- Melt the Night (feat. Leon Ware)
- Artist: Lucas Arruda
- Format: 12" Single
- Release Date: 11/13/2015
In 2015, Brazilian musician Lucas Arruda, who mixes elements from his Latin musical background with his genuine admiration for jazz, soul, and funk music, released his second album, SOLAR (FVR 100CD/LP); one of the album's highlights was Melt the Night, for which Arruda enlisted legendary producer Leon Ware; the track recalls Ware's 1980's collaborations with Marcos Valle, which perfectly merged sophisticated Californian boogie and AOR with blazing Brazilian rhythms. Here, California nu funk producer XL Middleton remixes the track into a futuristic boogie-funk track with massive basslines and heavy beats. The 12 also includes the original and instrumental versions.