Rare is the moment when a chance MySpace surfing session leads you to your next favorite musician. I found Miguelito on MySpace and he was kind enough to mail out a cd of his album, Essa Batida, for review.
Miguelito hails from Sweden and is influenced by Brazilian and African rhythms. The whole album has a chill vibe without losing the energy and Miguelito's warm vocals bring it all together ... "Essa Batida" has been in constant rotation on my iTunes and I have to admit that I now have a little crush on Miguelito!
From his bio:
Having the perspective of a drummer and a percussionist, Miguelito's songs always have a nice swing to them, inspired by living in Brazil working as a musician, but being influenced by African music as well. Add to these beats some sweet harmonies that gives a nice atmosphere in the music. On top of it all you can always sense the originality of the melodies coming out of Miguelito. You might even start to wonder where you're at... In the Caribbeans? In Brasil? No man, you're on planet Miguelito where everything is possible!
Check out the tunes at: Sacamata Recordings: Miguelito: Essa Batida