Rasterinha: more about it


Photo: Leo Cavillini

As some of you know, there is a new movement coming from de Rio de Janeiro, in a new style called Rasterinha. Some producers call it raggafunk or axé funk.  I was lucky enough to be the first to introduce it to the blog world via Noisey in Decemember last year.

Rasterinha is a new trend of Baile Funk, coming from funkeiros, in a slow BPM with a different beat from tamborzão or voltmix, even different from the beatbox (usual know as tamoborzinho). This beat is new, using a little of atabaque, a little of pandero and a little of beatbox from funk. It also has the influence of ragga and axé music, but it sounds different from both, because it is more focused on dancing. Another great thing about this new movement is the use of  instrumental elements, such as the cavaquinho.

Why this movement is so interesting? 

It’s a new movement that changes the usual beat of Baile Funk. Since the creation of the Baile Funk, fukeiros have used the same beat, with little adaptation. If you listen to tamborzão or voltmix, the classic beat of Baile Funk, and you listen today, you will note the similarity of sounds. There isn’t a big change. But with Rasterinha, there is.

Another main distinguishing feature is the speed, this new beat is slower. Baile Funk is usually 130 BPM but Rasterinha is around 96 BPM.

Another major departure is that Rasterinha has come from funkeiros. Diplo and Haaksman, came to Brazil in 2005 to understand Baile Funk and subsequently they released a lot of material. However, they didn’t influence the funkeiros. The favela don’t care with the gringos or the underground scene, they live their own routine, their own culture and don’t take much influence from other movements. And now this new movement is from them! They created this beat, they wanted to slow it down. This new influence is home grown.

Will Rasterinha replace Baile Funk?

Damn man, no. Baile Funk is a very strong movement, it has it’s own life, it’s own economy, trends, artists, hit’s. We will continue to listen to Baile Funk for years to come but we also now have something new that comes from it to listen to too.

Why Rasterinha?

When I was writing the first article about Rasterinha in Noisey, I spoke with dj BamBam, the producer of Novinha Sensacional and he told me this history:

“In 90s, there is a sound we calles “Rasteiro”.  It’s slower than baile funk and the crowd dance to it with ‘passinho’. Now in 10’s, this new beat is slow too, so we call it Rasterinha.”

The first track from Rasterinha came from Mc Nandinho. He was in a studio with friends and dropping beats on a motorcycle helmet and singing. Playing with friends. In that moment he liked a beat and so they decided to record it as a joke and stuck it on a video of a guy in a spiderman costume.

When you listen to the beat, you can hear that it is very simple. It was recorded in the moment with hardly any production and bascially as a joke. Then, came Quero Bunda from Mc Tipocki and the beat was used in a new way with more production.

Last summer Rasterinha started growing and the track Novinha Sensacional was the big hit. You always know which is the track of the moment from what is blasting out of  car stereos on the street. 8 out of 10 cars were blasting out Novinha all summer.  That was the catalyst that inspired more and more producers to make and release new tracks.

The 2 big names in the Rasterinha scene are: Mc Romântico and Mc Tipocki.  However both mc’s have only released just one track each. Whereas other producers such as Victor Falcão, Dj BamBam and Dj Lula, are releasing tracks on a weekly basis.

From the underground scene, more and more producers are getting interested in Rasterinha. Omulu was one of the first to release a track:

And soon, will release this one with Comrade:

Even more names from the bass underground from all over the world are now interested in releasing Rasterinha material.  Everybody from Gorky from Bonde do Rolê through to Comrade and even Munchi have all expressed an interest in releasing music in this scene.

Munchi is in love with Rasterinha and he sent a message to Comrade saying the following:

“I’ve been locked in my room growing a beard hooked on Rasterinha”

He says that he has already created an EP with 8 tracks ready for a release and that’s believable because Munchi has always been in love with Baile Funk for a long time.

Branko from Buraka Som Sistema also played a Rasterinha track on his BBC Radio 1 show last week:

Seductive Take Control (Guto de Almeida Rasteirinha Remix)

For now I think we can expect more tracks from funkeiro, more tracks from the underground scene in this new Rasterinha style.

Funk na Caixa will also release an Ep in a few days time and here’s one of the tracks from it:

And there is more to come.

Enjoy the Rasterinha, listen to the following and get in love with it as you’ll be hearing a lot more of it in months to come.

If you want to produce something in this style look for kit quero bunda on the internet.

Here’s more few tracks:





Funk Globo: the videos of neo Baile sound

xao neo baile

Last month we presented you the last wild comp release on Mr. Bongo label : Funk Globo: the sound of neo Baile
! Two new videos now are to be added to it.

Indeed the first track Vai Danada by Guto de Almeida feat. Mc Wa and Dj Comrade’s Xão Trap landed on Youtube a few days ago, like cherries on top of a super creamy sweet cake.

The first one will certainly help to work out your Carioca moves, the other one will surely please you as it’s filled with strong references to movies and music videos. Imagine yourself in a mix of Smack My Bitch Up and A Clockwork Orange.

Vai Danada – Guto de Almeida Feat. Mc Wá

Xão Trap – Dj Comrade

We remind you that the whole comp was released on the 24th of June. You can directly access and buy it on Mr. Bongo‘s page HERE !


Neo Funk, Neo stuff

The Neo Funk get reduced the number of produces and remixes, few mouths ago the moombatoh arrived in Brazil and producers’re now producing other stuff. We still with great producers in Neo Funk and with this wave of moombah, we’ve diferent produces and new producers, as Kojack. This project see the baile funk as a house music, as a chilly music, as a music with low bpm to you feel the music. You’ll dance too with music, but there is a peace in air.
Kojack – Montagen K Beat (Instrumental) by KOJACK´S

Daryl Hall & John Oates – I Can’t Go For That ((Kojack Baile Edit)) by KOJACK´S

LMFAO – Party Rock Anthem (Kojack Tae k Baile Mix) by KOJACK´S

Soulwax – Another Excuse (Kojack Baile funk Edit) by KOJACK´S

KOJACK – Mash Funk by KOJACK´S

Kojack – Scared Striker Baile Funk Remix by KOJACK´S


There is a Duo in Curitiba (city where Bonde do Role born) who is creating a intersting mix of styles. Their production mix samba with electro, funk with moombatoh, sertanejo with pagode, and other mixis. Their set’s are a kind of own mashups and remixes, to shake everybody on dancefloor.

Desce Louca – DrunkDisco mixtape
Drunk Disco Mixtape – Desce Loca by cgxaa


Guto de Almeida, Rollin’ with Neo Funk. In this mixtape of Guto, we can see all new tendences of Neo Funk and the new remixes there is in scene. 30 minutes that look’s like 5 minutes, with great mixing! Here is the link to download the set in 320kbps



Bmore still influencing the Neo Funk. Or is the Neo funk who influence bmore?

Well, Jmay still producing and remixing great stuff to us, and here is more from him:
JMAY – La Gata Loca by JMAYMusic

And his Single with 4 remixes, Brooklyn Girls
JMAY ft 77Klash – The Brooklyn Girls EP by JMAYMusic


Jmay set to ClubPopozuda

Club Popozuda Mixtape #19 (JMAY) by JMAYMusic



To finish the post, a project that we really like!



Exclusive remix – Pegue e não se Apegue

Guto de Almeida is one of brasilian producers with great skill. Producing trakcs of drum’n’bass, some kind of funk step and neo funk, he has other skills of mixing too. In the Baile Funk Mix #3 he played some great new tracks, mixing and scratching in your ‘cdj’ and insert some edits in mix. One of then, Pegue e não se apegue, is a exclusive remix to generation bass, and you can download it here:

Download: Pegue e não se Apegue (GDA Mashup Mix) – Mulher Moranguinho vs Big Fat


Check now the video:



Sapabonde redefines BaileFunk with a little help from his friends!


cooool! Some of my favorite BaileFunk Producers down in Brazil just posted 4 new tracks to their soundcloud page!

Let’s start with this rather unusual and very successful global ghetto tech vs bailefunk track:

Sapabonde Vs. The Young Punx – Éus Sapa (Holybitches remix) by Sapabonde

YaY! My Favorite Bailefunk track from 2010 gets a two more fresh remixes, this time by Guto de Almeida.

Sapabonde – Vai Não Se Esconde (Guto de Almeida BAILE Remix) by Sapabonde

Did this just get Shpongled? Another awesome remix for an already great tune!

Sapabonde – Vai Não Se Esconde (Guto de Almeida Remix) by Sapabonde

Do I hear the Raja Ram’s style beatboxing in there, or am I hallucinating O_O ?

Sapabonde – SB Di Rolê (El Super Gummi Remix) by Sapabonde

Check their cloud page for lot of other remixes and originals, Sapabonde are for sure a name to follow 😛