Acid Box presents:
“Bossa nova pioneer” Resident Advisor
“Rio beach boogie legend” The Vinyl Factory
“One of the most important and popular performers in the history of Brazilian pop” All Music
From samba & bossa to psychedelic MPB & beach boogie, Marcos Valle is one the most important composers, arrangers, writers and performers in Brazil’s history. There are not many artists in any era in recorded music history that can boast a career as stylistically varied as Marcos’ - let alone the fact he has maintained quality consistent throughout a storied six decade career. The renaissance man of Brazilian pop has worked with Leon Ware, Sarah Vaughan, and Chicago; seen his music sampled by Jay Z, Kanye West, Childish Gambino, Madlib, and Kaytranada; had his songs recorded by the likes of Frank Sinatra, Bebel Gilberto - even Emma Bunton of The Spice Girls once took on his classic ‘Os Grilos (The Crickets Sing For Anamaria)’.
Celebrating his 80th Birthday year, Marcos Valle returns to Europe in 2023. This will coincide with a celebratory 20th anniversary reissue of his long out-of -print 2003 modern classic Contrasts, home to the aptly titled ‘Parabens’, which translating directly as “Congratulations” is what Brazilins say to wish someone a happy birthday.