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ARTIST
TITLE
Paradise
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
FARO 068CD FARO 068CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
12/9/2016

2002 release. Roc Hunter melds creative talents with some of Rio's finest musicians on this album of laid back tropicalia, chilled-out grooves perfect for poolside lounging and heating up the dancefloor. Paradise is a merging of musical cultures, styles and production, firmly keeping its Brazilian roots alive. It celebrates the music of Rio De Janeiro, infusing electronica, samba and funk. Joe Davis and Roc Hunter conceived of Mamond and, loaded with a laptop and various other tools, flew to Rio and employed some of the finest musicians, many of which were great friends of Far Out Recordings. One key person was Ivan of Azymuth who helped co-ordinate many of the songs and arrangements for the album. All the material was laid down during intensive recording sessions in Copacabana and took almost a year to complete. This diverse album includes last year's Afro-centric hit "Que Coisa So" featuring existing members of Banda Black Rio (Rio's legendary funk group of the '70s) on horns and percussion from King Salsa (Brazil's only salsa orchestra). Many tracks feature fresh talents like the ethereal vocals of Gabriella Geluda on title the track, and Noite De Verao and Cidinho Moreira on percussion.