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Fresh Sounds: Sly5thAve & Roberto Verástegui – Tie Break

The duo of producers and multi-instrumentalists Sly5thAve & Roberto Verástegui released a new single Tie Break, from their forthcoming collaborative album Agua de Jamaica via Tru Thoughts Recordings.

Epitomising this fusion of sounds and collaborative talents on introductory single Tie Break Sly5thAve reworks a track originally written as a big band chart for the Orquesta Nacional de Jazz de Mexico by Roberto. Beginning with the original lead sheet, laced with nods to Funk and Hip Hop, the pair improvised a Jazz reworking before taking it home to layer synths, piano and beats. With a constant backbeat and harmonic pattern courtesy of Sly5thAve, Roberto’s Hammond organ takes the experimental Jazz centre stage. “I’m trying to catch the vibe that I got from London the first time that I was there”, Roberto enthuses, “I remember passing a through a pub and noticing the excitement about a tennis match. A bunch of people were watching Wimbledon and drinking. I remember that feeling well and wanted to name a song after the experience”.



Listen to Sly5thAve & Roberto Verástegui new single Tie Break, from the duo's forthcoming new album Agua de Jamaica:

The pair originally met whilst studying Jazz in Texas and began piecing together the release on Sly5thAve’s first visit to Mexico, over a drink of Agua de Jamaica – a drink made with water, hibiscus flower and sugar. Recorded during the lockdown in Mexico, the LP is built from a passionate and comprehensive understanding of Jazz, a love of Hip Hop and Mexico City’s ever-vibrant artistic culture, Latin flavours, and the African roots from which these sounds grew.


Watch below Sly5thAve & Roberto Verástegui new single Tie Break, from the duo's forthcoming new album Agua de Jamaica:

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Richard Spaven - Hoodie Beats

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Fatima, Joe Armon-Jones - #1

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SHY FX, Liam Bailey - Come Around Slowly

Groundation - Human Race


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