Samba de Merde

by Jean Touitou

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Founder and designer of A.P.C. Jean Touitou has a long-time history of writing and producing music at the brand’s home studio in Paris. Samba de Merda is no exception: recorded in-house with a little help from friends Bill Laswell, Noam Levy and French attacks.

Pivotal to the song is the question of relentless exile, expressed in the most cryptic form of Portuguese. Although it is arbitrarily named "Samba", this song is structured like a bossa nova, complete with gentle guitar chords, playful piano and saxophone.

Samba de Merda came about as Jean was learning the chords of Bobby Helm’s Jingle Bell Rock, which are reproduced in the beginning of the song. They serve as an innocent counterpoint to the chaotic dub finale, courtesy of Mr. Laswell.


released August 30, 2015
Jean Touitou Music, lyrics, vocals
H.D.R. Piano, synthesizer, drums, guitars, effects
Bill Laswell Bass, vibes
Noam Levy Saxophone

Recorded at A.P.C. studio in Paris
Produced by H.D.R. and Jean Touitou



tags: New York


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