There’s not a great deal of information online about the mysterious Bodeba at the moment, but what we do know is that he is a Brazilian DJ and producer, and that his list of influences is extensive and multifarious. Michael Jackson, Jungle, Dua Lipa and Yuksek are just a handful of the artists that Bodeba says have inspired him, showing that he has an ear for a good groove, a solid beat and a memorable melody. Funnily enough, all these are also features that pop up in the artist’s new track Bodeba – Breath, a laid back, funky track that showcases its writer’s love for the combination of Nu Disco and House Music.
Apparently, the track was inspired by a night spent in a jazz club “with people dancing and enjoying the vibes of Nu Disco songs” – and it shows, with its main feature being a clean, catchy, funky guitar line, the sort that you can imagine hundreds of people dancing the night away to. Also present is an understated bassline and a steady four-to-the-floor beat, both of which serve to ground the track, whilst breathy vocal samples pasted over the melodies add some suggestive energy and glamour in keeping with Bodeba – Breath’s titular theme. Glassy synthesizers and rhythmic percussion clicks are the finishing touches, lending the song that extra little bit of dance-floor-ready sheen.
Bodeba might not be a household name right now, but this track goes some way to proving how capable the Brazilian producer is of utilizing his wide range of influences to his own ends. Indeed, this approach ensures that Bodeba – Breath sounds both retro (like something from Michael Jackson’s Off The Wall album, for instance) and simultaneously bang on trend (in keeping with artists like Dua Lipa). Essentially, if you’re a fan of funk or Nu Disco music, make sure you don’t miss out on hearing this track.