Posts Tagged ‘belem’

JOÃO BRASIL FT. GABY AMARANTOS “GARAFA DE LICOR “

Friday, December 11th, 2015
JOÃO BRASIL FT. GABY AMARANTOS "GARAFA DE LICOR "

João Brasil, our favourite Brasilian mashup-maestro and pop wizzard is back with a new single ft. Tecno Brega queen Gaby Amarantos, called “Garafa De Licor” (“Bottle Of Liquor”). We asked João what he has been up to lately.

Hi João, that new track with Gaby is big! How did you meet her?

I know Gaby for a long time, since the time I produced her version of “Águas de Março” and released it on Man Recordings. I first met her at a party in Belém where the party crew asked me if a tecnobrega singer could enjoy me at my performance, of course I said yes and that singer was Gaby, it was magical. Nowadays she is the most well known contemporary singer from Pará (her state) in Brazil.

For all our readers that don´t speak Portuguese, what is “Garrafa De Licor” about?

“Garrafa de Licor” means “Liqueur Bottle”. It’s about a sexy romantic night of a couple where the woman is in liqueur.

How is the Brega scene doing these days? Three years ago it was all the rage in Brazil, did it remain a regional phenomenon in Parrá or did cross over to a nationwide fashion?

I guess Tecno Brega is not strong around Brazil in the way it was 3 years ago, that period in time when it crossed over to a nationwide fashion and Gaby was the major figure for that. But the style still very strong at the north of Brazil.

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The lyric video is also amazing, who did it and what was the idea behind it?

Hardcuore, the same crew that made my L.O.V.E. Banana video, did it this time. The idea was to make a lyric video that looks different, we made a well produced lyric video at real a drink station in Lapa, a very tradicional place in Rio where every kind of people meet, it is a cultural mashup, like the idea of the music.

Two years ago you released the really great Rio Shock project, can we expect some new tracks from it as well?

Yes. I’m glad you liked it. We are planning to do a new album next year.

FELIPE CORDEIRO “PROBLEMA SEU” (DANIEL HAAKSMAN REMIX) FREE DOWNLOAD!

Friday, October 30th, 2015
FELIPE CORDEIRO "PROBLEMA SEU" (DANIEL HAAKSMAN REMIX) FREE DOWNLOAD!

Banger alert! After months of road testing his moombathon inspired remix of Felipe Cordeiro´s “Problema Seu”, Daniel Haaksman finally releases his remix for the guitarada don of Belém, Felipe Cordeiro. Grab it for free from Daniel´s Soundcloud page.

MAN REC PLAYLIST MAY 2015 : TECNO BREGA + ELETROMELODY UPDATE, COMPILED BY DANIEL HAAKSMAN

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015
MAN REC PLAYLIST MAY 2015 : TECNO BREGA + ELETROMELODY UPDATE, COMPILED BY DANIEL HAAKSMAN

We are kicking off a new, monthly series called The Playlist. It´s presenting genre oriented Soundcloud finds of local music styles from from around the world.

The May issue presents recent outstanding tunes from the field of tecno brega and eletromelody, mostly from Belém in the Brazilian state of Parrá, compiled by Daniel Haaksman.

DAVID BOWIE – MODERN LOVE (DJ CREMOSO REMIX)

Monday, April 13th, 2015
DAVID BOWIE - MODERN LOVE (DJ CREMOSO REMIX)

After a one year hiatus, the Brazilian king of tecno brega remixes – DJ Cremoso – returns with a stunning remix of David Bowie´s “Modern Love”. Grab it for free from Cremoso´s Soundcloud page!

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

Thursday, 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.