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It’s sadly the end of summer, but London’s Naia brings us some funky “Heatwave”.

It's sadly the end of summer, but London’s Naia brings us some funky “Heatwave”. Latino flavored funky track with a groovy bassline, energetic horns, kicking solos and sweet vocals it’s all that we need for a proper (end of) summer banger, and Naia delivered it all. The heat is on. I hope Naia will keep the temperature hot with the new releases.

Naia are a sensational four-piece band, emerging onto the London jazz scene. An eclectic fusion of Latin, funk and neo-soul defines their sound, with live performances that never fail to get the audience up and moving.


Watch below a video to Naia new song “Heatwave”:

Having members and influences from all over the world, Naia have sculpted their own innovative sonic identity, combining the velvety and hypnotic vocals of Nadine Assam with the honed rhythm section that is Charlie Jackson (Guitar), Lumai Francisco (Bass) and Rayan Telleria (Drums). Delighting the sold-out audience of their debut gig at Tamesis Dock, Naia have recently recorded their first E.P. “Forevermore” with Chalkstream Productions.

Jack Blakey on trumpet, Sam King on alto, and Tom Platts on tenor joined the band on the latest single as a three-piece horn section.

They continue to re-imagine their breath-taking song-writing through guitar solos that carry the listener through a different world, inventive and soul-driving basslines, and engaging drum grooves that stimulate both brain and booty.

Listen below Naia new song “Heatwave”:

Other wicked songs and projects worth checking this week:


Aratita Electronik Jazz Quintet - Fables Of The Solar Gods

Okvsho, Sreya - Kamala's Danz

Cosa Nostra Strings, Jazz Mafia, Lewis Patzner - Kill Em with Kindness

Demae, Ego Ella May - Stuck in a Daze

Shunaji - Cosmic Blues

Isatta Sheriff, Ruth Ellen - Find Our Way

Soul Inscribed - Home Is Free

Adeline - Twilight

Contours & Yadava - Start First Finish Last

Shai Soul-Wright - Elevate


Janelle Monáe - Turntables

Andrew Wasylyk - Last Sunbeams of Childhood

Lionel Loueke - Cantaloupe Island

Sultan Stevenson - Safe Passage

Aquiles Navarro, Tcheser Holmes - Pueblo

Skeltr, Sam Healey, Craig Hanson - Cheef Beef

Jungle By Night - Unlimited Love

La Récré - Banger

Ill Considered - Liquid Science


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