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Pereira’s Esparrela – Chama Mix

MIXTAPE Pereira’s Esparrela – Chama Mix

By 11 May, 2012

Ricardo Pereira is a musician and DJ from São Paulo. He plays in a couple of bands affiliated with the group Hurtmold, Guilherme Granado’s Bodes & Elefantes project and Mauricio Takara’s Assembléia Ritmica de Pinheiros, both incredible live... Read Article

Elza

REVIEW Elza

By 31 August, 2011

Elza is a documentary about the life of samba singer Elza Soares. Yet, instead of following the normal music documentary format opts to focus on Soares in a more subjective manner, looking at her singing and what her... Read Article

Waxist Selecta – Brasil Spin Mixtape

MIXTAPE Waxist Selecta – Brasil Spin Mixtape

By 06 May, 2011

Great new mixtape today from Waxist Selecta, a collector of rare grooves from Paris. On Brasil Spin he chooses a selection of classic Brazilian samba, bossa nova and funk from his impressive vinyl collection.

Os Mutantes – Album Guide

By 19 April, 2011

For many people Os Mutantes are their entrance into Brazilian music. It was something that happened to me after hearing a cover of “Minha Menina” and wondering who had written this perfect pop tune. I then got completely... Read Article

No Knows Bossa Nova Mixtape

MIXTAPE No Knows Bossa Nova Mixtape

By 08 April, 2011

This Friday’s mixtape is veering a little away from type, mainly because it’s not actually mixed. What you will get instead is a .zip file containing 50 [this is now just 47 as we had to take out... Read Article

DJ Mario’s New Brazilian Mixtape

MIXTAPE DJ Mario’s New Brazilian Mixtape

By 10 December, 2010

Friday mixtape is back with a selection of classic Brazilian tuneage from DJ Mario, a man who will soon be enchanting the ears of London folk with a set at Batmacumba’s New Year’s Eve party. Frankly, this mix... Read Article

The Best Tropicalia Albums

By 07 November, 2010

Tropicália is a style of music from Brazil, beginning in the late 60s, when a group of art students, writers and musicians, inspired by the work of modern artists such as Helio Oiticica and progressive theatre (especially Oswald... Read Article