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FAB SAMPERI: Power Bossa – 2011

Fab Samperi a.k.a. The Captain (or ‘Commander Of The Beat’ as he’s known around these parts) follows up flagship single Listen Up with the rest of his fleet of new tunes in the shape of album Power Bossa. As the ‘bossa’ bit of the title implies, continuity throughout this LP comes from being rooted in the rhythms of Brazil but as the ‘power’ bit would suggest – percussion is generally rather more substantial than a little latin-jazzy cocktail shimmy

FAB SAMPERI: Listen Up – 2011

Rating: ★★★★★
Did you know that ‘Fab Samperi’ is actually Italian for ‘dope groove’? It doesn’t really matter too much as you would have instinctively grasped this fact upon hearing the title track on this release. More or less a cover of Marvin Gaye’s Can I Get A Witness it operates via a funky breakbeat so fast it breaches the drum n bass barrier and yet retains a huge retro vibe courtesy of sixties keyboard sounds, horns and the classic soul vocals from Jonnathan Molina.