Bossa Nova

A Salute to João Gilberto

By 10 July, 2019

As you may well have already read, Brazilian icon João Gilberto died on 6th July, aged 88, in Rio de Janeiro. The word ‘legend’ often gets thrown around far too much, but in Gilberto’s case this was undeniable.... Read Article

Kassin’s João Donato Top 10

By 05 July, 2016

With legendary Brazilian musician João Donato soon to be making a rare appearance in London we wanted to find somebody who could shine a little light on the great man’s music. Kassin was the obvious choice. Not only... Read Article

MIXTAPE DJ Contracapa’s Afro Brazil Orixá Mix

By 09 January, 2015

Here we present our first ever mix from Epic Vinyls from Brazil aka DJ Contracapa, a Danish musicologist and huge Brazilian music fanatic. This mix seeks to show the deep connection with Africa that exists in Brazilian music,... Read Article

REVIEW Moreno Veloso – Coisa Boa

By 17 November, 2014

With the confidence of his father, Moreno Veloso has released his first album under his own name (though his ground-breaking album Máquina de Escrever/Music Typewriter from 2001, which was released as Moreno +2, should not be forgotten). Coisa... Read Article

Céu Returns To London

By 24 October, 2014

One of the darlings of Brazil’s contemporary music scene, Céu is making her long-awaited return to London on November 21st for an intimate show as part of a brief European tour. Born into a musical family and growing... Read Article

REVIEW Beginner’s Guide To Bossa Nova

By 19 November, 2012

Every musical genre has its standard flagbearers: for jazz it’s Miles, Coltrane, Dizzy, Duke. Rock’s got Dylan, Hendrix, Lennon, just to name a few heavy weights. I’m always wary of musical genre or stylistic compilations – how can... Read Article