Peyoti for President, Vamos A Nadar Review
UK’s Peyoti for President, now soaking in the Mediterranean sunshine of southern Portugal, invites us on a rhythmic adventure with their vibrant new single, “Vamos A Nadar.” A production collaboration between Peyoti himself and Portuguese-based producer Marc Mennigmann, the track fuses world music, EDM, and an undeniable Portuguese rhythmic influence into a tequila-infused, groove-drenched fiesta.
“Vamos A Nadar” is a melting pot of influences that refuses to be confined by genre or geography. Yet, amidst this vibrant tapestry of sound, the focus remains unwaveringly on a dance groove – the track’s intoxicating pulse that propels the listener on an exhilarating musical ride. The song is as infectious as the mescaline Peyote cactus that inspires the band’s name and is just as likely to transport you to another world.
The track features an array of auditory textures that float in and out of the soundscape, from spoken word samples to catchy guitar parts and cutting synth sounds. These elements form a rich sonic collage that makes each listen a new discovery, a testament to the meticulous production work of Peyoti and Mennigmann.
Adding her vocal magic to this auditory feast is Mexico City native Ceci Meza. Her charismatic and slightly eccentric performance takes the compelling spirit of the dance floor “cumbia” Mexicana-style and infuses it with the sun-soaked vibrancy of summer 2023. At the heart of the track is a keyboard hook that is so irresistibly catchy it’ll haunt your auditory memory long after the song ends – a welcome earworm for the music connoisseur.
Peyoti for President, no stranger to blending musical landscapes, follows in the footsteps of artists like Manu Chao, giving us a unique concoction of New World and Dancehall, where sensual lyrics and spiritual counsel meet harmoniously. It’s not just a song but a holistic sonic experience that stirs both the body and the soul.
From the opening lines of “Vamos A Nadar,” we are invited to surrender to the rhythm of the ocean, to swim and jam with the waves. The playful banter between Peyoti and Ceci Meza adds a layer of lively interaction, while the profound reflections on life and humanity offer a depth often missing in dance tracks. The song concludes with an impassioned call to seize the day, a reminder of the precious gift of life.
“Vamos A Nadar” is the first single from the forthcoming album, intriguingly titled The Mexican Files, set for release in late April 2024. If this single is a taste of what’s to come, the album promises to be a journey through new musical territories, a feast for the discerning listener. The song was crafted with the collaborative effort of Peyoti, Mennigmann, and the team at “Sordid Soup Studio” in Monchique and “Area 432” in Odiaxere.
In conclusion, “Vamos A Nadar” is a sensory adventure with vibrant rhythms, irresistible hooks, and lyrical depth. It’s a musical invitation from Peyoti for President to dive into their ocean of sound and let the rhythmic waves carry you away. It’s a celebration of life, freedom, and the transformative power of music. Dive in, and let the current take you. That’s the short of it!
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Vamos A Nadar
June 23, 2023
Sordid Soup Records