Ed Motta is an mpb / mobo / jazz artist, born Eduardo Motta (17 Aug 1971), in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. At the end of the 80's Ed Motta burst upon the music scene as a major singer and one of Conexão Japeri's composers and producers. He was an instant success on the carioca show circuit and his 1988 debut album, "Conexão Japeri" (Warner), confirmed it. Songs like "Manuel", "Vamos dançar", "Baixo Rio" and "Um love" became big hits. The songs were marked by lavish musicality and introduced strong soul and funk components into the pop-rock scene that was the rage in Brazil at the time.
Yamandu Costa (Passo Fundo, January 24, 1980) is a Brazilian guitarist and composer. His main instrument is the "viol
A softly spoken Londoner, born in Cardiff and raised in Brooklyn, Me One is like some relic from the jazz age coming to terms with life in the hip-hop generation. His voice is rich, deep and luscious, his beats are strictly old-school and his style is pure laid-back barber shop. Me's is an eclectic mix; his New York upbringing is apparent on the De La Soul-styled "Chapters", folk-funk with a touch of reggae spills across his inspired take of Beach Boy Brian Wilson's "In My Room" (featuring, of all people...
O Rappa is a Brazilian reggae/rock band. In 1993, the reggae artist Papa Winnie came to Brazil, but there was no band to present the shows with him. Four people were immediately picked: Nelson Meirelles, Marcelo Lobato, Alexandre Menezes and Marcelo Yuka. After Papa Winnie's shows, the four decided to stay together, picking Falcão as the 5th member and vocalist. In 1994, they released their first album, on Warner, O Rappa. The lyrics of O Rappa are mostly sharp criticisms about the social problems of Brazil; the members themselves work on numerous social projects.
Perhaps best known for his work as the compelling counter-voice to singer and wife, Stacey Kent, Jim Tomlinson (b: 8th Sept 1966) is increasingly recognised as a distinctive saxophone voice in his own right. The release of his debut album as leader, Only Trust Your Heart (Candid 2000), was greeted with enthusiastic and universal acclaim. His follow up CD, Brazilian Sketches (2003), was named Jazz CD Of The Week by the Observer newspaper in the UK.
There are two artists known as 'Quinta': 1) Quinta is a solo artist based in London, UK. Quinta plays violin, viola, musical saw, keyboards, clarinet, toy and vintage instruments, and anything else that makes a good noise. As well as her solo work, Quinta currently plays with Orphans & Vandals, Pthhhh, and Victoria Hume. She has played also with Joni Davis, Bat for Lashes, Mette Bille, Clearlake, Mary Hampton, The Accidental, Chris Letcher, London Breakbeat Orchestra, Tundra, and Ginger Lee. Quinta's debut album 'My Sister, Boudicca' was released on April 13th 2009 on Tartaruga Records.
Hell is proud to present his latest recruits to International Deejay Gigolos. Digitaria is an electronic band coming from Belo Horizonte (Brazil), the third largest city of the country. They have already released on 'International DJ Gigolos CD 9' selected and compiled by DJ Hell and their fantastic 12" 'Teen Years' (Gigolo188) with a kicking remix by Zoo Brazil from London who have put out their own material on Get Physical.