Boomkat Product Review:
Optimo’s Latin arm, Selva Discos dish up the anthemic ‘Baianá’ in its rousing original and drum-heavy remix version by Jan Schulte
Unmistakably recognisable for its mix of twanging mouth harp, chants and body-drumming by Barbatuques, the original Baianá - a modern folk song composed by Maria do Carmo Barbosa - is a ready-built doozy that has done the damage at the hands of everyone from Young Marco to Optimo’s Keith & Jonnie.
For us, that original is more than enough, and doesn’t really need to be altered, but Jan Schulte a.k.a. Wolf Müller thinks differently, adding a loping rock drum break cut from a library record to make the track more appealing to certain DJs.
Whatever side you fall on, this one’s a straight ace!