Album: Da Cruz, Sistema Subversiva (Six Degrees)

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The Independent Culture

When European and Brazilian musicians gel, the results can have the calculated edge of the former and the sensual heat of the latter.

It happened when Serbian producer Suba imposed icy electronica on to Brazilian beats on the seminal São Paulo Confessions, and now it's happened again with Swiss producer Ane H and sassy vocalist Mariana Da Cruz. Sun-hazed samba melodies set against crunchy ragga, rock and funk beats: what more could you want?