Okay, so this is a duo featuring Igor Cavalera, formerly the drummer for Brazilian metal geniuses Sepultura, and his wife Laima Leyton. It couldn’t really be further from Cavalera’s roots (bloody roots), though. Some metallers might be horrified to learn of Cavalera’s foray into dance music, but the more open-minder will note his ability, with the help of Leyton’s keen production talents, to take on electronic music with just as much skill as he does metal. Their new single, ‘Boom Da’, released next month, is a proper slice of dancefloor destruction. With remixes for the likes of The Faint, Chromeo, MSTRKRFT and Bitchee Bitchee Ya Ya Ya in the bag already, this is a team you’re going to be hearing a lot more of. And if you want to hear something really cool, you should track down their remixes of Iron Maiden.
This article originally appeared in CMU Daily on 2 Mar 2009