CON ALMA 19: Astralles

By 25 January, 2021

Growing up close to her city’s effervescent club scene, São Paulo’s Astralles has worked her way from the fringes to become one of SP’s nascent DJ talents. Founder of the Quack collective (a coterie of contemporary DJs, VJs and producers with a penchant for downtempo and domestic music), the Paulista sees herself as a veritable pioneer, exploring new possibilities in fusing unexpected and unknown Brazilian sounds with those from far-flung corners around the world. The result? A captivating and, often, expansive journey that tilts towards the psychedelic.

“For this Con Alma series mixtape, I bring a very special selection of electronic downtempo music made by Brazilian and Latin American producers. These songs are very delicate and deep and create an immersive yet happy atmosphere. It’s a cosy set, made to make us feel embraced by the music, and to appreciate these amazing sounds from the tropics while slowly dancing. Enjoy!”


Livia Nery – Estranha Melodia
Quinteto Violado – Acauã (Gui Motta Edit)
Afterclapp – BRZL
Gama, Hannah Sulamith & Stella Ismene – Llanto de la Tierra
Lagartijeando – Maluca
Mandruvá – Cuíca Elétrica
Quixosis – Pelicano
Pretinho – Berimbau Chorou (Betelgeize Edit)
Nicolas Krassik & Cordestinos – Cordestinos (CPF Unreleased Edit)
Poranguí – Ilumininar (Guaraci Edit)
Pigmalião – À Dois
Guaraci – Dança das Berimbas
Villa Lobos – Bachianas Brasileiras nº5 (Yaguareté Rework)

The Con Alma series is a mug of hot coffee served on Monday mornings, to start your week off right. An hour of musical soul food, downtempo undulations and freshly-squeezed groovers that’s good for the heart, mind and body. Although the series’ name is taken from Dizzy Gillespie’s Latin standard, don’t expect an hour of frenetic bebop – this is gentle introspection, warm sunrises, shower sing-a-longs… always with plenty of soul.

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