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Legendary master drummer Ivan ‘Mamão’ Conti teams up with Brazilian producer grassmass on two experimental funk monsters of the highest order that perfectly illustrate the Azymuth founding member’s constant desire to push his signature sound towards the future. Recife born/São Paulo based bass player, producer and founder of experimental label UIVO Records Rodrigo Coelho aka grassmass is not only a long time collaborator with influential names like Naná Vasconcelos, Arto Lindsay and Ivan Conti “Mamão”, but also hosts projects with some of today's brazilian edgiest talents Negro Leo and Thiago Nassif.
On the A-side "A Mine" packs serious bassweight and a rolling groove, coming on like an Innerzone Orchestra cover of some long lost MPB - I cannot imagine the damage this could do over a system. The flip's a lighter bite, serving a slinking discoid groove topped with all manner of fx fuckery for dance floor discombobulation. Advanced Brazilian music on Rush Hour's sister label New Dawn.
Patrick says: This lush and long awaited bit of sophisticated dance floor delight finally lands in store, and it's well worth the wait. The Azymuth drummer and Grassmass slap some serious bassweight into a jazzy outfit on the A, then let loose with some sunkissed disco manoeuvres on the flip.