Since I wrote the first post about #bahiabass a lot of new artists come up to global community with great talent. My friend, Lord Breu,, is one from this group. With a deep love with moombahton, most of his tracks is in 108 BPM and you listen that influence. But, he isn’t just a moombah lover, he is from Bahia and understand what is that culture. In this EP with digital label Latino Resiste ( you know Caballo right?) which is promoting the music from Latin America (yes, Brazil is here too) Lord Breu took a step forward in his work.
With 6 original tracks, 3 of them are collab you can see the talent of producer mixing tradicional culture in electronic beats. All tracks are available for free download, but you can also support him in Soundcloud page or Facebook.
To know more about Lord Breu, I ask him 3 questions, so while do you listen to EP read our small interview above.
1 – WHO IS THE LORD BREU? HOW DID TOU START THE PROJECT? HOW DO YOU SEE BAHIA BASS MOVEMENT?
Hey man, whats up? I am the Lord Breu, very pleased! In few words, I am a DJ and producer who began his career producing instrumental Hip Hop in the late 90s and during the same period, I started to listen Dub and deepen this search. From that, I dove in all genres that had the influence of Jamaican Dub to get to the Bass music current format. I started doing DJ sets of Dub, Jungle and Ragga-jungle in the electronic scene in Salvador in 2004, and already was active in the embryonic scene “Sound System” from Salvador. Also: UK Stepper, Dancehall, Reggaeton, Breaks, Dubstep and other styles have been part of my music research, which was constantly expanding with evolution, birth, death and fusion of electronic rhythms, in parallel to my extreme “baianidade” (N.E.:something as Bahia Way of life) and passion for celebrations, and for all the culture of my city.
I see the Bahia Bass as the continuation of this process I stated, coming to Global Bass scene, where all we are adding musical, cultural expressions and your own experience in each region with the Global Bass electronic culture. But, it is important to mention that, this format of Bahia Bass, of course, has always been practiced here, but with our local rhythms. We have always had our own bass culture, is it in the drums of Afro blocks and afoxés or in the sound systems in religious and tradition street festivals and electric trios, among others.
2 – HOW DID THE IDEA OF DENDE EP? HOW DO YOU DESIGNED EP? ARTISTS? STYLES? IDEAS?
The idea of the Dendê EP began to emerge after my presentation at the “Iemanjá Party” (February, 2nd) in this year. The stage is the balcony of one of the nightclubs here in Salvador that I like (LáLá club) faces the street and to the sea, playing in front to people on to streets. I was playing Moombahton and Bahia Bass. It was perfect. After that, carnival formatted the idea of and, after “Momesca Party”, I started to produce. I invited three guys, that I really like, to participate with the vocal tracks: Don Maths – which is DJ and MC and know a lot of music and Brazilian and global culture. He already had recorded other things with me. We have a great relation to work together; Fayakayano is one of the main ragga MC from Bahia of great talent and highlight of the Dancehall scene from Salvador;and Mr. Cappy ,AKA Captain America, is the guy who introduced me to Ragga Muffin in the late 90s, and he has a successful track record in Bahia Music. For the cover art I invited visual artist Junior Pakapym, which has a number of African origin illustrations, that I like very much and I follow his work. This team closed just right with the idea of the project. They are all my friends and we are always meet at parties and at night, often in the same line up.
The genre is Bahia Bass. It has influences from Samba Reggae, Samba de Roda, Afoxé and Dembow, and flirts with Moombahton, Zouk Bass, Rasterinha and Dancehall. But like many sounds of the global and tropical scene flirt with rhythms of African origin, it is not difficult to find other references that are identified. It is quite festive, global and tropical. The verses were created at the time, talking about Bahia Culture, global and electronic, listening to the still embryonic productions.
3 – WHAT MORE CAN WE EXPECT OF LORD BREU? GIG? TOUR? ALBUM? COLLABS?
I say you can expect the best from all of it, because I’ve been working hard. I still following with gigs in the local scene and there are some collabs in progress that will arise to the public soon. New contacts are always welcome, and they have also arisen proposals gigs in other states; with this, a tour has been planned, in addition to a recurring conversation between artist friends, a strong will, but for now, there’s just speculatios. I believe this EPs is an important part of a puzzle, that is being formed and gradually showing the artist until the arrival of an album, and until then I intend to show even more!