Red Hot + Rio 2

2011
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  • Baby Alice Smith + Aloe Blacc
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  • Tropicália [Mario C 2011 Remix] Beck + Seu Jorge
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  • Um Girassol Da Cor Do Seu Cabelo Mia Doi Todd + José González
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  • Samba De Verão Quadron
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  • Boa Reza Vanessa da Mata + Seu Jorge & Almaz
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  • Love I've Never Known John Legend
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  • Nascimento (Rebirth) - Scene II Aloe Blacc + Clara Moreno
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  • Ela [Ticklah Remix] Curumin
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  • Baby [Old Dirty Baby Dub Version] Aloe Blacc + Alice Smith
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  • Um Canto De Afoxé Para O Bloco Do Ilê Superhuman Happiness + Cults
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  • Mistérios Om'Mas Keith
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  • Aquele Abraço Forró in the Dark + Brazilian Girls + Angelique Kidjo
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  • Canto De Lemanjá Mia Doi Todd
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  • Terra [Prefuse 73 '3 Mellotrons In A Quiet Room' Version] Caetano Veloso
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  • Nú Com A Minha Música Marisa Monte + Devendra Banhart + Rodrigo Amarante
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  • Acabou Chorare Bebel Gilberto
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  • Dreamworld: Marco De Canaveses David Byrne + Caetano Veloso
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  • O Leãozinho Beirut
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  • Panis Et Circensis Tha Boogie
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  • Bat Macumba of Montreal + Os Mutantes
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  • Tudo O Que Você Podia Ser Phenomenal Handclap Band + Marcos Valle
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  • Banana Madlib + Joyce Moreno
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  • Freak Le Boom Boom Marina Gasolina + Secousse
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  • Tropical Affair Money Mark + Thalma de Freitas + João Parahyba
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  • Soy Loco Por Ti, América Los Van Van + Carlinhos Brown
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  • Roda Orquestra Contemporânea de Olinda + Emicida
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  • Berimbau Mayra Andrade + Trio Mocotó
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  • It's A Long Way Apollo Nove + Céu + N.A.S.A
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  • A Cidade DJ Dolores + Eugene Hütz + Otto + Fred 04 + Isaar
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  • Ogodô, Ano 2000 Javelin + Tom Zé
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  • Águas De Março Atom™ + Toshiyuki Yasuda
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  • Show Me Love Twin Danger
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  • Pistis Sophia Rita Lee
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OVERVIEW

After the success of Dark Was The Night, Red Hot had created a modest infrastructure to oversee distribution of the profits, which is an incredibly gratifying; but also difficult process that takes a great deal of care and administration. To take full advantage of having people in production, Red Hot also produced four additional new albums, follow ups to successful tributes to Brazilian and Afro-Beat music, a tribute to Arthur Russell and an instrumental album dedicated to the music of Bach.

Rio2 was the first to come out. During production on Dark Was The Night, many artists discussed their love for Red Hot + Rio and Brazilian music in general. For example, Zach Condon from Beirut,  wanted to cover a Caetano Veloso song. This led to an exploration of the music that came from Brazil after Bossa Nova,  often called Tropicalia led by Jorge Ben, Veloso, Gilberto Gil, Os Mutantes and others. The album gave Red Hot the privilege of working with some of those legendary artists including Tom Ze, Os Mutantes, Rita Lee and Marcos Valle.

Red Hot + Rio 2 Live!

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Rio2 was also embodied in a live event as part of BAM’s Next Wave festival, part of a series of several such live shows produced by Paul Heck with Andres Levin and other music collaborators. Those events included tributes to Afro-Beat, New Orlean and Cuba..

In 2011, Red Hot held a private loft concert that happened mainly to create promo videos for the CD’s release. The artists who played this one were: Jose Jonzalez, Om’mas Keith and Mia Doi Todd. They were all backed by a house band consisting of Stuart Bogie, Luke O’Malley, Miles Arntzen, Adam Weinger, David Ellenbogan, Mike Loren Lavalle and Chelsea Baratz.

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PRESS

ny times

“Red Hot + Rio 2” flashed back to the 1970s at the Brooklyn Academy of Music on Thursday night. Fresh-faced young singers took turns backed by a full band and horn section in songs from Brazil’s era of “samba soul”:

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billboard

The fact that nearly all of the songs are in Portuguese obscures their serious lyrical subject matter to non-speakers, but anyone conversant in the past 15 years of alt-rock will certainly recognize the genre’s breezy musical style (from releases by Beck, Byrne and many others) as well as many of the tracks.

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rolling stone

The first Red Hot + Rio, from 1996, reimagined bossa nova; this one jumps off the politicized, avant-rock Tropicália movement of the Sixties and Seventies.

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pitchfork

Red Hot + Rio 2 is a follow-up to the 1996 Red Hot + Rio installment, which was focused on an update of 60s bossa nova sounds. This moves on to a contemporary take on Tropicália

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CREDITS

Executive Producer:
John Carlin
Produced by:
Béco Dranoff, Paul Heck and John Carlin
Consulting Music Producers:
Mario Caldato Jr. + Andrés Levin + Kassin + Om’Mas Keith