Cuica / City to City
Album: City to City   Collection:General
Artist:Cuica   Added:Feb 2003
Label:Ubiquity Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2003-03-03 Pull Date: 2003-05-05 Charts: Electronic
Week Ending: May 11 Apr 27 Apr 20 Apr 13 Mar 30 Mar 23 Mar 16 Mar 9
Airplays: 1 1 1 1 3 2 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Jun 01, 2015: Clean Copper Radio
Meierising Pt. 1
4. May 16, 2005: Selectronica
Meierising Pt. 2/3
2. Mar 30, 2008: Noise for your soul
5. May 05, 2003: late nite set
Meierising Pt. 1
3. Feb 11, 2008: orangeasm
Meierising Pt. 1
6. Apr 26, 2003: Morning Glory
Trommel Monster

Album Review
The Dead Kenny-Gs
Reviewed 2003-03-03
Cuica - City to City
Up-tempo Brazilian flavored dance music. A cuica (pronounced "KWEE-cah") is a drum that's played by rubbing a damp rag against the inside of the membrane, producing a little "hoot". The group Cuica is a couple of English cats that throw together electronic dance music that has at its core lots of Brazilian percussion, with layers of synthesizer and abstract vocals over the top. The promo sticker compares them to MAW and Jazzanova, and perhaps they're also something like an up-tempo Thievery Corp. All tracks recommended for electronica DJs, I prefer tracks 3, 7, and 9.
1) Groovin' interplay of synthesizer bassline and percussion variations
2) Heavy beat batucada style percussion, melody gradually drops in, along with male vocals
3) *Bird sounds in the mainly percussion intro (the first 1/3), the middle third has more flowing synth chords which fade out. The last 1/3 is a great little straight ahead salsa
4) Tribal groove intro, faint cuica
5) Spacey with repeated vocals
6) Again, with vocals and perhaps a little more layered up then previous tracks
7) *Funky mildly syncopated electronica
8) Wow, at last a little actual cuica! It's kind of echoed out but it's there, at least before the synths kick in
9) *Chilling out
Tom Purcell, March 2003

Track Listing
1. Why not Samba   5. Afrique
2. Cuidado   6. Double Blues
3. Meierising Pt. 2/3   7. Meierising Pt. 1
4. Trommel Monster   8. Nights Over Vauxhall
  9. Slipping Away