As we anxiously await the release of Mala in Cuba on Brownswood next month, here's the video for the album's lead single 'Cuba Electronic.' The flip is the infectious 'Calle F' with it's dynamic bursts of trumpet (more on that later), lush piano chords, and anchored by a foundation of deep sub-bass and Cuban rhythms. You can snag 'Cuba Electronic / Calle F' via Brownswood on vinyl/digi HERE. The latest track from the LP to leak is "The Tunnel", which Benji B debuted on his Radio1 show just last week.
FACT TV recently caught up with Gilles Peterson and Mala to discuss the project and their time spent in Cuba. You can also hear the backstory behind the trumpeter your hear on 'Calle F' and the impromptu "Lean Fwd" jam-session that lead to his involvement in the album.
Gilles also announced via GPWW that Mala will debut a performance of the album featuring live musicians at Brixton Electric on November 17th. While details remain hazy, this is obviously something you'll want to experience firsthand. Tickets are now onsale and available for purchase HERE.
Trap Magazine recently released their tenth issue featuring a cover-story on Mala, which you can also read up on below: