sango de mim pra você

Influenced by Brazilian sounds and more, Seattle producer Sango brings summer three months early.

Sángo‘s chief musical influence is not in America. The Seattle based producer has essentially rerouted a history and connectivity of Brazilian funk with heavy, lionized American drums. Fans got a large helping of what Sango’s direction was with the Da Rocinha trilogy. Music inspired by his travels through the favelas in Rio de Janeiro, the rhythm and vibe of it all felt far warmer than anything with a strict American background.

De Mim, Pra Você (‘From Me, To You’) is the latest extension of it. The largest difference between it and the widely celebrated Da Rocinha series? Location. “De Mim, Pra Você is different from any Da Rocinha”, he wrote on Twitter, “It’s more influenced by Northern Brazilian music. Black music. De Mim, Pra Você allowed me to seek for more history; more understanding; more roots. We are all influenced by one another. De Mim, Pra Você is sixteen tracks long. I’m tryna create my own sound and I want to be known for that.”

The groove found on De Mim, Pra Você is evident from the opening strings of “Vista da Gávea”. Sango finds a middle ground where other producers looking to escape Western pop sensibilities cannot. He’s been a maestro of this for as long as I’ve been writing about him. It’s all about creation for the graphic designer turned Soulection favorite. Monte Booker, who recently scored a large chunk of Smino’s blkswn appears on the glide-worthy “Bem-Estar”. Once you arrive at “Eu Te Devoro,” you’re already nestled into a mind state that screams, “F*ck school, where’s the beach?”

Available on all streaming platforms, hear Sango’s De Mim, Pra Você below.

Photo Credit: Atikh Bana

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