Magic Drum Orchestra fuses a passion for Brazilian music, heavy drums and percussion with a love of modern dance beats. Their sound has influences from dubstep, drum & bass and hip hop fused with batucada, samba and afrobeat. With over 100 drummers and percussionists making their way through the studio to record these tracks, high quality, cutting edge production is a big part of the MDO sound, alongside the real human element that only live percussion and drums can bring – there is a truly free spirit feel to this music.
Bonde Do Rolê, our favourite Brazilian tropicalists will come to Europe for a handful of shows throughout April to present their new, sexy live show! There´s still a few dates available, if you want to book them for an impromptu tropical bacchanal party, holler at Balada Booking.
Looks like spring is finally here (at least in Germany) so it’s about time for So Shifty to drop another dancehall & afropop mix… enjoy!
Just when you thought you heard it all in disco and boogie edits, the tracks of Brasilian duo Fatnotronic appear and make it all exciting again. Until now, the two men behind Fatnotronic are mostly known by their main projects: Gorky is part of Bonde do Role and Phillip’s Killer on the Dancefloor. Music wise, both are authorities and manic vinyl collectors of Brazilian music, be it disco, boogie and balearic – and as Fatnotronic always giving a fresh take to it. Fatnotronic´s debut edit, “Margarida”, released only a year ago, was such a bomb that Diplo spontaneously asked them for a guest mix in his show on BBC Radio 1. Fatboy Slim became cited it as one of his top five tracks of 2014. Soon after, Belgium´s mashup and edit kings 2ManyDJs invited them to their studio. 2015 looks even more promising, in January they released and curated an EP via Chit Chat Records from LA (with collabs’ by Poolside, Daniel T. (Cosmic Kids) and Tony Adams, and today they released an edit of the Jorge Ben Jor classic “Matto Grosso”. Download it below, and check their Soundcloud page for more edit heat!