Fumaca Preta

Fumaça Preta (pronounced Foomassa Pretta – meaning Black Smoke) started as a studio experiment when Alex Figueira, a Portuguese-Venezuelan producer and percussionist, invited some old friends to join him in the tiny analogue studio he built on the back of his house in Amsterdam. The results are a remarkable and critically acclaimed LP for Soundway records and an incendiary live show. Fueled by acid-drenched effects, with Caribbean and Brazilian rhythms sifted through a cheesecloth of loopy Bahian grooves and Zappa-esque chamber music, their live show has notoriously been described: if you can't dance to it, you're already dead.