Rafa Dias who is one of the main heads of the Bass scene in Salvador, capital of Bahia State in Brazil. He comes here up with very interesting tracks he produced with samples from Bahias music master Dorival Caymmi. Brazilian old school music meets Trap, Funk Carioca and other electronic sub genres.
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While Funk Carioca is stagnating or even declining in Rio, it becomes treated in other parts of Brazil. Eletro Funk is made in Brazilian states such as Paraná, Rio Grande do Sul, Acre and Tocantins and is a mix of Funk Carioca and Electro/House Beats. Unfortunately the lyrics are as prejudiced macho and sexist style as its archetype…
01. Bonde do Tigrão – Só as Cachorras (DJ Daniel Remix)
02. Dança da Cordinha (Remix)
03. Curtir a Vida (Remix)
05. Mr. Catra (DJ Marcio JF Eletro Funk Remix)
06. Os Caçadores – Zuação (DJ Daniel Borges Eletro Funk Mix)
07. DJ Leonardo
08. MC Luan – E So Pentada Violenta (DJ Marcos Paulo Eletro Remix)
09. MC Marcelly – Uh Aceita (Remix)
10. Gaiola das Popozudas – Quero Te Dar (Remix)
11. DJ Luis Paulo MD
MC César do Castro is one of the very few MCs from Rio that do not only make Putaria (sexist) and Poibidão (apology to crime) tracks, but as well Funk Consciente (“Conscious Funk”, with socially critical lyrics). Here he raps about a personal experience regarding racial prejudices.
The cool minimal Production is by Cabide DJ.
Actually not much happened in the Funk Carioca scene in 2009, already mentioned here for example. Most of the tracks use the aquecimento beat, vocals are just reduced frases and shouts and the lyrics are mostly putaria.
But fortunately there have been some interesting tracks as well for different reasons, but especially some that are mixed with or refer to other music styles. Check the brief information that comes with the tracks.
1. Grupo Revelação vs. Vai Novinha (Montagem)
A remix using parts of a song of the pagode supergroup Revelação.
2. Os Caçadores – Descendo e Mexendo Ombrinho
3. Andrezinho Shock – Passinho do Kuduro
The lyrics refer to the new fashion Kuduro in Brazil. But as far as I know no real musical interchange in terms of mixing the styles of Kuduro and Funk Carioca happened so far. Check this post here for a discussion on what is a passinho.
5. Dennis DJ & MC Maiquinho – Prende Na Rave
A try of a Funk Carioca techno rave track… MC Maiquinho has been the shooting star in 2009.
6. MC Buiú – Balança mas não para
Uses drum samples of the famous Samba-Reggae band Olodum. The track has been recently treated by João Brasil in his crazy project of 365 mashups in 2010. The track is a little bit older…
7. Salgueiro Campeão 2009 (Montagem)
A montagem of the most popular Funk track of 2009 (Salgueiro é o caldeirão) with the song of the winning samba school of the carnival 2009 .
8. Movimento Funk – Movimento Pela Paz
Various MCs teamed up for a track asking for less violence in police operations in favelas. This track is from 2008 as far as I know.
9. Cidinho – Dinheiro é foda
One of my favourite MCs rapping about the good and bad sides of money. Funk Consciente (“Conscious Funk”, with socially critical lyrics) is unfortunately totally out of fashion, this is one of the few tracks of this kind of 2009.
10. Taty & As Gulosas – Não solta não
But most probably the craziest Funk Carioca track of 2009 features Brazil’s president Lula. After he used the Brazilian word for sh** in an official speech that frase was immediately used for a remix.
Check this blog here for more Funk Carioca: http://studiodoscrias-ldc.blogspot.com/
Thanks to Robin from Filet Mignon for the grafics. The foto (© by SoundGoods) is taken in the favela Perreirão where years ago kids started to construct favelas with bricks as a playground. The thing became famous with the kids travelling to Europe to present their work and a NGO was founded as a social and cultural movement.
Funkero is one of the most talented and fastest Brazilian MCs. He participated two times in the final of the Liga dos MCs, a local battle competition, and appeared on several TV shows. His first solo album is mixed by DJ Negralha with whom he performs live as well.
01. Intro Poesia Marginal (Prod. by DJ Tamenpi)
02. Clima Quente, Sangue Frio
03. Varios Rolé (Prod. by Digital Dubs)
04. Reliquia (Prod. by Iky Castilho)
05. Ao Som Do Tamborzao (tambor/volt mix)
06. Interlude Gostosa (Feat. Aori and Iky Castilho)
07. O Que Que Essa Moça Tem (faminne riddim)
08. Piloto de Fuga
09. Interlude Poesia Marginal
10. Nada Bem (Prod. by Gutierrez)
11. Selva Urbana (Prod. by Iky Castilho) (Feat. Pai Lua)
12. Geraçao $ (Remix) (Prod. by Iky Castilho) (Feat. Max B.O.,V100t, Iky Castilho)
13. Aos Que Se Foram (trinere)
14. Levando a Vida no Talento (Prod. by Iky Castilho)
15. Em Toda Comunidade (Prod. by Digital Dubs)
16. Interlude Lampiao
18. Sangue Guerreiro (Prod. by Iky Castilho)
19. Fora da Lei (Prod. by DJ Babao)
20. Tempo de Guerrilha (Prod. by Iky Castilho)
This is a version of the tamborzinho beat that dominated the Funk Carioca (or Baile Funk) scene in Rio in 2008. It is a beatbox version of the tamborzão beat. The voice is from Mr. Catra and it has been originally produced by DJ Sandrinho, but I don’t know who made this more percussive version that I like most.
For all producers, remixers & mash-uppers out there get a lot of samples of the tamborzinho beat here. I will be very happy if you would send me a track that uses those samples and maybe it’s possible to post something in the Funk Carioca Hybrid series on this blog.
If you want to check more rcent Funk Carioca go to this site where you will find tons of MP3s (although unfortunately often bad quality) straight out of the favelas. So no Pop Funk Carioca or the stuff for the international crowd. But be aware that most of the lyrics are sexually explicit and/or make references to gangs and crime, the so-called proibidão.