Forro in the Dark makes people dance like they forgot they could. They sweat, stomp, roll their eyes into the backs of their heads and don’t stop for hours. For the past four years, they’ve packed their home base and birthplace at Nublu well beyond capacity every Wednesday night. When a band makes you feel like this, you keep coming back.
On this follow-up to their debut twelve inch with Seu Jorge, Forro in the Dark present three versions of their acclaimed single with David Byrne, Asa Branca. Aside from the original, organic, feel-good track; The Real Tuesday Weld’s Clerkenwell Cowboy lends an open, airy version that could find a home in a classic, French cabaret as easily as it could in the early hours of a dancefloor. Dublex Inc’s mix is a masterfully done, downtempo rework with a full jazz band and dubbed out vocals. And as an added bonus, there’s a bouncy Dublex and Forro collaboration called Kidon Kibom energized dubbed out grooves that’ll get anyone to the dancefloor .