RARO 02: Rico Jorge

By 25 September, 2020

São Paulo based composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist, Rico Jorge, is one of Brazilian dance music’s foremost creative minds. Following 2018’s vivid, instrumentally rich EP Mitos Poréns, Jorge has ploughed his furrow of colourful song-structured electronic compositions to much aplomb. His compositions have featured most recently on Gop Tun’s V.Acina Vol.2 and TORMENTA’s C LACRAIA ESTIVESSE VIVA, and we’re lucky enough to host him for a Raro Mixtape which includes his two latest, currently unreleased tracks.

Jorge explains his mix:

“I made this mix thinking about the artists around what I experience and the peaks of scene that I am part of here. They are new, real things and full of contemporary Brazilian thinking. I always think about my mixes like a whole song structure, I try to create moments of tension and drastic changes to get you involved. It’s a collective and lonely experience at the same time. There are subtle vocals that I record to say that’s me coordinating songs, voices and bodies to demonstrate our actual Brazilian environment.”


M. Takara – a luz e a poluição
Rose Juam – Cabidelo
MNTH – Sábio Sapo
Brasileiro Garantido – BDQ006
Mauricio Avila – Quem (unreleased)
Rico Jorge – Uniqdaururu (unreleased)
Kid From Amazon (II) – Mark 4
Cainã Bomilcar – Montagem do yt pt.6 deixa o baile rolar
Jup do Bairro – O Corre
Posada – Caramujo
Xiao Quan – Half Moon Kick
Rico Jorge – Paranoia (unreleased)
NOG4YRA – Associação Livre
Ellen Milgrau, Stroka – Vattene (TYV Influenza Remix)
Brookyn – Eyes
Dronedeus- eu não sei o que quero
Mari Hezer – Tensão Respiro
Lucas Vidal – Fugiu Pelo Ar
Thiago Nassif – Pele de Leopardo

This mix series plays on the Hispanic and Lusophone homonym, “Raro”. “Raro” holds two meanings in Spanish and Portuguese: “rare” and also “strange”. Sounds & Colours’ Raro Series is a crate-diggers’ mix series which embraces both meanings. Over the course of on hour, our guest DJ will delve into Latin America’s unknown, underappreciated and unbelievable music and reveal its hidden gems.

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