„Tempo“ is the essence of „Rockin ́Favela Funk“ from Rio, „Township Grooves“ from South Africa and „Hybrid Tech“ named Kuduro from Angola! Gato Preto producer Lee Bass rolled out the perfect sound carpet for the Femcee Gata Misteriosa and her portuguese power punchlines.Both have met in their hometown Düsseldorf. Gata grew up is Lisbon and her roots are in Mozambique. Lee`s roots are half in Ghana and half in Germany.His dad used to be a Funk and Soul Dj and owner of a Club – no wonder he was influenced by african and black music from around the world. Gato Preto built their name through stunning high energetic live performances where they combine Electronic Beats with powerful live percussions from Senegal – Worldmusic with todays Club Attitude combined with sensible ingredients of last decades black music sound! From 2013 onwards they have been rocking dancefloors around the Globe: No matter if its a hip electro club in Paris, an event in their home town Düsseldorf, or on international stages like „Nyege Nyege“-Festival in Uganda: When the black cat comes around, everyone will understand: their global bass power and progressive metropolitan grooves are unstoppable.
Gato Preto‘s elaborate music videos are eye catchers especially their video for „Barulho“ caused loads of attention: with elements of the 80th steampunk and the ideal world of Afrofuturism pioneers, such as the P-Funk master George Clinton or the Dub-priest Lee Scratch Perry. „Tempo“ is an invitation to join them through time and space, present and past – two afrofuturistic aliens and Global-Bass-Travelers who search for their cultural African roots. One can comprehend the songs of „Tempo“ as a twelve-part audio-adventure of producer Lee Bass and femcee Gata Misteriosa. There is a story in every song: The album starts with „Mocambique“ – a where Gata Misteriosa deals with the bloody colonial history of her parents` hometown. The single release „Dia D“ already is a global dancefloor hymn. Together with the African Highlife guitars of V. Themba, it`s a hommage to the international success of the last years`African Pop Music. „Policia“ is a collaboration with the Ghanaian Rapper Delasi and speaks out against the worldwide police violence. It can be understood as an afro-pean consolidation and a statement of solidarity to the #BlackLivesMatter-movement in the USA. „Barulho“ is a Favela Punk song, which is developed together with their Brazilian Global- Bass-Fellow Edu K. With the song „Pirao“ Gato Preto feels out long forgotten traditions, recipes and the healing arts of Africa and reinterpretes them, connected to the digital networked diaspora and to the ambitious African cosmopolitan middle class. „Take a Stand“ is a love song for Africa – its a call for staying true to your roots and your origins in this modern world where media creates western stereotypes. It raises awareness about our past kingdoms, kings, queens and thinkers who lost their Life’s in the battle against the colonizers. Our ancestors where proud of their motherland Africa.Till today we are still struggling with our own identity and Gato Preto felt its time to encourage people through their music to be proud of where they come from no matter where they live! At last Gato Preto works out the time leap „Back Into The Future“. They return from the past as open-minded, self-confident Afro-Europeans to predict new trends an the Global Pop Heaven.