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Asking Eyes - Free Download

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Released late summer 2016, the idea of doing a version of this great tune came about partly as a way to skilfully blend the jazzy soulful vocals of the inimitable Vanessa Freeman and Adriana Vasques with the signature Da Lata sound. The new formation of the band were now focusing mainly on their live performances. Brought to their attention by Patrick Forge, the band fell in love with the original track by Raffaella Renzulli, who absolutely loved the new treatment when she heard it. The Da Lata version became popular at clubs like Dingwalls and became an anthem every time it was played with crowds singing along to the catchy chorus. Produced by Chris Franck, Asking Eyes is a swinging samba with a decidedly funky edge. It was never really given an official release, so now is the chance to listen to the track that Gilles Peterson referred to as a “summer anthem” by downloading a free copy for yourself.


released August 19, 2016
Drums - Davide Giovannini
Bass - Ernie McKone
Flutes - Finn Peters
Congas, Tamborim, Repinique - Carl Smith
Lead Vocal - Vanessa Freeman
Backing Vocals - Adriana Vasques
Keys - Mike Patto
Guitars, Tamborim, Percussion - Chris Franck

Recorded at Boogie Back Studios by Ernie McKone
Mixed by Toni Economides
Produced by Chris Franck


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Da Lata’s highly anticipated fourth album Birds is a genre busting journey through London Afro-Brazilian soul music. The most homogeneous Da Lata record to date, Christian Franck has honed his craft and expanded his art to create a glowing testimony from the melting pot of London's musical life. ... more

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