Tuesday 11th March, 2014
Out now, “MDO Sessions 1” is the first EP on Tru Thoughts from Magic Drum Orchestra, giving a stunning taste of their full-length album ‘MDO’ which drops in April.
Magic Drum Orchestra fuses a passion for Brazilian music, heavy drums and percussion with a love of modern dance beats. Their sound has influences from dubstep, drum & bass and hip hop fused with batucada, samba and afrobeat. With over 100 drummers and percussionists making their way through the studio to record these tracks, high quality, cutting edge production is a big part of the MDO sound, alongside the real human element that only live percussion and drums can bring – there is a truly free spirit feel to this music.
With the World Cup taking place in Brazil in 2014, this release is perfectly timed to soundtrack it. As well as original material, the EP also features percussive cover versions of Snoop Dogg & Pharrell’s “Drop It Like It’s Hot” and Benga’s dubstep anthem “Crunked Up”.
Bringing a handpicked selection of vibrant tracks, this EP is an upfront DJ treat ahead of the full album, which also features a great cover version of “Sunshine Of Your Love” among many other attention-grabbing cuts.