Flomotion Live Presents...
Lucas Santtana at Favela London
Tuesday 1st November, 2011
£5 advance/on the door
Lucas Santanna & the Sem Nostalgia Duo (live)
with DJ sets from:
Nick Luscombe (Flomotion/Resonance fm/BBC Radio 3 Late Junction)
Mais Um Gringo (Oi! A Nova Musica Brasileira!/Mais Um Discos)
91-93 Great Eastern Street
London EC2A 3HZ
For restaurant reservations: 020 7613 4228
On Tuesday 1st November, Flomotion Live is proud to present a night of cutting-edge contemporary Brazilian music at Favela London, presented by hyped Brazilian record label Mais Um Discos and featuring Lucas Santtana live, playing his only UK headlining date, alongside DJ sets from Nick Luscombe and Mais Um Discos record label boss Mais Um Gringo.
About the night:
DJ Nick Luscombe's `Flomotion' has broadcast on numerous highly regarded radio stations, including Resonance FM, NME Radio, Samurai FM and XFM. In 2010, `Flomotion' celebrated 10 years as one of the UK's longest running weekly electronic music radio shows and highly successful regular live and club event, showcasing cutting edge live acts and DJ's in respected venues across London.
DJ and broadcaster (Flomotion/Resonance FM/ BBC Radio 3 Late Junction) Nick Luscombe is recognised as a long time supporter of new underground music through his many radio shows, mixes and live events. Flomotion Live supports forward-thinking, radical, exciting and quality live music and DJs, which Lucas Santtana and Mais Um Discos both embody to the core.
About Mais Um Discos:
Mais Um Discos promotes the most exciting new music from Brazilian artists who fuse styles, disregard genres and irritate purists.
Their debut release was the critically acclaimed compilation `Oi! A Nova musica Brasileira,' a 40 track sonic-snapshot of the most exciting artists producing new music in Brazil now, compiled by label boss Mais Um Gringo that featured Lucas Santtana. Mais Um Discos are now proud to release Lucas Santtana's album,`Sem Nostalgia,' which has just entered the World Music Charts Europe at number 1! On 1st November, Lucas will be playing tracks from his widely acclaimed new album.
About Lucas Santtana:
Equal parts Thom Yorke and Tom Ze, Lucas Santtana is one of Brazil's most interesting, dynamic and experimental singer-songwriter-producers from the new generation of Brazilian musicians.
On `Sem Nostalgia' Lucas used only voices, acoustic guitars, ambient sound and samplers to create a textured, haunting, disorientating and forward thinking soundscape.
Lucas will recreate the album live with the Sem Nostalgia duo of Bruno Buarque (percussion, samplers) and Regis Damasceno (bass, guitar).
Drawing influences from dub, bossa nova and folktronica, expect to hear the band move from haunting reverb-soaked ballads to glitchy percussive workouts that showcase Lucas's potent songwriting and the musicians' unique re-imagination of space, texture and rhythm.
What interests and inspires Santtana “are musicians that do not think of harmony, melody or rhythm but of layers of sound. I am not interested in the specific guitar chord, but in it's texture – and overdubbing these layers, these musical textures, is what inspires me." Santtana adds "Our music has international influences as much as Brazilian: it does not fit into any pre-disposed clichés of tropical, colourful music."
What the press have to say about Lucas Santtana:
“Sonic provocateur Santtana subjects (bossa nova) to an adventurous, discordant deconstruction, employing every acoustic and electronic means at his disposal…”
The Telegraph, August 2011
“Sambas laced with samples, a reggae-tinged instrumental, droll songs in English, dub-trickery… Santtana’s innovative approach makes for a refreshing excursion”
The Observer, August 2011
We do hope that you will join us on 1st November for our Flomotion Live and Mais Um Discos contemporary Brazilian music special in the fabulous surroundings of Favela London!