A modern-day Tropicalista, singer-songwriter Tita Lima was born into a family of musicians (her father was the bass player for 70s rock band Os Mutantes). She paid her dues in Sao Paulo's musical scene playing bass, singing and sharing the stage with widely-recognized artists such as Bocato (Metalurgia, Elis Regina, Gal Costa, Maria Rita), Joao Donato, Luz de Caroline.
Tita Lima now delivers a fascinating debut album, entitled '11:11' consisting of eleven melodious, relaxing songs that hover somewhere between acoustic soul, dubby electronica, samba-jazz and spaced-out hip-hop/folk. With a little help by distinguished musicians and producers including Apollo Nove (Otto, Cibelle), André Caccia Bava, Kassin, Beto Cascales (Alberto López), Bryan Velasco and Quincas Moreira, '11:11' sees life given to the mélange of influences and curiosities of Tita Lima.
The sultry vocalist's music has become a favorite among DJs in Brazil, the US and Europe, including Rafael Moraes, Garth Trinidad (KCRW) and Gilles Peterson, who included the song "A Conta Do Samba" in his superb compilation 'Brownswood Bubblers.' Sophisticated and subtle, songs like " Flutuando" and "Catatonica" are perfect accompaniments to warm up the short winter days for those living in the Northern hemisphere. Simply indulge in the Tita Lima groove.
A Conta Do Samba
"Freshly squeezed and just the right side of avant garde, I love this!" — Gilles Peterson (BBC Radio 1)
"Tita comes off a selfless artist that thinks like a producer and whose sole concern is the vibe. Her sound is utterly modern and sultry while exclusively roots-laden and raw. Tita Lima worldwide!!!" — Garth Trinidad KCRW 89.9 (Los Angeles)
"The Brazil the world wants." — Rolling Stone (Brazil Edition)
"If we had to pick a genre, we'd probably call this one modern bossa -- but Tita's also clearly got ears for a wide variety of other sounds too, and brings in some nice doses of contemporary soul on a few tracks." — Dustygroove.com
"One of the new voices in Brasil for 2007." — Straight No Chaser