An extract on #maconha
He was a founding member of Seattle-based neo-soul band Maktub in the 1990s with lead singer Reggie Watts and co-produced the band's debut album, 2000's Subtle Ways which won "Best R&B album" that year at the Northwest Music Awards. He later went on to tour and perform with other Seattle groups like Tuatara, The Minus 5, and record with solo artists like Arkansas Delta Blues guitarist CeDell Davis and singer-songwriter Dave Matthews, recording Hammond organ on Matthews' grammy-award-winning solo album, "Some Devil."
In 2003, he moved to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where he currently records and performs with artists such as Nando Reis (as part of his band Os Infernais), Erasmo Carlos, and many others.
Alex released a jazz-funk solo album in 2003 entitled Maconha Baiana, recorded both in Rio de Janeiro and Seattle, Washington.
2000: Maktub "Subtle Ways" (Jasiri Media Group)
2002: Tuatara "Cinamathique" (Fast Horse Recordings)
2002: CeDell Davis "When Lightnin' Hit the Pine" (Fast Horse Recordings)
2003: Dave Matthews "Some Devil" (RCA)
2005: Bola Abimbola "Ara Kenge" (Fast Horse Recordings)
2000: Nando Reis "Para Quando o Arco-ris Encontrar o Pote de Ouro" (Warner)
2001: Nando Reis "Infernal" (Warner)
2003: Nando Reis "A Letra A" (Universal)
2005: Nando Reis e os Infernais "MTV Ao Vivo Nando Reis e Os Infernais" (MTV Universal)
2006: Nando Reis e os Infernais "Sim e No" (Universal)
2007: Nando Reis e os Infernais "Luau MTV Nando Reis e Os Infernais" (MTV Universal)
2009: Nando Reis e os Infernais "Drs" (Universal)
2009: Erasmo Carlos "Rock 'n' Roll" (Coqueiro Verde)
2010: Nando Reis e os Infernais "Bailo do Ruivo" (MTV Universal)
2011: Erasmo Carlos "Sexo" (Coqueiro Verde)
2012: Nando Reis e os Infernais "Sei"
2013: TAI "Seda e Pedra"
2013: Nando Reis e os Infernais "Sei Como Foi em BH" (Coqueiro Verde)
Daleste was fatally shot in the abdomen while performing during a free show in Campinas, So Paulo before a crowd of four thousand people. He died later the same day in Paulnia's City Hospital. Police in Campinas claim to be continuing to investigate the shooting with approximately one hundred testimonials, videos, and photos received. A number of pictures taken from the stage have been deemed fundamental to the case by an investigator.
The Brazilian funk scene has turned violent within the last couple of years with a number of MCs being killed including Felipe Bolado, MC Careca, MC Primo, and MC Duda Marap, in addition to Daleste. Rapper MC Neguinho Caxeta miraculously survived after being sprayed by bullets. There are speculations that vigilante gangs, referred to in Brazil as "grupos de extermnio" or "milicia," are affiliated with police officers and are responsible for the murders of Brazilian MCs notorious for lyrics that are critical of police corruption.