Well, I might be slightly obsessed with young Brazilian instagrammers, but thanks to this fact I’ve discovered Jaloo, a very young Brazilian musician that could really make a statement; we’ll some day be able to say “I knew him before he was famous” about him (and to make my ego happy you’ll have to add it was me who discovered it. I’m the Columbus in this story).
Grimes’s “Art Angels” could be one of the 2015 big albums, but, blinded by love, I’d dare to say that Jaloo, proclaimed fan of the Canadian – we can listen a cover of Oblivion in his first EP -, is not that far away from the same title. Jaloo sounds as if Grimes got lost in the Amazon jungle and would start playing with her synth. The Brazilian youngster brings us electronic music full of light, simple but soaked in Southern rhythms. And let’s face it: we love that. To this we have to add a nearly whispered soft voice that jumps from English to Portugese without sounding weird.
That very same mix we can find it in his aesthetics; the vinyl clothing, the glitter, the futurist-punk hair do’s and tropical patterns combine the tribal elements, all wrapped in a pastel colour halo that makes us sure that entering his world is nothing but pleasant. It will start with “Vem”, easy but meaningful beginning of his LP and will finish with “Adeus”.
Ladies and gentlemen, let’s ask the gods (I mean, the heads of the best music festivals) that Jaloo visits us soon because I’m sure he’ll make us sweat.
- Alverd Gual-Cibeira
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