Zuco 103 started in 1999 with singer Lilian Viera, keyboard player Stefan Schmid and drummer Stefan Kruger. The collaboration started in the acid jazz world around groups like SFeQ and New Cool Collective. You could see Zuco’s sound like a modernized variation of the tropicalia-movement in Brazil in the late 60’s. In contrast to the brazilian movement, Zuco gets its inspiration from western pop and rock music. Meanwhile the group has mixed drum’n bass and dub with samba and bossa, which is surprisingly danceable. They played at dutch festivals like Lowlands and North Sea Jazz and international festivals like Fuji Rock and Rock Werchter.