Studio Rio is a project from the Grammy-winning German production team of siblings Frank & Christian Berman, aka the Berman Brothers.
The duo have been active since the early 1990s and have worked prolifically. Among their credits are tracks and albums by Amber, Cher, Hanson, the Baja Men ("Who Let the Dogs Out"), Real McCoy, Jakaranda, and dozens of others. They have also contributed production and tracks to high-profile film and television soundtracks including The Parent Trap, Studio 54, Miss Congeniality, The Sopranos, and Fast Five as well as music, production, and arrangements for advertising for Honda, Casio, and Lexus, to name a few.
In July of 2014, they issued Studio Rio Presents: The Brazil Connection. The album, mixed by the multi-Grammy-winning engineer Jerry Boys, utilized original multi-track masters and state-of-the-art separation technology to extract classic vocal and instrumental performances by artists such Bill Withers, Billie Holiday, Aretha Franklin, Marvin Gaye, Dave Brubeck, Mel Tormé, Sly & the Family Stone, and more. The Bermans then melded them with new studio backing tracks from an all-star cast of Brazilian musicians including Roberto Menescal and Marcos Valle. The Isley Brothers selection, "It's Your Thing," was included on One Love, One Rhythm: The 2014 FIFA World Cup Official Album. ~ Thom Jurek, Rovi