LUCAS SANTTANA CROWDFUNDING HIS NEW ALBUM

April 16th, 2014
LUCAS SANTTANA CROWDFUNDING HIS NEW ALBUM

Bahian singer/songwriter and electronica-whiz Lucas Santtana is currently in the studio working on his sixth album, with collabos by De Leve, Omulu, our own Daniel Haaksman, Letieres Leite, Rica Amabis, integrantes do Bixiga 70 and Metá Metá amongst others. To finance it, Santtana started a crowdfunding campaign. So far, 25% of the album´s budget have been raised, but there´s stil six more weeks to go. After watching this funny video (sorry, in Portuguese only) you might want to donate a few extra Reais to make Lucas realise his album. Click here here to donate.

CRIOLO “DUAS DO CINCO + CÓCCIX-ENCIA”

April 15th, 2014
CRIOLO "DUAS DO CINCO + CÓCCIX-ENCIA"

LUSO FM #59 ON FUNKHAUS EUROPA OF APRIL 5th, 2014

April 13th, 2014
LUSO FM #59 ON FUNKHAUS EUROPA OF APRIL 5th, 2014

Luso FM #59 with Daniel Haaksman presents new heat from Dom La Nena (with an amazing remix by Atropolis), Branko, Buraka Som Sistema and special tunes from Brazil´s North East.

PINDUCA – VAMOS FARREAR (DANIEL HAAKSMAN EDIT), FREE DL!

April 10th, 2014
PINDUCA - VAMOS FARREAR (DANIEL HAAKSMAN EDIT), FREE DL!

The state of Pará (located in North-East of Brazil, in the Amazon area) has long been a hotbed for musical innovations. It´s an area where many musical strings from the whole South American continent are crossing, blending and giving birth to very unique regional music styles. Due to its remote situation, Pará for long did it´s own thing. As Brazilian styles such as samba and forró came in from the south of the giant country, sounds like merengue, calypso and cumbia flowed in from the north in equal measure.

All these influences poured into the region´s first home-grown pop music movement in the 1970s, when artists like Pinduca adapted the rainforest´s traditional Afro-indigenous carimbó rhythm to a dance band format. The super musical hybridity of the carimbó is one reason why the genre had a pan-Latin-American appeal for various decades. The other reason: It´s just great party music. And carimbó´s anthem is undoubtedly Pinduca´s “Vamos Farrear” (Portuguese for “Let´s roam”). Praising the joy that drinking cachaça can bring, “Vamos Farrear” is Brazil´s 1970s pre-cursor to Riva Starr´s “Yesterday, I got drunk”.

Daniel Haaksman has now created the contemporary update of this great Brazilian anthem in a club friendly edit that already smashed dancefloors on his recent tour through New Zealand and Australia. Play it out loud, and make sure those cachaça´s are downed! Grab it for free from below.

OMULU – BOLA DE MEIA

April 7th, 2014
OMULU - BOLA DE MEIA