Batucada Sound Machine
Batucada Sound Machine are fast developing an international reputation as a killer live act - with their signature blend of brazilian beats, hiphop, a
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- WOMEX 2008
company descriptionBSM are renowned for their unique blend of Brazilian beats, hiphop and pacific soul - a fusion borne out of the blend of cultures in NZ, and the vision of the founders of the band James Hughes and Richie Setford.
Hughes had played previously in a number of local bands, forging paths in NZ's burgeoning reggae/soul scene - one that has been made famous by the likes of Fat Freddy's - and then with his love for Brazilian and latin rhythms, formed BSM and effectively introduced the 2 styles together.
The result was a natural fit, with the percussive based grooves (samba-reggae, baion, samba, cumbia) sitting comfortably alongside the laid-back NZ soul and hiphop influences.
Add in some afrobeat for good measure, some straight-ahead guitar riffs, and a killer horn section - and the rest is history.