Wednesday, February 13, 2008
Baile Bonanza Day - The Amazing Clay
DJ Amazing Clay is the oldest funk DJ in Rio. He is the latest Carioca MASTER to release a collection of baile funk bombs on Man Recordings. Clay has been grinding in the funk game for 27 YEARS. He started out DJing in 1980 when the original Rio funk scene was moving from 70s funk and disco licks to early US rap. He started dropping Planet Rock at parties '82 and it all went favela electrofunk from there. Think of him as the Grandmaster of baile funk.
Lets have a look at him on the MPC. Here come the Horns.
Mr.Clay currently rocks FIVE parties a week including the Boquierao baile next door to Rio's Santos Dumont Airport. On top of that he has been producing for MCs like Catra, Deize Tigrona, MC Gringo (most of his album), MC Dido & Bonde da Oskley. He is the creator of the "Montagem Bonanza“, which introduced the Bonanza cowboy riddim in the current baile funk scene. His new EP is yet another banger, following the quality of the previous joints from Sany Pitbull, Edgar & Sandrinho.
Here is an exclusive 30 min mix from Clay cutting up the latest white hot funk from Brazil including the Olodum remix which i'm told is smashing up Rio right now. I'm listening to it now and I can safely say its pure fire. Get it now.
Man Recordings presents Amazing Clay
Thats not all. Here is something from the Baile Funk Masters No.4 record.
DJ Amazing Clay - Montagem Pela Última Vez
And a Claymore (sorry) from 04.
DJ Amazing Clay - Bonanza 2004
You can hear his massive Indiana Jones track on my Mercado Negro mix below.
Clay in the studio with MC Binho & MC Gringo.
Also check the Man Recordings Blog which has some great stuff on it.