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Sunday, October 30, 2005

From Disco Punk to Baile Funk


Télépathique is a band that blends electronic music with rock and punk-rock, and it innovates by bringing, to that universe, brazilian influences, like the Rio de Janeiro funk, the retro sound of the 80’s and the tropical psychodelic sound of the 70’s, creating that way an environment of futurism, like the 21st century music is.

The lyrics are in English and Portuguese and were written by Mylene, who sings them along the electronic beats.

MYLENE has as record released in Brazil and in the United States where she blends electronic music with Afro-Brazilian rhythms.
Her work as a singer was well received by the international press like Interview, Rolling Stone, Downbeat, World Beat Canada and All About Jazz, and also got very good reviews by the Brazilian press.

In 2003 she was a finalist in the 6th Visa MPB Award for Composers.
She has a track of her album included in the english compilation entitled “Nu Brazil II”

Chapa Quente in Campinas on Saturday. This time with renowned remixer and producer DJ Periferico and his new project. Starts at 10 and goes on till very late!
I last saw Periferico play a few years ago in Belo horizonte and he played an excellent set mixing up breaks with booty beats while two MCs worked the stage. So this should be good!

Thursday, October 27, 2005


Monday, October 17, 2005

Great interview with Gilberto Gil here, surely the coolest politician alive. Gil comes over as the voice of reason when it comes to copyrights and intellectual property but also in comparison to all the bitching and backbiting that is going on in Brasilia at the moment.
Despite being a) a politician and b) a huge star, he always comes over as someone who oozes brazilian warmth and humility.

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Fine time had by all on Saturday night at Clube Informal in Campinas. Da Haaksman played an absolutely sterling set of disco funk, baile funk and anything inbetween. The boy did me proud! Photos here. Amidst my bunglings I dropped the remix of Black Future's "Eu Sou o Rio" by Munk which really went well and seemed to rock the house to a moderate degree. We managed to play about four remixes of De falla "Popozuda Rockn'roll" between us. Always a great crowd to play to at the Informal. Chapa Quente will return in November!

Monday, October 03, 2005

coming soon...

Black Future "Eu Sou O Rio" (Reworked by Munk)
Agentss "Agentes" (Slowdance by The Glimmers)
Voluntariós Da Pátria "Iô Iô" (Tim „Love“ Lee Edit)
Azul 29 "Ciencias Sensuais" (Marco Edit)

After the release of the acclaimed CD compilation „ Não Wave – Brazilian Post Punk 1982-1988“ (MAN 01) MAN RECORDINGS now presents the follow up release: "Não Wave Revisited“.

The EP´s title says it all. This is a new view on the fantastic Brazilian music phenomenon of the 1980s which became known in the Northern hemisphere only with the recent release of the „ Não Wave“ CD. For the „Não Wave Revisited“ EP we´ve asked four illustrous protagonists of today to dedicate themselves to the exciting Brazilian sound of yesterday and to present their interpretations of the phenomenon with remixes and edits.

MUNK from Munich, Germany, who recently debuted with their acclaimed „Apertivo“ album kick off the EP with an edit of „Eu Sou O Rio“ by Black Future, one of the few Brazilian post punk bands from Rio de Janeiro. With their „MUNK Rework“ the masterminds of the infamous GOMMA label revised the Black Future track as a 1970s disco edit. The intro extended, the energetic passages highlighted, ending with a rhythm passage that is perfect for beat mixing DJs. A state of the art edit, which will bring the still fresh sounding, percussive punk funk sound of Black Future onto many of todays dancefloors.

THE GLIMMERS from Eskimo Recordings in Ghent, Belgium, who catapulted themselves into the world league of DJs with their „DJ Kicks“ mix on !K7 records earlier this year, remixed „Agentss“ by the band Agentss. With parts of the spacey song, which single-handedly started the post punk era in Brasil 1982, THE GLIMMERS created a mellow grooving mix, suitably titled the „Slow Dance Mix“. A version that resembles the best of Kraftwerk and Krautrock, Cosmic Disco and Dub all at once. The vocal parts in German language are taken from the original – in 1982, the Agentss were big fans of German bands like Kraftwerk, Fehlfarben and DAF.

TIM „LOVE“ LEE, head of Tummy Touch records, made a new interpretation of „Iô Iô“ by the Voluntariós Da Patria. In a trademark Tim „Love“ Lee style, resembling his legendary mid 90s edits like „Again Son“ or „Superrapping Nr.5“, the New York based, mostly bearded Londoner stretched the most important bits, added echos and the sound of a Theremin. An edit in which Brazilian post punk meets British humour in a Jamaican dub chamber.

MARCO, who provided the last edit on this EP, is a Berlin DJ who has edited and remixed bands like Phoenix, Outkast or Tosca. He made a minimalist variation of Azul 29´s groovy dark wave anthem „Ciencias Sensuais“, for which he simply extended the intro – perfect for DJ use.

All original versions appear on „ Não Wave – Brazilian Post Punk 1982-1988“ (MAN 01)

Campinas is burning

sábado . 8/10
dj ANDY CUMMING residente
Na segunda edição do projeto, que trouxe Tetine em setembro, Andy traz Daniel Haaksman. Dj desde 1989, tem residência no club “103” em Berlin onde recebe nesta sexta o dj Marlboro. Regularmente viaja pela Europa tocando nas casas mais badaladas e de vanguarda, no Brasil se apresentará também no 00Club do Rio de Janeiro. É jornalista para a respeitada revista Groove e também trabalha como produtor. Fez remixes para diversos nomes sagrados da cena européia, incluindo Kruder & Dorfmeister e Munk, e também fez alguns bootlegs muito conhecidos de Missy Elliott e Sean Paul. No outono 2004 ele inaugurou o seu novo selo: Man Recordings . Daniel toca um elegante mix de hip-hop e baile funk, dub disco grooves e soulful techno.
22h - entrada R$5 até 23h e após 3h. R$10 das 23h ás 3h.

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