YES! They're back! Brazilian DJ and producer collective SHAKA release their long-awaited second EP ‘Flash City’ worldwide with UK based label Freshly Squeezed.
Direct from the plush exotica of São Paulo on the Brazilian east coast comes this eclectic electronic offering that is hard to pigeon-hole but nevertheless reflects the colourful life beside the 21st century Atlantic Rainforest.
Soulful vocals, tasty guitar licks and funky riffs share space with glitchy drum beats, fat basslines and warped synths - cut up, shuffled around and moulded back together into a brilliant and uniquely different but coherent sound. Call it funkstep soul, call it ghetto funk. When we released their debut on Freshly Squeezed we said they were ‘ones-to-watch'. ‘Flash City’ doesn’t let us down and is, if anything, a more left-field and sonically more unique release than its predecessor.
Artwork is once again by Lee Hodges, whose unique style of vividly bright colours and inspired illustrations are instantly recognisable and totally apt.
SHAKA continue their gigging and party schedule in the South Americas.