Rhythm and Roots

Maga Bo – Quilombo do Futuro Remixed

It took a while to get round to it but this is a release that really deserved some space on the blog. On Quilombo do Futuro, Maga Bo takes the rhythms and roots of Afro-Brazilian music and moulds them… Read More

Mais Um Discos: A Nova Música Brasileira

In 2009 London based musical treasure hunter Mais Um Gringo set out to explore Brazil and its contemporary soundscape. The resulting label Mais Um Discos and its first album, Oi! A Nova Música Brasileira, sought to provided a fresh and… Read More

Floating Points in Brazil

This is a great little video interview with UK house/soul/funk/everything producer, DJ and Eglo Records boss, Floating Points, conducted in a São Paulo record store a month or so back. You can see, and indeed listen to some… Read More

Schlachthofbronx – Carimbo EP (Man Recordings)

Another welcome slice of hard-hitting Tropical Bass from the German airhorn kings, Schlachthofbronx.The four track EP, released today through Man Recordings, takes the Brazilian ‘Carimbó‘ style and Schlachthofbronxes it: lots of kicking bass drums, sub’s and siren synths,… Read More

Man Recordings DJ Picks #1

Since its inception in 2005, Man Recordings have been responsible for introducing the rest of the world to the Rio baile funk sound and its subsequent bastardisation at the hands of many a global producer. Much like Enchufada… Read More

Brazilian Tecnobrega

(Photo: Henrik Moltke) Tecnobrega, which translates as ‘Techno-cheese’, originated in northern Brazil, particularly in the city of Belém. The genre revolves around simple mash-ups and reworkings of popular Brazilian and global songs into the club friendly tecnobrega style…. Read More

Mulher Rendeira – ‘From American Folk to Psychadelic Pop’

After the arrival of ‘The Bandit of Brazil’ to American shores through Lima Barreto’s 1953 film, the song took some rather unexpected twists and turns. These two versions offer very different takes on the song from some surprising… Read More

Mulher Rendeira – “The Bandit of Brazil”

The third chosen version of “Mulher Rendeira” is the English translation. After the success of the song in O Cangaceiro in 1953, the song soon became a hit worldwide with versions popping up all over the place. Though… Read More

Brazilian Album Covers

A little break from the words and a little hand over to the images. This selection (more after the jump) is inspired by the fantastic Pedro Santos LP cover (the music is equally fantastic). Enjoy!   Share this

Mulher Rendeira – “O Cangaceiro”

Carrying on the history of the song “Mulher Rendeira” (see Part I) we come my second selected version of the song, perhaps the most well known and most influential version which played a key part in introducing the… Read More