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Looking for the Perfect Beat
Genre: World Music
Produced by Beastie Boys studio doctor Mario Caldato, Marcelo D2's vibrant album is a fusion of Brazilian club grooves and hip hop. With tracks frequently developed around a percussive samba core, Marcelo expands into new ... more »
Produced by Beastie Boys studio doctor Mario Caldato, Marcelo D2's vibrant album is a fusion of Brazilian club grooves and hip hop. With tracks frequently developed around a percussive samba core, Marcelo expands into new territory with his use of traditional sounds, programmed elements, scratches (courtesy of Mixmaster Mike), Portuguese raps and a range of stylistic influences that run from acoustic Latino to electro and hip hop. 2004.
kda | 12/29/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I highly recommend this album. I first heard one of the songs on public radio's "The World" and was intrigued enough to buy it. It has a great dance groove to it and would be a fabulous addition to your collection; perfect for a party or just for your own enjoyment..."
A. J. M. Mcdonald | the hague | 09/01/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Marcelo D2, a Brazilian hip hop and samba artist, was my undeniable highlight of the first North Sea Jazz Festival held in Rotterdam, in July 2006. With his band, including multiple percussionists and dancers, all with their sexy Brazilian attitude, he blew the roof off the Congo tent.
This cd, recorded a few years before the extraordinary performance in Rotterdam, did not quite meet my expectations - sky high after the concert - but is nonetheless worth buying.
Classics are Vai Vendo, Qual É and A Maldicao Do Samba. If you have the chance, check out Marcelo D2 live."