I’ve got a good feeling about this…
A little while back I posted up about Cadência, Daren Bartlett’s new film for Nike.
I’ve just tried it out and I have to say I spent more time than I’d like trying to figure out which order to watch the sections in – before I realized that they’re all supposed to work as individual shorts. But the film is pleasant enough, and it’s always nice to hear Sócrates talk about pretty much anything.
Definitely worth checking out, but if you only watch one film on Babelgum this week then be sure to check the excellent graffiti doc Bomb It, which features Os Gêmeos and Nunca as well as international street artists like Shepard Fairey and Blek le Rat.
Diplo & Leandro HBL’s excellent Baile Funk documentary, Favela on Blast, is finally getting a full DVD and digital release via Mad Decent on July 20th. Plus, for a week from July 9th, you’ll be able to watch the whole thing online at pitchfork tv. About time, too.
→ Check Nossa’s interview with Diplo right hurrrr.
→ thanks to Drew Steenburg for the heads-up
I picked up this fantastic album at São Paulo’s Discomania a few weeks ago, and it’s taken a few weeks to sink in. It’s deep and it’s weird in all the right ways, but it’s also incredibly listenable, thanks mostly to Marilia’s lovely, slightly other-worldly voice. I highly recommend it, and although it’s not exactly selling at your local HMV, there are definitely copies to be found.
It sounds great throughout (the talented and very under-rated Rosinha de Valença is on production duties here), but the stand-out track has to be the underwater flute-funk of Agua Escondida.
Marilia Medalha – Agua Escondida (right click to download)
Nice pic from last night’s Maria Rita gig at Koko in London, by Marco Guimarães
Dirty Money looks pretty good: it’s a documentary about Brazilian skate culture.
Apparently they’re not interested in sponsorship or any of that jazz – just making videos and having a good old time. Which is cool. Except that in the bottom corner of the film’s website it says “Patrocínio Cultural: Nike SB” which, for the lusophonically-challenged, means that it was sponsored by some sportswear company or other. Does that make the film’s title really ironic? Not sure. Looks like a fun movie though, still.
[via The Good Blood]