Formerly a Kuduru singer in Angola, PITSHU met Jimmy the Dancer in a shelter in downtown São Paulo. Took by the dancer to a Dubversão session in the Sarajevo club when Bigode was selecting (usually Yellow P played those wednesdays), Pitshu quickly became the sound’s official deejay (sound system MC), setting the tone in the dances with his delicate chants being the perfect match to the set’s powerfull, bass driven rumble.
By 2008, when Basodá was released, the weekly party Java (every friday night up to 500 people showed up) and Dubversão’s free street dances had already estabilshed a large following an the love for sound system culture in Brazil, speacially São Paulo, the sound’s hometown.
Most of the riddims on the album were taken from Rockers Control’s sessions at Coacho do Sapo studio, in Bahia, which also resulted in the Jacuípe Sessions álbum. The band is Dubversão’s in house riddim machine, and some of those riddims appeared later in Brother Culture’s showcase Chilling Inna Brazil and Massarock’s self titled debut solo.
Java developed from Susi in Dub, the first weekly friday party held by the Dubversão crew in 2002. Since those first gaherings the crew put a lot of effort into becoming a real reggae sound system, and by 2008 the stacks were already fully blasting the bass line with scoops, a Tubby’s preamp, and a nice vibe, every time.
The sound design was supervised by legendary engeneer Wagner “Wagnão” Tavares, who started to learn his craft while living with the rock band Mutantes in São Paulo country side in the 70’s, later working wih Gilberto Gil, Tim Maia and many of Great brazilian artits.
Pitshu – Básoda (São Paulo, Brasil, 2008)
Produced by Yellow P & Bigode/Dubversão. Mixed by Yellow P & Bigode at Casa Amarela. Mastered by Buguinha Dub.
Lead vocals: Pitshu
Players of Intruments: Zaca Rock – drums / Derico Merengue – percussion / Christopher – guitars / Jacob Benguela – guitars / Massa Rock – keyboards, vocals, percussion / Bigode – bass, keyboards, programming, percussion / Yellow P – programming, percussion / Special guest: William Daicon – keyboards
Victor Rice produced Pitshu release on 7": http://www.deadlydragonsound.com/v3_rec ... p?id=21507
Rockers Control -Jacuípe Sessions
Massa Rock - Massarock