Buscemi brings a smooth mix of earthy breakbeats, classic house, and jazz-funk that made Buscemi an interesting addition to the ranks of trip-hop acts. Buscemi debuted in 1997 with the Plus Belle Africaine EP and earned airplay on Kiss FM through Gilles Peterson’s radio show. The following year brought debut album Mocha Supremo and in mid-2000, Our Girl in Havana. Camino Real arrived in 2003 with guest vocals from Michael Franti and Isabelle Antena. Antena returned for the 2006 release Retro Nuevo.
Isabelle Antena, on the other hand, is a French singer who discovered a sound all of their own (Camino del sol), light years ahead of its time but this exotic combination of indie, electro, pop and sambas was destined to be overshadowed. She is a musician pioneer of bossa nova- and samba-inflected nu-jazz and electropop. She was a founding member of the original 1980s French-Belgian synthpop trio Antena, and in the 1990s led another group, the genre-defying Powaga Sisters to record three releases between 1993-2004. Alongside these projects, she has also carved out a remarkable solo music career in the last thirty years, selling over a million albums and winning fame and musical acclaim across the globe: from Camino Del Sol (1982) to Bossa Super Nova (2010), her cool latin, bossa, jazz and funk vibes have delighted ears and feet worldwide.
Lastly, Hed Kandi is a UK-based record label and a music brand which was established in 1999 by Mark Doyle, specialising in funky, soulful house music. Hed Kandi’s catalogue includes both artist albums and various genres of club compilations. As well as producing music albums and compilations, Hed Kandi host events all over the world. From their famous Saturday night parties in Ibiza to pool parties in Las Vegas, their distinct brand of uplifting house music accompanied by a live saxophonist and percussion player can be found in every corner of the globe.
This track is part of the 2 CD pack Beach House of 2007.