Forget Samba. Forget funny football tricks. Just forget all the clichés you know about Brazil. On their new album „Eco do Futuro“ („Echo of the Future“) the Berne-based group DA CRUZ take you to a different place: modern and urban Brazil, a country staggering between revolution and resignation. Da Cruz have translated all the anger and joy, and all the hope and despair into extremely danceable songs. „Eco do Futuro“ is an album that is bound to cause a sensation.
„Eco do Futuro“ has singer Mariana Da Cruz discovering her African roots. Born and raised in Sao Paulo she moved to Switzerland ten years ago, but never actually settled, at least not when it comes to music. On this new record, she directs an electro-acoustic trip from the subversive communities of Lagos to the favelas of Rio and the townships of Johannesburg, with occasional stops in the smoke-filled recording studios of Kingston Town and poorly ventilated clubs of London. Blending Kwaito, Baile Funk, Afrobeat, Dub and Hip Hop, „Eco do Futuro“ is a decisively urban „black“ record.