Forgotten Treasures

Forgotten Treasure: Trio Mocoto “Não Adianta” (1977, Arlequim)

At the bottom of a crate laid an abandoned record with a mysterious cover featuring 7 musicians depicted in pointillism style with a funky orange and pink font. I later found out that this version was the Italian edition released on CAM (pictured below). It was the visual that caught …

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Dj Mixes

Dj Tahira “Boiler Room Set in Recife, Brazil”

From Tahira: It was my first time in Recife (Brazil), the city always seen as a great musical melting pot. A lot of great musicians are from the state of Pernambuco: Nana Vasconcelos, Lia de Itamaraca, Chico Science, Alceu Valenca, Dominguinhos, Renata Rosa, Siba and much much more great talents. It …

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Forgotten Treasures

Forgotten Treasure: Marcos Resende & Index ‎”Festa Para Um Novo Rei” (1978)

Whoever said that you can sum up Brazilian music to Bossa Nova, Foro and Samba. This hard to find opus (only available on the original Philips vinyl release in 1978) by Marcos Resende & Index is a fantastic Jazz Fusion record and a prime example of the richness of the music …

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Worldwide Wednesdays

The Brasileiro Treasure Box of Funk and Soul

via Cultures of Soul: Greg Caz and Deano Sounds have teamed up once again to bring you another fine package of vintage Brazilian music. This one stretches across the scope of funk, soul, and psychedelic music from Brazil. Some highlights include: the extremely rare and funky “Labirinto” by 2001 & …

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Future Classics

Future Classic: Sabrina Malheiros “Opara” Ashley Beedle Remixes

via Far Out Records: “Following the sold out Theo Parrish remix of Marcos Valle’s ‘1985’ back in April, the second release in Far Out’s Brazilika 12” series features a highlight from Sabrina Malheiros’ 2011 album ‘Dreaming’: the blissed-out, sun soaked samba classic ‘Opara’, which gets three scorching remixes from UK …

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Forgotten Treasures

Forgotten Treasure: Lula Côrtes E Zé Ramalho “Paêbirú” (1975)

Paêbirú is an album by Brazilian artists Lula Côrtes and Zé Ramalho. The album was originally released in 1975 on Solar Records then reissued a few years ago on Mr. Bongo Records. It is one of the most sought after by collectors but also one of the most interesting records …

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Version Excursion

Version Excursion: “Tudo O Que Voce Queria Ser” (Milton Nascimento)

Tudo O Que Voce Queria Ser by Milton Nascimento is the opening track of his legendary Clube da Esquina album (with Lo Borges) and it also represents the start of a whole brazilian regional renaissance. Nascimento’s creative vision, his personal poetic songwriting and his truly unique voice sparked a revolution …

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Worldwide Wednesdays

Balnearico – The Sunny Side of Brazil’s Underground Pop

via Wax Poetics: “Balnearico is the word we came up with when trying to find a concept that would embrace the feeling one can get from listening to these sunny, bright songs produced in the late ’70s up to the mid-’80s, no matter the genre they’re attached to—funk, rock, boogie, …

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Theo Parrish & Daz-I-Kue remix Marcos Valle to celebrate Far Out’s 20 Year Anniversary

via FarOut Records: “A 12” single featuring two tracks by Marcos Valle – one of Brazil’s most accomplished artists and composers – remixed by underground dance music pioneers and long-time label friends, Theo Parrish and Bloodfire (aka Daz I Kue). The A side is taken from the forthcoming Brazilka compilation: …

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Essential Compilation: The Brazilian Boogie Connection – From Rio to Sao Paolo (1976 – 1983)

Brazilian music has always found a way to musically borrow from other cultures, while remaining true to its national heritage. From Bossa Jazz to Tropicalia Pyschedelic Rock, o som brasileiro resonated loud and clear, but with the advance of the Disco era it was increasingly harder to stay distinctive. Boogie …

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Forgotten Treasures

Forgotten Treasure: Joao do Vale – O Poeta do Povo (1965)

The resurgence of vinyl records over the past few years has been, for the most part, fuelled by reissues of classic records. “Nevermind”, “The White Album”, “Kind of Blue” and other standards of their respective genres. That’s where the real sales are coming from. However, reissuing rare records that are …

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Dj Mixes

Mix of the Day : Bem Quente “Brazilian Club Jazz, Pop & Groove”

The perfect mix for your world cup party. It’s a mistura of everything that we love about brazilian music with a transcending genre focus which goes deeper in to Musica Popular Brasileira. It contains songs that are quite rare on vinyl but are super accessible to the untrained ear as …

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