Kev Brown shows some love for Brazil with his latest instrumental album dedicated to the South American country.
Kev Brown may not be the first producer to make a Brazilian beat tape but that by no means excludes him from praise for his efforts. For a start, he has more than shown his worth having worked with the likes of Grap Luva, Phonte, Eric Roberson and Oddisee on some fantastic tracks. Brazil Dedication continues that trend with some fine Brazilian grooves, sampled from all kinds of sources (including the Baile Black remix where the original live session was sampled directly).
“Peace Y’all… All these beats were made in Brazil. I went to Sao Paulo in December (2012) to perform and somehow, I ended up staying out there for 2 months! Maybe I’ll write a book one day…ha. I actually made more than these (beats) while I was there, but for this project I narrowed it down to joints that have either a Brazilian “sample” or influence. I brought the MPC 2500 with me… and yes, I still have the xl!. That was all I needed to make it happen. I was making beats in hotel rooms, at different people’s houses … wherever. Goin’ hard, sampling straight in from whatever source was available at the time. Most places I was at didn’t have turntables. The “Baile Black Remix” actually features live musicians that are sampled from the original Hyldon session … that was definitely a new experience for me. Traveling alone to a place where the main language isn’t english… Check my instagram (@kevbrownpictures). I was takin’ mad pix till I lost my phone out there…haha.”
“God bless everyone I met along the way…Obrigado!/Thank you!”
– Kev Brown
Stream it below.