A mixtape after my own heart. Get it while the gettin’s good.
“Another year passed, back again in cold freezing Vienna while my friends in Brasil already prepare for Carnival. I do get a lot of inspriation from listening to traditional Brasilian Music. Therefore, the next installment for my Carnival mixtape for Discobelle focusses more on the old Brasil stuff. I was lucky enough to spend my entire last 3 days with this mix listening to tons of old Brasil Vinyl records putting them all back into my latop. This is not only Tropical – this here is the original Brasil shit!!”
We like. A lot. Os Incriveis are on there, and Carolina Carol Bela is always welcome.
H/T @Guy for the link.
Brazilian Flavours is a one hour mix of warm and easy sounds from DJ Georgios, featuring tracks from Arthur Verocai, Marcos Valle, Sergio Mendes and more. If you like what you hear, grab the download for free, and be sure to check out Georgios’s mixcloud page for more eclectic selections. Efharisto!
DJ Georgios – Brazilian Flavours mix
For the past couple of weeks I’ve mostly been listening to two CDs: Medicine Show Vol. 2: Flight To Brazil and Speto da Rua, a pair of incredible Brazilian mixes put together by LA-based beat-maker Madlib.
Both work along the same lines. Madlib is an obsessive crate-digger who cites the legendary Azymuth among his favourite bands, so when he selects a bunch of old and mostly obscure Brazilian tracks and chucks them together, it’s always going to be worth a listen.
Flight to Brazil was released this month via one of the world’s finest record labels, Stones Throw, as part of the one-a-month Medicine Show series.
Speto da Rua is a little bit older and, in my humble, slightly the more interesting of the two. Apparently it came off the back of the producer’s first visit to Brazil with Mochilla, during the filming of the phenomenal Brasilintime DVD.
Apart from a couple of more well-known tracks on each mix, and a few of the samples used on the Madvillainy album, the majority of the music is of the obscure/religious/psychedelic/jazz variety. It’s all great though, so if you can help identify any of the tracks then let me know.
Both CDs were fairly limited-edition, but they definitely crop up online from time to time. I recommend keeping an eye on Sounds of the Universe if you want to pick ‘em up in the UK.
In the last few weeks I’ve been having a dig around the dustier corners of my Brazilian music collection, and the result is this mixtape. Dirty Old Bossa Nova is a 56 minute journey through bossa nova (obviously), Brazilian funk, jazz, samba and psychedelia. There’s some new music on there, some old, some rare stuff and some that’s common as muck. The only common thread is that I think all the tracks are great.