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Various Artists Brazilika Review

Compilation. Released 2006.  

BBC Review

A very stylish offering indeed.

Lara Bellini 2002

Taking time out from 'putting jazz back in the hands of hip hoppers', 4hero's Marc Mac follows in Kenny Dope's footsteps to put together the second chapter of Brazilika, a compilation of remixes of Brazilian music from the Far Out record label.

The music comes from across the decades,but the album opens and closes with tracks from Milton Nascimento's 1980 ballet 'Ultimo Trem' -which helps give the mix a cohesive feel. Also featured are four classic Azymuth tracks - they're the most featured band here - as well as more recent Faro acts such as Joyce and Sabrina Malheiros (the daughter of Azymuth bass player Alex Malheiros).

The remixes of are top quality, which is what you'd expect from the likes of Incongnito, Osunlade and, of course, 4hero.

The infectious Brazilian rhythms sit comfortably with reassuringly hypnotic broken beats, giving off none of that 're-mix for the sake of it' vibe.All in all,a very stylish offering indeed.

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