Scalpel-wielding record dealer turned producer the Mighty Zaf is the man at the controls on this inspired 12″. It sees the LoveVinyl co-founder rearrange a couple of vintage cuts from Brazilian musician Ed Motta. On the A-side he tackles “Ja!”, an exquisite chunk of carnival-friendly jazz-funk/disco fusion that was first featured on the artist’s 1993 album Ao Vivo. Zaf’s edit is naturally sympathetic to Motta’s original, subtly extending it in all the right places while removing a few bits and pieces here and there. Flip for the big man’s fine rework of the arguably even more loved-up 1988 cut “Paradas de Lucas”, where starry synths and passionate vocals ride delay-laden drum machine hits and a killer jazz-funk bassline. The sound of summer, without a doubt.
Checkout the original version of the track in the video above.
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