Trendenz was highly surprised by both the song and the video “Oração” by A Banda Mais Bonita da Cidade, one of the best bands to emerge from the Brazilian music scene. The song was a huge succes and weeks after its realease on Youtube more than one million people had watched this video on that platform.
Today, September 29, Madrid is hosting the so-called Youfest, the Festival for the Youtube Genereation which began yesterday and ended with Primal Scream. Today’s shows feature Buraka Som Sistema and Underworld, along with A Banda Mais Bonita da Cidade who will be performing their most iconic tracks, most of them a well succeeded reinterpretation of Brazilian songs from some of the country’s most talented composers.
After Madrid it will Lisbon’s turn to see them once again on October 4 at Sala TMN and to listen live songs like “Solitária” a song of both despair and hope, the funny “Mimimi” and the eternal classic Oração, among others.
They’re the coolest act from Portugal and they are bringing their sounds to the dancefloors around the world. Here’s “Restless”, a tune which brings you back to the best electtonic sounds made in the past two decades. After hitting us hard with their hardass (kuduro) inspired sound they brought us to another dimension with their album Black Diamond and are now closer to some of biggest names in dance music. Some claim they are close to M.I.A.. After listening to this single I rather file them in the same record shelf right next to the second album of Leftfield, Rythm & Stealth.