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Based in São Paulo and formed in 2017, Tagua Tagua is led by songwriter and producer Felipe
Puperi. After writing two EPs, “Tombamento Inevitável” (2017) and “Pedaço Vivo” (2018), Tagua
Tagua released his first LP “Inteiro Metade” (2020). The album intertwines tropical psychedelia, the
principles of ye ye ye and the influence of funk and soul all while being dominated by supple
melodies and dreamlike timbres.
After years of praise in at home, he’s begun to garner attention overseas with features on NPR,
Remezcla, spins on KCRW and KEXP, a sync on the FIFA 20 soundtrack and a few tours in the
United States and Europe. He supported a couple of shows for The Growlers, performed at SXSW
and at Brazil Summerfest NYC.
Recently Tagua Tagua has joined the Wonderwheel Recordings family with a tender selection of
cuts for his latest album ‘Tanto’ (2023). Recorded in the rural outskirts of Sao Paulo there is a
sense of yearning that permeates throughout the set list of ten unapologetic love songs that fly
between lush psychedelic pop to warm, beat-laden neo-soul with Brazilian flavor.
Whereas ‘Inteiro Metade’ had changing musical personalities from tropical psychedelic to funk and
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