By 25 December, 2020

Ho ho ho! Happy Christmas from the Sounds & Colours team! My, have we got a special treat for you. Trumping the three kings’, our own festive offering – an hour of sparkling funk baile courtesy of the Paulista BADSISTA – makes gold, frankincense and myrrh seem perfectly dreary. Blossoming from first forays in São Paulo’s emo scene, BADSISTA’s 2013 “Phonographic Production” degree equipped the veritable queen of clubs with the technical faculties to make vibrant, acrobatic movements within urban Brazilian music. From drill to trap, to funk and rap, techno, hardcore and everything in between, the Paulista channels uncompromising aggression and creative energy through polychrome party music. Having guested on BBC Radio 1 with Toddla T, been celebrated by the likes of FADER and CRACK magazines and been nominated for various national accolades – such as the Women in Music Award, and Best Music Producer – the São Paulo producer and DJ has come to dominate club cultures in Brazil and beyond. With critically acclaimed projects with Linn da Quebrada and guest remixes for the likes of Elza Soares, BADSISTA has become a much sought-after performer for Brazil’s biggest party-starters: Mamba Negra, TORMENTA and Sangra Muta. It’s an honour to have the glittering DJ tour de force bring her global ghetto music for our DANZ ON XMAS SPECIAL.


Jamaica Mnanda – Masikini Naye Mtu (troels B-Knudsen Remix)
Akin Deckard – Suite For Ma G1s
Jimmy Traa – Pensa Em Mim 
EVEHIVE – Obsidio
BADSISTA – Hoje Tem Trance 
Edgar – Também Quero Diversão (BADSISTA Remix)
Catudiosis – Kakoze
PIANKI – Houseflang
DJ Baba – Chuma-Enga
Mano ED, MC RD, MC Hanan, MC VN 085 – Viola Terrorista
DJ Baba – El Pibe Vamos Adentro
Mano ED, MC GW, Mc Henry, MC Menor da Alvorada – Pontinho Assombroso, Beat Agressivo
DJ Mtn9090 – Me Separei feat. MC Naninha
Nora – Contágios
Boogzbrown – Airwave
YUNIS – Hajar Al-Sha’yan 

This mixtape series takes its name from Danzon (Dance On) – an album by celebrated Cuban trumpeter, Arturo Sandoval. The album’s title plays on the name of Cuba’s national dance: the danzón, introducing its English homonym and punning on the fact that native Latin American music types are loved on dance floors worldwide. For this mix series, expert dance floor-fillers from Latin America and beyond will be serving Latinx killers so that we can dance on worldwide.

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