For number 83 in the Brazil 45 series we have a real treat. Di Melo’s
self-titled debut album has long been collectible for its irresistible
Brazilian-funk sound, pleasing the Brazilian, B-Boy breaks, funk collectors,
and sample hunters alike.
‘Kilari ‘ is a pure Brazilian-soul classic. All the right elements gel together, whilst Di Melo works his relaxed vocal magic over the top. ‘Pernalonga’, with its catchy guitar and horns intro, loose break-beat drum, has the feel-good factor which some may recognize as one of the samples behind N.A.S.A featuring David Byrne & Chali 2na’s ‘The People Tree’ from 2009.