Páula, Povoa & Jerge make euphoric and mesmerising dance music that instantly transports you away to sunnier, warmer times. With their debut EP out next week we caught up with the trio to find out five tracks that have influenced them.
Perfectly setting the tone for the EP, the titular single ‘Primavera’ exudes a shimmering, gentle magic. Airy, wistful vocals intertwine with dreamy, soaring 80s synth-fuelled electronica and celestial chiming piano melodies, crafting a blissful and immersive sonic escapism.
Formed of producer Jules Rosset aka Povoa, vocalist Páula, and Jerge (who also plays in Christine & The Queens’ live band), the trio combined produce a sublimely harmonious creative synergy, as their Primavera EP goes to show.
Speaking on the EP Páula says “This EP is a declaration of love and a tribute to my origins in Brazil. It explores Transatlantic loves, how I arrived in the wild city, and the spirit of carnival that’s still in me.”
Get to know Páula, Povoa and Jerge In Five…
MC Carol Meu Namorado e maior otario
When I found Jerge and Povoa, I quickly introduced them to MC Carol who is for me a reference of baile funk in Brazil. They loved it !!
The sound is old school, the shouting “ai” in repeat dresses the track so well and the lyrics are full of humor.
What she says in her track, 100% Feminista, defines her well
« I’m a woman, I’m black, my hair is wiry
Strong, authoritarian and sometimes fragile, I assume it
My fragility doesn’t diminish my strength »
I admire the artist for being a symbol of feminism fighting against fatphobia and racism. Te amo DJ Carol, you inspire us!
Ilaiyaraaja – Vikram Vikram
This track is full of candor, humour and innocence. Loads of surprises with very different boards. Simple Roland TR-707 recorded, crazy stereo, not overproduced, making you feel light, free, and happy !
Hip Hop Miss S
I’ve been listening to that one a lot while working on the EP, it’s a track written in 84 by French producers JP Massiera, Bernard Torelli et Patrick Chobert. Although the singer isn’t credited I love the fragility of her voice and her French accent, there’s something true in her unprofessional way to sings, like she’s talking with someone instead of performing.
Lena platonos – bloody shadows from afar
This track has a particular mood. A chilling vibe on a suspense mood with a very loud mixed voice. The theme reminds me the melody of Goldeneye 007. She tells a history close to us, it’s not a song, but a moment. I’ve been inspired from this vibe for Doido.
666 – Alarma
It’s the first single of a German electronic music duo, released in 97.
Interestingly the vocals are in Spanish and Italian. The groove of that track is terrific, there’s something dumb in the trumpet riff and the diabolic mood that I love.
Primavera is out October 30th on Moshi Moshi Records. Pre-order here.