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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
Release #2 in the temporary alignment between São Paulo bass mestres Viní and Sants, isthe infamous montagem “Vuk Vuk”. Grab it from below.
The magic sounds of São Paulo bass are continuing to make waves. Viní and Sants, two of the most aspiring new producers to emerge from Brazil´s megalopolis have now teamed up in a collaboration series. . #1 is kicking off with “Ratata”. Grab it as free download from below.
Man Recordings is very proud to present the “Flex EP” by São Paulo DJ and producer Sants. Along with other names such as NeguimBeats, Psilosamples, Cybass, Tropkillaz, Bad $ista and Omulu, 22 year-old Sants is at the forefront of the new Brazilian beats and bass music scene. In this ambient diverse world of new music and no genre tags, Sants is well known for his distinct ability to digest a wide array of foreign influences and reinterpret them through the harsh lens of the Brazilian scenario, while still entrancing the ever-fickle tastes of the online music community.
“Noite Ilustrada”, his first full length album, was conceived during the 2013 Red Bull Music Academy Bass Camp in São Paulo. After gorging himself on laid-back Los Angeles beats by day and heavy London bass by night, Sants craved his own cocktail of sound, inspired by the constant bustle of a metropolitan night. With assistance from many of his Beatwise colleagues, he helped to illustrate the cityscapes and night scenarios average of the Sao Paulo nightlife. After recently starring on Mixmag’s compilation tape with Trapdoor, and a consistent EP “Chavoso”, Sants is eager to continue his international collaborations with conviction on his “Flex” EP.
“Flex” is a common term in Brazil for cars that run both on alcohol and gasoline and this is how he wants his music to work as. After a long period of listening just to trap beats, Sants decided to pull some effort shaping the middle-term of what it would be the interpretation of the Brazilian sound by a Brazilian who is nurturing on a diet of both UK bass and global music every single day. The result is the “Flex” EP, who finds home at Man Recordings, another influence for him. In the Eps five tracks, Sants draws club scenarios and urban scapisms of the suburbs of São Paulo by a view of a person who lives its night every single weekend.
Early DJ support by Gilles Peterson, Switch, Branko, Feadz, Munchi, DJ Orgasmic (Sound Pellegrino), Viní, So Shifty and many others!
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