Tag Archives: Brazilian music

Lovin’ Lovefoxx

What did I tell you about Brazil, kitsch and tecnobrega? Recall it here.

Now the siren of übercool, Lovefoxxx has joined top producer/remix magician João Brasil in this fun-loving, fun-propelling lovely song, Banana:

Let a brilliant weekend begin.

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No words, just beats

In a world where so much is written and too much depends on wording, music without lyrics has truly begun to appeal to me. When it is as fun as it is stimulating, I’m won over.

Like the guys from Vostok Deluxe, from Belo Horizonte, Brazil:

With their cartoon-like, surf-inspired tunes led by maverick musician Retrigger, these guys know how to put on quite a show.

Take my word, they are surprisingly fun.

PS: And a happy birthday to my Dad. =)

Drowning out thoughts with music

My mindset put me in such an uneasy state yesterday I thought the weekend had already come. Obviously, it hasn’t.

Things haven’t improved for my mental state, for I’ve been feeling like everything even remotely connected to my thoughts is deliberately directed at me. Isn’t that the shortest path to becoming offended?

On a brighter side, though, here’s a video of one of the most talented, creative and challenging Brazilian musicians out there, Marina Gasolina:

She’s not a new face, as you can see from this quote from YouTube:

After Playing in several punk bands during her teenage years, Marina founded and fronted Domino signed, brazilian baile-funk band Bonde Do Role. After touring the world for two years straight, they released debut album ‘With Lasers’ which was produced by a who’s who of exciting producers such as Diplo, Chernobyl and Radioclit. Marina then left the band to focus on her solo career and broaden her horizons.

She moved to London in 2008 and has passed the time recording tracks for international acts such as Crookers, Herve, Maskinen, Severin, The Go! Team, Metronomy, Acid Kids and Architecture in Helsinki. This led to her building her own, new sound and writing songs with Berlin based Electronicat and the Brazilian one man band O Lendário Chucrobillyman. With connections like this we can expect some rather interesting remixes of Marina’s solo work.

Are you as excited as I am about this coming album?

Let us dance and forget reality.

For a moment.

Whole-hearted

I’ve just found out about this Brazilian singer who’s got such a lovely voice I couldn’t wait to post it here.

Her name is Tiê and her videos are as sweet as the lyrics to her songs.

For instance:

It’s high time everyone learned how to speak Brazilian Portuguese.

If you can’t, enjoy the melody.

Sky, heaven and Céu

Still surfing on the waves of Brazilian music, I’d like to share my new-found appreciation for Céu, a singer whose beautiful voice and jazzy-like melodies have been enchanting many.

This is a quote I found on Céu on YouTube:

Just when you think that Brazil must surely have exhausted its supply of irresistibly jazzy, funky, sexy, soulful electro-pop singer-songwriters, someone like Céu comes along and makes you think that maybe that particular well is bottomless after all.

It is exactly this kind of Brazilian music I miss when I’m abroad:

A voice that takes me to melody heaven.

The boss of remix

As I’ve said before, Brazil is the country of the remix; the place where art is cleverly appropriated and given a special touch: a Brazilian touch.

In this sense, I can’t think of any DJ who is as good at making fun, dancing music as Bo$$ in Drama. A performer and a music producer too, he can shake any dancefloor at any time and any day. He rules.

A live performance of the song Jumpstyle:

One of the best live gigs/dj nights I’ve ever been to.