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.
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