Mamond was formed by Far Out Recording’s producer Roc Hunter, Ivan Conti of Azymuth and Joe Davis, founder of Far Out. On a trip to Rio Roc Hunter and Joe Davis got together some of the finest musicians in Rio, many were great friends, to produce a monster album dedicated to the dance floors ‘Paradise.’ Ivan Conti played a key role in co-ordinating many of the songs and arrangements for the album. All the material was laid down during intensive recording sessions in Copacabana and took almost a year to complete. The diverse album includes the afro-centric hit ‘Que Coisa So’ in which Roc used existing members of Banda Black Rio on horns and King Salsa on percussion. The vibe of the track was taken from the horn sections melody which is based on Gafieira, combined with Afro-Latin percussion and programmed beats. Also featured on the B-side of the track were three percussion based mixes guaranteed to give the DJ pressure on the decks. Many tracks on the album featured fresh talents like the ethereal vocals of Gabriella Geluda on title track ‘Paradise’ and ‘Noite De Verao’ and Cidinho Moreira on percussion. Mamond is like the dance equivalent to the 'Jackson Conti' project Madlib recorded with Ivan Conti, but 6 years earlier.