Over the past ten years Da Cruz has gained an excellent reputation in the global music scene. Each of its four records has made the Top 10 of the American college radio charts. Newspapers like "The Independent", magazines like "Rolling Stone" and radio stations like BBC 6 Music, KEXP and Radio France International have followed and praised Da Cruz's activities. This is even more remarkable, as Da Cruz has remained an independent artist since its beginnings. Every Da Cruz record has been produced in their own studio and released on their label - except for the 2011 album "Sistema Subversiva", which was released by the US-Label „Six Degrees Records“ (The Dø, Bebel Gilberto, CéU).
And: Da Cruz has enthralled audiences all around the world with their live shows - from Montreal to Montreux, from London to São Paulo.
"Da Cruz is the collision of various elements that seem incompatible at first glance," explains Mariana Da Cruz. Mariana’s background is traditional Brazilian music (Bossa Nova, MPB), while her musical companion, producer and music journalist Ane H., scraped his soul with Suicide, danced to Fela Kuti, and was the singer of the industrial pioneers Swamp Terrorists.
The core of the band also includes Bernese guitarist Oliver Husmann and the former Swamp Terrorists drummer Pit Lee. Additionally the horn section Daniel Durrer (sax), Niklaus Hürny (tp) Christian Sommerhalder (git) and other guests bring in a virtuosic vividness, either in the studio productions or live on stage.
With „Eco do Futuro“ Da Cruz have created an eclectic sound that welcomes musical frictions – not only with Pop, but also with Jazz and even more so with global electronic music. An oeuvre that will groove on in the long-term memory.