Born in Yugoslavia, composer/producer Suba migrated to São Paulo, Brazil, in the late-'80s and began producing records for such artists as Marina Lima and Edson Cordeiro, as well as collaborati

Born in Yugoslavia, composer/producer Suba migrated to São Paulo, Brazil, in the late-'80s and began producing records for such artists as Marina Lima and Edson Cordeiro, as well as collaborating with numerous musicians, including percussionist Marcos Suzano. In early 2000, Ziriguiboom/Six Degrees issued Suba's full-length, São Paulo Confessions, which seamlessly fused contemporary electronic wizardry with traditional Brazilian sounds. The same label followed this with Bebel Gilberto's sublime Tanto Tempo, another spotlight for Suba's fine production work. Sadly, Suba's life came to a tragic end in a studio fire before either release saw the light of day. Now, to honor the man, along comes Tributo, a delicious mix of newly recorded interpretations of his music, re-rubs, and live recordings. Standout tracks include Zero dB's reconstruction of "Samba Do Gringo Paulista"; "Sereia, Amor D'Água" by Cibelle, a key voice on Confessions; Boyz From Brazil's remake of "Segredo"; and Phil Asher's remix of "Você Gosta."—MP

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