February 21, 2024

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Brazilian musician Curumin, Solesides, and DJ Shadow

Brazilian musician Curumin, Solesides, and DJ Shadow

In 2005, Curumin, the Brazilian musician, artist, and songwriter born Luciano Nakata Albuquerque, re-introduced his debut album, Achados E Perdidos (Shed and Located), on Quannum Initiatives label Solesides. For the Hip Hop heads out there, you know, Quannum was a Bay Location Hip Hop collective, locals that built phat planet-hopping beats. Curumin is an accumulation of Brazilian musical record, from Samba ala Antonio Carlos Jobim to funk, present-day dwelling, and Hip Hop. All layered and oozing percussions dreamy universe of physique-shaking rhythms, these tunes need to be remembered, reintroduced, and replayed as greatly as probable.

Luciano was “born in Brazil to Spanish/Japanese mothers and fathers, [and] early on attained the moniker Curumin, a expression reserved by indigenous Brazilians for their much more precocious little ones. It was the 1970s in Sao Paulo, and with his older brother, Curumin began his journey by means of the world’s tunes, from Jorge Ben to Devo to Bebeto. By the time he was 8, he’d by now shaped his initial rock band with classmates, with pots and pans substituting for a suitable drum package. In just two a long time he’d fashioned a further band, this time an instrumental funk team termed ZU. By the time he was 14 he was by now a percussionist at Sao Paulo’s major golf equipment. By 16 he’d taught himself to perform keyboards as well.” Curumin’s debut album reflects this intensely inventive genealogy.

Quannum’s lineup integrated Chief Xcel, DJ Shadow, Present of Gab (RIP), Lyrics Born, Blackalicious (Xcel and Gab), Joyo Velarde, Lifesavas, and skateboarding legend Tommy Guerrero.

As this 2005 San Francisco Weekly posting, “Quannum Mechanics: The incredibly legitimate tale of the Bay Area’s greatest hip hop achievements story,” defined, “The seeds of the Quannum family tree were planted in the sleepy city of Davis (population 50,000). In Davis in the course of the early ’90s, the right spot for a hip-hop supporter to be was to the still left of the dial, particularly Jeff Chang’s KDVS radio exhibit.

“The radio exhibit would be a magnet for the crews that would eventually kind the Solesides label and Quannum Tasks collective. Jeff Chang is also the creator of Can not Halt, Will not Cease: A Background of the Hip Hop Era. The first edition contained a CD with samples and narration telling the history of Hip Hop by seem. The SF Weekly write-up tells the complete tale and is truly worth examining out.

In 2021, Solesides launched, A Goodwill Projects’ most current joint, “ReEndtroducing: The Next Album, “a 61-moment journey into a Quannum room and time of 2 original is effective. Checking out a commingled globe where by after 25 many years, DJ Shadows 1st total-length album is infused and enveloped with 2nd album.”