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Download links and information about Serious by Da Lata. This album was released in 2003 and it belongs to House, Jazz, Dancefloor, World Music, Dance Pop genres. It contains 10 tracks with total duration of 36:34 minutes.

Artist: Da Lata
Release date: 2003
Genre: House, Jazz, Dancefloor, World Music, Dance Pop
Tracks: 10
Duration: 36:34
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No. Title Length
1. Serious (featuring Mamani Keita) 6:27
2. Breathe 0:59
3. Alice (No Pais Da Malangragem) (featuring Pedro Martins) 3:54
4. Reeling (featuring Jhelisa Anderson) 3:54
5. Firefly (featuring Jinko) 3:59
6. Distracted Minds (featuring Baaba Maal, Nina Miranda) 3:51
7. Something (featuring Nina Miranda, Jhelisa Anderson) 4:11
8. If U Don't Know 1:44
9. Can It Be? (featuring Courtney Denni) 3:29
10. Nuts 4:06



Dance music fusions can be dodgy propositions. Too often, an artist will substitute a little knowledge (or a few presets) for a faithful study of what makes another form of music special. Da Lata, the Brazilian beat project formed by longtime DJs and producers Chris Franck and Patrick Forge, scored right off the bat with the 1998 single "Prá Manhã," plus an accompanying album (2000's Songs From the Tin). Their second proper full-length, Serious, expands on the promise of the first and proves that Da Lata are one of the few capable of an intriguing, long-lasting dance/world fusion. Already balancing the organic and the electronic in splendid fashion, Franck and Forge (plus master programmer/engineer Toni Economides) invited a few respected names for collaborations. The opener, "Serious," features vocals from broken beat veteran Bembe Segue and Palm's own Mamani Keïta over a brisk Afrobeat number that stretches out with great work from accordion and trombones. "Distracted Minds" is the showcase, a brilliant, haunting fusion of Africa and Brazil matching Senegalese master Baaba Maal with Nina Miranda from Arkestra One. "Firefly," practically the only track with a clear predecessor, takes on Herbie Hancock's Head Hunters-era "Watermelon Man," with Franck and Forge contributing whistles, ocarina, berimbau, pandeiro, shakers, and tres.