Baby Bitch II: Masks, balls & baile funk
Jungle goes back to its favourite bowling alley for the 2nd edition of the unmissable JungleDrums party, BABY BITCH, just 3 months after the sold out launch bash. And this time on Sept 17th we’re joined by the eclectic trio Natema!
“Bands are just like beautiful women,” muses Natema producer Tetto Bonito. “Everybody wants you but no one wants to marry you.”
A poignant thought for the day, but, for the time being at least, it seems that everyone wants a bit of Natema – and not only that; the band recently accepted a proposal from a most eligible bachelor of the music world, and will launch in September their first, 4-track EP with the young Brasilian label Club66 Records. So forgive me for referring to their up-and-coming trip to Paris, where they’ll play at La Bellevilloise, as a pre-emptive honeymoon. “We really want to celebrate,” confirms Tetto.
And they have plenty of reason to; Natema have come a long way in a very short time. The band itself was born in London, but all three of the key members – Luis, 25, Wellington, 34 (both producers), and Pedro, 30 (percussion), actually hail from Brasil. Indeed, the band’s unique and unforgettable face wear is a major talking point; the fringed, leather-tipped masks they wear are, like their name, inspired in the traditions of northeastern Brasil.
Nonetheless, Tetto is unequivocal about the pivotal role London has played for the group, who have come to fuse traditional Brasil rhythms and instruments (such as maracatu, accordions and berimbaus) with electro beats: “When I arrived here 3 years ago, I was very ‘pure’ in terms of my musical influences. But here you’ve got all these different cultures colliding, and all these people sampling different things… and there’s a real exchange going on in the world of electro.”
Whatever the recipe, the cake definitely tastes good. And you can get a piece on 17th September when Natema join João Brasil and DJ Glittah and for a night of Brasilian mayhem at Jungle’s raucous Baby Bitch party.
The Top 3
1 – Bawling
2 – Bowling
3 – Booze
The Usual Suspects
By Ana Naomi
BABY BITCH @ BLOOMSBURY BOWLING
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