and techno. This Swiss-based group are best known for their previous work on Sofrito and Basic Fingers, having received support from Gilles Peterson, Ben UFO and Axel Boman.

On the B-side of their latest EP, the title track closes the record off on a light and mellow note. Silky keys and a chorus of chants ease us into the track before a groove-filled bass line and wavy synth-funk top line take it away. This track showcases what Alma Negra do best: crafting addictively danceable music by blending sounds from across the world.

Endless Summer is released on 5th May Heist Recordings – buy from the Heist website. Detroit Swindle host a Heist Recordings stage at Farr Festival (13th-15th July).

For more Alma Negra and Heist on STW:
City Guide: Alma Negra & Mehmet Aslan present Basel
Label Spotlight: Heist Recordings (mixed by Detroit Swindle)
Premiere: Alma Negra – ‘Ramboia’ (Sofrito)
Premiere: Adesse Versions – ‘E to E (Ge-ology remix feat. MDCL)’ (Heist)
Premiere: Nachtbraker – ‘Intermezzlow’ (Heist)
Premiere: Fouk – ‘Ken Sent Me’ (Heist)

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