20th Anniversary New Celebratory remix by Claudio Coccoluto aka C.O.C.C.O aka ‘The Heartists’ single ‘Belo Horizonti’ is set for release on Claudio’s independent Label The Dub Records on 22nd of April 2017 for Record Store Day UK.
With this limited edition 12 inch release featuring a fresh new remix, The Dub Records and Claudio Coccoluto continue to recognize the Brazilian Maestro ‘Airto Moreira’s’ contribution and influence on dance music today.
The roots of Samba; Brazil’s official genre of music are historically connected to West Africa, particularly Angola and the Congo which are of great significance to Claudio Coccoluto, he feels there are no boundaries in the world of music and hopes this transpires and is expressed through his own music.
With the original track being so renowned throughout the world Claudio Coccoluto exposes his Heart (aka The Heartists) into this 20th Anniversary remix showing his courage to face a huge challenge by remixing Belo Horizonti and acknowledging the imperative importance of producing a more current remix of a great piece of music that must never be forgotten.
Belo Horizonti was originally released in 1997 on Atlantic Jaxx Records and subsequently licensed to VC Records (Virgin Records). The Original version, a mix of over 11 minutes found Claudio struggling at the time to find a record label to sign it for release without cutting the original mix short, it was only thanks to Basement Jaxx and their independent label that it was released with the original 11 minutes intact and further remixes by the likes of Basement Jaxx and David Morales.
The original mix will be included on one side of this celebrational 12 inch together with a completely new remix by Claudio Coccoluto.
Belo Horizonti has often featured as the choice of soundtrack for celebrationary football goals and is often played by the most respected and renowned djs in the world today during their live dj sets at peak time including Fatboy Slim, who recently included the song in his live dj set in December 2016 at the London O2 Arena. Over the past 20 years Belo Horizonti has also appeared in numerous compilations around the world.