Posts Tagged ‘Carimbó’

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.

BANDA WESTFALICA VINYL – LAST COPIES

Wednesday, June 26th, 2013
BANDA WESTFALICA VINYL - LAST COPIES

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The Banda Westfalica super limited vinyls have been flying out of our vinyl shop. Make sure to grab the last copies – there´s only ten left! Order them via our new Online Shop.

Model: Jakob / Schlachthofbronx.

MAN 076 BANDA WESTFALICA “VERSIONS” EP – INCL. FREE DL!

Tuesday, April 9th, 2013
MAN 076 BANDA WESTFALICA "VERSIONS" EP - INCL. FREE DL!

Man 076 Banda Westfalica Versions EP Cover

Banda Westfalica is from the city Bünde in the German area North-Rhine-Westphalia. “Banda” means “group” in Spanish and Portuguese, and it’s Latin rhythms that this nine-headed student percussion ensemble is dedicated to. “Westfalica” is the ancient Latin word for the area of “Westphalia”, located in the far Western part of Germany (where the famous German DJ WestBam also stems from thus calling himself “Westfalica Bambaataa”).

Each Monday afternoon, the Banda meets up for class at Bünde’s music school. The students aged fourteen to nineteen come together to learn to play percussion instruments such as marimba, bongos, cajón, cowbell and cachichi amongst others.

One of the classes students, Sönke Oberschmidt, aged fifteen, has been a huge fan of Man Recordings for a while, and when his music school teacher asked for student’s suggestions of preferred songs, Sönke came up with „Carimbo“ by Schlachthofbronx. The song was rehearsed various times and peformed live on a field trip of the music school. When the mobile phone video of the high street performance made it to Youtube, Schlachthofbronx soon found out about it and were enthusiastic.

Banda Foto_1000Banda Westfalica with Daniel Haaksman

Shortly after, Man Recordings label boss Daniel Haaksman got in contact with Sönke and asked whether they’d be up for covering further songs from Man Recordings. Sönke and his ensemble rehearsed for weeks and eventually mastered to play live percussion versions of their favourite Man Recordings songs such as El Dusty‘s „K Le Pasa“ (in the So Shifty version), Schlachthofbronx’ “Tulum“ (and of course „Carimbo), „Hands Up“ by Daniel Haaksman, Beware & Motorpitch‘ “El Toro“ (also in So Shifty’s version) and last but not least „Cartagenera“ by Dutch Rhythm Combo, the solo-project of Daniel Haakman’s younger brother Felix.

In autumn 2012 Daniel and Felix drove to Bünde to record the songs with a mobile studio set up. Now the mixdowns of the recording weekend are finished and we are proud to present the debut EP by Banda Westfalica „Versions“.

Since Tropical Bass is music often associated with heavy bass, rampant sampling, simplicist melodies and sexist lyrics, it is actually often very musical, as these fine cover versions display in a very fascinating way.

So sit down and relax and enjoy the vibrant grooves and sounds of Banda Westfalica!

FREE DOWNLOAD
Man Recordings gives you Banda Westfalica’s Carimbo as a free download, grab it here:

Watch the mini documentary about the making of “Versions” EP:

Banda Westfalica – Versions from Man Recordings on Vimeo.

DJ FEEDBACK

Round Table Knights: “Yeah, love it”

Riton: “Great Project!”

Untold: “Respect – Sounds great and a wonderful story”

Chrissy Murderbot: “I love this”

DJ Feadz: “I like it! Cool concept”

Boogalo: “Ta muita bom! We love it”

Poirier: “Good job, it’s quite an unusual project! You got my full support.”

Bert On Beats: “Perfect sunny-sunday-listening. Very cool interpretations!

DJ Sabo: “Loving this! Super vibes on here, cant wait to hear the electronic remixes of the band versions of the electronic songs!”

DJ Orion: “Amazing work”

Isa GT: “Awesome! good work guys!”

Eastenders: “Cool!”

DJ Crabbe (Bazzerk): “Nice and unusual release!”

Flore: “Fantastic, will play it on the radio”

Makossa: “Great music”

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FELIPE CORDEIRO – LEGAL E ILLEGAL

Tuesday, September 4th, 2012
FELIPE CORDEIRO - LEGAL E ILLEGAL

Belém in North Eastern Brasil is not only home to Tecno Brega, but also to Felipe Cordeiro who just released his album “Kitsch Pop Cult” for free download, and it´s full of that “Som de Nordeste” fusing Brega with Lambada, Carimbo and various other regional sounds from the Amazon forest area. You can download it from: http://felipecordeiro.net/

Schlachthofbronx – Carimbo Street Version

Tuesday, June 12th, 2012
Schlachthofbronx - Carimbo Street Version

The “Musikschule Bünde” (the music school of the city of Bünde in Westfalia, West Germany) covered Schlachthofbronx´”Carimbo” and presented it on the highstreet of their hometown. Amazing footage!