At 4 years old, Ziriguiboom—the Brazilian-flavored imprint of Brussells-based Crammed Discs—has proved itself to be a leading source for modern-age Brazilian music, introducing artists l

At 4 years old, Ziriguiboom—the Brazilian-flavored imprint of Brussells-based Crammed Discs—has proved itself to be a leading source for modern-age Brazilian music, introducing artists like Bebel Gilberto and Zuco 103 to a global audience. Compiled by Béco Dranoff and Crammed Discs founder and president Marc Hollander, the men behind Ziriguiboom, The Now Sound of Brazil is as cool as it is innovative, with contributions from labelmates Bossacucanova, Suba, Trio Mocotó, and, naturally, Gilberto and Zuco 103. Also included are new works by upcoming artists Celso Fonseca ("Bom Sinal") and Cibelle ("Dia de Yemanjá"), both of whom have full-lengths scheduled for release later this year. Standout tracks include the Peter Kruder remix of Gilberto's "Tanto Tempo," Charles Webster's re-rub of Zuco 103's "Outro Lado," and Boris Dlugosch and Michi Lange's restructuring of Zuco 103's "Treasure" (the latter is previously unreleased). The year's first essential global chill-out excursion. Perfect for airport lounges, trendy cafés/restaurants, and your bedroom.—MP

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