Winter may have just begun its thaw, but one listen to this remix of Brazil's SILVA will have you in a summertime island paradise.
Last September, PopMatters premiered the new album by the Brazilian dream-pop artist SILVA, Ocean View, which would later go on to be named the album of the year by iTunes Brazil. With these songs still fresh in the mind, SILVA will take to Austin, Texas, for the annual South by Southwest (SXSW) music and film festival, where he will bring his catchy, almost tropical pop to the dry heat of Texas.
Below you can stream the Tom Bailey (of the Thompson Twins fame) remix of SILVA's "Vista Pro Mar", which exudes an island vibe that's perfect foreshadowing for your next summer vacation.
SILVA tells PopMatters about the remix and his upcoming festival performances: "It was a great honor to know that Tom Bailey had made a remix for my music. He makes awesome tracks! Knowing that the remixes are being released makes me even more excited to play at SXSW. I always admired the 'do it yourself' spirit of the festival. The cool thing is that with this kind of festival, more than being on the stage, we can exchange experiences with other artists from many places of the world."
Ocean View is out now via Six Degrees.