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  • La Villa Cumbiera Mixtape

    Cumbia Villera (from the villas, as low income settlements in Buenos Aires are called) is the Argentinean “ghetto” version of Cumbia, originated from Colombian Cumbia and was brought to Argentina by immigrants. In the late 90’s it got more and more played with and transformed by electronic music equipment. The vocalists started as well to sing lyrics about about sex, drugs and crime. The result is a stumbling and laid-back beat with straight bassdrum and crazy, twisted and bended keyboard lines.

    There is very good information on Cumbia Villera on the internet:
    Cumbia Villera on Wikipedia
    Cumbia Feature in Fader Magazine written by Cumbia expert DJ/ Rupture
    Droppin’ Some Knowledge, Part 3 – Musicology
    “The people will be heard” in The Guardian
    La cumbia villera y el fin de la cultura del trabajo en la Argentina de los 90 (in Spanish)
    Um breve panorama #1 – CUMBIA (in Portuguese)


    01. Dany Lescano – Cumbia Cabeza
    02. Repiola – Danza Repiola
    03. Gran Hermano – El Beso De Osito
    04. Meta Guacha – No Te Bongas Brava
    05. El Gasty – De Izquierda A Derecha
    06. Monoblock – Los Cumbieros
    07. La Repandilla – Traka Traka
    08. Los Pibes Chorros – Gatillo
    09. Yerba Brava – Activando Cumbia
    10. Los Pibes De La 2 – Muevelo, Muevelo
    11. Suena Rototón – El Pelotero
    12. La Peluca De Mirta – El Pasito Del Avión
    13. El Perro – Floggers
    14. El Tecla – El Baile
    15. La Liga – RMXS Lalo DJ
    16. La Banda De Lechuga – Mi Chiquita (Remix)
    17. Damas Gratis – Se Te Ve La Tanga Feat. Reyes Vallenatos (Cristian Dee Jay Remix)
    18. El Original – Pégate A Lo Mio
    19. Cumbieton – El Cuchulum (Remix)
    20. El Polaco – Para Que Lo Muevas (Remix)
    21. El Empuje – Pito chiquitito (Marcela Baños Remix)
    22. Altos Cumbieros – La Cola Less
    23. El Baile Del Oso – Baila Baila
    24. Eh Guacho – Apreitato
    25. La Base – Alta Gira Por La Matanza
    26. Sonido Básico – Sabes Quien Soy

    And here are some resources for downloading Cumbia Villera:
    Los Del Tablón

  • The Best Of MPBC Mix

    Phonogram-Polygram released between 1978 and 1981 a series of records called MPBC which means Música Popular Brasileira Contemporânea (Contemporary Popular Brazilian Music). But has less to do with MPB or other Brazilian Pop music, but in fact with Jazz and Fusion combined with Brazilian styles like Samba, Bossa Nova and Forró. The purpose of the 11 LPs was to show new diverse tendencies of instrumental music from professional musicians, composers and arrangers.

    Download the whole album of each artist by clicking on the name, thanks to the great Abracadabra blog.


    01. Djalma Côrrea – Piano de cuia
    02. Luiz Cláudio Ramos – Ladeira do Tambá
    03. Robertinho Silva – Bionico
    04. Célia Vaz – Mar á tona no Leblon
    05. Nelson Ayres – Mientras
    06. Marcos Resende & Index – Macacheira
    07. Aécio Flávio & Quartesanato – Zero grau
    08. Túlio Mourão – Barro doce
    09. Octávio Burnier – Aproximação
    10. Nivaldo Ornelas – Ninfas
    11. Stenio Mendes – A barca dos homens, Aquarela do Brasil, 2001 uma odisséia no espaço, Hava nagilah

  • MOZ Songs Mixtape

    Grabbed some sound on my recent trips to Mozambique: Pandza, Ragga, Dancehall, Kwaito, Hip Hop, probably Marrabenta and other styles.


    01. MC Roger – Moçambicanas Dançam Assim
    02. DRP – Nanana
    03. Marlene – Utomi Dza Kazata
    04. Denny OG – Minha Namorada
    05. DJ Frank & DJ Tchito – Casa Comigo
    06. Manunes Jackson – Estou a Mentir
    07. Rey Anaconda – Fim Da Escravatura
    08. DJ Dabo Feat. Beat Service – Vou T Dar Aulas (Sou Barra Pah)
    09. G Short – Deixa (Master Mix)
    10. Dama do Bling feat. Lizha James – Fat Chick
    11. Team Fresh – Style So fresh
    12. Trio Fam – J’yeah
    13. DH feat. Herminio – Moçambicanas
    14. Mr. Dino – Tititi
    15. Rei Dragão – Patrão
    16. H2O – Kali Kwanga
    17. Denny Og feat. Ziqo – Terezinha
    18. Esperança Bembele – Koma Koma (Produced By Shico)

    And here are some sites to get more:
    Esta Bater
    Só Música
    Sempre 1

    PS: The picture is from a 95-m-long mural in Maputo that tells the story of their revolution.

  • Jorge Ben Tribute Mix

    This mix is a tribute to the master of Sambarock, Jorge Ben, containing cover versions of his songs in various styles of Brazilian music of the 60’s and 70’s.


    01. Que Maravilha – Os Brazões
    02. Cadê Tereza – Os Originais Do Samba
    03. Chove Chuva – Elza Soares
    04. Que Pena (Ele Já Não Gosta Mais De Mim) – Gal Costa
    05. Crioula – Os Incríveis
    06. Ela É Minha Menina – Os Carbonos
    07. Agora, Ninguém Chora Mais – Erasmo Carlos
    08. Morre O Burro, Fica O Homem – Osmar Milito
    09. Amante Amado – Emílio Santiago
    10. Tá Na Hora – Bedeu
    11. Rita Jeep – Osmar Milito
    12. País Tropical – Dom Salvador
    13. Fio Maravilha – Tania Maria
    14. O Telefone Tocou Novamente – Som Três
    15. Cosa Nostra – Meirelles E Sua Orchestra
    16. Taj Mahal – Brasil 4 Ever
    17. Capoeira – Eumir Deodato & Os Catedráticos
    18. Mas Que Nada – Os Intocáveis
    19. Oba Lá Vem Ela – Milton Banana Trio
    20. Pulo Pulo – Zimbo Trio
    21. Tim Dom Dom – João Donato e Seu Trio
    22. Por Causa De Você Menina – Bossa Rio
    23. Zazueira – Elis Regina
    24. Bebeto Vão Bora – Wilson Das Neves
    25. Caramba!… Galileu Da Galileia – De Savoya
    26. Camisa 10 – Luis Américo
    27. Brother – Emílio Santiago
    28. Maria Domingas – Trio Mocotó

    Jorge Ben whose real name is Jorge Duílio Lima Meneses is known for his special guitar and music style. In his first fase he was dedicated to Bossa Nova. His first and maybe biggest hit “Mas Que Nada” has gained new popularity in the version of Sérgio Mendes feat. Black Eyed Peas in 2006. When he adopted to play electric guitar in the 70’s he created the style called Sambarock. The records of this decade are marked as well by esoteric influences. In the 80’s when his sound tourned into more Pop he became famous in the US. By then he changed his name to Jorge Ben Jor. The reason for this seems to be not quite sure, but most probably the purpose was not to be confused with George Benson. His latest record Recuerdos de Asunción 443 comprises almost only unreleased material of the 70’s and 80’s. The songs only have been finished in 2007 after the forgotten tapes have been found in the studio of Som Livre residing in Rua do Assunção 443 in Rio de Janeiro.
    Get most of his records here and specials and more goodies here.

    The best new recent covers are from Los Sebosos Postiços. The band is made up of members of Nação Zumbi and Mundo Livre S/A from Recife’s Manguebeat movement. They make re-interpretations mostly of the less popular songs and do this in an unique style between MPB, Indie and Dub. Get a live recording here.


  • Kuduro Do Futuro Mixtape

    Kuduro is a music style from Angola that is known for its pushing electronic beats and heavy rap. Because of the influences from African rhythms it is sometimes described as Afro-Techno. It was created in the 90’s by Tony Amado. The word Kuduro has two meanings: On the one hand, it refers to the Portuguese words for “hard ass” and on the other hand, it corresponds to “location” in the traditional Kimbundu language.
    It is known as well for it’s crazy dance style with fast shaking knees and elements of break-dance. Due to the music’s production in small home studios and its similarities in the style and context, the sound is often compared to funk carioca. In Angolas capital Luanda, the promotion is mainly being carried out by local mini van drivers during their on-duty service. They play new tracks and only if these tracks turn into hits there, the songs have a chance to be eventually put on CD.
    Angolan migrants brought the sound to the suburbs of Lisbon where an own variation of the sound emerged. The most prominent artist representing this type of music today is probably Buraka Som Sistema. It was then French DJ and producer Frédéric Galliano who introduced Portuguese and Angolan Kuduro artists to a wider audience. He went on to create the Kuduro Sound System.
    Recently some voices said that the fashion of Kuduro is declining, but other facts suggest a more positive development: Mad Decent recently released an EP in the Hollertronix series dedicated to Kuduro.

    So, I’ve got some fresh kuduro tracks, thanks Thomas!


    01. Bruno M – Tá Vené
    02. Os Vagabanda – Dois Tok
    03. Rodrigão feat. Panda – Olha Hora
    04. Puto Prata – Fala Yoyo
    05. Puto Langa – Soldado Na Casa
    06. Bruno M – To Rosa
    07. Os Defayas – Ta La 3
    08. Famila O P – Ngaxi
    09. Os Lambas – Tá Faltar + 1
    10. DJ Buchinho – Nail
    11. DJ Tony – M.P. La
    12. DJ De Gala – Azar
    13. B.K. feat. Ti Lamba – É No Gueto
    14. Yanilson – Faço 2 Tiro 2
    15. Outro

    By the way, the image above shows the proposal for the future flag of Angola that hasn’t been ratified yet.

    Get kuduro MP3s here for example.

  • Força Do Pará Mixtape

    The music style Tecno Brega from Brazil’s north was brought to a wider and international audience through the documentary God Copy Bad Copy for it’s Open Music Business Model. Inspired by this movie and posts on Wayne and Wax and Overmundo about the sub-genre Eletro Melody I was looking for Tecno Brega/Eletro Melody CDs on a local market in Manaus during a recent trip, even if the sound is originally from Belém, the capital of Pará state. I found as well a bunch of MP3s on the internet and decided to make a short mixtape. Most of the stuff I found is pretty cheesy Pop (“Brega”) for my taste, but I think some tracks are interesting, especially the more Reggaeton oriented ones.

    Tracklist (no warranty for correct names 😉

    01. Jurandir & DJ Cristiano – Super Pop 2 Remíx (Melody) Take 22
    02. DJ Maluquinho – Melody Safadinha Do Comércio
    03. Os Mascarados – Fura Olho Da Pedreira
    04. DJ Betinho & Banda 007 – A Festa Do Poderoso Rubi
    05. Maderito & Joe – Viller
    06. DJ Moisés – O Robô Do DJ André
    07. Banda Eletro Melody – Eletro EQ Mega PEK
    08. Banda Eletro Melody – Eletro Dj’s Ewerton, Hilton & Pena
    09. Maderito & Joe – Eletro Melody Equipe Super Panico
    10. Maderito & Joe – Eletro Meteoro
    11. DJ Anderson Melo – Robô A Volta
    12. Banda 007 – Melody Do Rubi
    13. Unkown Artist – Unkown Title
    14. Marlon Branco – Safadinha $

  • Nueva Cumbia Mixtape


    01. DJ Negro – Cumbia Rabiosa Feat. Capleton
    02. Blanquito Man, Control Machete & Celso Piña y Su Ronda Bogotá – Cumbia Sobre El Rio
    03. El Hijo De La Cumbia – La Mara Tomaza
    04. Villa Diamante – Fauna vs. Black Eyed Peas
    05. Zurita – Back To The Punk
    06. Obama Cumbia
    07. El Remolon – Andres Lanredo vs. Madonna
    08. Calle 13 – La Cumbia de Los Aburridos
    09. DJ Blaqstarr – Shake It To The Ground (Chico Sonido Psych Cumbia Beat)
    10. Grupo Kien? – Cumbia Nueva
    11. Chancha Via Circuito – Cumbia Malembe
    12. The Peronists – Cumbia Check In Ura
    13. El Trip Selector – Cumbiancherita
    14. Fantasma – Danza Fantasma
    15. Sonido Martines – Stone Guacharaca

  • Brazilian Hip Hop Samba Rap Mixtape Part 1

    A guest mix for Maga Bo‘s radio show Sambacana on Spannered.


    01. B Negão & Seletores de Freqüência – V.V.
    02. A Filial – Brilha o sol
    03. Marcelo D2 – Sinistro
    04. Rappin’ Hood – Rap o som feliz
    05. Dom Negrone – O povo q vibra
    06. Z’África Brasil – A cor que falta na bandeira brasileira
    07. Sabotage – Cabeça de nego
    08. Alvos da Lei (Feat. Tribunal Popular) – O assalto
    09. Instituto – Dia de desfile
    10. MV Bill – 9 da manhã
    11. Parteum – O círculo
    12. Xis – Sonho meu

  • Chapéu Chapado Mix

    A live guest mix with brazilian goodies I made some time ago for Joscha Creutzfeld‘s radio show on Monofunk.


    01. Antonio Adolfo – Aonde Você Vai – Artenazal (1977)
    02. Brasil Show – Pense Em Mim – Vôo Livre (1983)
    03. Wando – Se Quiser Chorar Por Mim – Beverly (1977)
    04. Azymuth – Tamborim, Cuica, Ganzà, Berimbau – Atlantic (1977)
    05. Grupo Medusa – Baiana – Som Da Gente (1981)
    06. César Mariano & CIA – Fábrica – RCA (1977)
    07. Sérgio Mendes – The Circle Game – A&M (1972)
    08. Pascoal Meireilles – Condiderações à respeito – Moleque (1981)
    09. Eumir Deodato – Arranha Céu (Skyscropers) – Equipe (1972)
    10. Banda Black Rio – Na Baixa do Sapateiro – Black Rio (1979)
    11. Gerson King Combo – Just For You – Polydor (1977)
    12. Tim Maia – Rational Culture – Seroma (1974)
    13. Rita Lee – Agora é Moda – Som Livre (1978)
    14. Carlos Dafé – Hello Mr. Wonder – Warner (1977)
    15. Jair Rodriguez – Deixa Isso Pra Lá – Philips (1974)
    16. Elis Regina – Wave – Philips (1969)
    17. Milton Banana Trio – Opinião – Odeon (1965)
    18. César Mariano – Samblues – RCE (1965)
    19. Balanço Trio – Aleluia – Imperial (1965)
    20. João Donato – Sambongo – Polydor (1963)
    21. Brasilian Explosion – Krioula – EMI (1974)
    22. Bebeto – Muito Amor E Liberdade – Copacabana (1975)
    23. Jorge Ben – Palomaris – Philips (1971)
    24. Os Devaneios – Embalo Differente – EMI/Coronado (1978)
    25. Copa 7 – Mulher Absoluta – Top Tape (1979)
    26. José Roberto – Mon Ami – Philips (1970)
    27. Elis Regina – Vou Deitar E Rolar – Philips (1970)
    28. Jorge Ben – Velhos, Flores, Criancinhas E Cachorros – Philips (1975)