Fabio Fonseca - "Ladroes De Bagda" (feat Marina Lima) (3:51)
Fernanda Abreu - "Hello Baby" (4:56)
Luna E DJ Cri - "Acabou Como Comecou" (4:28)
Junior - "Vim Te Buscar" (4:59)
Thaide & DJ Hum - "Coisas Do Amor" (Trepanado edit) (4:34)
As Damas Do Rap - "Um Sonho Real" (4:55)
MC D'Eddy - "Jeito De Ser Menina" (instrumental) (5:12)
Sharylaine - "Saudade" (5:26)
Review: Did you know that Britain was not the only country where street soul was a musical force to be reckoned with during the late '80s and early '90s? As this fine compilation from record collector Augusto Olivani shows, the sound also thrived in Brazil, where inner-city musicians embraced its post-boogie fusion of head-nodding grooves, smooth instrumentation and even smoother vocals. There's much to enjoy throughout "Street Soul Brasil", from the dreamy chords and sparkling melodies of Afrodite Se Quiser's breezy "Fora De Mim", to the Soul II Soul style shuffle of Luna E DJ Cri's "Acabou Como Comecou", via the rushing cheeriness of Junior's "Vim Te Buscar" and the sugary bliss of MC D'Eddy's "Jeito De Menina (Instrumental)".
Review: It can't have escaped many folks attention that the last few years have seen something of a psych boom taking place, and it's hard to as much as step out of the house without tripping over a band nicking Brian Jonestown Massacre threads and Spacemen 3 droneathons in pursuit of some heavy-lidded nirvana. Just as well then, that we have bands like Nashville trio The Paperhead around - a band with not only the individual identity to beguile but enough original ideas to make 'Chew' an invigorating listen. With its origins in late-'60s psych-pop and Barrett-esque surreal songcraft, yet replete with Morricone-esque brass, jazz inflections and vocal harmonies, it's a carefree yet naggingly infectious treat.