Various Artists
BREAK N’ BOSSA Chapter 8

Released: 2008

  SCCD 439 | EAN: 8018344014395 | Buy 2CD
  SCLP 439 | EAN: 8018344114392 | Buy 2LP




Finally, some years later, a new chapter of Break n’Bossa has come out, one of the most appreciated collection which became in the past a certain kind of “trade-mark” from Schema Records.
The purpose of this new release is to highlight a variety of music that came out in the last few years, which fully fit in the style of Schema projects.

We are talking about a double CD which contains both unreleased pieces and remixes suitable for both listening (especially on the first Cd) and dancing (particularly on the second). This first CDs showcases new material from the likes of Mario Biondi, Gerardo Frisina, The Dining Rooms, The Invisible Session, Luis Ferri. Fine tunes in a contemporary Bossa-key where compositions like “No Mercy For Me”, “Jurubeba”, “Pinkie” stand out particularly, yet only to reveal more gems to be discovered. Two amongst all are the excellent remix of The Invisible Session from Mitchell & Dewbury, along with the new version of Ocean from The Dining Rooms.


The second CD in fact is mixed accurately by Luciano Cantone, Schema Records co-founder as well as artistic director. A smooth yet up-beat ride on the waves of contemporary club-Bossa rhythms.
S-Tone Inc., Rosalia de Souza, Fedreghini & Bianchi, Mario Biondi and The Dining Rooms never sounded so cohesive when played altogether.

If CD 1 is more for an accurate listen, this one instead is uncompromisingly designed to dance at different levels of intensity.

Never out on CD before here are 2 tracks by Brazilian chanteuse Rosalia De Souza: Onde Anda O Meu Amor – remix by Fedreghini & Bianchi – and Rio De Janeiro – Beatfanatic Remix – which is a different take to the one released in 2006 on 12” (SCEP 418).

Brazilian themed parties; club-nights or events will benefit hugely from this mixed collection… Time to dance now!


The double LP format of the latest Break’N’Bossa contains the most refined pieces in the compilation, irrespective of each style. Some sound more classic, others more contemporary. All were selected to play best on vinyl. The first record begins with a new version of “Pinkie” on side A. The track released by Beat Out Shrine in 2006, here sounds more organic. A great Jazz performance in a Bossa/Afro/Latin key, with gripping solos and bags of swing. Side B has 2 tracks. The 1st one is from the Swedish Stockolm Cyclo, on a Beatfanatic re-dit. The lovely flute and acoustic structure of the piece mingle perfectly with effects, which then fade as the tune ends to leave room to the Jazz. The 2nd “Jurubeba” is a new piece signed by Luis Ferri, with the delightful touch of Bianchi (on piano) and Fedreghini on the “carioca” effects. The suave voice of Brazilian-born Adi Souza then adds a specially authentic feel to the piece.

On the 2nd record a new amazing version of a song taken from Mario Biondi debut album (“A Handful of Soul”). It became a magnificent orchestral Bossa thanks to the re-work by Alessandro Magnanini, who is the co-writer of the song with Mario Biondi.

The following song “Ocean” is by “The Dining Rooms”, it offers a different Bossa with a pleasant and relaxing “ambient” atmosphere. The remixed parts do not sound intrusive at all on the piano melody making it a lovely piece.

The remix on the last side D ends the project with a classic blueprint of Schema Records. An old theme featured on the Fragmentorchestra album retouched by one of the most significant producer of Schema’s history, Nicola Conte.

A double LP which cannot be out of the collection of a passionate music lover.