Marta Ren is Portugal Soul Sister #1 Not surprisingly described as the new Marva Whitney Marta serves you pure fire and takes-no-prisoners.
With the debut LP Stop Look Listen, from the floorshakin’ opening track "Don’t Look” to the mellow feel-good anthems “Smiling Faces”, “So Long” and the afrotastic “Be Ma Fela”, the Portuguese artist delivers a visceral deep funk album, proving that tshe's the new ‘real deal’.
Marta Ren is not a newcomer as she has been around in the Portuguese scene since the mid 90s lending her deep and powerful voice, among others, to break-beat outfit The Bombazines, recording two albums and establishing her unique talent at clubs and festivals all around Portugal. But Marta's passion has always been for the deepest funk and rawest soul of the sixties, and now the time has come for her to show the world her immense talent. With a powerful voice that would make the founding soul sisters proud, Marta Ren is looking to rule the world and make herself a household name. Fans of Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings watch out!