dadá Joãozinho x Pai e Mãe

"Each song offers a different look at Joãozinho’s singular talent, and on “Pai e Mae” the artist introduces an entrancing samba with delightful lo-fi effects that meld with a renegade organ sound and the pulsing underbelly of bass-heavy percussion. The concoction is at once alien and delightfully inviting." - FLOOD Magazine

"A pretty common misconception about samba is that the music rarely goes beyond its limits. However, in the hands of visionaries like dadá Joãozinho, it can become something otherworldly. Take “Pai E Mãe,” a song deeply rooted in the Brazilian genre that twists it gently to give it an experimental edge. By adding pop melodies and glitchy production, Joãozinho elevates the track into something weird yet warm and catchy.  The song addresses some difficult times the singer had during his youth, and how he channels it through music is nothing short of superb, cathartic, and beautiful." - Remezcla 
“Paying homage to samba and bossa styles, Joãozinho sets modern production elements to his work by sampling the band he assembled, tearing it up, then chopping and flipping the arrangements” - KCRW
"With its assemblage of slouched vocals sparkly electronic flourishes, and breezy guitar, “Ô Lulu” is as laid back as it is endlessly replayable." - The FADER

São Paulo based artist João Rocha has shared “Pai e Mãe,” the third and final preview of his upcoming debut album as dadá Joãozinho. Where lead single “Cuidado!” flexed his hip-hop chops with invigorating bombast, “Pai e Mãe” is sweetly melodic, infusing classic Brazilian samba with experimental flourishes. It’s another excellent preview of tds bem Global, out Sept 1st, an album that unfolds like a genre-agnostic mixtape, front-loaded with irresistible and effortless rhythms, careening across musical universes like a psychedelic fever-dream. 

On the video Rocha explains “For this samba, that carries so much of our music’s tradition, and still sounds fresh, I wanted to strip things down and communicate through the rawness of the body language. Had my parents join the studio session, that was an emotional moment. I wrote this song about an episode we lived together, so it was a closing cycle to have them. This minimalist work in video expands the meanings of the album for me, that sometimes sounds so massive. Put things in a new perspective.”

"urgent, propulsive, and deliciously deviant" - The FADER

"the life and soul of Toronto’s club scene" - i-D

"Bambii brings a unique fusion to everything she creates while also actively speaking out..." Office Magazine

"Bambii turns a melting pot of influences into a throbbing, futuristic heater, where grime bass stabs intertwine with bashment rhythms" Pitchfork

BAMBII releases her debut EP INFINITY CLUB.  Following a streak of successes in this year alone, the Toronto-based DJ, producer and artist organically builds on her already-impressive sonic repertoire. She uses warped dancehall samples, as well as drum'n'bass, jungle, and pop sounds, to encapsulate her idea of an exploratory body of work that connects sounds of the Caribbean diaspora with electronic music, an effort she spoke about at length on The FADER Interview podcast earlier this week.

BAMBII formally welcomes listeners into her imagined club space with layered translations of the opening track's title, "You Are Now Entering the Infinity Club." This trance-inducing intro affirms the EP's intention to connect listeners from around the world, providing a physical and musical place of belonging, while shining a light on her own roots. On "Hooked," the DJ and producer enlists the U.K.'s dreamy electronic vocalist, Aluna, to curate a pop/R&B sound reminiscent of late 90s hits. BAMBII continues to build on the EP's underlying themes of storytelling, revelation, and identity, as she slips into the role of femme fatale on "WICKED GYAL" featuring North London's Lady Lykez later returning to Toronto with "Sydanie's Interlude" featuring fellow Canadian, Sydanie.

Similar to her work on Kelela's Raven, her feature heavy project demonstrates BAMBII's clear knack for showcasing her collaborators' unique talents. Speaking to this she shares, "When I first started, I was very focused on narrowly defining genre and thinking about music in terms of binaries. This project is the very beginning of me trying to tell more complex stories.” Though the uniting similarity between her features continues to be a shared Caribbean ancestry, BAMBII rejects attempts to tokenize and limit her artistic scope. Rather, Infinity Club, is BAMBII's way of asserting that genre is ultimately a social construct. On every track, she takes a left turn and makes an unlikely connection to show that nothing can be essentialized.


Read the review on Pitchfork.

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Mirror Tree x 300 Miles

Mirror Tree, shares new single + video "300 Miles" off their upcoming self-titled album, out September 8, 2023.

Mirror Tree states, "This song inspired by kraut and psyche rock of the 60’s and paints a picture of a lonesome life on the road in a harsh landscape. Each sec, on features a different instrument with a dedicated and driving bass line serving as the glue between these different vignette-like sections."

About the video Mirror Tree explains: "This video is completely comprised spur of the moment footage. One day while we were working on the track 300 miles in Filip's studio we were envisioning a music video of my plane flying around in the Mojave desert. It happened to be a beautiful day to fly and my friend Dustin had just told me about a lakebed I hadn’t known of in the Eastern Mojave desert that was landable. On a whim we decided to grab Filip's camera and hop in my plane and go find it.  Another time we were hanging with our friend Steve and just decided to fill his VW bus with music gear and random objects and we all hopped in, Steve drove around Highland Park like a maniac and we shot a music video."

Serebii x ±

Inside is the debut solo album from Kiwi composer, producer, mixing engineer, and multi-instrumentalist Serebii. Having mostly worked on collaborative projects in the past, the record reflects his innate connection with music as a vehicle for communication and expression. For Serebii, ‘Inside’ is an introspective body of work and an invitation for listeners to take a glimpse inside the artist’s musical prowess. Written, recorded, and mixed himself in 2022, it was birthed between the artist’s home studio in Aotearoa, New Zealand, and his travels in Germany. Following hypnotic first offering ‘Really You’ comes new single ‘±,’ and Serebii had this to say on it:

“’±’ is the symbol for uncertainty. This song is about the deliberate deconstruction of a sacred space between two people, I wanted to encompass the tender feelings that love can have but weave in an energy that carry’s a darkness with it” 

Charlie Vettuno x Model Taste

Southern California producer-singer duo, comprised of songwriter tomee zero and producer JVMES JET, Charlie Vettuno, have today announced their debut EP ‘Lime Juice’, out 29th September. Accompanying their announcement, they’ve shared lead single “Model Taste” - a sleek club-rap jaunt that’s coming across like Cakes Da Killa with The Neptunes behind the controls.

Speaking on the single, the duo shares, “‘Model Taste’ is about the moment in Charlie Vettuno’s semi-fictional journey through fame where he encounters luxury, excessiveness & desire. The song is from the perspective of his muse speaking to Charlie convincing him this is how life should be”

The duo bring a dynamic blend of musicality and innovation to their craft. Drawing inspiration from iconic producers like Timbaland and Missy Elliot, Charlie Vettuno has emerged as a formidable force in the world of house music.

“Our EP Lime Juice is a narrative on fame.” says the duo on the project. “It’s told through the eyes of a lost but ambitious person who believes fame will solve their problems and through the journey they discover fame is not the answer. Each song dives into the spoils of fame, Ego, Luxury, Sex, Drugs & Rock n’ Roll but with our own twist. Ending with the realization they need to get back to who they truly are despite the new circumstances of their life.”

Charlie Vettuno's signature style has caught the attention of music critics and fans alike, earning them praise from notable publications such as Rolling Stone Magazine and leading them to work with the likes of Raphael Saadiq & Ari Lennox.