Thomas Pratt’s images of Cuba are ones we’ve kept coming back to time and time again. In November last year we caught up with Thomas after a recent trip to Santiago, photographing the musicians recording at a friend’s studio.
The result was a mix of story-telling portraits, hazy, dance and Guinness fuelled nights out and for this week’s Friday Mixtape, Thomas has curated us a soundtrack to these images.
Why have you picked these songs?
This is a collection of songs you may hear in a bar on one of the Outer Islands of The Bahamas.
When or where should this mixtape be listened to?
Ideally played in a Bahamian bar with a glass of Guinness and Buckfast (ratio 1:1), If that’s not possible it would be a good soundtrack to the royal wedding whilst tucking into a Victoria sponge.
Are there certain albums you listen to during the different parts of your creative process?
Usually, I will have one or two albums I listen to loads for a week played loud whilst cleaning dust off print scans. Currently Warren Zevon self-titled album and Roxy Music, Avalon are on heavy rotation.
What records did you listen to when you were a teenager?
N.W.A and Neil Young.
If a feature film about your life was to be made, what song would be on the trailer and why?
Freddie Gibbs’ Thuggin’ alongside slow-mo shots of me walking around Staines and Chertsey, then a drone shot zooming out to reveal the earth which starts spinning off its axis.
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