• Published: Apr 24th, 2014

Bixiga 70 – Ocupai

We are thrilled to announce the worldwide release of Bixiga 70′s sophomore album, ‘Ocupai’ on 26th May 2014. Available on CD/LP.

‘Ocupai’ is a heart stopping carnival of Afrobeat & Brazilian funk where Ethio-jazz, brass bands, polyrhythmic paeans, Bootsy Collins jams and Saharan grooves combine to produce a riotous joy of stomping rhythms and horns.

The album sees the band build on the sound that saw their self-titled debut album top many Brazilian tastemakers best of lists for 2011.

“Their grooves are killer, and the arrangements are super-hip, combining brainy harmonies with cathartic energy” MTV Iggy

Listen to ‘Kalimba’ above. BOOM!

Pre-Order the album:
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  • Published: Apr 15th, 2014

Rodrigo Amarante – European Tour 2014

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Pre-order the album from Bandcamp and iTunes:

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  • Published: Apr 10th, 2014

Orquestra Imperial – Cair na Folia (Remixes)

Two great remixes of ‘Cair na Folia’, track originally taken from Imperial’s album ‘Fazendo as pazes com o swing’ released earlier this year.

Available on iTunes: smarturl.it/uehuam

The (Os Ritmistas Remix) mix is hot. Danny Krivit
iZem does it again! Loving his work. Dom Servini

Fresh from his slamming remix of Ondatropica and other remixes for Agogo, ZZK records and Wah Wah 45′s, iZem pulls out all the stops for this carnival banger. Stretching out the tune for the DJs, iZem then adds an ominous b-line, tweaks the percussion till it almost shatters whilst adding some synths in the second half to take the tune to another level.

Os Ritmistas are a trio of Rio-based percussionists – Domenico Lancelotti and Stephane San Juan (who both perform with the Orquestra) and Dany Roland. Here they add echo, percussion and freaky vibes to create a twisted carnival classic.

 

  • Published: Mar 13th, 2014

Metá Metá & Siba en concert

  • Published: Mar 11th, 2014

Rodrigo Amarante – Cavalo

We’re delighted to announce that we will be releasing Rodrigo Amarante’s new album ‘Cavalo‘ on 5th May 2014. Available on CD/LP/DL.

Rodrigo Amarante is an inescapable musical figure in Brazil. Songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, he is one of the masterminds of the band Los Hermanos, a founding member of the samba super-group Orquestra Imperial and has collaborated with Brazilian icons such as Tom Zé, Gilberto Gil and Marisa Monte. In Europe and the United States he has enjoyed success with Little Joy (the band he formed with Fabrizio Moretti from The Strokes and Binki Shapiro), whose eponymous album was released worldwide in 2009 via Rough Trade. Having played shows across the globe last year opening for Devendra Banhart (with whom he has been recording and playing live since 2007), Rodrigo Amarante will release his first solo album ‘Cavalo’ through Mais Um Discos/Kartel worldwide on May 05th 2014.

Pre-order the album from Bandcamp and iTunes and get a link to download the track ‘Maná‘:
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Bandcamp

Tour dates: 

18/05/14 – Berlin (DE) @Private club
19/05/14 – Amsterdam (NL) @ MC Theater
20/05/14 - Paris (FR) @Le Trabendo
21/05/14 – London (UK) @The Lexington
22/05/14 – Lille (FR) @L’Aeronef
23/05/14 – Brussels (BE) @Les Nuits Botanique with Mulatu Astatke
25/05/14 – Nantes (FR) Festival Indigenes @Stereolux
27/05/14 – Lyon (FR) @L’epicerie Moderne
29/05/14 – Barcelona (ES) @Primavera Sound Festival
30/05/14 – Nimes (FR) @This Is Not a Love Song festival
31/05/14 – Duedingen (CH) @Kilbi Festival
04/06/14 – Lisbon (PT) @ ZDB
05/06/14 – Porto (PT) @Optimus Primavera Sound Festival

  • Published: Mar 6th, 2014

Metá Metá – Man Feriman

“Man Feriman” is a track taken from Metá Metá’s sophomore album and debut for Mais Um Discos.

The album will be released 10th April 2014 (24th March in France) on CD/DL/LP and is available from:

Mais Um Discos (Bandcamp): bit.ly/1dKzCNT
Itunes: smarturl.it/7uz7ei
Amazon: amzn.to/1dKA7Yx

“Rootsy and modern at the same time, Metá Metá are inventors for the new music scene in Brazil” Tony Allen

  • Published: Feb 19th, 2014

Graveola – Vozes Invisíveis **FREE DOWNLOAD**

“Vozes Invisíveis” is taken from the forthcoming album by post-tropical polyphonic populists Graveola.

Luiz Gabriel, one of Graveola’s band member explains the meaning behind the lyrics.

“Existentialist nonconformity of voices wanting to be heard. negated by
numerous stimuli of hegemonic media, cries and whispers reappear
through gaps and cracks to propose new ways of occupying spaces,
reverberating ideas and ideals: “plant another roof to step over”,
turning “official content” in “concrete wandering homes”.

‘Vozes Invisíveis (Invisible Voices)’ album will be launched on 24/02/14 for free download via their website: graveola.com.br/

  • Published: Feb 13th, 2014

Graveola – Canina Intuição **FREE DOWNLOAD**

“Canina Intuição” is taken from the forthcoming album by post-tropical polyphonic populists Graveola.

‘Vozes Invisíveis (Invisible Voices)’ album will be launched on 24/02/14 for free download via their website: graveola.com.br/

‘Vozes Invisíveis (Invisible Voices)’ is according to vocalist/guitarist Luiz Gabriel-Lopes an “inventory of sketches, studies and experiments” and acts as a bridge following the critically acclaimed ‘Eu Preciso de um liquidificador’ in 2013 and their forthcoming fifth album later this year.

 

  • Published: Jan 21st, 2014

Orquestra Imperial – Rio’s samba super-group return!

 

ORQUESTRA IMPERIAL montage FINAL low‘Fazendo as pazes com o swing (Making peace with ‘the’ swing)’ is Orquestra Imperial’s sophomore album and a majestic offering of gafieira samba shot through with a psychedelic twist of rock guitar riffs, tropicalia, salsa, bolero and beyond. The album will be released by us on the Monday of the Brazilian carnival 2014, 3rd March.

The release of their debut album ‘Carnaval Só No Ano Que Vem’ in 2007 wowed critics and fans alike and Imperial have since toured the US and Europe spreading their carioca carnival joy across the globe. Their eclectic live shows have featured everyone from Brazilian legends Seu Jorge and Caetano Veloso to Bernard Purdie, Gruff Rhys, Jane Birkin, Jean-Claude Vannier (who directed the band in a special Serge Gainsbourg concert), The Bees and Chrissie Hynde.

The Orquestra’s line-up is like a who’s-who of Rio’s most sought-after musicians: the inventors of post-tropicalia formerly signed to David Byrne’s Luaka Bop, Kassin, Domenico and Moreno Veloso (Caetano’s son); member of Devendra Banhart’s live band and founder (with Fabrizio Moretti of The Strokes) of rock super-group Little Joy, Rodrigo Amarante; super-producer Berna Ceppas, Brazilian soap opera queen & vocalist Thalma de Freitas plus legendary percussionist Wilson das Neves, to name but seven.

Stay tuned as more details and a track-list will be revealed very soon…

  • Published: Dec 9th, 2013

AMABIS REMIX COMPETITION

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COMPETITION LINKS:
Remix link 1 Amabis – ‘O Deus Que Devasta Mas Tambem Cura’ feat. Lucas Santtana
Remix link 2 Amabis – ‘Sal e Amor’ feat. Tulipa Ruiz

Following the release last month of Amabis’ debut album ‘Memorias Luso/Africanas’, Mais Um Discos is launching a remix competition with two tracks from the album: ‘O Deus Que Devasta Mas Tambem Cura’ feat. Lucas Santtana and ‘Sal e Amor’ feat. Tulipa Ruiz.

The winning remix, to be chosen by Amabis and Mais Um Discos, will be released digitally through Mais Um Discos and because the competition is powered by SoundCloud, the winner will also get a free Pro Unlimited SoundCloud account.

‘Memorias Luso/Africanas’ features a stellar cast of Brazilian vocalists such as Lucas Santtana, Criolo, Ceu, Tulipa, and Tigana Santana. Whilst it’s Amabis’s debut album, he is no new-comer to the scene – he produced Ceu’s acclaimed second and third albums ‘Vagarosa’ and ‘Caravana Sereia Bloom’, is an in-demand musician who’s featured on records by Rodrigo Campos, Curumin and Lucas Santtana and has worked on soundtracks for both Brazilian TV (‘City of Men’) and Hollywood (‘Lord of War’, ‘Collateral’).

You can download the audio parts for both tracks from our SoundCloud page and once you’ve completed your remix, join the Remix Groups and then post it to the Dropbox. Deadline for submission is January 6th. Happy remixing!

Prizes:
First Place: Digital release of your remix & 1-year SoundCloud Pro Unlimited subscription
Second & third place: 3x Mais Um Discos CDs of your choice