Rare and in demand re-issue of original version, features an exclusive brand new Opolopo remix! You already know what Opolopo did for Gregory Porter on 1960 What. Wait until you hear what he has done to Mario Biondi! Limited edition of 750 hand numbered copies for record store day.
Mario Biondi is a singer and composer, born in Catania, Italy. In 1988 he had an important opportunity as support act to Ray Chales’ Italian dates. His love for soul music helped shape his particular vocal styling that takes its cue from great vocalists like Lou Rawls, Al Jarreau and Isacc Hayes. His first big break came in 2004 with the original release of the single “This Is What You Are”. Originally planned for release only in Japan, the cool and irresistible song gets noticed by European radio. Well-known DJ, Norman Jay begins to feature the song on his BBC1 show playlist and Mario’s incredible voice crosses the European continent ahead of the artist himself. His album “If shot up the charts and went triple – platinum. “This Is What You Are” is one of the most important and iconic Italian jazz vocal tracks of the last decade. [info from label]