To celebrate the Winter Solstice in the Northern Hemisphere and the Summer Solstice in the Southern Hemisphere - 22nd Dec 2015 - we're giving away a free Winter/Summer Holiday Track

For this track we've join forces with Do Amor from Rio de Janeiro

They are one of our favourite live bands; a super talented bunch who also play in the bands of other amazing Brazilian musicians such as Caetano Veloso and Lucas Santtana ... and they have their new album out next!

This is the sound of London meets Rio de Janeiro, of the Northern Hemisphere meets the Southern Hemisphere…

So whether you're in the North, the South, walking in a winter wonderland or sipping coconut juice on a beach…HAPPY HOLIDAYS to you all!

A.J. & T.H.E. xx


released December 21, 2015
Written and Performed by
Marcelo Callado - drums, voice, choir
Ricardo Dias Gomes - fender rhodes, bass, choir
Gabriel Bubu - bass, guitar
Gustavo Benjão - guitar, percussion
Martyn Potter - guitar 
Abi Bailey - bass
Gedman - brums 
A.J. Holmes - guitars

Recorded at Press Play Studio, Bermondsey and Developing World Studio, Hackney London between 20012 - 2014

Produced by A.J. Holmes
Mixed by A.J. Holmes and Martyn Potter
Engineer and Co Production - on the day of original recording session (8th June 2012) - by Andy Ramsay of Press Play Studio

Executive Producer Lewis Robinson (maisumdiscos)



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A.J. Holmes and The Hackney Empire London, UK

A.J. Holmes (aka Vanishing Breed) is a Musician, Recordist, Big fan of Pan-African music, Lover of 20th Century Architecture and Founder of The Hackney Empire (band)

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