12 O'Clock Track: Curumin, "Selvage" | Bleader

12 O'Clock Track: Curumin, "Selvage"


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  • Curumin
Curumin (born Luciano Nakata Albuquerque) has made a name for himself with a hooky blend of Jorge Ben-style samba-soul and electronic music—between him and Domenico of +2 fame, I'm starting to think that Brazilians have some sort of special flair for using the MPC sampler as a real-time instrument. On his third album, Arrocha (due June 5 from Six Degrees), the singer, songwriter, drummer, and producer from Sao Paulo, Brazil, doesn't tinker too much with the formula that's worked for him so far. The songs collide floor-rattling beats, jacked-up samba, chilled-out reggae grooves, and breezy, quietly soulful singing. Curumin returns to Chicago to play on an excellent double bill at Double Door on June 14 with Céu. Today's 12 O'Clock Track is a song from Arrocha, and you can check it out after the jump.

Curumin, "Selvage":