MIXTAPE DJ Machintal’s Refuse/Resist Mixtape

By 20 September, 2013

Refuse/Resist is a brand new mixtape from DJ Machintal showing “a whole spirit of change that is articulating today in Brazil.” The mixtape contains a mix of underground Brazilian rap, percussive instrumentals and old school jazz and bossa... Read Article

In a Nutshell: Mangue Beat

By 14 June, 2011

In 1992, in the Bar de Dona Edna, in Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil, the musician and cultural agitator Francisco de Assis França announced to his friends, “I mixed a hip-hop beat with a maracatu groove and it turned out... Read Article

Red Hot + Rio 2 Announce Tracklisting

Red Hot + Rio 2 Announce Tracklisting

By 23 May, 2011

A couple of weeks ago we announced that Red Hot + Rio 2, the new compilation from the Red Hot Organization featuring a variety of today’s artists covering tropicália classics, will feature the likes of Beck, Caetano Veloso,... Read Article

Otto — Bob

By 20 July, 2010

Seeing as we recently put our In a Nutshell guide to Mangue Beat online and also have just reviewed Oi! A Nova Musica Brasileira featuring one song by Otto it seems only right that we put this early... Read Article

Oi! A Nova Musica Brasileira!

REVIEW Oi! A Nova Musica Brasileira!

By 20 July, 2010

A two-disc set looking at Brazil’s underground music scene, Oi! A Nova Musica Brasileira! (Hey! The New Brazilian Music!), shows how wide Brazilian artists are willing to spread their net for influences. Whereas the popular music in Brazil... Read Article