When he’s not launching plagiarism lawsuits against Madonna (bit.ly/zBeAuV
) Joao Brasil produces dynamic Brazilian-tinged bass music, here turning Lucas’s rousing ‘Who can say which way’ into an old school Miami-bass tinged funk-carioca banger. German-based Burnt Friedman is intent on blending the history of electronic music with dub and jazz and his remix turns ‘Ca Pra Nos’ into an ethereal, pulsating, percussive groove.
A relatively new name on the scene, yet already a favourite of Gilles Peterson, DJ iZem pulls ‘Hold me in’ apart reconfiguring it as a neo-soul jam recorded in a galaxy far, far away. Finally, Brazilian producer Alexandre Coutinho adds layers of percussion to ‘O Violao de Mario Bros’ to create a stuttering, splintered work-out.
released 09 April 2012