Original sample by Bonga – “Ku Tando” off of his epic Angola 72 album. iTunes
Rocky Marsiano is the brainchild of Lisbon hip hop veteran D-Mars, the result of his passion for MPC head bobbin’ beats, as well as Lusophone classics from Angola, Cape Verde and Mozambique, which permeate the streets he grew up on in Lisbon.
“Esse Mambo” samples one of the greatest Angolan recording artists of all times, Bonga, and is a perfect introduction to Rocky Marsiano’s playfully hybrid sound. “Both Angola 72 and Angola 74 are classic records from Angola. All the songs on both albums are just great: so much depth and rhythmical vibes”
Marsiano manages to tastefully expand the vibes of this classic record, as he does on the rest of his Meu Kamba project, which comes out online September 23.