Matteo & Bro deliver a triple play with the new singles and videos Path, Prumirim and Sweet Shadows — showcasing today on Tinnitist.
Built around chance artistic encounters, and confronting electronic music and jazz head-on, the new project reveals the DJ, producer and Chinese Man co-founder’s new trip-hop jazz project that orbits the universe of soul, funk, trip-hop and world music — with live musicians at the heart of the process.
The eight-song release’s latest single Path features Franck Lebon; its official video is directed by Fred and Annabelle. Meanwhile, the single Prumirim features the sublime groove of General Elektriks within the atmospheric Afrobeat, Brazilian rhythms, and baile funk. Named after a Brazilian beach in Ubatuba that Matteo knows well, this song offers an official invitation to dance. Finally, soft and suave, just like featured artist Isadora’s voice, Sweet Shadows evokes movement and the transitions of life within melody, rhythm, and tinges of R&B and soul.
“I wanted a track that speaks of love and memories,” Matteo shares of the latter. “One that speaks of what resonates after spending time with someone — within the body, the emotions, the mind. “Ultimately,” he adds, Sweet Shadows is “a song that speaks of the soft imprint we choose to keep from a past relationship.”
The project Matteo & Bro dates back to 2019, when Matteo first met the project’s musicians: guitarist Karim Addadi, bassist Christophe Lincontang, drummer Hugo Pollon and saxophonist, flutist, and Duduk player Lamine Diagne. The album also features the voices of Isadora and Tania Saleh, keyboards from General Elektriks, as well as collaborations from film composer Franck Lebon to add a cinematographic dimension to two tracks.
Since the release of his album Scaglia (2018), all the way to his latest solo EP project Home (2022), Matteo’s genre-bending range extends further into compositions for film, TV and more — including Vincent Cappello’s Nouveau Monde and Dernier Appel, as well as Lamine Diagne’s Le Livre Muet.