Far Out Monster Disco Orchestra
With the World Cup and the Olympics on the horizon there’s something very au courant about anything Brazilian. If you’re interested in the country’s music but can’t get any further than Azymuth you need to check out Far Out Recordings the London-based record label that’s devoted to Brazilian music. To celebrate 20 years of the label they are putting out this rather brilliant, lushly orchestrated disco album recorded (some of it live) in Rio De Janeiro and finished in London. It really is a wonderful confident summer disco record, proper, authentic 70s-style disco with integrity, and comes with some great mixes from Theo Parrish and Mark Pritchard (of Africa Hitech – check out his take on Vendetta – it rocks).