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Natalia Clavier Nectar

Thievery Corporation has created quite a launching pad from their D.C.-based Eighteenth Street Lounge (and accompanying label). Just as they’ve helped make a name here for Argentinean Federico Aubele, now they introduce one of that bossa nova/samba-inspired singer’s friends, who contributed some of the best material on his Panamericana. Natalia Clavier’s debut, the result of a 10-track demo that Aubele handed off to TC co-founder Eric Hilton, has been textured with Thievery-sized basslines, kick drums, and those warm keys that few electronic artists have mastered. Midtempo is their domain, and Clavier’s powerful, yet smooth, soft vocals fit perfectly into the trotting “No Volvera,” not to mention the absolute heartbreaker, “Azul.”

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