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Sambass, drum 'n' bossa or drum 'n' sambass (a portmanteau of "samba" and "bass") is a regional subgenre of drum and bass music mostly native to Brazil,[1] which combines drum and bass rhythms with influences from Latin American music.

Popular artists in the genre include DJ Marky, DJ Patife, XRS Land, Drumagick, Marcelinho da Lua, Kaleidoscopio and DJ Roots. Four compilation albums titles Sambass Vol. 1 through Sambass Vol. 4 were released to international acclaim, by the Italian record label Cuadra.[2]


  1. ^ "Drum 'n' bass is enjoying a resurgence – and the old names from the Nineties are back – Features – Music & Gigs – Entertainment – Belfast Telegraph". Archived from the original on 2008-06-04. Retrieved 2008-01-26.
  2. ^ "Cuadra". Retrieved 7 January 2021.

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