Album: Da Rocinha 3
Release Date: June 14th, 2012
Sango’s “Da Rocinha” is the work of a genius. This instrumental hip-hop, ambient, and future bass album is extremely dynamic in composition. Sango mixes a beautiful blend of Latino and African samples with sophisticated layers of hip-hop and electronic beats. Sango is recommended if you like LAKIM, Abjo, and IAMNOBODI. However, Sango is a unique artist who separates himself from others with the cultural influences in his instrumental hip-hop production.
Each track on this album maintains its own diversity from other tracks. Not only are some tracks arranged with different cultural sound effects, but also some tracks are more upbeat than others. There is a balance of mellow, drawn out, deep hip-hop beats and ambient African tones, and bright, energetic synth work with lively Latino expressions.
“Da Rocinha” is a creative compilation of carefully crafted beats and sounds that are meaningful and moving. Sango illustrates his deep appreciation for music of all compositions and styles on this album, and stays true to his own distinctive production techniques.
This album is pleasant to listen to and appealing in many ways. You can kick back and relax with “Da Rocinha” playing in the background, turn it up loud in your car on long road trips, or jam to it with friends who appreciate real musical talent.
Sango turns his music into art. He combines cultural symbols, electronic synths, and other dynamic samples to create an excellent textured instrumental hip-hop sound. “Da Rocinha” is representative of the genius in Sango, and pays respect to the beauty of music.
Review by Michelle FafardRead More