Sample This: The Story Of The Incredible Bongo Band at BFI, London

May 23, 2013

Sample This: The Story Of The Incredible Bongo Band screening + Q&A with Dan Forrer The amazing story behind the creation of one of the most influential albums in popular music. Set against the backdrop of social and political turbulence in the USA of the late 1960s, Sample This tells the amazing story of the creation of one of the most...

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Vamos! at The Blind Tiger in Brighton

May 15, 2013

  We are very pleased to be launching a brand new monthly club session 'Vamos!' at The Blind Tiger Club in Brighton on 22nd June. We will provide South American party vibes from Folk roots to Latin Jazz, Salsa and Samba, to Cumbia, Ska, Flamenco, the urban beats of Hip Hop, Reggaeton and Baile Funk and beyond. For the launch...

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Funk Globo: The Sound Of Neo Baile

May 13, 2013

Welcome to Neo Baile, a new take on the traditional sounds and aesthetics of Brazil’s Baile Funk (or Funk Carioca) that challenges the established order to create something new, exciting and forward thinking. We are extremely proud to present The Sound of Neo Baile compilation, featuring 14 unreleased and exclusive tracks from worldwide producers that reinterpret the love-it-or-hate-it Brazilian Baile Funk sound. The...

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The Lost Art of Record Store Bags

May 09, 2013

  Great little post from Ego Trip Land on Record Store Day featuring some classic carrier bags! Record Store Day – the international annual celebration of brick and mortar vinyl and CD shops that also serves as a mini stimulus for these vanishing retail outlets. Should you visit your local record shop to show some support (and you should) you may...

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Passinho: The dance craze coming out of Rio's favelas (Part 2)

May 07, 2013

  The BBC have picked up on the Passinho movement that is sweeping Rio at the moment and produced a very interesting short video on it.  Red Bull posted an article back in April too. WATCH THE VIDEO Brazil may be best known for the samba, but a new dance - fuelled by YouTube and social media - is emerging...

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Bass Culture Clash: Salvador vs London

May 07, 2013

Bass Culture Clash: Salvador vs London pitches some of the hottest acts from the London bass scene against their counterparts from Salvador, Brazil’s bass capital in the state of Bahia. The bands will hit the UK following ground-breaking Bass Culture Clash performances together in Bahia, with festival shows in Salvador’s iconic Pelourinho neighbourhood. London’s formidable dancehall soundsystem The Heatwave will be bringing...

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Essential Brazilian Albums: Part One

Apr 23, 2013

Well, it's about time we finally posted this one; the first in our series of must have Brazilian albums.  Solid albums from start to finish though - easier said than done.  Here are six we rate to kick off the series: Milton Nascimento & Lô Borges - Clube da Esquina A truly seminal record in Brazilian music history.  'Clube da...

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Jorge Ben and Lula Cortes vinyl LP's on Beat Delete

Apr 22, 2013

We've teamed up with BeatDelete to offer a brand new way of buying vinyl records; we post up titles either out of print or never previously released on vinyl and when the minimum number of orders is reached it gets pressed up. We are launching with the following titles: Various Artists - Tudo Ben: Jorge Ben Covered 3xLP Never previously...

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Branko - Drums, Hums & Slums Mixtape

Apr 17, 2013

The result of seven long years of musical growth and constant research, the roots of ‘Drums, Slums & Hums’ began with Buraka Som Sistema and continued with Branko’s ability to spread his message through international an amalgamation of rhythms, earning him the nickname ‘the Anthony Bourdain of ghetto music.’  ‘Drums, Slums & Hums’ takes this wider via hip-hop, house and...

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