It’s Saturday and a generous 24 degrees in Nottingham, and as my mind goes back to thoughts of last years Toro Y Moi theme-tuned-summer; I have that feeling that we all live for, that anticipation of sun-filled frolics, rooftop BBQ’s and cider, lots and lots of cider.
When Taf (@simplyfly) emailed me this review, an introduction to 22-year-old Seattle-based producer Sango. I read the review and thought wow, a lot of bold statements are being made here, so naturally I figured ‘this better be good’… like, this better change my life!
Lo, and behold, it is that good, Sangobeat’s Soundcloud alone holds the collection of songs I want to live this summer through. The soundtrack to Summer 14′.
Take it away Taf ;-)
“So even though I was a bit inebriated when I tweeted the above. This album made the tweet more realistic. After months of writers block I feel Sango’s album Da Roncinha 2 has ignited that spark I always had when music felt dynamic to me and worth evangelizing.
Sango is a producer who hails from Michigan USA and is definitely one to watch. Now, lately I have found myself trying to lure my friends to get into trap music. And it appears I have used Sango’s album as bait. This is not a classic trap record, but rather ‘new music’, that elusive genre, that makes those non-descript and ‘all over the place’ records much easier to explain. (Or at least it gives it a name)
Da Roncica 2 is a piece of music that is refreshing yet familiar. Here you have the bassline as big as RnB would allow and hip hop would be proud of, bouncing to chopped and looped vocals, all mastered under a cloud of chill. The album’s title is from an infamous favela in Rio de Janeiro, and you can tell the influences, making this perfect for those summer 2014 world cup BBQs coming up.
What’s interesting is how moody and yet joyous this seamless bass laden album is with some dope samples. This is how I’d imagine 90’s RnB to sound today”
This is definitely one for your worldly collection. Available for $1 at https://sango.bandcamp.com/album/da-rocinha-2
Baile Somebody great Aaliyah sample must listen.