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DJ PROMO: Gilles Peterson’s Sonzeira – ‘Brasil Bam Bam Bam’ + Mark E Remix

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Gilles Peterson‘s extraordinary new record is an incredible journey through the different flavours of authentic Brazilian music culture, from its majestic heritage to its super-dynamic present. Gilles turned producer for this ambitious venture, setting up camp in Rio de Janeiro with young UK production associates Sam Shepherd (Floating Points); Dilip Harris and Rob Gallagher from 2 Banks of 4; and Kassin from Rio collective Orquestra Imperial. Together they set about recording all-new material with a stellar line-up of Brazilian talent, under the name Sonzeira. The result is an inspirational portrait of a nation in sound. At its heart are mesmerizing vocal performances from superstars young and old, including City of God actor and singer Seu Jorge, and the grande dame of samba, 76-year-old powerhouse Elza Soares. Sonzeira‘s Brasil Bam Bam Bam is out now (via iTunes).


1. Where Naná Hides (feat. Naná Vasconcelos & Seun Kuti)
2. Naná (feat. Elza Soares & Wilson Neves)
3. Sambãio (feat. Seu Jorge & Nina Miranda)
4. Brasil Pandeiro (feat. Emanuelle Araújo, Arlindo Cruz & Chico Chagas)
5. Xibaba (She-bá-ba) [feat. Emanuelle Araújo & Chico Chagas]
6. America Latina (feat. Marcos Valle & Patricia Alvi)
7. Southern Freeez (feat. Emanuelle Araújo)
8. The Mystery of Man (feat. Mart’Nália & Nina Miranda)
9. Aquarela Do Brasil (feat. Elza Soares)
10. Estrelar (feat. Marcos Valle & Patricia Alvi)
11. Um Toque (feat. Gabriel Moura)
12. Bam Bam Bam (feat. Seu Jorge & Giovanca)
13. City of Saints (feat. Lucas Santtana, Nina Miranda & Earl Zinger)
Bonus: Aquarela Do Brasil (Mark E Remix)



  1. May 23rd, 2014 at 10:32 | #1

    Enjoyable! Nice collab of musicians put together by Mr.Peterson.
    You can hear age in Elza’s voice, but I think that adds to the vibe rather than detracts. A good balance of new production & classic sounds.
    Will be making it into mixes for sure.

    Haven’t picked favs yet, though Um Toque, Southern Freeez and parts of Nana stood right out on first listen.

  2. July 8th, 2014 at 05:39 | #2

    Always like what Gilles finds to produce. Many songs added to our playlist!

  3. August 10th, 2015 at 13:48 | #3

    Late to the party on this one (came for the St Germain rmx), but thank you. Will be sprinkling some of these tracks into some cocktail hour gigs for sure! (definitely Southern Freez)

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