Future Classics

Alabê Ketujazz “Kan” (Poeira Music / Memória Discos)

Afro-Brazilian Candomblé rhythms meet jazz on ‘Kan’ by Alabê Ketujazz, the long-standing duo of Brazilian saxophonist/composer Glaucus Linx and French percussionist/composer Antoine Olivier. Captured on vinyl for the first time, the album is set for release on 16 September, marking the first release on Poeira Music, the brand new label …

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Hidden Waters: Strange and Sublime Sounds of Rio de Janeiro

The Sounds & Colours team have put together an amazing compilation covering the contemporary and experimental Brazilian scene. ‘Hidden Waters’ features MIMS favourites such Ana Frango Elétrico, Kassin, Juçara Marçal, Antônio Neves, and Thiago Nassif, alongside exciting new discoveries, at least for us, such as Exército de Bebês, ROSAEGE, and …

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Exclusive Premiere: Grupo Bongar “Vento Corredor”

Ahead of the much anticipated release of Música Macondo’s ‘Brasil Novo’ compilation of deep, raw and contemporary Afro Brazilian samba, we are exited to premiere Grupo Bongar’s electric take on Samba de Coco, “Vento Corredor”. Música Macondo has unearthed eight contemporary Brazilian tracks on compilation ‘Brasil Novo’, disseminating the rich …

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Exclusive Premiere: MNTH “Demanda E Despejo”

We are excited to premiere another track from Brazilian experimentalist MNTH, slamming experimental synths into live drum breaks. “Demanda E Despejo” is taken from his forthcoming ‘Iminente’ EP on London-based Mais Um. The piercing synth riffs, reminiscent of Caribbean carnival steel pan melodies, unravel in real time around wildly energising …

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Exclusive Premiere: Dundundun “Can Do”

An irresistible slice of dancefloor-ready Afro-Brazilian fusion, “Can Do” is taken from Bristol 6-piece Dundundun’s second EP for the ever relevant hometown label Worm Discs. Following their sold-out self-titled EP, Dundundun are poised to share their ‘Future Hope’ EP, featuring special guest, poet, visual artist and filmaker Nadeem Din-Gabisi, and …

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Exclusive Premiere: Soma Soma Ft. K.O.G “Novos Tempos” (Jonny Mintaka Highlife Edit)

Brazil meets Ghana on this dance floor ready highlife edit. Soma Soma’s “Novos Tempos”, featuring K.O.G (Kweku Of Ghana), frontman of Onipa and sometime Nubiyan Twist vocalist, was already a hot tune. Mintaka turns up the West African influences and tightens it up for the dancefoor. Written in Brazillian Portuguese, …

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Exclusive Premiere: MNTH “Tamamduateí”

Electronics, dub techno, jazz, crunchy guitars and Afro-Brazilian percussion collide with propulsive energy on “Tamamduateí”. The latest missive from MNTH, real name Luciano Valério, taken from his forthcoming self titled album on Mais Um Discos. 30-min of music on cassette and digital, blistering with the energy of São Paolo experimental …

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Exclusive Premiere: João Selva “Cadê Você”

We are excited to premiere this funky serving of Brazilian boogie from Paris-based Rio raised João Selva. Produced by prolific French producer Patchworks. “Cadê Você” won us over with it’s addictive melody and Brazilian jazz funk vibe recalling Marcos Valle’s most popular hits. The upbeat sound masks the less confident …

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Exclusive Premiere: Lucas Santtana feat Tom Zé “Ogodô Ano 2000”

MIMS is over the moon to premiere the brand new remaster of Lucas Santtana’s “Ogodô Ano 2000”, featuring the legendary Tropicalista, Tom Zé. A psychedelic dose of dubbed and acid-fried samba. “Ogodô Ano 2000” was originally recorded by Zé himself and released in 1992. Santtana chose to re-record the song …

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Exclusive Premiere: Afro Bruk Band “Spanish And Brazilian Love”

MIMS is excited to share the online premiere of Afro Bruk Band’s “Spanish And Brazilian Love”, a brilliant fusion of boogie, broken beat, Afro Brazilian jazz and Spanish flamenco. “Spanish And Brazilian Love” is taken from Afro Bruk Band’s self-titled debut EP, due for release on Rui Fradinho’s Eclectic Beats …

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

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, …

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Exclusive Premiere: Caravela “A Macieira”

We are very pleased to premiere “A Macieira”, the uplifting and graceful lead single and first track on ‘Orla’, the debut LP from London-based Lusophone-influenced jazz ensemble, Caravela, due out February 26 on None More Records. The London-based ensemble explores musical traditions from Portuguese speaking cultures, encapsulating influences from Brazil, …

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