DJ Dolores —
1 Real ... CD Ziriguiboom (Belgium), 2008. Used ...
DJ Dolores continues his move into a wider global audience – working here in a blend of beats and samples that nicely changes up from track to track – all supported with English notes on each tune, sharing Dolores' views on his country, culture, and compositions! The sound here has some Brazilian roots, but also takes off into more complicated remix territory – often without some of the more heavily bombastic modes of other Brazilian DJs, and more in the gentler, warmer sounds that we've come to expect from the Ziriguiboom label. Titles include "Deixa Falar", "Cala Cala", "Shakespeare", "JPS", "Flying Horse", "Mutant Child", "Numeros", "The Mind Inspector", and "Saudade". CD features the bonus track "Danger Global Warming (DJ Dolores rmx)" by The Blacksmoke Organization – and a video titled "DJ Dolores Presents 1 Real & Recife". CD
In a world of supposed crossover Brazilian projects that have mostly lost their roots, the music of Bebel Gilberto is surprisingly refreshing! This daughter of Joao Gilberto (not Astrud) sings in a manner that's in keeping with the classic bossa divas of years past – but she works here in adventurous collaborations with the likes of Thievery Corporation, Amon Tobin, Suba, and Smoke City, which makes for a mixture of styles that freshens up the bossa considerably. Titles include a remake of "So Nice (Summer Samba)", plus "Samba Da Bencao", "Lonely", "Tanto Tempo", "Bananeira", and "Sem Contencao". CD