A delightful collision of music old and new – as acoustic Brazilian choro comes into play with more booty-styled beat
s – in a blend that's surprisingly great on the best numbers in the set! The style is one that might sound a bit hokey on paper, but it comes off well – never too overdone, and with an energy that makes the whole record crackle with the feel of new discovery. A big
part of the credit goes to DJ Marcelinho, who produced the whole thing – and manages to balance things out nicely without letting the R&B side of the record overwhelm the classic one. Titles include "Mandinga Beat
", "Quero Paz", "Beat
6", "Coisa Linda", "Favela Beat
", "Samba Bem", "Som Estereofonico", "Meu Beat
choro", and "Kissanga No Kalunga".
(Out of print.)