May 26th, 2015
João Brasil, currently residing in LA to perfect his skills in mixing and mastering, just sent us a link to his new DJ mix. Called “Alquimista Mix” (“The Alchemist Mix)”, Brazil´s mash-up king shows once more the magic of recontextualising and cross blending acappellas, tropical style.
May 22nd, 2015
DJ Edgar just released an update of his original Baile Funk Masters release “Chapa Quente” in a 2015 remake. Free dl!
May 12th, 2015
We are kicking off a new, monthly series called The Playlist. It´s presenting genre oriented Soundcloud finds of local music styles from from around the world.
The May issue presents recent outstanding tunes from the field of tecno brega and eletromelody, mostly from Belém in the Brazilian state of Parrá, compiled by Daniel Haaksman.
May 8th, 2015
Angola, like Brazil, is an endless source of inspiration. Currently one of the hotbeds for global musical innovations with genres such as kuduro, tarraxo or angolan rap, the South West African country has also a rich history of modernist architecture that is largely unknown in the Northern hemisphere.
Now German publisher Steidl verlag, in cooperation with the Goethe-Institut of Angola, released the book “Angola Cinemas” by Walter Fernandes, that honors the fantastic, unique and little-known architecture of movie theaters in Angola, built in the decades before the end of Portuguese colonial rule in 1975.
Visiting the cinema was a communal act—it was a crucible where young met old, where people fell in love and where liberation from colonialism was a feasible option. Examining the architectural history of these buildings, Walter Fernandes’s photographs are documents of urban organization in the twentieth century, and of the changing mentalities of a society living within the possibility of its foreseen independence. What has changed since then, and what is the future of these urban cathedrals? Angola Cinemas poses such questions, both preserving these architectonic treasures and reflecting on their cultural, social and affective heritage.
May 5th, 2015
Inspired by the Henri Matisse painting, “The Fabulous Mariachi Trio From Italy”, The Clerk and Milangeles are back in the game with a collaboraition EP of two tracks. Named “La Danza”, the EP shows the Italoo whizzkid´s passion for experimental new global sounds in a mid tempo BPM mode.
Like in the Matisse painting, there are various subjects naked, holding hands, proceeding into a whirling circle while creating a sinewave united. The Clerk and Milangeles succeeded to recreate a similar, sonic move with their collaboration. It´s neither tropical bass nor cumbia, no afro house nor Chicago juke, no moombathon or trap but just a very individualstic approach to an electronic dance music with a non-place, global appeal. Grab it for free from below!