MBE Aug. 30: Verocai values, British bars, dance funk magic

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Venture with us to northeast Brazil, where psychedelic four piece Glue Trip masterfully blends samba rhythms on their song “Lazy Days” — featuring intricate string arrangements from legendary Brazilian composer, singer, and producer Arthur Verocai. A perpetual pioneer, Verocai continues a longstanding tradition of working with fellow musical innovators. Consider his recent contribution to Hiatus Kaiyote’s 2021 masterpiece “Mood Valiant,” and the heft he lent to lead single “Get Sun.”  

Also along our journey: modern pop from Berlin-based Turkish multi-instrumentalist Derya Yıldırım with her band Grup Şimşek, British bars courtesy of Little Simz and Jazzanova’s ‘90s dance funk magic. 

Let’s go!





Anna Chang