Maracatu

MIXTAPE DJ Contracapa’s Afro Brazil Orixá Mix

By 09 January, 2015

Here we present our first ever mix from Epic Vinyls from Brazil aka DJ Contracapa, a Danish musicologist and huge Brazilian music fanatic. This mix seeks to show the deep connection with Africa that exists in Brazilian music,... Read Article

MIXTAPE Boebis “Raíces” Brazilian Mix

By 30 June, 2014

This is a pure ‘roots’ (raíces) mix from French DJ and Brazilian music expert Boebis as he explores coco, samba de roda, pontos de macumbas, capoeira, maracatú, jongo and other afro, spiritual and folkloric music from Brazil on... Read Article

Nation Beat – Growing Stone

By 05 October, 2011

We’re big fans of Nation Beat and their mix of New Orleans gristle and Maracatu heartbeat, so we were pretty chuffed to see this video of the title song from their album Growing Stone:

Nation Beat – Growing Stone

REVIEW Nation Beat – Growing Stone

By 13 September, 2011

Growing Stone begins with the maracatu meets New Orleans energy of “Puxa O Boi”, which with it’s funky guitars comes across as a pacified Chico Science e Nacao Zumbi. It’s followed by “Bicu De Lambu” which plays forró... Read Article