Category: Music Stylings We Love

estilo: Beyond the Bikini

Take a glimpse into Paula's Estilo – "style" in Portuguese – as we take you
beyond the bikini and into what inspires the ViX lifestyle. From behind-the-scenes moments
to Paula's own interpretation on luxury living, ViX is more than just a bikini.

Bossa Nova - Rosalia De Souza

March 16th, 2012

At ViX, the sound of smooth and jazzy bossa puts us in a relaxed and happy mood. Right now, we are listening to Rosalia De Souza, a Brasilian bossa nova singer. Maria Moita (Zero Db Mix) of the One Offs Remixes & B-Sides is a playful tune sure to get you ready for summer. Sample the melody with this YouTube version, below, taken from the album ‘Nicola Conte apresenta Rosalia De Souza – Garota Moderna.’

Beijos!


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Brasilian Classic - The Girl from Ipanema

February 10th, 2012

Garota de Ipanema” or “The Girl from Ipanema” is a Brasilian bossa nova classic from the 1960’s that has had iconic popularity. The song was an international hit and went on to win the Grammy for Record of the Year in 1965. Written in 1962 by Vinicius de Moraes, with music by Antônio Carlos Jobim and English lyrics by Norman Gimbel, the song’s first commercial recording by Pery Ribeiro featured performers Astrud Gilberto, João Gilberto and Stan Getz in the album “Getz/Gilberto”.

Our favorite part of the history on this Brasilian classic is that “The Girl from ...

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Brasilidade - BossaCucaNova

February 3rd, 2012

BossaCucaNova is a Rio de Janeiro based music group famous for “bossa with a new mind.” The band combines traditional bossa nova with electronica and funky beats. They received worldwide recognition at the 2002 Latin Grammy Awards for their album “Brasilidade,” referring to “Brasilianess” and the distinct Brasilian attitude. Marcio Menescal, DJ Marcelinho DaLua and Alex Moreira pool their talent and a broad range of musical elements such as jazz, break beats and complex melodies that catapult Brasilian music to the attention of a new generation.

The next time you find yourself entertaining, consider BossaCucaNova for creating a lively dinner ...

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Mas Que Nada – Worldwide Groove Corporation

January 25th, 2012

A chilly winter evening makes a quiet night at home seem like the ultimate reprieve. Set the atmosphere right and relax with lounge worthy music. We are fans of Chillodesiac Lounge Fever Volume 1 by Worldwide Groove Corporation. The album has upbeat, easy listening and international appeal with tracks incorporating English, Portuguese, Spanish, Italian and French.

One song that caught our attention was a remix of the Brasilian classic, Mas Que Nada by Jorge Ben Jor. Having been covered numerous times, most notably by Sergio Mendes and The Black Eyed Peas, this version features group vocals by artists Kenya Evelyn ...

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Cada Beijo - Modern Brasilian Music

September 3rd, 2011

We are currently loving “Cada Beijo” by Bebel Gilberto, mixed by Thievery Corporation. Thievery Corporation puts a modern spin on a traditional Brasilian song. This song puts us in a relaxed state of mind for the long Labor Day Weekend. Hope you enjoy it, have a great weekend. Beijos!

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