Gato Preto feat. Edu K – Barulho Video [Kuduro vs Punk]


Crazy, energetic new track & Apocalyptic video by Gato Preto featuring Edu K, both of whom have appeared on Generation Bass Digital in the recent past.

“The word “Barulho” is translated into “Noise” in english. The songs message is “Make Noise”, Jump around and wild out!!!

Hard african Kuduro rhythms meet Punk Guitars, portugese Raps and Electro Bleeps – Africa meets Europe meets Brazil!! Sounds crazy?!? Yes it is…

Gato Preto, the energetic duo with their roots in Ghana,Portugal and Mozambique team up with a true brazilian music legend Edu K. Hes the lead singer of the famous band Defalla and is known for his Bailefunk hit “Popozuda” released on MAN Recordings.The mixture of these different backgrounds in music show that creativity has no limits once you start to create.

This track will set your ears and feet on fire!”

Funk Globo: the sound of neo Baile

funk Globo : the sound of Neo Baile
funk Globo : the sound of Neo Baile

Baile Funk is certainly one of my first musical love stories. Like a real one, with the « coup de foudre » or love at first hearing. The heartbeat, the passion, the anxiety, the anger, the lust, frustration and renewed pleasure, it was all of that.

It happened by chance and it started with Mr Bongo. Yes, the very label we talk about today. Years ago I knew i’d have a big party coming and i didn’t want to open on the headline artist playing something casual, so i digged in the net for a few months and that raw diamond came out. It was a real fight to extract it, but i got my first Baile Funk Comp vinyl :

Slum Drunk presents Funk Carioca by Tetine. And the storm of Putarias (sry i dunno what appropriate plurals are) of proibidão started. All the tracks i could get of Deize Tigrona, Tati Quebra, Tejo, Black Alien, Speed Freaks, Edu K (of course !) these were my names, my music. Thanks to Mr Bongo, Daniel Haaksman (who did an amazing job with his record label), the artists themselves (my Capoeira Mestre as well, thx Guara, i still have that recording you brought me back from Rio and forbade me to play public, – it’s about guys from one gang bitching onto another one –, actually thx for telling me, i guess it avoided me some serious trouble).

So enough of my good memories. Baile Funk has become Neo Baile. I wouldn’t even dare to explain what Neo Baile is exactly (i’d make a fool of myself), just know that you can get a hand on that superb comp released on Mr Bongo label, the tracks collected and put together by Sao Paulo-based Funk na Caixa aka Renato Martins and London-based Sean Casey aka Bumps, founder of Club Popozuda.

That’s 14 unreleased tracks blending tamborzão, heavy trap beats, uplifting close to moombahton drilling synths, tropical rhythms, dutch house snare rolls, Bmore drumbeats, great samples and even remixes of Maga Bo, Bert on Beats &Mc Gi, all of that into new ass-kicking versions.

Tecnobrega of course hasn’t been ignored – how could it be -, and you’ll get some caracteristic elements of that superb style and even as a bonus track Deize Tigrona‘s Prostituto feat. Jaloo. Just that track reveals the quality of this comp.

And yes don’t worry the 808 Volt hasn’t disappeared !

Mr Bongo records started life in 1989 and now 20-something years on they now have an impressive recording roster featuring some of the best Brazilian, Latin, reggae, African and Jazz music and artists. They also became an established bearer for hard-to-find, classic Latin music, and are particularly strong supporters of Brazilian music outside of the Americas.

‘Funk Globo: The Sound of Neo Baile’ features established names such as DJ Comdrade aka Xao, whose ‘Favela Trap’ album made a major dent in the burgeoning scene at the end of 2012, Sao Paulo-based MC Gi, one of the forerunners of the scene, and Rio-based
Maga Bo, who has been producing Brazilian-flavoured bass music since the early 00s.

Alongside these are upcoming artists Ophex from Lithuania, Ckrono&Slesh from Italy, Gato Preto from Mozambique, Chuck Upbeat from Moscow and London-based Bumps, one of the compilers. As a bonus the compilation also features the first lady of Funk, Deize Tigrona, on a track entitled ‘Prostituto’ that fuses Tecnobrega and the best of Trap rhythms and aesthetics. A truly global compilation, ‘Funk Globo: The Sounds of Baile Funk is a don’t-miss-it release from Mr Bongo, and will be released on the 22nd July 2013.
From Press kit.

You can listen here to the tracks mixed by Funk na Caixa :



1. Guto de Almeida-Vai Danada Ft. MC Wa

2. Maga Bo-No Balanco da Canoa (Bumps’ Neo Baile Remix)
3. Ophex-Gostoso
4. DJ Comrade-Xão Trap
5. MC Gi-Chega Mais (Carlos Nuñez Remix)
6. Chuck Upbeat-Cicadas’ Dance
7. Miam Vandale-Dança Gostosa
8. La Bombacion-Baile Funk Ft. Tecou
9. MC Dedê-Real Funk Do Povão (DJ Comrade Remix)
10. Bumps-Bumporzão
11. Ckrono & Slesh-A Patricinha
12. ViA The Robots-Shtusha Kutusha
13. MC Kacho-Bole Rebole (Prod. By Jaloo)
14. Gato Preto-Saca Me Desse Banzé
15. Deize Tigrona-Prostituto Ft. Jaloo

TecnoBrega RocKs!!!!

[The cool girl in the pic is LADY GREEN]

Following on from my Cremoso TecnoBrega Mixtapes over the past couple of years, I thought it was time to do another TecnoBrega mixtape of some of the other dudes in the game.

Spurred on by Haaksman’s brilliant compilation, which is my album of 2012, I drew inspiration from that and also from some of the tracks I’d collated on our blog posts from the past few years.  So I put this together as a celebration of this infamous genre from Brazil that for me just seems to be growing from strength to strength!

First version of the mix that I laid down was too long and so I thought I’d do a second edited version.  This version RocKs!!

Recorded Live on Pioneer CDJ’s 1take/1cut.

TecnoBrega RocKs – A celebration of the great TecnoBrega (cheesy tecno) genre!

🙂 on yer face!

Big, Big dues owed to :

DJ Waldo Squash/Gang Do Eletro – A lot the tracks on this mix are down to him, this dude is another genius alongside Cremoso!

Jaloo whose “hipster” type of TecnoBrega is really cutting edge and different!

Joao Brasil, we’ve known this dude for a few years now and in fact he graced the first ever Generation Bass party at Incubate, Holland, back in 2009!

There is a BUY LINK for the Haaksman compilation on my mix and so go and buy it!!

An innovative Brega Bass track on the mix also comes from our dude Omulu, watch out for his EP on Generation Bass in 2013!

Daniel Haaksman Presents Tecno Brega : Album of the Year!

As you know from my Cremoso mixtapes, I am an absolute sucker for TecnoBrega and we’ve been covering it ever since this blog began in 2009!

I gotta say I was surprised when Daniel Haaksman informed me about this compilation because I had no idea he shared a massive love for it, like we do!!! As far as I am aware, he never articulated it publicly at least, albeit, he has had a Cremoso remix on one of Joao Brasil’s releases in the past.

I am so glad that he decided to put this together as his knowledge of Brazilian music is rich given his Baile Funk background and his contacts in Brazil are influential too. Indeed, for me it was really Haaksman’s Baile Funk output on his Man Recordings label way back that got me into much of the Transnational Bass scene as we now call it. So he has been an original in this scene for quite some time.

This new compilation just blew me away, it is my album of this year by a long shot. It could not have been better timed either because 2012 has been the year of CHEESE!

From the emergence of Trap, which caused mass bandwagon jumping with loads of people losing their integrity, to the rise of so called “EDM” in America, which practically ethnically cleansed the rich UK, European and USA history of Electronic Dance Music.

2012 has been the year of CHEESE!

Ironically, both “EDM” and Trap have ended up being far more cheesier than the material on this compilation which sets out to be deliberately cheesy. In other words both have out-cheesed TecnoBrega but not in a good or great way.

TecnoBrega is cheese but it’s cheese that brings a smile to your face, that makes you want to flip out and go a bit nutz, it’s just deliciously camp but in such a good, good way! This compilation by Haaksman makes a point and that is great music, even with a deliberate cheese agenda, still sounds far more classier and underground than other stuff that tries to pretend to be classy or underground!

Each track is a gem and will bring a smile to your face and make you wish that there were regular TecnoBrega parties in the UK and Europe!

So many great things are on this compilation that it’s hard to single out any for individual praise, it’s just such a great collection and fantastic introduction to the greatness of TecnoBrega and Haaksman has done an incredible job in putting it all together!

You really need this in your life!

Check out the mini-mix to get a flava of the compilation:


1. João Brasil feat. Marina Gasolina “Funk Do Iphone”
2. Banda Uó “Faz Uó”
3. Major Lazer feat. Amber Coffmann “Get Free” (Bonde Do Rôle Remix) (G/A/S only)
4. DJ Waldo Squash “Melo Do Dedo”
5. Gang Do Eletro “Pith Bull”
6. Charque “Money” (Edu K Remix)
7. João Brasil “Metal Brega”
8. Daniel Haaksman “Kid Conga” (João Brasil Remix)
9. Gang Do Eletro “Diabinhos Digitais”
10. DJ Waldo Squash “Bass Melody”
11. Crookers “Soca Ali Baba” (João Brasil Remix)
12. Felipe Cordeiro “Fim De Festa”
13. Banda Uó “Chorei”
14. Daniel Haaksman “Berlin Brega”
15. João Brasil “Aguas” feat. Gaby Amarantos



Tecno Brega is Portuguese for “cheesy techno” and it’s the sound of the Amazon finally getting its hands on cheap technology. Cheesy by name and cheesy by nature this is the sound of a simple preset drum pattern and mid to high range synth lines being pushed to the max.

Brega can be seen as a further example of the musical possibilities emerging from the world’s developing areas, yet another third world peripheral music that is based on a rigid but at the same time ever-evolving structure. This is no underground phenomenon, it is popular music, reviled by the urbane sophisticates but designed to appeal to and move the maximum number of Saturday-night revellers.

“Daniel Haaksman Presents Tecno Brega” gives a thorough overview of what is happening to Tecno Brega at the moment, in Pará, Brazil and the rest of the world by including a range of the most cutting edge producers and artists working within this genre. The compilation kicks off with three heavyweight names together, Man’s own genius of mash-up João Brasil teaming up with ex-Bonde de Rolê Marina Gasolina and remixed by DJ Cremoso, a recent new kid on the block whose remixes have been shaking up the genre with his indie crossovers. Banda Uó have two tracks on the compilation, their namesake track showing off their signature style, while “Chorei” seems to be their attempt to get a song played on the Novella (soap opera) at nine o’clock, a sure-fire way to have a hit in Brazil. This strategy seems to have worked for Gaby Amarantos, now a household name in Brazil, who turns up here for the tasteful “Aguas de Março”, again with Man’s own Joao Brasil.

Banda Uó’s producer, DJ Gorky, this time working with Bonde de Rolê, turns out the joyous and uplifting remix of Major Lazer’s “Get Free”, Gorky again showing why he is the man most likely to move Brazil’s music scene forward with a stunning remix of an already great track.

No Brega compilation would be complete without contributions from Pará’s own DJ Waldo Squash, here weighing in with two contributions as well as his work with Gang do Eletro. Squash’s signature sound of wailing synths and juddering stop/starts are an important contribution to the development of Brega, and key track “Bass Melody” is a lesson in short sharp minimalism. Elsewhere on the compilation you can find him inventively adapting anything from Kraftwerk to “Popcorn”.

The João Brasil remix of Daniel Haaksman’s own “Kid Conga”is the track that introduced Brega to Europe and deserves inclusion for it’s pioneering spirit and for demonstrating the blueprint synth sounds and drum pattern. Elsewhere Edu K’s remix of charque’s version of “Money” is channelling Sigue Sigue Sputnik and Belgium techno, Pink Floyd have never sounded so good (and let’s face it, energetic), there’s life in the old dogs yet! Part of the new generation coming out of Belém, Felipe Cordeiro offers up the kitsch but charming “Fim de Festa” a track that nicely encapsulates that melancholy feeling at the end of the party, where the punters are leaving and there’s a few stragglers on the dancefloor, a great example of the traditional meeting the new.The disc finishes with compiler Haaksman’s own take on Brega with the aptly named “Berlin Brega”, for where else would a strangely kitsch sound from the most northern region of Brazil be adopted and accepted with such loving care.

Daniel Haaksman is a Berlin based producer, DJ and journalist. He is head-honcho at Man Recordings and is responsible for all the releases and productions that come out of Man HQ as well as his own releases and remixes. Last year’s “Rambazamba” by Haaksman spawned many cult dancefloor hits and exciting remixes by the likes of Chrissy Murderbot. Man’s catalogue is responsible for the introduction of Brazilian Baile funk into Europe is THE label for Tropical Bass currently coming out of the worldwide periferias. For other labels he has put together such genre-defining compilations as “Rio Baile Funk – Favela Booty Beats” (Essay 2004), “More favela Booty Beats” and “Dub Infusions 1989-1999”and “More Dub Infusions” for the Sonar Kollektiv.

P.S. Today man Recordings have the big, first Brega night outside of Brasil ever as above, if you’re in the area, you’d be a fool to miss it.



Our friend, Un Mono Azul, impressed last year with perhaps “one” of the best remixes I’ve heard from Zizek when he did his brilliant Fauna remix of “Las Mil Caras”.

He has now sent me this great pack consisting of 14 remixes, refixes, edits, mash ups and mutants.  It includes the Gaudi Bad Boy Bass remix that I asked him to do but which sadly did not make the first EP and also some other great stuff.

The pack is full of variety and his take on many different genres from Nu Cumbia, Global Ghettotech, Moombahton through to Tropical.

Keep your eyes on this kid cause he’s definitley one to watch!

Here’s the Tracklist:

1. Bomba Estereo – Fuego (Un Mono Azul remix)

2. Calle 13 vs Douster – Electro Loser (Un Mono Azul mutant)

3. Chancha Vía Circuito vs Skreamizm vs Fauna – El Mad Sistema (Un Mono Azul macumbia)

4. El remolón vs mc hammer vs dabrye vs zonora point vs tulio enriquez (un mono azul cocktail)

5. Fauna vs Edu K vs Dubbel Dutch – Zombies jumpin’ (Un Mono Azul mutant)

6. Fever ray – triangle walks (un mono azul remix)

7. Gaudi – Bad Boy Bass (Un Mono Azul remix)

8. Isa GT – Pela’O (Cocotaxi rmx – Un Mono Azul Moombathon)

9. Junior Boys – Sneak a Picture (Un Mono Azul macumbia)

10. Rusko – Da Cali Anthem (Un Mono Azul macumbia)

11. Tremor – Malambo (Un Mono Azul remix)

12. un mono azul – el ruidito del punani (douster vs hechizeros band)

13. un mono azul – fauna bros (the peronists vs fauna)

14. un mono azul – that moomba tree (dave nada vs snoop dogg)

Free Download:

Art: Derios

World Premiere: Latino Resiste presents TROPICHAOS

latino resiste Tropichaos

Latino Resiste is back!!

For those who don’t know what Latino Resiste is.. here’s a short description:
A series of compilations of Latin American music that unites not only musicians but also photographers, designers and painters in a common objective:

In the First LR Vol 1 we had the best of Latin Underground Rebel Music from all over Latin America; but one country was missed: BRAZIL.

We wanted to have an “ONLY BRAZILIAN” compilation.

That is what we have.

Latino Resiste presents TROPICHAOS ( pronounced Tropi chão) because of the chaotic way to mix music and because the word chaos is near to chão, which is a very used word in Brazilian pancadão!

Download link..

Anyone with a passing interest in new brazilian music may have noticed a generation shift over the last few years, a blend of the brazilian folklore with many other influences, and also a great response from public to baile funk, samba, bossa, technobrega, capoeira, brazilian_mash up, and much more amazing stuff that comes from this new wave of producers, promoters, DJs, hustlers and bustlers who have redefined brazilian music.

They’re part of the “LATINO RESISTE,” a great selection of dancefloors bangers and real brazilian tunes with the kind of energy only a new, young generation of rebel musicians can, their musical scope and breadth reaches well beyond club confines.

latino resiste Tropichaos tracklist

The compilation was made by BRUTAL REDNECK, perhaps one of the best mash upers not only in Brazil but also in the whole planet, and it gave LATINO RESISTE the opportunity to get a real Brazilian (Sassa) for both, the music and the art!!!

The photography was made by Brazil’s luckiest guy!! RICARDO CANHOTO!! who has the amazing job of being the best erotic photographer in Brazil !! means he sees all the brazilian hottest models naked, hang outs with ’em, takes pictures of them, and gets paid!!!-


If you want to know what Brazil has to show in terms of New music, we are giving you as much as we can find:
from the underrated technobrega, to the super danceable brazilian house, baile funk, mash ups, and much more.

You will find well known and barely known acts… because that is what Latino Resiste is about

In an utopia where the whole world goes to Heaven.. IN THE END THERE WILL BE ONLY TROPICHAOS!!!

Download link..


SO PLEASE: if u want to show ur design, painting, band, mix or just share some love
[email protected] is the place to write!!
and dont forget to visit Flickr

Latino Resiste


and in case you don’t have it

here it is:


Gracias..Thank you..



Killer Mixfest!





To begin:
Fabric! Drops a livemix!! WICKED and FREE!!

Blu Mar Ten FABRICLIVE Promo Mix by fabric

Next one: PEDRO INFAME‘s MAD TUNES!! a dope mini mix with MAD tunes and wicked sounds!!

you think it’s salsa, but i cheated (the mixtape) by pedroinfame


Edu K – No Bangerz! Mix

1 Monkey Safari – Fanfara (Chaos In The CBD Remix)
2 Chris James & Danny T – Spartan Games
3 AcidKids – Big Foot feat. Marina (Zombie Disco Squad Dub)
4 DirtyBeats – Alone In The Jungle (French Fries Remix)
5 Edu K – Flutesnoot
6 Killer On The Dancefloor – Gringo Oba Oba (Edu K Remix)
7 Nick & Danny Chatelain – Matasuegras (Mastiksoul Remix)
8 Major Lazer – Hold The Line (Edu K Remix)
9 Skitzofrenix – Droppin That
10 Daniel Steinberg – Rush Me (Format B Remix)
11 Mar-T – Propaganda
12 Yolanda Be Cool – Villalobos For Presidente
13 Saeed Younan – Backroom Honey
14 Edu K – Dos Gusanos
15 Chernobyl Ft Praga – Balança (Edu K Remix)
16 Shab Ruffcut – Reggae Source (MadKids Remix)

Club popozuda Mixtapes


Club Popozuda was a dance music party based in London.

Club Popozuda features a selection of bootyshaking global bass music. Music from around the world with lots of bass. Music that makes you want to shake your ass.

“Popozuda” is a Brazilian slang word for a woman with a round, juicy bum.

And “kuduro” is an Angolan word meaning, literally, “hard ass”. Club

Popozuda is a sexy, sweaty tour-de-force of global bootyshaking beats, including baile funk (Brazil), Baltimore funk (USA), kuduro (Angola), kwaito (South Africa), grime (UK), plus hip hop and more from all over the place.

First mixtape courtesy of the one and only EDU K!

The man who gave us the original ode to ladies with big bums (“Popozuda Rock n’ Roll”, featured on our first mixtape), Edu K is one of Brazil’s most loved contemporary music artists and was one of the first pioneers to promote baile music outside of Brazil. Here he presents one hour of blissful dance music, exclusively for Club Popozuda.

Like an ice cold smoothie made from the freshest tropical fruits this is a bit of chilled out tropical heaven. It’s a bit different from our usual sweating, grinding and shaking… we hope you enjoy it!

1 Freaker – Maculele
2 DJ PP – Tribalero
3 Broombeck – The Clapper (The Dolphins Remix)
4 Little T – I Walk Down The Street
5 Mario Miranda – Fish (Alexis Cabrera Remix)
6 Saeed Younan – Yeah Ha
7 Marshall – The Words Of Wine
8 Charlie Brown – Carthago (After Mix)
9 Edu K – Ilú Batá De Xangô
10 Killer On The Dancefloor – Gringo Oba Oba (Edu K Remix)
11 Major Lazer – Hold The Line (Edu K Remix)
12 Nick & Danny Chatelain – Matasuegras (Mastiksoul Remix)
13 Yolanda Be Cool – Afro Nuts (Edu K Remix)

SECOND mixtape of the day

Resident DJ and partystarter The Bumps has cooked up another hot mixtape for y’all. Put it on your iPod and play it loud so everyone on the bus can hear it.
Club Popozuda Mixtape #2 (The Bumps) by clubpopozuda


it’s just D.O.P.E…AND SI SI IT’S FREE!!!!!!!!

They drop these sope songs….let’s start with the twelves!!!, (the so-called brazilian daft punk)
Cicada – Metropolis [The Twelves’ B-LIVE Rio Mix] by BACARDI B-LIVE
Cicada is a UK-based electronic outfit featuring producers Aaron Gilbert and Alex Payne along with vocalists Heidrun Bjornsdottir and Nicky Mac. We’ve got two tracks by them for you to wrap your ears around. First off, they’ve done an historic remix of ‘Be My Crush’ by Brazilian artists The Twelves. Why historic? It was the first remix ever of an original tune by The Twelves. In return, The Twelves furnished us with their breezy remix of Cicada’s own track ‘Metropolis’.
The Twelves – Be My Crush [Cicada’s B-LIVE Rio Mix] by BACARDI B-LIVE
Juan Maclean
The Twelves – Be My Crush [The Juan MacLean’s B-LIVE Rio Mix] by BACARDI B-LIVE

EDU K!!!!!
Edu K is one of Brazil’s hottest dance music exports. He started out playing in punk band De Falla then made his name with a series of releases based on the baile funk sound of Brazil’s favelas. Since then he has developed a chunky, tropical house sound with tunes like Flutesnoot, recorded exclusively for BACARDI after a sublime set at B-LIVE Berlin in 2009.

MIXHELL DOING A remix of this EDU K TUNE!!!!
Mixhell is the electro project of drummer Igor Cavalera and his wife Laima. Igor perfected his signature tribal metal drum sound while playing in Sepultura, Brazil’s biggest rock band, together with vocalist brother Max. Now Mixhell takes those heavy rhythms and puts them through the techno blender, operated by Laima, to the amazement of the crowds who have seen them at festivals and Soul Wax shows.
Same tune now mixed by the mega dj from la france Brodinsky

Brodinski may be a Frenchman, but don’t lump him in with the Paris electro-house scene! He has revealed a harder edge to the sound of France, especially through his radical remixes of Klaxons’ It Aint Over Til It’s Over and DIM’s Is You. So we’re happy to announce a fresh slice of Brodinski magic in the form of his remix of the Edu K track Flutesnoot, both Bacardi B-LIVE exclusives.