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.
<p>Back in 2014, Lisbon-based MC, DJ and producer <strong>D-Mars</strong> dropped <em>Meu Kamba</em> under his newly created beat project <strong><a href="http://okayafrica.com/tag/rocky-marsiano" target="_blank">Rocky Marsiano</a></strong>. The semba-infused album, which mixed obscure vinyl from Angola, Cape Verde and Mozambique was one of our <a href="http://www.okayafrica.com/news/african-albums-top-10-2014/" target="_blank">top 10 albums of the year</a>.</p><p>Now, the beatmaker returns with a follow-up project, once again reworking string-filled Afro-Lusophone records into multilayered MPC tracks on<em> Meu Kamba Vol. Dois</em>.</p><p>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. "<em>Meu Kamba</em> 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.”</p><p><div class="preroll-video"></div><ora-player></ora-player></p><p>Listen to the album in its entirety below. <em>Meu Kamba Vol. Dois</em> is available now on <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/meu-kam&hellip;.-2/id1095293296" target="_blank">iTunes</a>/ <a href="https://play.spotify.com/album/0psVAhifMw7TJ1yOKsQ3o1?play=true&utm_source=open.spotify.com&utm_medium=open" target="_blank">Spotify</a>/ <a href="https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01DB7CBPK" target="_blank">Amazon</a> and on vinyl via <a href="https://rockymarsiano.bandcamp.com/album/meu-kamba-vol-dois-limited-coloured-vinyl-edition" target="_blank">Bandcamp</a>.</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="450" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/playlists/212501267&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true" width="100%"></iframe></p>
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