The standard-bearers for quality reissues, Soundway Records' latest compilation revives the synthesizer non-hits of Brazil from the genres zenith between the mid-80s and mid-90s. The sixteen tracks of synth pop, samba boogie, balearic and electro were hand-selected by premiere deep-digging producer Millos Kaiser. The time period in Brazilian music was purposefully shunned due to its perceived Americanization of traditional Brazilian music culture.
Of the project, Kaiser says: “The idea is to do justice to these songs. Songs that combine all the right ingredients that should have put them on radio playlists when I was growing up or at least in the cases of more adventurous DJs”.
Purchase Onda De Amor: Synthesized Brazilian Hits That Never Were (1984-94) out now via Soundway Records.