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Grupo Controle Digital give another charming taste of Brazilian ‘80s new wave with ‘A Festa É Nossa’ arriving in the wake of Soundway’s superb compilation; ‘Onda De Amor: Synthesised Brazilian Hits That Never Were (1984-94)’
While almost every other geographic area of this era has been nearly mined to exhaustion, Brazil’s evident wealth of music from that era has remained relatively untapped until Soundway kindly stepped in to convect their warm breezes beyond the South American market.
Grupo Controle Digital’s ‘A Festa É Nossa’ was a highlight of the aforementioned compilation, and now it’s available as part of the original album - available for the first time on digital formats. The fruity title track will leave juice on your chin, and depending your tolerance for pure, unadulterated late ‘80s cultures, this rest of the album will leave you dead sticky, or totally dry.
Personally, we fall on the sticky side, and its not hard to hear connections between this sound and the vibes on Soundway’s ‘Gumba Fire: Bubblegum Soul & Synth-Boogie in 1980s South Africa’, Jamaican digidancehall, Belgian new beat and lots of natty ‘80s UK dance-pop.