Kafundó Records is back with the third volume of their compilation series. This time, the focus is north and northeast Brazil, a region with a large Afro-descendant population, and a music scene that is heavily influenced by Caribbean sounds. This association with the Caribbean has helped foment a pride in Afro-Brazilian and Black culture in general.
The result is a transnational stew where Coco meets Dancehall, Forro meets Dubstep, and Brega meets Moombahton. Carimbo with wobble bass, glitched out dub coco, bahian hip hop ragga, moombahton samba, to maracatu samba dub hip hop and frenetic punked out frevotron.
FurmigaDub, from João Pessoa, brings his trademark wobbles as well as a slittery guitar melodies to the reggaeton carimbó track, Saudadidela; hailing from Arcoverde, in the heart of Pernambuco, Radiola Serra Alta definitively bring coco into the realm of electronic music; further exploring the coco/ragga, electric/organic connection, Chico Correa lays down an atomospheric dub groove punctuated with berimbau and Totonho’s soulful vocals; based in São Paulo, Nirso, puts brings a mash up of afro-brazilian rhythms to a stripped down moombahton cumbia context; Opanijé contributes a swinging bahian dembow tracks layered with shimmering guitarra baiana riffs; Lucio K comes with a stripped down remix of Melô do Vatapá from Bemba Trio, a big hit in the Salvador dancehall ragga scene; as the title suggests, DJ MAM bridges samba, carimbo and moombahton; from Olinda, Superlage come with a smooth instrumental cumbia carimbó dub; from Rio de Janeiro, but playing a mix of music more known as being from the north of Brazil, Mohandas speaks of missing of Pará (saudade); naurÊa, a group from Aracaju, plays what they call sambaião, or a mix of samba and baião; Salvador Santo, from Olinda, chops up sanfonas and pandeiros and layers scratches and vocal snippets on top; young rapper from Belo Horizonte, B.Réu, manages to meld samba, maracatu, hip hop and dub into a seamless blend; DJ Mangaio comes with a dubbed out remix of Coletivo di Tambor, a group he frequently collaborates with; Frevotron (aka DJ Dolores and Yuri Queiroga) rounds it out with a frantic almost punk frevo rocker with punchy horns, snares and crazy vocals by the one and only Otto.
Kafundó Records was founded in 2014 in Rio de Janeiro by Maga Bo and Sound Goods to release new, innovative music coming out of the current Brazilian music scene that is inspired by, structured on and celebrates centuries-old afro-brazilian rhythms. Their compilation series benefits from their close relationship with many of the key players in the contemporary Brazilian electronic scene. Let us know if you are digging and/or sharing this music!
For more information on these artists as well as other releases on Kafundó Records, please check out our website: www.kafundorecords.com