RIO BAILE FUNK FAVELA BOOTY BEATS – 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY

August 27th, 2014
RIO BAILE FUNK FAVELA BOOTY BEATS - 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY

2014 marks the ten year anniversary of Daniel Haaksman´s compilation “Rio Baile Funk Favela Booty Beats” which was originally released on CD (and limited edition 12″ vinyl) on Essay Recordings in August 2004 (Cat Nr. Ay 04).

When released, “Rio Baile Funk Favela Booty Beats” was the first compilation to introduce the mad beats from Rio´s hillside slums, the favelas, to a global audience. Baile Funk took the world by storm and the compilation received wide critical acclaim.

Ten years later, the compilation is widely considered as the major international reference and compilation of baile funk featuring the biggest tunes of the genre from the early 00s.

Today, the genre is still in full bloom and has diversified in various sub-genres such as funk ostentação, proibidão, rasterinha amongst others. Also, it has been adapted by many gringo producers from Europe, Asia and the Americas, which fused elements of baile funk with trap, house, electro and various bass music genres.

Now Daniel put the compilation in a continuous mix on his Soundcloud. Listen to it below.

PEARLS NEGRAS – MAKE IT LAST

August 26th, 2014
PEARLS NEGRAS - MAKE IT LAST

BERT ON BEATS LIVE

August 20th, 2014
BERT ON BEATS LIVE

New video by Tallinn bass viking Bert On Beats, cut together from various live shows from around the world.

SO SHIFTY – SUMMER CYAAN DONE

August 15th, 2014
SO SHIFTY - SUMMER CYAAN DONE

Hold on, summer´s not over yet. Especially when you´re listening to the hot hot dancehall afropop soca mix by Hamburg bass dons So Shifty. Remember: Don faget to put up dat suntan lotian!

JOÃO BRASIL – SWAG DA COR

August 12th, 2014
JOÃO BRASIL - SWAG DA COR

Brazil´s super pop boss João Brasil delivers another amazing tropical tune which makes you ask: How much styles can this man blend into one track? The answer is: João just brings in the best of everything. For “Swag Da Cor”, a dedication to axé star Daniela Mercury, he boils up axé, rasterinha, space-pop chords and a Jazzy B inspired dance beat that makes you immediately dream of Bahia. If that all sounds too crazy to you, just grab it for free from below and get back to life, back to reality.

See the track that inspired João here: