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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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JOÃO BRASIL

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.

Man 071 V.A. “Daniel Haaksman Presents Tecno Brega”

Friday, November 23rd, 2012
Man 071 V.A. "Daniel Haaksman Presents Tecno Brega"

Brega Cover

Tecno Brega is Portuguese for “cheesy techno” and it’s the sound of the Amazon finally getting its hands on cheap technology. Cheesy by name and cheesy by nature this is the sound of a simple preset drum pattern and mid to high range synth lines being pushed to the max. Brega can be seen as a further example of the musical possibilities emerging from the world’s developing areas, yet another third world peripheral music that is based on a rigid but at the same time ever-evolving structure. This is no underground phenomenon, it is popular music, reviled by the urbane sophisticates but designed to appeal to and move the maximum number of Saturday-night revellers.

“Daniel Haaksman Presents Tecno Brega” gives a thorough overview of what is happening to Tecno Brega at the moment, in Pará, Brazil and the rest of the world by including a range of the most cutting edge producers and artists working within this genre. The compilation kicks off with three heavyweight names together, Man’s own genius of mash-up João Brasil teaming up with ex-Bonde de Rolê Marina Gasolina and remixed by DJ Cremoso, a recent new kid on the block whose remixes have been shaking up the genre with his indie crossovers. Banda Uó have two tracks on the compilation, their namesake track showing off their signature style, while “Chorei” seems to be their attempt to get a song played on the Novella (soap opera) at nine o’clock, a sure-fire way to have a hit in Brazil. This strategy seems to have worked for Gaby Amarantos, now a household name in Brazil, who turns up here for the tasteful “Aguas de Março”, again with Man’s own João Brasil.

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WALDO SQUASH

Banda Uó’s producer, DJ Gorky, this time working with Bonde de Rolê, turns out the joyous and uplifting remix of Major Lazer’s “Get Free”, Gorky again showing why he is the man most likely to move Brazil’s music scene forward with a stunning remix of an already great track (the track is only available in the Germany/Austria/Switzerland edition of the compilation) . No Brega compilation would be complete without contributions from Pará’s own DJ Waldo Squash, here weighing in with two contributions as well as his work with Gang do Eletro. Squash’s signature sound of wailing synths and juddering stop/starts are an important contribution to the development of Brega, and key track “Bass Melody” is a lesson in short sharp minimalism. Elsewhere on the compilation you can find him inventively adapting anything from Kraftwerk to “Popcorn”.

The João Brasil remix of Daniel Haaksman’s own “Kid Conga”is the track that introduced Brega to Europe and deserves inclusion for it’s pioneering spirit and for demonstrating the blueprint synth sounds and drum pattern. Elsewhere Edu K’s remix of charque’s version of “Money” is channelling Sigue Sigue Sputnik and Belgium techno, Pink Floyd have never sounded so good (and let’s face it, energetic), there’s life in the old dogs yet! Part of the new generation coming out of Belém, Felipe Cordeiro offers up the kitsch but charming “Fim de Festa” a track that nicely encapsulates that melancholy feeling at the end of the party, where the punters are leaving and there’s a few stragglers on the dancefloor, a great example of the traditional meeting the new.

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FELIPE CORDEIRO

The disc finishes with compiler Haaksman’s own take on Brega with the aptly named “Berlin Brega”, for where else would a strangely kitsch sound from the most northern region of Brazil be adopted and accepted with such loving care.

TRACKLIST

1. JOÃO BRASIL FEAT. MARINA „BREGA DO IPHONE“ (DJ CREMOSO REMIX)
2. BANDA UÓ „FAZ UÓ“
3. MAJOR LAZER FT. AMBER COFFMEN „GET FREE“ ( BONDE DO ROLÊ REMIX)
4. DJ WALDO SQUASH „MELO DO DEDO“
5. GANG DO ELETRO „PITH BULL“
6. CHARQUE „MONEY“ (EDU K REMIX)
7. JOÃO BRASIL „METAL BREGA“
8. DANIEL HAAKSMAN FEAT. MC MILTINHO „KID CONGA – JOÃO BRASIL REMIX“
9. GANG DO ELETRO „DIABINHOS DIGITAIS“
10. DJ WALDO SQUASH „BASSMELODY“
11. CROOKERS FEAT. MC DANDÃO „SOCA ALI BABA – JOÃO BRASIL REMIX“
12. FELIPE CORDEIRO „FIMDEFESTA“
13. BANDA UÓ „CHOREI“
14. JOÃO BRASIL FEAT.GABY AMARANTOS „AGUASDEMARÇO“
15. DANIELHAAKSMAN „BERLIN BREGA“

DJ Feedback:

Big Dope P: This compilation is the best release i heard in 2012… This is for that kind of stuff Man Recordings is the best european record label to me. Much love and respect and thanks for making people discover new music. in an era owhen the music is consumned very fast projects like that you can listen to for months is a real breathe !”

WayneAndWax: “Great collection of cutting edge brega sounds. The tracks really pop, with sawtooth synths and rough raps cutting right through the cheese. Tecno brega still awaits its international moment, and this comp might give it just the opening (into DJs’ sets) it needs.”

Untold: “Lots of fun! Thanks for the introduction to this music!”
Sinden: “Love this, It´s so unique!”
Schlachthofbronx: “Dant decide which we like the most, probably Banda Uó. Really good stuff! Great comp!”
So Shifty: “Silly, yet hot shit!”
Toy Selectah: “Good! It’s been a while for TECNO BREGA , great that finally a comp that appeals to worldwide audience! ”
Edu K: “WOW! SICK! Congrats, Haaksman: YOU DID IT AGAIN! <3” Wildlife!: "Super fresh!" Mumdance: "This looks great, Bigup Daniel as always for shining a light on the stuff that needs to be seen :)” Acid Washed: "Big! Thanks" Mumdance: "Starting to build my own aparelhagen to play this entire compilation at my next gig!" DJ Dolores: "Finally, Tecno Brega!" DJ Rob 3: "Me gusta muchisimo" Chong X: "Next level!" DJ Passion: "Love It!" Listen to the 15 min megamix of the compilation here:

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AUTUMN OF TECNO BREGA

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012
AUTUMN OF TECNO BREGA

Big times for Brasilian music: It seems that Tecno Brega is about to finally break international this autumn. Major Lazer just got their Tecno Brega treatment (the amazing Bonde Do Rolê remix of “Get Free”), Banda Uó´s debut album “Motel” will hit the stores end of September, Edu K is working on a comeback EP full of Brega inspired sounds, and then Man Recordings is gearing up for a big Tecno Brega compilation to be released in November. Plus – save the date – there´s the Tecno Brega night at Worldtronics Festival in Berlin on Nov. 28th feat. Banda Uó, DJ Waldo Squash, João Brasil and others, it´s the first ever pure Brega night to be held outside of Brasil.

The sweet, melody rich sound of Tecno Brega, originally of Belém, is however still polarising. Far from the roughness of Rio´s baile funk, Brega is neither “dope” and far from having any bass component, yet the 8 bit synth sounds and metallic drum patterns give the super poppy feeling of Brega a distinctive raggedness. And, similar to Monterrey´s 3Ball, the way Brega producers and DJs twist the melody legacy of global pop music hits in their productions is simply stunning. Call it the Amazonian festival of copyright infringement. With Brega queen Gaby Amarantos now filling stadiums in Brasil and Banda Uó as the first hipster band of Brega made for the international market, the next step is about to be taken. We should just get ready for another big new thing from Brasil.

To get a first taste of the current and upcoming Brega heat, check the following videos:

BANDA UÒ in the studio, working on their debut album “Motel”:

BONDE DO ROLÊ´s remix of Major Lazers “Get free”.

DANIEL HAAKSMAN “Berlin Brega”

Brega BASS FitaMezclada

Sunday, May 13th, 2012
Brega BASS FitaMezclada

Probably the most bonkers mixtape you will hear this week. Short and sweet, it wonderfully demonstrates the potential of Tecnobrega.

Tracklist :

Waldo Squash – BASS Melody
Schlachthofbronx – Juego (feat. Doubla J)
Gaby Amarantos – Xirley VS Diplo – Express Yourself (OMULU MA$H)
Major Lazer – Get Free (Bonde do Role Remix)
Schlachthofbronx – Agwaso
Partisan brassstep (Bella Ciao, Stereo Partizan remix

Via Avalanche Tropical

NEW GABY AMARANTOS VIDEO

Thursday, October 6th, 2011
NEW GABY AMARANTOS VIDEO

The queen of Tecno Brega, Gaby Amarantes just released a new video.