KafundÃ³ RecordsÂ is back with theÂ second volume of their compilation series.Â Keeping in line withÂ the theme of the 1st compilation, this 2ndÂ editionÂ aims toÂ highlight the latest in contemporary Brazilian electronic music, refracted through the lens of an alternative Brazilian social reality. (more…)
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In his final post for this series profiling the artists on KafundÃ³ Vol. 1, the compilation of digital roots music put out by KafundÃ³ Records and ourselves, Maga Bo tells us about the Salvador, Bahia based duoÂ A.MA.SSA. Their collaboration with Mauro Telefunksoul, Apache Nagoh, can be found on the KafundÃ³ Vol. 1 compilation. (more…)
Passinho, the new wave of Youtube fueledÂ funk dancing from Rio, is making its way to New York City. I missed Na Batalha, the musical about the growth of the dance movement amongst Carioca youth, when it premiered in Rio this past June. Don’t make the same mistake as me, as dancers from the show will be in New York next week!! (more…)
Dance is anÂ often overlooked, central part of many of the music scenes we are interested in at Dutty Artz. It has been important for usÂ since the early days — when Matt Shadetek’s Brooklyn Anthem became dubbed Craziest Riddim and spread like fire amongst the Brooklyn-teen Dancehall scene.Â Today so many local dances and DJÂ scenes have such an intimateÂ symbiotic relationship,Â so I’m gonna start a new column here to putÂ some of the developments in musically-informed body movement back at the center of our attention: (more…)
As the world tunesÂ into FIFA’s World Cup this week, Dutty Artz and KafundÃ³ Records team up to bring you a Brazil that you might not see displayed on your TV screens.
Usually people put out a mix before their tour to promote upcoming shows… Well, I’m putting one out after — many excuses as to whyÂ —Â most importantlyÂ because I wanted to share a part of my set that got some interesting reactions from crowds this past month touring the U.S. (more…)
In this guest post, DA friendÂ Jez SmadjaÂ shares with us thoughts & context on Passinho, a hypnotic new dance style that is contouring the complicated culture of the Rio’s baile funk scene, suggesting alternatives to the cartel-ization of funk, sidestepping standard dancefloor machismo, and (hopefully) challenging the gentrification of Rio, one of the most expensive and most touristed cities of Latin America. Enjoy!