João Brasil, native of Rio de Janeiro, is a music producer and dj who lives in London. Most known for his mashups, he mixes Brazilian rhythms with other pop hits. Check it out his music at My Space and Sound Cloud. Luiza Lovefoxxx is the lead singer of Brazilian indie band Cansei de Ser Sexy (CSS). They appear together in the tropical feeling  video (made ​​by Hardcuoro). L.O.V.E Banana. A bubblegummy pop hit. Super kitsch and fun.

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João Brasil é carioca e mora em Londres. Produtor músical e dj, mais conhecido pelos seus mashups, ele mistura ritmos brasileiros com outros hits pop, você pode conferir algumas de suas músicas no seu My Space e Sound Cloud. Luiza Lovefoxxx é a vocalista da banda indie brasileira Cansei de Ser Sexy (CSS). Eles estão juntos no tropicaliente video (feito pela Hardcuoro) do hit chiclete – L.O.V.E  Banana. Super kitsch e divertido.

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