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Having established itself as the go-to label for discovering the real sounds of contemporary Brazil with the acclaimed compilations Oi! A Nova Musica Brasileira (MAIS 001CD) and Daora: Underground Sounds of Urban Brazil (MAIS 016CD/LP), Mais Um Discos returns with a new compilation of the freshest tunes from the bars, clubs, venues and streets of the nation the world's eyes are all on. "Rolê" translates as "let's roll" in Brazilian Portuguese and Mais Um Discos' label-head Lewis Robinson (aka Mais Um Gringo -- "one more gringo") rolled around 10 Brazilian states including Rio de Janeiro, Bahia, Amazonas, Rio Grande do Sul, São Paulo, Minas Gerais, Brasília, Pernambuco, Pará and Santa Catarina to pull together these 43 tracks. CD1: Disc Um shows 22 very different artists defining their own styles and defying any stereotypes of Brazilian music -- from the dub-tronics of the innovative Lucas Santtana to the angry indie-rock of Apanhador Só, Madame Rrose Selavy's "bossa-punk," Graveola's "carnival-cannibalism" and the funky-frevo of Juliana Perdigão. CD2: Disc Dois heads into the club, showcasing the new wave of post Baile-funk Brazilian dance music -- the cutting-edge axé bass beats of Som Peba, techno-lamabda of Strobo and electro-treme of Gang Do Eletro. A nod to the old school comes from Lia Sophia, who offers up a slinky slice of nova-brega, Zulumbi with their rousing hip-hop funk, Dona Onete, who introduces us to the sound of carimbo-chamegado, Meta Meta, joined by Tony Allen for some Afro-punk-beat, and Bixiga 70, who drop a heavyweight slice of guitarrada-Latin-funk. All the artists featured mix Brazilian and "international" styles to create progressive new Brazilian music that shatters stereotypes and shows that the Brazilian music scene is as diverse and exciting as that of the UK or U.S.