The temperature is rising, the sun is out, and the birds are chirping. It looks like winter is coming to an end. I can’t wait for summer and for those long hot days. Tom Misch’s new single, It Runs Through Me , gives off that summer vibe. He will be releasing his new album Geography on April 6th. The new single has this samba and Bossanova-esque vibe, his smooth vocals get you dreaming about the beach. The legendary group, De La Soul, features on the new single and still providing those signature raps. Check out the single below and look out for the album in April.
Brazilian music is one of my favourites, the groove from the Samba rhythms to the smoothness of Bossa Nova just gets me going. I just discovered this Sao Paulo group Mental Abstrato, and they bring the heat. They remix and flip some classic brazilian sounds and bring it up to date with some hiphop elements. The group consists of the trio OMIG One, Calmão and Guimas Bass. The newest single Mimo, features the dope singer Tássia Reis and her voice is fantastic. Highly Recommended!!!
The World Cup is just over a month away, the excitement and fervour of the tournament is staring to build. With mass influx of visitors and viewers to Brazil, it is a perfect time to showcase classic Brazilian music.The new Brazilian supergroup Sonzeira founded by the great Gilles Peterson is set to release their new album Brasil Bam Bam Bam on May 19th. Gilles Peterson isn’t your typical dj or record label owner, he brings this scholarly approach to creating all his albums. It is evident with this new album, Gilles Peterson wanted to create the true essence of Brazilian music with a mixture of both old and new artists. The album features Seu Jorge, Marcos Valle, and the renowned Elza Soares. Brasil Bam Bam Bam will get you ready for the World Cup while giving you a lesson in classic Samba and Bossa Nova.