Ivan Conti (aka Mamao) is one of the greatest drummers on earth. A true rhythmic innovator, he is Brazil’s answer to Tony Allen, Steve Gadd, and Bernard Purdie (no small claim considering the country’s famed samba connection). Known by most as one third of Azymuth, his career spans far beyond, with over half a century’s worth of recordings with the biggest names in Brazil and around the world, Mamao has worked with everyone from Stevie Wonder to Madlib.
Now aged seventy, his work ethic is as strong as ever. In anticipation of a new Ivan Conti solo album set for release in 2017, we've commissioned a series of remixes to be spread across two separate 12”s. The first is a strictly London affair, with a fiery broken-boogie club monster from West London pioneer IG Culture, joined by the signature future-funk of 22a Records family Tenderlonious, Reginald Omas Mamode IV and Jeen Bassa. The second 12” will host Mamao remixes from Max Graef, Glenn Astro and Contours.