Posts Tagged ‘Bass’

Viní & Sants “Tugudum” (FREE DOWNLOAD)

Wednesday, October 5th, 2016
Viní & Sants "Tugudum" (FREE DOWNLOAD)

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The third and last release of the free download joint series by Viní and Sants from São Paulo is ending this week with their free download release of “Tugudum”. We had a quick chat with Viní about the idea behind the series, their current projects, the state of bass music in São Paulo and much more!


What was the idea behind the collaboration?

We had a demo from Vuk Vuk since last year, that I started on Red Bull Station SP and sent to Diego to finish. While we hadn’t done the tune, we used to play it on some parties and people just loved this one, then they ALWAYS asked for this.
This year we decided to finish it for real and make something bigger than just one release, so we decided first to make an EP and then, a short ‘single series’. Diego started another and me another, and we send each other and finished as well.
The intention is always to make some sense, like in a movie or tv series, you know? The ambience, the tension and stuff… We think that are very important things when you’re tryin’ to work with funk paulista. That’s not only to put “a build up here and a nice drop there”, definitely.

The free tracks are illustrated by a machine gun, a motor cycle and some sunglasses – what´s that all about?
That’s all about the onomatopeias we used as leads on the tracks. We minded to use some classic vocals like “Ratatá” from MC Doriva and the sample from MC Vuk Vuk, for example… Ratatá is clearly the noise from a gun, so I asked my cousin to put a gun on this cover. Vuk Vuk, by the nowadays funk slangs is more like a motor noise, so I asked him to put a CG or a Hornet on that. Tugudum is more like a beatbox, so I minded on a essential piece on the ‘funkeiro de São Paulo’ look, like the sunglasses from Oakley. It’s all about to represent some funk symbols from nowadays in São Paulo hahaha

What´s the São Paulo scene like these days?

In a way, club scene is bubblin’, because there’re some parties going strong, just because they’re not exactly club parties, you know? They do on the streets or in places like an old factory and stuff… And with no specific genres, they usually play techno, but I’ve seen already some playin’ more like brazilian stuff, experimental, etc…
On the funk scene I see that things are stable, not with no decay and with no large rise up. They still movin’.

Are Fluxos still a big thing?
Yes, always. But no more like that time when there was a great movement on internet, you know? Like events and stuff… The violent act from police in São Paulo made it weake a lil’ bit. People have fear to promote it on internet and some ‘infiltrated’ police discover the day and the exact time of a fluxo and just go there and finish all. But they’re are resisting, for sure.

What are you currently working on?
I’m coming back from some health problems I had along this year and made me reduce my pace of work, now I’m just looking forward to recover the time that I’ve lost.
So I want to continue with this short releases for free inviting another producers and MCs to colaborate (I have already some work in progress), I have two official remixes to finish, maybe some tunes to put on a possible EP for 2017, and I want (and need) to improve my social media, maybe start thinkin’ about a website, a nice and new visual concept, maybe a simple merch, etc. Spreading wings, definitely.

Photo by Chris Kets

VINÍ + SANTS “VUK VUK” (FREE DOWNLOAD!)

Tuesday, September 27th, 2016
VINÍ + SANTS "VUK VUK" (FREE DOWNLOAD!)

Release #2 in the temporary alignment between São Paulo bass mestres Viní and Sants, isthe infamous montagem “Vuk Vuk”. Grab it from below.

Man 096 Omulu + King Doudou “Baile Saboroso EP”

Friday, September 9th, 2016
Man 096 Omulu + King Doudou "Baile Saboroso EP"

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Man Recordings is really hyped to debut the first collaboration between legendary French producer and dembow-don Douster a.k.a. King Doudou with Rio De Janeiro hot ticket, the rasteirinha-bass mestre Omulu. The result is the “Baile Saboroso” EP. Naturally, the “Baile” is related to Baile Funk, and this EP is a trans-atlantic joint-venture that mixes up the best of two continents guaranteed to make culs and bundas move!

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“Baile Saboroso” is a carefully dosed mix of trap and baile funk drums. The menacing melodies and heavy 808s responding to Mc Pedrinho’s Vocals quickly morphes into a 4×4 rumbling club track designed to smash dancefloor from Paris to São Paulo and beyond!

“Bonde Da Pantera” ft. MC Tha brings baile funk to the lounge floor, with the sensual and hot lyrics of upcoming São Paulo vocalist MC Tha. The sweet marimbas chords and vocal chops are giving the track a late summery vibe ideal to listen to while enjoying a last agua de coco on the beach.

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One dancefloor smashing club banger, and a sweet, baile funk inspired mid tempo groover – this is the heat of the “Baile Saboroso” EP. Pump It Up!

Listen to it here:

DANIEL HAAKSMAN “XINGUILA” FT. THROES + THE SHINE

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016
DANIEL HAAKSMAN "XINGUILA" FT. THROES + THE SHINE

MAN 095 DANIEL HAAKSMAN “AFRICAN FABRICS REMIXES”

Friday, July 29th, 2016
MAN 095 DANIEL HAAKSMAN "AFRICAN FABRICS REMIXES"

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It´s been a bit more than four months since Daniel Haaksman´s “African Fabrics” album has been released and it has become a success story. “African Fabrics” was nominated for a German Music Critic prize, was praised on leading media outlets such as SPIN, NPR, XLR8R, Der Spiegel, NZZ, Songlines Magazine and Goethe Institute Podcast amongst others and has been played by countless club and radio DJs around the world.

The accompanying single releases “Sabado”, “Rename The Streets” and “Akabongi” received remix and video treatments, now the other tracks of the albums have been reworked. The result is “African Fabrics Remixes”, which presents a trans world cast of amazing remixers.

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First off is South African Mo Laudi with an Afro house rendering of “Akabongi”. It´s followed by three remixes featuring the hot new Lisbon sound, starting with 2Pekes, a member of the infamous DZC Deejays crew who remixed “Sembène” in Euro kuduro fashion. Izem, also based in Lisbon, put “Kaggua” ft. Tshila on a broken beat turf. Man of the moment Dotorado is featured with his Kuduro house version of “Rename The Streets”. UK´s freestyle bass dons LV revisit “Sabado” with a London carnival mood. Then there´s São Paulo´s hot new beat talent Bad $ista who samba-funked up “Black Coffee” ft. Dama Do Bling. Another Lisbon remix contribution is by legendary Portuguese kuduro don DJ NK remaking “Xinguila” ft. Throes + The Shine in a raved up kuduro smasher. Swedish bass maestro Dance, Kill, Move tamed the original footwork monster “Aho” to a tarraxo influenced half timer. Probably the heaviest remix on “African Fabrics Remixes” is by São Paulo´s ambassador of low end schlepp beats, Cybass, who put “Afrika” ft. Tony Amado ft. Alcinda Gueraneh into madness territories. Durban´s Gqom kingpins Rudeboyz added a weighty groove to the Mbira infused “Raindrops” track, turning it into a club ready track. And finally, New Zealands Afro popster Weird Together remade “Querido” ft. Bulldozer with a UK funky inspired mood.

And there you have it, “African Fabrics Remixes”, featuring eleven diverse and club-friendly remixes that will put “African Fabrics” in further and more varied contexts. Play it out!