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Music For Dreams is releasing the first single from Copenama on Friday 22nd September. ‘Te Faz Bem’ is taken from their forthcoming vinyl album release ‘Deixa A Musica Tocar’
The single representing ‘the other side of Ibiza’ is receiving strong support from Pete Tong, DJ Harvey, Ruf Dug, Peaking Lights, Alfredo, DJ Pippi, Phli Mison, Jon Sa Trinxa and other Balearic inspired DJs and echoes a renewed interest in Latin and Brazilian inspired sounds across the beach bars of the Mediterranean in summer 2017.
Copenema (Copenama = Copenhagen Vs Ipanema) is a collaborative project between artists from Denmark and Brazil with the album partly recorded in the living room of Brazilian star Rodrigo Sha in Rio Di Janeiro, and finished at the legendary Volmers studio in Copenhagen.
Copenema is the latest incarnation of Music For Dreams’ label boss Kenneth Bager in collaboration with artists and friends Rodrigo Sha, Danish composer Troels Hammer and producer Thomas Schultz from Ambala. The lead single ‘Te Faz Bem’ was the last track recorded during the sessions and will be the first single released on Music For Dreams this autumn. The single will be followed by the release of the debut Copenama album ‘Deixa A Musica Tocar’ (Let The Music Play).
Kenneth Bager said: “The single and album have been recorded as a spontaneous jam session with the intention of having fun in the studio and creating a vibe for the musical creativity to flow. The album is influenced by jazz, electronica, funk, MPB (post-bossa nova urban Brazilian music), flamenco and the new Nordic soul sound, with all the ingredients thrown into a melting pot to create a flow that sounds fresh and offers something new and familiar at the same time. The general feel is intentionally timeless with fair comparisons made to albums by St Germain and Gotan Project.”
‘Te Faz Bem’ has already been heralded a Balearic classic in Ibiza with weekly support from DJ Harvey at his much celebrated ‘Mercury Rising’ residency at Pikes, Oakenfold’s ‘Generations’ at Pikes too, plus Jon Sa Trinxa, and Kenneth Bager’s own sets at Jockey Club, Salinas. In fact ‘Te Faz Bem’ has become a beach bar favourite across Ibiza and Formentera thanks to its catchy ‘la la la la la lai’ refrain and infectious flamenco handclaps.
Copenema ‘Te Faz Bem’ is getting major support right now from Pete Tong (BBC Radio 1), Worldwide FM, Max Essa, Dr Rob, Peter Visti, Peaking Lights, Phil Mison, Chris Coco, Ruf Dug, DJ Pippi, Willie Graff, Alfredo, Is It Balearic?, Pathaan, George Avolontis, Blank & Jones, Bobby Beige, Nancy Noise, Jonny Rock, Alex From Tokyo, One Million Sunsets, Balearic Mike, Ben Monk, Balearic Ultras, Jolyon Green, Stuart Robinson, and more.