Friday, August 22, 2014

Souleance - "Mais Um"

New Favorite. Probably gonna do some choreography to this.

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Brazil Now

Afropop Worldwide's latest show on Brazil highlights the sounds Brazilian artists are creating now. Apparently there's a pervasive feeling of being unbound by traditional sounds of samba and Brazilian percussion. Baile funk has been influenced by Caribbean sounds and some artists are exploring electronic music more. It all makes for an interesting aural landscape. Also of note is Brazilian artists' reaction to the World Cup; many are upset at FIFA (soccer's governing body) rules and see the infrastructure created for the games as ultimately useless in the long term, although now a celebratory atmosphere pervades the country. This is definitely worth the listen! Free download as well ;). Enjoy.

Brazilian Boogie





Sometimes I get so excited about some tracks that I just post them up and say nothing, hoping folks will trust my impeccable taste and just listen. This mix was one of those moments. The selections are just so FUNKY and the perfect tempo for summer, lilting and carrying that groove, just right to get you in the mood for the beach or straight chillin'. I'm going to post the track list for this soon, stay tuned.

Check out this article by Allen Thayer on my beloved WaxPoetics.com about Lincoln Olivetti, Brazilian musician, songwriter, arranger, and producer. Get descriptions and insights about every track in Thayer's article.

Track list:
1. Dicró “Disco Voador” from Dicró (Continental) 1979
2. Marcia Maria “Amigo Branco” from Marcia Maria (Capitol) 1978
3. Erasmo Carlos “Alem Do Horizonte” with Tim Maia from Convida (Polygram) 1980
4. Jorge Ben “Rio Babilonia” from Dádiva (Som Livre) 1983 (this is my joint!!)
5. Tony Bizarro “Estou Livre” (Elektra) 1983
6. Painel de Controle “Black Coco” (RCA) 1978
7. Tim Maia “Não Vá” from Tim Maia (Polygram) 1980
8. Robson Jorge & Lincoln Olivetti “Eva” from S/T (Som Livre) 1982
9. Emilio Santiago “Dentro De Você” from Ensaios de Amor (Polygram) 1982
10. Almir Ricardi “Tô Parado Na Tua” from Festa Funk (RGE) 1984
11. Cristina Conrado “Sempre Juntos” (WEA) 1984
12. Gang Do Tagarela “Melô do Tagarela” [“Rapper’s Delight” Instrumental] (RCA) 1980
13. Robson Jorge & Lincoln Olivetti “Aleluia” [B-side to "Babilonia Rock"] (Som Livre) 1982
14. Sandra Sá “Pela Cidade” from Vale Tudo (RGE) 1984
15. Painel de Controle “Relax” from Chama A Turma Toda (RCA) 1979 [mine’s from a “best of” collection]
16. Dedé “Sinceramente” (CBS) 1983
17. Cristina Camargo “Moral Tem Hora” from S/T (CBS) 1980
18. Junior Mendes “Copacabana Sadia” from Copacabana Sadia (RCA) 1982
19. Marcos Valle “Bicicleta” (Som Livre) 1984
20. Sandra Sá “Se Grile Não” (excerpt) from Olhos Coloridos (RGE) 1982
21. Claudia Telles “Conselhos” from S/T (CBS) 1978
22. Viva Voz “Fugitivos De Azul” (Som Livre) 1984
23. Jon Lucien “Come With Me to Rio” (Som Livre) 1983
24. Emilio Santiago “Velhas Içadas” (exceprt) from Ensaios De Amor (Polygram) 1982

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Track: "Bam Bam Bam" with Seu Jorge






The unmistakable Seu Jorge blesses Gilles Peterson's "Brasil Bam Bam Bam" project. Much of the album was recorded in Rio de Janeiro, but this particular track, "Bam Bam Bam", was done in L.A. Seu Jorge swag. Listen to a playlist of selected tracks plus exclusive behind the scenes commentary from Gilles about the artists and making of the album here.

Gilles Peterson's Sonzeira "Brasil Bam Bam Bam"





Here are some selected tracks from Gilles Peterson's "Brasil Bam Bam Bam" album recorded January 2014 in Rio de Janeiro. Sonzeira is a grouping of legendary Brazilian artists, musicians, producers and singers.

Be sure to peep exclusive commentary from Gilles about the making of the album and artists throughout the playlist. See my earlier post on "Brasil Bam Bam Bam" and watch video on making of here.