The People’s Lounge presents the Studio Series:
A unique series of monthly shows at the intimate and modern Guildhall Studios, exploring new frontiers in music and the sounds of our collective futures.
A voyage through vibrant contemporary music interweaving styles and traditions across the spectrums of Electronic, Jazz, Nu‐Funk, Neo‐Soul, Latin & African.
COLECTIVA explore the spaces between Afro‐Latin music and Jazz while reflecting on themes of sisterhood and female empowerment. Blending wild horn lines with Afro‐Latin groove and experimental textures, COLECTIVA’s thoughtful arrangements are rooted in the sounds of Africa, Latin America and the diaspora, creating a genre the group have affectionately dubbed jazz tropicaliente (hot‐tropical‐jazz).
Their debut single, Under The, written in collaboration with jazz pianist Maria Grapsa and released in April 2021, received huge global radio plays and DJ support from the likes of Huey Morgan and Jamz Supernova on 6 Music, Jazz FM’s Chris Philips and Tim Garcia, and Toshiro Matsuura and Papaoul on Worldwide FM, amongst many others.
Premiering on Sounds and Colours magazine, the track was supported by Women in Jazz, and was playlisted on Spotify playlists including Music is My Sanctuary’s Jazz – Future Classics, and Colectivo Futuro’s Music Worth Sharing.
Fresh from a sold‐out out show at renowned London venue the Jazz Café, 2022 is set to be a pivotal year for the project, as they gear up for 2 more single releases with visuals, infusing feminist activism in their campaigns.
Winners of the Latin UK Awards, ‘Best Alternative Act 2019 and Yolanda Drake Award 2021
Muttnik is a high energy Cosmic Funk trio based in London. With a blended mixture of Funk, Jazz, Soul and Disco influences, they create a unique, chest hitting sound that is guaranteed to get you up and moving.
The solid, grooving pulse of the drums mixed with crazy, cosmic like sounds from the keyboards, fused with burning, outlandish sax lines will leave you wondering how just 3 people can make such a large sound. Muttnik is truly a band that is out of this world!
+ DJ Sophie Darling
Sophie Darling plays an eclectic mix of up‐beat feel good grooves from all corners of the globe with special focus on Arab disco, African club culture and spinning as much on vinyl as possible.