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Exclusive Premiere: The Fontanas “Capoeira Mata Um” (Tahira Remix)

Brazil Worldwide Sounds

MIMS is excited to premiere a remix from our very own resident show host, DJ Tahira from Sao Paulo, Brazil. Tahira puts a rootsier spin on The Fontanas hot take on “Capoeira Mata Um”, featuring Former Banda Black Rio vocalist Aleh Ferreira. Released this Friday via London’s tropical party makers, Movimientos.

The Fontanas make an explosive return on this fresh rework of the Brazilian classic ‘Capoeira Mata Um’ originally made popular by Jackson de Pandeiro. Producer and bandleader Sam Fontanas gives fresh life to the track, transforming a 1950s Brazilian folk classic into a dance floor banger for modern times. ‘The idea behind the record was to introduce the song to a new audience’ – Bringing with it an injection of electronic fusion, tropical funk, as well as a nod to traditional forro. Former Banda Black Rio vocalist and Samba Soul legend in his own right Aleh (Ferreira) guests on the vocals, referencing the song’s Afro-Brazilian heritage, and fusing the traditional with the modern.


Tahira says, ““I decided to make it faster.. I’m bringing a blend of forro with a bit of Ijexa. Catia de França used to do this in late 70s. I love the horns .. I’ve changed them a bit to give the song more of a Latin feel. And I added some keyboards into the track from the excellent musician Fernando TrZ from Liniker and Lavoura”.

The EP also features another brand new revisioning of a Brazilian classic “Locuras de Uma Paixão” featuring vocals from Sambista Laurie Blundell & Let Drum Beat. And to complete the package there’s 3 exemplary uptempo dancefloor remixes including and rootsier re-wiring from Sao Paulo’s DJ Tahira. Closer to home via London, Tom Excell (Nubiyan Twist, Onipa) brings the fire with his blitzed out Jazz x remix. Completing the stellar line up is Reprezent FM’s Blue Canariñho with his nu wave favela flip mix.

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