The Alma Negra collective consists of three Swiss based friends and musical kindred spirits. Crossing many musical traditions their eclectic sound is perhaps a result of their varied and cross cultural backgrounds. The Figueira Brothers Dersu & Diego who have their roots in Cape Verde and Mario who has Spanish roots. Collectively the threesome’s influences and skills are wide ranging, bringing of course DJing and production prowess and pooling a vast musical knowledge from jazz to African and Latin-music, Donald Byrd to Fela Kuti to Theo Parrish to name a few respected musicians.
You can imagine the huge dynamic bubbling in the Alma Negra camp in terms of creativity; just a year in they released from nowhere their first edits on Sofrito and Highlife and their music was played instantly by Ben UFO, Nightmares on Wax, Gilles Peterson and Tim Sweeney.
Their energetic dj sets are unique, fluently making steps between organic rhythms and beats put together in a unique and highly individual style which transcends the usual afro/tribal house sets. Extended sets at clubs like Fuse Club in Brussels or Le Sucre in Lyon show the potential the group has to offer after building out from the best clubs in Switzerland such as the respected Hinterhof and notorious Zukunft.
In January 2018 they launched their own imprint “Alma Negra Records” where they have put out already 4 EP’s this year so far.
Premiering their first ever LIVE Show with a great response at Robert Johnson's own festival “JETZT MUSIK” in Frankfurt, Southport Weekender or the Jazz Café in London makes Alma Negra an act you don’t want to miss in 2018.