Aroop Roy

UK producer/singer/musician Aroop Roy, who has been touring Brazil with his new three-piece band Tropical Lips, recently cooked up some excellent remixes of two of his favorite Brazilian records, Milton Nascimento‘s “Tudo o Que Você Podia Ser” and Seu Jorge‘s “Burguesinha.”

His Nascimento remix features a heavier, uptempo dancefloor rhythm with added percussion, while his take on Jorge’s track deftly combines dubby head-nodding beats with the airy, good vibes of the original.

Fortuntely for us, the tracks won’t be confined to their present Soundcloud streams. Storied bootleg/remix label G.A.M.M. — the famous side-hustle of Raw Fusion‘s DJ Mad Mats — will be releasing the songs some time this year as a vinyl EP under the name Brazil Breakdown.

You can preview Aroop Roy’s Brazil Breakdown EP here.

G.A.M.M., for those unfamiliar, has been the apple of collectors’ and tastemakers’ eyes for about 10 years now with a consistent stream of top-quality bootleg remixes and re-edits by producers such as Todd Terje, Freddie Cruger, 7 Samurai, Simbad and Beatconductor. Getting a G.A.M.M. pressing is no small accomplishment, and it’s certainly appropriate here.

Aroop Roy is an undeniable talent who has gotten love over the years from such reputable music heads as DJ Spinna, Kev Beadle, Karizma, Recloose and the mighty, mighty Gilles Peterson. I fell in love with Roy’s music when I first heard his bossa-tinged “Too Long” single on Freestyle Records about five years ago. I’m geeked to see his productions getting the storied G.A.M.M. treatment now.

Not sure what the official release date is for Brazil Breakdown, but Piccadilly Records is already taking pre-orders. I’m sure they won’t stay in stock for too long, so get on that while you can.


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