If you're looking for the perfect soundtrack to enter the New Year in a festive way, we can certainly recommend 'Fifavela', the fourth album by the Kortrijk based party orchestra named after a former local textile factory which the band in their early days used as a rehearsal room. For this new long player Orchestre International Du Vetex joined forces with producer Roel Poriau (Think Of One, Antwerp Gipsy-Ska Orkestra) and extended their musical horizons somewhat, for which they drew inspiration from touring through Latin America and Eastern Europe. And as if 18 musicians didn't suffice, for 'Fifavela' Orchestre International Du Vetex also invited a number of guest musicians: ex-Vetex Nathan Daems, Lionel Raepsaet (Skip The Use) and Jean-Baptiste Delneuville (Den Ambrassband) add some saxophone and trumpet vibes, DJ Courtasock provided the band with the necessary samples and percussionists Fernando Rodriguez Bas and Amel Serra Garcia (BRZZVLL, Zita Swoon, El Tattoo Del Tigre...) provided the necessary Latin grooves where necessary. The resulting album sounds like to the tradition of brass bands worldwide and constantly jumps back and forth between South America ('Carnaval Chtilombiano', title track 'Fifavela WM '14', 'Cumbia International'), Europe ('Cocek Ljubicasti', 'Tarantelle n° 10 - La Golosa') and Africa ('Good Evening Kinshasa', 'Good Bye Maputo'). All songs on 'Fifavela' were composed by Thomas Morzewski, whom we'd like to compliment for his work. And now let's get that party started!