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Posts Tagged ‘Sany Pitbull’
After the release of his Disco Funk mixtape earlier this year, showing the disco, funk and boogie faves of his earlier DJ career, one of Rio´s busiest baile funk DJs, Sany Pitbull, now returns with a new mixtape. This time it´s focussing on Miami Bass, the genre which later bred the tropical bastard child of bass called baile funk. Entirely mixed from vinyls and spiced with the I.D.´s of Rio´s legendary 80s and 90s funk soundsystems such as Curtisom Rio, Cash Box, Pipo´s, Furação 2000 and others, it´s a great sonic history lesson.
Before the advent of Miami Bass in the mid 1980s, DJs in Rio De Janeiro played disco and electro funk. With more than two and decades of DJ experience, Sany now dropped a mixtape which shows his early musical influences, the music that he dived into after going to his first funk balls in 1983. Listen to it here:
Sany Pitbull – Influences Disco Funk 01
01: Evan Rogers – Stay with me (instrumental) – 1984
02: Cosmic Touch – Nothing ever changes (instrumental) – 1983
03: Love Bug Starshi – You’ve gotta believe (instrumental) – 1982
04: Dwayne Omarr – Save the Children ( Club Mix) – 1985
05: Galaxy – Sexy Style (instrumental) – 1984
06: Paulete – I want you back ( club mix) 1982
07: Wyld Chymes – Festival – 1983
08: CD 3 – Get tough (dub mix) 1983
09: Eddie Sky White – Baby be mine (vocal) -1985
10: Eddie D – Cold Cash Money ( Dub version) 1982
11: Terry Jonnes – Do it again tonight (instrumental) 1982
12: Five Star – Let me be the one (Philadelphia mix) 1985
13: Pretty Tony – Willwe ever learn? ( instrumental) 1984
14: 911- Twenty four seven (vocal mix) 1988
15: Cover Girls – Show me ( Drum paella mix) 1987
16: Galaxy – Where’s the beat ( club mix) 1983
17: Arcade Gang – Radio activity (Streat mix ) 1983
18: Dr. Jeckyll & Mr.Hyde – The Challenger (vocal) 1984
19: Starchild & Disco Bee – B Boy Breakers (instrumental) 1984
20: Byron Davis – Now Dance (instrumental) 1987
21: Danny D – That’s the way (instrumental) 1986
22: JDC – I’m for real (instrumental) 1988
23: Lisa Lisa – Can you feel the beat – 1985
24: Con funk shun – Electric Lady ( instrumental) 1985
ARTIST: SANY PITBULL
TITLE: BAILE FUNK MASTERS #2
FORMAT: 12“ VINYL + DIGITAL DOWNLOAD
CAT.NR.: MAN 012
RELEASE: APRIL 13TH, 2007
After the critically acclaimed first volume of the „Baile Funk Masters“ series by DJ SANDRINHO (Man 011), #2 in the series specialised in Rio De Janeiro’s baile funk producer A-List is of equal prominence: SANY PITBULL is one of the torch bearrin figure’s of the scene. A DJ since almost twenty years, Sany’s skills grew out of a life long experience of Djing and producing. Today, he’s playing both the big favela parties in Rio as well as touring around the world. With his contribution to the series, SANY PITBULL introduces a next level in Brazil’s hot music innovation.
Yes, you can call this „Post Baile Funk“. SANY PITBULL pushes the boundaries of funk like few of the original Rio de Janeiro MPC percussionists ever did. The tracks on „Baile Funk Masters #2“ are vocal free, bringing SANY´s outstanding production skills to the forefront.
Take „TRIBOS“, which PITBULL produced together with Rio DJ Dedé. Hands down, this could be considered one of the best tracks coming out of Rio in years. With it’s collage of Japanese gong sounds, Chinese drums, Brazilian Indian chants, carried by the typical Rio tamborzao beat, „Tribos“ travels the world in a breathless 2.20mins of pure sonic bliss. If Timbaland would’ve grown up in Rio, „TRIBOS“ would’ve been one of his compositions.
“KRAFTFUNK“ is SANY PITBULL’s bowing down to Germany´s Kraftwerk and their tectonic shifting musical efforts that left deep impact in Brazilian and especially Rio music culture. „Without Kraftwerk, Baile Funk would’ve never become what it is today“, remarks Sany, „Trans Europe Express and Afrika Bambaataa’s interpretation in Planet Rock are the musical foundations of baile funk culture“. With a melody hook resembling late 70s European elektronische Musik, „Kraftfunk“ greatly bridges the past with the current.
„Beatch From Brasil“ dives into Brazilian music essentials, mixing up a berimbau, Samba beats with an electro funk rhythm, and soulful chords. In opposite to the vast majority of funk tracks, who are strictly banging, „Beatch From Brasil“has a deep edge, putting smooth sensibilties into the beat alchemy of baile funk.