YES! We are delighted to announce our first Mais Um curated events featuring three of our favourite artists from the contemporary Brazilian music scene: Gaby Amarantos, Lucas Santtana and Graveola – with Mais Um Gringo spinning some of his favourite new sounds from Brasil in-between acts. We’re producing the event in association with The Barbican and with support from The Brazilian Embassy. Thanks to Swifty for the dope art!
- Published: May 22nd, 2013
- Published: Mar 7th, 2013
Mais Um head honcho Lewis Robinson talks about searching for the new music from Brazil in the excellent French music magazine Vibrations…
- Published: Mar 2nd, 2013
- Published: Feb 7th, 2013
Mais Um Discos & two of our artists – A Curva Da Cintura (Arnaldo Antunes) & Lucas Santtana – are featured in an article in The Guardian about the new ‘Musica Popular Brasileira’
Read the full piece here
- Published: Jan 21st, 2013
Check the psychedelic cut and paste video for Graveola’s “Babulina’s Trip” below. It’s taken from their album ‘Eu Preciso De Um Liquidificador/ I Need A Food Processor” which is set for release by us on 25 February. Big shout to the guys who did the video at Studio Apiario
- Published: Oct 9th, 2012
Graveola live in Europe this October:
12/10 Portugal: Lisbon – Fabrica Braço de Prata
14/10 France: Montpellier – La pleine Lune
15/10 France: Toulouse – Dynamo
20/10 Greece: Thessaloniki – Womex
23/10 UK: London – Movimientos @ Rich Mix
24/10 Portugal: Lisbon – Bacalhoeiro
Mais Um Discos are excited to announce their latest signings Graveola are touring this October, kicking off with a show in Lisbon 12/10 then taking in Montpellier, Toulouse, Thessaloniki with a debut London show on 23/10 in association with Movimientos.
Post-tropical polyphonic-alists from Minas Gerais, Graveola draw influence from kitsch pop radio and dusty classical vinyls to create what they call “carnival-cannibalism” and are touring to support their debut EP for Mais Um, the ‘Farewell EP’, available from iTunes here
Mixing the canon of 20th century Brazilian music with folk, jazz, funk, baroque and blues, Graveola combine samba, bolero and bossa rhythms with tropicalia and psychedelic influences which then extend into loose instrumental improvisations, often all in the same song. Album ‘Eu preciso de um liquidificador’ will be released January 2013.
Check out the video for ‘Farewell Love Song’ here:
- Published: Sep 28th, 2012
- Published: Sep 5th, 2012
DJ Dolores – one of Brazil’s original electronic music pioneers – returns with a new alias – STANK – and a slamming six-track EP of ‘mangue-ton’.
Incorporating elements of dancehall, drum ‘n’ bass, dubstep and tecnobrega with a heavy dose of old skool rave and mangue-beat attitude, these tracks are complete reconSTANKtions of the originals and were produced using cell phones, tablets and nano synths. This, and the guitar playing from Yuri Queiroga, Dolores’s partner in the project, helps give the tracks their rough, old skool flavour.
Highlights include the bass-heavy dub-reggae junglist skank of their remix of Maga Bo’s ‘Immigrant Visa Part II’, their debut STANK original production ‘Boyzinha’ which features Dolores on vocals over a tecnobrega groove and vintage computer game noises as well as their stuttering and distorted electric guitar heavy remix of ‘Godê Pavão’ from the famous Samba Coco Raizes do Arco Verde roots group which takes this uplifting folk tune to an altogether moodier, darker place.
Dolores is a key figure in Recife’s manguebeat scene – he collaborated with Mangue Beat originators Chico Science and Nação Zumbi in the late 80s & early 90s. He burst onto the global club scene in 2002 with the album ‘Contraditorio’, which was released by Sterns Records and won him the ‘Club Global’ award in the 2004 BBC World Music awards. He then cemented his position as Brazil’s leading electro-roots producer with two subsequent releases for Crammed Records: ‘Aparelhagem’ in 2005 and ‘1Real’ in 2008.
Buy it now from our bandcamp page accessible via the player below:
- Published: Aug 2nd, 2012
- Published: Jul 28th, 2012
Gilles is one of the biggest champions of the sounds of Brazil and so we’re looking forward to hearing him dig deep into his collection to spin some of the classic sounds and future jams from Brazil and beyond.
Performing alongside Gilles will be hotly-tipped newcomer Jandira Silva, who mixes classic Brazilian music with a touch of jazz and opening proceedings will be DJ Mais Um Gringo from Mais Um Discos. The show starts at 6.30pm, goes till 10pm and it’s free entry.
A celebration of Brazilian arts and culture that’s looking ahead to the 2016 Rio Olympics ‘Casa Brazil’ will mix hotly-tipped names from Brazil with some of the UK’s finest Brazilian and Brazilian-influenced acts. Watch this space for further updates on other forthcoming shows that are part of the festival that has been programmed by Mais Um Gringo from Mais Um Discos and Cal Jader from Movimientos, promoters of London’s most cutting edge Latin music events
Somerset House, Strand London, Greater London WC2R 1LA