Various Artists / Brazil Remixed
Album:Brazil Remixed Collection:General
Artist:Various Artists Added:Jun 2003
Label:Groove Gravy Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2003-08-18 Pull Date:2003-10-20 Charts:RPM/Electronica
Week Ending:Oct 12Oct 5Sep 21Sep 14Sep 7Aug 31Aug 24

Recent Airplay
1.Nov 22, 2007:RipRidah Radio Thanksgiving
4.Aug 09, 2007:Sunshine ... in the Afternoon
Dreams of Eurydice
2.Nov 08, 2007:Sunshine ... in the Afternoon
Hit the Road Jack (by Percy Mayfield)
5.May 17, 2007:Sunshine ... in the Afternoon
3.Aug 23, 2007:Sunshine ... in the Afternoon
Dreams of Eurydice
6.Apr 12, 2007:Sunshine ... in the Afternoon

Album Review
Mandy Khoshnevisan
Reviewed 2003-08-07 
Brazil Remixed (collection)
Fun songs that make ya wanna samba. Like the title says, it’s the traditional Brazilian-jazzy bossa nova instruments (guitars, flutes, percussion, etc) mixed with electronic beats and sounds. All tracks are playable and fun. Post-it on the front says: “jazza-nova/beats & breaks-Latiny, cool downtempo to fast sambas.” Like a good mix, the tracks all segue into each other if you need to leave the CD running.

* 1. (5:37) electronic bossa-nova, eerie but cool; guitars, strings, and female harmonies, all unexpectedly electronically manipulated. “One is the Loneliest Number”—sung by a cool female voice.
2. (5:35) dark and swirly: spacy noises, strings, saxes, guitars; strong midtempo beat, frenetic triangle, lady singing in Portuguese
* 3. (5:39) loud horns, retro organ, tambourine—upbeat and funky—“Hit the Road Jack” sung by a woman in Portuguese. Do we have this song on another album somewhere? Sounds familiar.
4. (4:25) cool beachy guitar and flute and samba-y instruments with electronic metallic beats and swirls. Occasional echoey female voice for accents. Uptempo, basically instrumental.
* 5. (7:23) danceable groove. middle-eastern-y echoy wails over dense percussion beat; horns. Cool marimba-like synth, buzzy sax. Instrumental.
* 6. (5:55) bendy manipulated guitars; groovy flute and male/female vocals in Portuguese. Electronic soars and buzzes and bass beats trade off with groovy flute solos. Background white noise makes it sound “live,” almost.
* 7. (1:38) groovy synth organ plus heavy electronic beats, woman talking informally and quietly in Portuguese. Very loungy and kind of circusy.
8. (4:15) slow and dreamy. guitar, sweet female voice singing in English; electronic backbeat enters after a little bit. Gets really strong towards end of the song.
* 9. (4:11) mid/uptempo. upright bass and flute plus electronic backbeat and squeaky flutters—jazzy.
10. (4:55) midtempo bossa nova— female voice speaking and singing in Portuguese, cello, woodblock, bossa; electronic radio tuner noises sometimes
* 11. (3:22) upbeat. faux vinyl cracklings; cute retro lounge sound with horns and vibraphones, plus turntable scratchings and loud strong beat; lounge singer lady singing in English. Kitschy and fun.
* 12. (6:26) fun beat! Upbeat, sounds noisy; has that instrument that sounds like a squeaky straw in a cup; strong beat, organ, loud shakers, slow dreamy instrumental solos over the chaos, which resembles a busy street with sirens.
13. (3:28) mid/uptempo, playful. Heavy electronic flashy beat, with women scatting over, with xylophone, guitar, etc.

Track Listing
 ArtistTrack Name
1.Tao of Groove Feat Leslie KingOne
2.Da LataPonteio
3.Mo'horizonsHit the Road Jack
4.Maya F.S.Samba #9
5.Masters at WorkKeyzer
7.Gravy MixLoungin'
11.Le DIt's Impossible
12.Las Palmas CollectivesDreams of Eurydice