Rocky Marsiano Samples Rare Cape Verdean, Angolan & Mozambican Records On 'Meu Kamba Vol. Dois'
DJ, MC and producer D-Mars shares Meu Kamba Vol. Dois, under his beat project Rocky Marsiano, the follow-up to his 2014 album Meu Kamba.
Back in 2014, Lisbon-based MC, DJ and producer D-Mars dropped Meu Kamba under his newly created beat project Rocky Marsiano . The semba-infused album, which mixed obscure vinyl from Angola, Cape Verde and Mozambique was one of our top 10 albums of the year .
Now, the beatmaker returns with a follow-up project, once again reworking string-filled Afro-Lusophone records into multilayered MPC tracks on Meu Kamba Vol. Dois .
The second installment shares many of the same eclectic elements as the first, but this time around, the musician took his mixing process a step further. " Meu Kamba was made very impulsively. If I felt a track worked, if there was a good balance to it, I didn't go much further with the production because I wanted it to sound raw,” says the artist. “On this new volume I did exactly the opposite: every single track was experimented on, its possibilities tested. So this time around there's a lot more production on every track: bass lines, retro synths, guitar licks, extra vocals, different drum patterns and textures.”