Audio: Da Cruz "Boom Boom Boom"

Check this fresh new single from Swiss and Brazilian combo Da Cruz. Brazilian singer (with Bahian roots), Mariana Da Cruz joins forces with Swiss electronica producer Ane H. for their new album Sistema Subversiva (available June 28th on Six Degree Records). Merging Brazilian music, electro, afrobeat, breakbeats, Ethiopian grooves, and kuduro, their new album pushes boundaries of typical brazilian fusion. Listen to the track below to get a taste for what's coming.

Da Cruz: "Boom Boom Boom" by SixDegreesRecords

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