CON ALMA 27: Pedro Bertho

By | 22 March, 2021

A matter of weeks after hosting Patuá Discos‘ chief DJ Paulão for a breathtaking Raro Mixtape entry, we’re thrilled to have Patuá mainstay and Paulão’s production partner Pedro Bertho sitting in the mix. Having relocated to Lyon, France, the breadth of Bertho’s DJ business stretches far beyond his native São Paulo, holding down a residency at Lyon’s chic club and rooftop spot Le Sucre and running the French-Brazilian melting pot Furie Music. In October last year, Bertho released his vibrant and hyperactive debut EP Abre Caminhos via Italian label Hell Yeah Recordings. As such, he’s carved out a colourful corner for himself as one of Brazil’s most exciting producers of proto-house and disco, blending bird noises, Afro-Brazilian call-and-response and acoustic percussion with itchy-feet beats and buoyant synth bass. It’s a pleasure to have Bertho sit in for this morning’s Con Alma Mixtape.

“Here it goes! Lot of stuff that I never play. A very chill ‘coffee’ Brazilian vibes set. I hope you’ll like it. =)”

Tracklisting

Lenine – O que é Bonito (Acappella)
Milton Nascimento- A Última Sessão De Música (Ao Vivo)
Fabiano Do Nascimento – Canto De Xango
Rodrigo Campos e Luisa Maita- Amor na Vila Sônia
Peter Power & Psilosamples – Erva Dos Sonhos  
Airto Moreira-O Galho Da Roseira
Mateus Aleluia-Amarelou
Virgínia Rodrigues-Canto Para Exú
Airto Moreira & Flora Purim – Treme Terra  
Marcos Valle-Mais do que valsa
Secos & Molhados – O doce e o amargo  
Caetano Veloso – Asa, Asa
Moacir Santos – Coisa nー 4
Caravela – Mar Pretu
Gal Costa – Na Baixa do Sapateiro
MPB4 – Medley De Monsueto_ Me Deixa Em Paz _ A Fonte Secou _ Mora Na Filosofia _ Eu Quero Essa Mulher (Medley) (Medley)  
Moacir Santos – Nana  
Ana Frango Elétrico-Saudade
Virgínia Rodrigues-Depois que o Ilê Passar
Uli – A Querer mp3

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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