Sound of '17: Tiff's Joints

SOUND OF '17: TIFF'S JOINTS

JANUARY '17

Sean Keating, otherwise known as Born Cheating, is the brains behind the Tiff’s Joints label. Sean’s deep knowledge of Brazilian music is central to the success of this exciting new venture, bringing Afro-Latin dancefloor-ready tunes to your ears and record bags.

At the back end of last year, Tiff’s Joints landed in all good record stores with a bang. Their debut release, a pair of Afro-Brazilian cuts on 12”, sold out in a matter of weeks. The A-side features Sao Paolo’s Oribata with ‘Batuki’ - a percussion-led shuffler peppered with synth stabs and vocal snippets, propped up by a deep, bouncing bass line. The B-side steps things up a notch with an edit of ‘Cavalinho Cavalao’ by traditional Afro-Brazilian group Banda De Pifanos De Caruaru. Flute samples fly over frenzied percussion on this absolute banger - certified dancefloor madness.

We’ve had the pleasure of hearing their forthcoming release from South London’s Deoke, and it doesn’t disappoint. It’s another 12” release in the form of two club-ready tracks, with more of the same percussion and rhythms that defined their debut, this time decorated with trumpet, flute and synths. Listen out for the tracks on Born Cheating and Deoke’s recent appearance on Worldwide FM.

We’ll be sure to pick up any and all of the Tiff’s Joints releases this year. Don’t sleep!


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