Monday, June 04, 2007
Man Recordings are doing BIG tings for Baile funk. They are one of the few labels, if any, actively putting out funk internationally and giving it a platform for a woldwide market. This is a good thing, especially as the artists are getting PAID from these record sales and subsequent European tours. Label bossman Daniel Haaksman compiled the essential Rio Baile Funk and More Favela Booty Beats compilations, showcasing a handpicked selection of prime funk - get his new mix here. So now everyone can dip their toe into the yellow and green carioca waters without quickly popping over to Rio or sifting through mounds of MP3s on funk websites.
They are currently running two consecutive releases. Funk Mundial, genre bending funk inflected dance 12s by blog worshipped producers like Crookers and Sinden. The Funk Masters series focuses on exclusive cuts from some of the best and heaviest of Rio's funk producers like Ghetto Bassquake favourite DJ Sandrinho (spinback) and all round funk legend Sany Pitbull, the undisputed king of the MPC.
The third release will be from DJ Edgar. He started out playing for the enormo Rio soundsystem, Furacão 2000, and has gone on to become Catra's DJ, destroying dancefloors around the world. His new EP, Baile Funk Masters No.3 is a banging collection of filthy Tamborzão battleweapons. Samples of... Groove is in the Heart, Satisfaction, Atoladinha, Your Love...... Its out July 2nd. Here's a taster.
DJ Edgar - Samuel Mix (Zshare)