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Wednesday, Aug 28 2013 | 09:31
Image: 1583606 The much anticipated second single from the forthcoming Sunlightsquare album ‘King Yoruba’ is finally here. Sunlightsquare’s double ‘A’ Sided: Afro Boogie Super Hombre c/w Fantasy is the brainchild of the acclaimed London based Italian musician and producer Claudio Passavanti. Recorded in both Havana, Cuba and London, England, ‘Afro Boogie Super Hombre’ features the sophisticated and unique vocal styling of Cuban Javier Valera. ‘Afro Boogie Super Hombre’ also contains HUGE and exciting brass intricacies, coupled with skilful percussion and the production values that you have come to expect from Sunlightsquare.

The fun does not end there though. ‘Afro Boogie Super Hombre’ is a double ‘A’ sided single and is c/w ‘Fantasy’. Fearless with his creation and never scared to experiment, Claudio Passavanti has completely rewritten the rulebook and reworked the Earth, Wind & Fire classic ‘Fantasy’.

This is not the first time Sunlightsquare have broken all rules with great success. In March 2010, Sunlightsquare released the highly successful and critically acclaimed Jackson Sisters cover version of ‘I Believe In Miracles’. As with ‘Afro Boogie Super Hombre’, ‘Fantasy’ is a is fantastically produced with exciting brass and and skilful percussion. ‘Fantasy’ features lead vocals from London Soul and RnB vocalist Kevin Mark Trail and Cuban Lazaro Antonio Rodriguez.

About Sunlightsquare and Claudio Passavanti:

Sunlightsquare is a London based project created by award winning pianist, producer and DJ, Claudio Passavanti. In 2010 Sunlightsquare's salsa version of I Believe In Miracles (from the CD Havana Central) became a cult success within the Latin circles worldwide, with the support of DJs Gilles Peterson, Louie Vega, Jazzie B, Tony Humphries and Joey Negro to name but a few.

Claudio's long affair with Afro-Cuban music has allowed him to produce several recordings in Havana, in collaboration with percussionist Giovanni Imparato. Today Sunlightsquare Records release several projects including trumpet player Quentin Collins and saxophonist Brandon Allen. Claudio produces a monthly podcast that generates 10,000 downloads and is producing remixes for record labels worldwide. Sunlightsquare's 5th album Britannia Shing-A-Ling, a 25-piece band live studio recording released in 2011, was defined by BBC Music as 'A triumph' (www.bbc.co.uk/music/reviews/zg8r).

In April 2012, Brownswood Recordings released a Sunlightsquare remix of Gilles Peterson's Havana Cultura Band's Agita, feat. El Micha & Osdalgia. Today Claudio is also a recognised DJ, performing often at Ronnie Scott's (London), WMC (Miami) and in several venues across the world, as well as contributing as a presenter for Jazz FM.

Tracklisting: 1. Fantasy (Original Mix) 2. Afro Boogie Super Hombre (Radio Edit) 3. Afro Boogie Super Hombre (Full Mix) Available from 09.08.2013
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