Traversing deep into the rugged, historical, rich landscape of the favela Rocinha and transcending all rhythmical journeys ever made, this highly explosive riddim has managed to capture the true pulse of Rio de Janeiro, reverberating back to the streets of Port of Spain, with a resounding pitch.
A project inspired by a trip to the favelas in 2012, curiously drawn to the musical ensemble making up the samba band, teaming alongside JRod Records for the 2014 release, Smash has managed to masterfully take the core element of the samba rhythm section, inspired by the favela and time spent in one of Rio's largest samba school, Salgueiro.
Creating the perfect tone and pitch and commanding the ensemble at large, thundering past the first release, in a performance worthy of a second accolade, BestInternational Performance Award Winner Bunji Garlin drops the first single, "Pat Your Drum".
Enchantingly pulling, this single is set to intoxicate the core of all wining queens and pull in all contenders vying for the ultimate position. With more surprise singles slated for release, Bateria Riddim is set to enthral those who will infectiously get signalled by its pull.