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Gilles Peterson Collective Sonzeira 'Bam Bam Bam ft. Seu Jorge & Giovanca'

Premiere: Hear the title track off Gilles Peterson collective Sonzeira's upcoming Brazilian album featuring Seu jorge and Giovanca.


Gilles Peterson recently travelled down to Brazil where he formed Sonzeiraa collective featuring top-tier veteran and modern Brazilian artists like Marcus Valle, Elza Soares, Wilson Das Neves, Nina Miranda, Arlindo Cruz, and Gabriel Moura. The supergroup of sorts is set to release Brasil Bam Bam Bam — a 13-track portrait of the multifaceted sounds of Brazil that spans samba, bossa nova, baile funk, tropicália, and several more national flavors. On "Bam Bam Bam," Gilles and the band offer up a jolting, percussion-driven excursion fronted by pop samba icon Seu Jorge (of Life Aquatic and City of God fame) and Giovanca's group vocals. Sonzeira's Bam Bam Bam is up for pre-order now and will be available digitally in the U.S. on May 27 from Harvest Records. Stream the title track, premiering here today, below and check out our Afro-Brazil column for more on these sounds leading up to the World Cup.

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Listen to Tems' New EP 'If Orange Was A Place'

The buzzing Nigerian is also announcing her signing to Since '93/RCA Records and her placement as Apple Music's Up Next artist.

Tems is striking while the iron's hot and sharing her new 5-song EP, If Orange Was A Place.

The new release comes a few days after she dropped its lead single, "Crazy Tings," an addictive and bounce-heavy track produced by Ghanaian beatmaker GuiltyBeatz.

If Orange Was A Place also features a single guest appearance from American singer Brent Faiyaz — who lends his vocals to "Found" — and production from Jonah Christian. It was mixed and mastered by Spax.

The new EP comes alongside the news that Tems has signed to Since '93/RCA Records and been announced as Apple Music's latest Up Next artist.

Tems has been a highly-buzzing name in the last month with her feature on Drake's Certified Lover Boy, in which she appears on the song "Fountains," and for the massive popularity of her single alongside Wizkid, "Essence," which recently got a Justin Bieber remix.

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