Having previously released on RNT as part of duo Balako, Diogo Strausz now makes his solo debut on the label with an absolutely stunning offering of electronic Brazilian jazz. Hailing from Rio de Janeiro (Carioca), but now living in Paris, Strausz made international waves earlier this year with his piece 'Pausa,' a grand and sprawling orchestral work written and recorded by musicians around the world in isolation. The two songs on Strausz' new Emancipacao EP showcase his gift for instrumental composition that feels at once both fresh and timeless, informed heavily by the classic Bossa Nova and Samba repertoires of his native Brazil, yet translated through a modern production lens, and executed with exceptional musicianship. The end result is an undeniably unique sound that will fit equally well in the collections of jazz and MPB aficionados, as in the crates of modern DJs and listeners alike.
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