Brooklyn-based DJ Spinna jump-starts Remixed with homegrown downtempo flavor on a bass-heavy, head-nodding translation of "Céu Distante." Tom Middletown picks it up with a dreamy rendition of "Simplesmente," and Thievery Corporation's treatment of "Cada Beijo" is made for lounges. But it's the Latin Project that sets off the record properly, with a keyboard-led, bottom-heavy version of "Aganjù" -- already masterfully crafted by Carlinhos Brown -- that's the hands-down winner. Later, when Spiritual South tweaks the same song into a quirky, electroclashing floor jammer, you'll appreciate the attempt. Then you'll skip back again to lose yourself in a fit of Portuguese wizardry.
Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.