Future Classics

Future Classic: Elza Soares “A mulher do fim do mundo”

Samba royalty and living legend Elza Soares recently released one of the most ambitious albums of her career. Teaming up with top avant-garde musicians from Sao Paolo, A Mulher o Fim do Mundo (The Woman at the End of the World) is even more powerful given the current crisis looming over …

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Tribute Mixes

Tribute to MARCOS VALLE – Selected by SPACEWALKER

Marcos Valle burst onto the Brazilian music scene half a century ago as part, or to be more exact, the leader of the second wave of bossa nova songwriters and arrangers. Unlike a lot of his contemporaries, Valle refused to be stuck with the “bossa nova” tag, managing to reinvent …

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Dj Mixes

Arthur Verocai Tribute Mix by DJ Nuts

Arthur Verocai is a prolific and criminally underated Brazilian conductor / composer / arranger. He has penned songs for samba tropicalia royalty such as Gal Costa, Jorge Ben, Azymuth, Ivan Lins & Tim Maia but a host of other smaller groups and projects. However, his greatest achievement is his self …

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Forgotten Treasures

Forgotten Treasure: Anamaria E Mauricio ‎”Anamaria E Mauricio Vol 2″ (1972)

As far as I can figure… Anamaria and Mauricio were a couple of young vocal performers who had some gigs around Sao Paolo in the late 60s. One day in 1969 a record producer sees them in a club and signs them to record an album. That’s 1970’s No no …

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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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