Man recordings have got a couple of cracking releases in the baile funk vein coming up and really seem to be taking the sound further.
Firstly, there's the new vinyl from the "funk Mundial" series, which is kind of a glitch house(or should I say Blog House) / speed or uk garage/ baile funk mixture. I'm looking forward to playing it on the dancefloor and seeing how people react. It has all the ingredients to work; skipping beat, deep growling bass and funk-style chanting.
You can download a lo-res MP3 copy here at Yousendit.com. (now extended for another week!)
Sinden & Count of Monte Cristal Ft. Mc Thiaguinho - Tamborzuda
There's also the second addition to the "Baile funk masters" series by DJ Sany Pitbull. This is an amazing EP and is described as post-baile funk, a term which I would use more for acts like Bonde de Role, or even Edu K, but this is almost prog-baile funk, with its sparse use of the Tamborzão break and the totally out there samples. The excellent mash up that is "Funk Alemão" you can download at Fat Planet. Fat Planet have been putting Bonde James Bonde on their playlist recently so you gotta luv 'em.
There's a good interview with dan "da (haaks)man" of Man Recs, pictured here with Mr Catra, at this Rio Baile Funk Blog ,which also has a lengthy interview with Sany worth checking out.
Whatsmore, man called Bruno (ex-pat Brazilian living in the States) has his mash-up/remixed tracks available at TagoMago.Net, and are worth downloading, so go there and give him some love.