Marcelo Vig

"Feels like you’re inside the music, kinda like being embraced by sound."

Marcelo Vig is a drummer/Producer/DJ who makes full use of any technology to execute his musical ideas. From Calf skin drums to computers, guitars, vocals, it’s all at music’s service. An unbreakable love for music, rhythm and the infinite possibilities of creativity within this new world of music technology and endless sharing is what moves this experienced musician from his teen years to today. The power of drums, fused with the energy of electronic music is his driving force, though eventually there may be more soft and subtle tracks here and there. His music resembles other Brazilian electronic music artists such as: Maga Bo, DJ MAM, DJ Dolores, Baiana System, etc… Read More...

In his mix of live drums and electronic music, the Brazilian element of rhythm is always there to remind us of the joy of a good a dance. The music is both worldly and brazilian, echoing his life between London and Rio. Vig’s sound, although hard to be pigeonholed could easily fall under the World Music 2.0 description. His music has caught the attention of seasoned music industry professionals such as Béco Dranoff, Carlos Albuquerque and Jorge Lz. His shows are always coupled with video projections to create a full immersive experience, in an exquisite trip of sound and vision in an electronic-world music vibe, akin to an electronic Rio carnival fused with a SBTRKT show. Vig has two releases via Embolacha Discos: Om’Dub (Via crowdfunding) and SOLARIZE (EP) both available on all streaming platforms and iTunes Store)

Carioca by birth and a Londoner by heart, Vig lived for many years between Rio and London, choosing (finally) to stay in Rio! As a drummer, Vig has worked with various artists on both sides of the Atlantic such as Eminem, Avril Lavigne, Will Smith, Kelly Rowland, Stacie Orrico, Bishi, Cass Fox, Jason Donovan, Shakin ‘Stevens, Debbie Bonham and Patrick Wolf (acclaimed indie British artist with whom Vig has toured the world having played in major festivals such as Glastonbury, V Festival, Southwest, Benicassim, Earth etc and with whom also opened the American tour of Amy Winehouse in 2007). In Brazil Vig has recorded with Gilberto Gil, Lenine, Roberta Sá, Pedro Luis, Zé Renato, Fenix among other big Brazilian artists, and was the drummer of the band Tantra (Universal Music) in the 90s. He also played with Lobão, Marcelo Bonfá (Legião Urbana) , Léo Jaime, Pedro Luis, Alexia Bomtempo, Ritchie, Julia Bosco, Vulgue Tostoi, Letuce, Marina Lima among many others. Currently Vig integrates Gabriel Moura’s band.