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
- Published: Jun 21st, 2012
Watch the video of Toumani Diabaté, Arnaldo Antunes & Edgard Scandurra performing ‘Kaira’ from ‘A Curva Da Cintura’ above.
Ahead of the live show at the London edition of the Back2Black festival on 1st July, the collaboration album between Malian kora legend Toumani Diabaté and Brazilians Arnaldo Antunes and Edgard Scandurra has been getting great feedback from the UK press:
Uncut “Global fusion at its best.” 8/10
Songlines “The Music is Pure Joy” ****
Guardian “Intriguing… swings between cool balladry and stomping rock workouts” ****
Metro “Bamako’s Blues, meanwhile, blows the roof off” ****
Telegraph “Gutteral romanticism and Diabate’s tinkling ornamentations delightfully cohere” ***
Financial Times ****
Recorded in 2011 in Toumani Diabaté’s studio Malian, the project first came together at the 2010 edition of the Brazilian festival Back2Black where Diabaté joined Antunes and Scandurra in Rio for what was the start of this unique collaboration.
Toumani’s sublime kora is the perfect contrast to Arnaldo’s sombre almost mechanical voice and adds a poignancy to ballads such as ‘Grao de chaos’, ‘Psiu’ and Toumani’s composition ‘Kaira’. With Toumani leading the ballads, his son Sidiki features on the album’s more lively numbers. His rapid kora playing intertwines with Edgard’s guitar to propel both the title track and ‘Cara’ forward, whilst the opening track sees him modulating his kora with wah-wah proving he has the pioneering spirit of his father.
UK LIVE SHOWS
1st July 2012 – Back2Black Festival – Old Billingsgate Market – London http://www.barbican.org.uk/back2black/
- Published: Apr 25th, 2012
LISTEN: A Curva Da Cintura – ‘Kaira’
Yes! You read that right! We are proud to announce the release of the cross-continent collaboration between Malian kora legend Toumani Diabaté and Brazilian legends, Arnaldo Antunes and Edgard Scandurra on the 11th June. A European tour begins with the trio performing at the London Back2Black Festival at the Old Billingsgate Market on 1 July.
Following a collaboration at the 2010 edition of the Brazilian festival Back2Black, Toumani Diabaté invited Brazilian songwriter and poet Arnaldo Antunes and guitar-hero Edgard Scandurra to Mali to record with him. Toumani’s sublime kora playing is the perfect contrast to Arnaldo’s sombre almost mechanical voice and adds a poignancy to ballads such as ‘Grao de chaos’, ‘Psiu’ and Toumani’s composition ‘Kaira’. With Toumani leading the ballads, his son Sidiki features on the album’s more lively numbers.
Arnaldo and Edgard arrived in Mali in April 2011 with a collection of songs they had written together. With the Malian musicians they combined rock ‘n’ roll, African roots and blues to create an uplifting Afro-Brazilian fusion that celebrates the spirit of collaboration and connects Mali and Brazil in a way that blurs geographical and musical boundaries.
UK LIVE SHOWS
1st July 2012 – Back2Black Festival – Old Billingsgate Market – London: http://www.barbican.org.uk/back2black/
- Published: Apr 9th, 2012
Lucas on tour in Europe this month & remix EP released with mixes from Joao Brasil, Burnt Friedman, DJ iZem & Alexandre Coutinho
When he’s not launching plagiarism lawsuits against Madonna (bit.ly/zBeAuV) Joao Brasil produces dynamic Brazilian-tinged bass music, here turning Lucas’s rousing ‘Who can say which way’ into an old school Miami-bass tinged funk-carioca banger. German-based Burnt Friedman is intent on blending the history of electronic music with dub and jazz and his remix turns ‘Ca Pra Nos’ into an ethereal, pulsating, percussive groove.
A relatively new name on the scene, yet already a favourite of Gilles Peterson, DJ iZem pulls ‘Hold me in’ apart reconfiguring it as a neo-soul jam recorded in a galaxy far, far away. Finally, Brazilian producer Alexandre Coutinho adds layers of percussion to ‘O Violao de Mario Bros’ to create a stuttering, splintered work-out.
- Published: Mar 30th, 2012
Compiled by Alessandra Leão & Mais Um Gringo ‘Mais Um Discos presents Mangue-Folk’ profiles the most innovative artists from Brazil’s vibrant new folk scene from the northeast.
From aguere de ode to baião to coco, ‘Mangue-Folk’ is a journey through the A-B-C of folk styles from the northeast of Brazil – ciranda, baianado/coco, baião, coco-rojão & aguere de ode.
Mangue-folk is from the state of Pernambuco and in particular capital city Recife – famous for its mangues – swamps – and also as the home of Nacao Zumbi. The artists on this EP all imbue Northern Brazilian folk music with the proud spirit of Mangue-beat – listen & download here: