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Electronic Music meets brazilian music in Om’Dub, Marcelo Vig’s album, made with a successful crowd funding campaign.
Making full use of electronic music’s possibilities, Marcelo Vig appropriates genres such as House and Dubstep to explore Brazilian Music’s own elements and diversity.
Om’Dub has a clear reference to Dub - a reggae variation that found its electronic music representatives in the hands of people like Leftfield and Asian Dub Foundation, Apollo 440 etc.
Through his own interpretation of Dub, Marcelo Vig creates a sound that fuses the DNAs of Brazilian and Electronic music, with a vivid presence of calf skin drums and digital drums, human voices and digital textures in an original combination of styles that distances itself from the 4 on the floor most common patterns.
Portuguese titled tracks add to charm of the artist’s 1st album that got his inspiration from people like SBTRKT and Laurent Garnier to fuel the creation of an irresistibly authentic project.
Om’Dub was possible due to a successful crowd funding campaign in the platform www.embolacha.com.br.
Produced between Rio de Janeiro and London, his music brings in its essence a bit of the life story of this multi talented musician (drummer, producer, writer, DJ). An electronic sound that is brazilian, with influences as diverse as Dubstep and Carimbó (from Belém do Pará), and instruments that range from the pandeiro to synths.
The tracks “Carimbstep” and “Phat Samba” are good examples of how much brazilian music can add to electronic rhythms that grow ever more global by the day. However in “Estadio”, which is a previously unplublished track by Fausto Fawcett (Brazilian poet), the good old rock’n’roll crops up as a great alternative to the synths and more organic instruments, and has the special feat of Vulgue Tostoi (band from the Grammy winner producer, and renowned guitarrist Jr. Tostoi)
Marcelo Vig - Om’Dub [Bolacha Discos]
via iTunes Store: https://itunes.apple.com/br/album/omdub/id916068786?l=br
via Deezer: http://www.deezer.com/album/8564209
via Spotify: https://play.spotify.com/album/0nuSlPHy8AOCDVIJO451LC
via SoundCloud (preview): https://soundcloud.com/vigsound2
The project that started late 2013 and gathered momentum with the arrival of Bernardo Pauleira as a Co-Producer, has many special guests such as Pedro Luís and Marco Andre (important singer songwriters in Brazil who co-wrote “Carimbstep”), Marcos Suzano, Mary Byker (Apollo 440 and Pop Will Eat Itself), Vulgue Tostoi, Lucas Vasconcellos, Humberto Barros, Jam da Silva, Gabriel Muzak amongst others that popped in and contributed with their talents, helping create a diverse, yet strong musical identity altogether.
Om’Dub brings an unpublished track by Fausto Fawcett and Fred Nascimento, the latter having worked with Vig worked in the 90’s in the band Tantra (Universal Music). The track was rescued from a cassette tape that was going into the bin!
In his search to accomplish the sound that he had in mind, Marcelo Vig invited the London based producer Glenn Skinner (Boy George, Alex Parks, Light House Family, Killing Joke etc) to mix the tracks that have an invisible link between Rio and London. Colm O’Rourke from Westminster University mastered the Album in London.
THE LIVE SHOW:
Om’Dub live gets a deconstructing treatment along the lines of Flying Lotus, SBTRKT etc... In a Live PA performance that distances itself from the “normal” 4 on the floor format and has Fabio Santanna on keyboards and guitar, and the VJ Montano, both from Rio in the band. They re-create the atmosphere of the album, playing its original material as well as versions of tunes such as Close To Me (The Cure) and remakes of hits from the past and present, whilst the video projections create visuals that interact directly with the music, in a surprising mix of art and entertainment.
The live show brings high levels of improvisation, in strong links with jazz and samba, in its electronic format that has often the DJ Pauleira and Mary Byker as regular guests!
This open format turns the show into an easy platform to have guest musicians DJs, MCs etc increasing the ability to entertain crowd.
ABOUT Marcelo Vig
Marcelo Vig is both a carioca* by birth and a Londoner by affinity. He has split the last 15 years between London and Rio, where he is based now.
In the UK, Vig played drums with Patrick Wolf with whom he recorded two of his albums and toured extensively in Europe and the US.
As a drummer has worked with great artists from both sides of the Atlantic: Eminem, Will Smith, Avril Lavigne, Stacie Orrico (TV sessions), Cass Fox, and has recorded with Bishi, Jason Donovan, Debbie Bonham and many others...
In Brazil has reorded with Gilberto Gil, Lenine, Roberta Sá Pedro Luís, Zé Renato, Vulgue Tostoi amongst others. In the 90’s was a member of the band Tantra (Universal Music).
Vig also works/worked with: Lobão, Marcelo Bonfá (Legião Urbana), Léo Jaime, Pedro Luis, Alexia Bomtempo, Katia B, Julia Bosco, Vulgue Tostoi, Letuce, Marina Lima amongst other famous Brazilian artists both from the mainstream and the indie scene.
As a composer Vig was awarded with Best Sound Track in Italy’s Massimo Troisi Film Festival in 2003, with the track “Magic Eyes”. Has had one of his tracks included in “My Life as Liz” the american MTV series and often takes part in international actions for brands such as Bacardi, BMW etc...
As a DJ Vig started off in a course in London at the S.A.E. school in 1998. Between ’99 and 2001 played in Brazil in the emerging electronic scene, having payed in the Rock In Rio Festival in the dance tent. After moving to Europe in early 2001 Vig played in Lisbon and held a residency at the Guanabara Club, and also presented the radio show Caipirinha Appreciation Society.
Marcelo Vig also takes part in his Collective Conecta<musicavisual> in Rio and plays drums and DJs with Brazilian sax player Rodrigo Sha, in his Live PA.
*(Carioca=Person born in the city of Rio de Janeiro)
2010 - present
2010 - present