Madlib's camp, the Keepintime crew, quickly fell in love with Azymuth's music, and began producing their own renditions of the '70s and '80s classics. Some of them were so well-loved by the group that the tracks began appearing on their albums, including the track "Entrando Pelo Janela" on Keepintime Remixes. When an opportunity to travel to Brazil popped up, Madlib jumped on it. Azymuth remix tracks in hand, Madlib and friends decided to seek out the group's well-loved drummer, the now widely renowned Mamão.
Conti was enamored with the idea of buffing his group's old repertoire with a group of young American go-getters, and set to work. Some years and numerous trips between Rio and L.A. later, Sujinho was released by Kindred Spirits Records in May of 2008. The alchemy of mixing Brazilian themes and hip-hop DJ sensibilities quickly captured the attention of creative music lovers the world over.
Sujinho generated significant buzz and strong sales within months of its release. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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