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where on earth should a baile newbie start with this stuff?

ppp, Thursday, 24 March 2005 13:21 (twelve years ago) Permalink

i'm new to this stuff as well but I've been enjoying

Baile Funk Vol. 2 (Black Betty) for older stuff...really diverse and wonderful but not the hard-hitting stuff you may be thinking of...

and Diplo's Favela on Blast 3 mix (Self-Released)

I'm trying to get ahold of an album called Favela Booty Beats (Essay)...but I have no idea if it's good or not.

so I'm also interested in hearing

mono.mono (mono.mono), Thursday, 24 March 2005 13:50 (twelve years ago) Permalink

...hearing what others recommend.

mono.mono (mono.mono), Thursday, 24 March 2005 13:50 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Are they any good Baile Funk MP3 blogs?

Hari A$hur$t (Toaster), Thursday, 24 March 2005 13:54 (twelve years ago) Permalink

favela booty beats is great - thats all ive heard

peter smith (plsmith), Thursday, 24 March 2005 14:44 (twelve years ago) Permalink

i got the 12" of favela booty beats theres a really track with rock style guitars on it...

not heard the album.

probably the same high quality for the rest of the album.

Danny.

danny boy, Thursday, 24 March 2005 15:15 (twelve years ago) Permalink

on this really snowy day two weeks ago, my office was closed, and my roommate and i drove to dunkin donuts in the heavy snow, blasting FBB. it was perfect - exhilarating and a little absurd. just like a snow day. just like dunkin donuts.

PAVAROTY
PAVAROTY

oh shit. i forgot! heres another anecdote about that song. i went to baltimore a few days later with my same roommate and my other friend, and stopped to get gas on the way. i rolled down their windows at the crowded gas station while blasting "pavaroty", because i think im way funnier than i actually am. this pizza delivery guy yells out "is that (blahblahblah)?" i was like, "oh its baile funk - brazilian stuff...", and hes like "yeah - im from brazil - those guys are from my town - thats an awesome song." it was amazing. and from now on, i swear by baile funk.

peter smith (plsmith), Thursday, 24 March 2005 15:23 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Da Mystic Homeboy is your friend : http://www.evil-wire.org/~ampere/mp3/funky/

Though I don't know if he's keeping up with newer stuff.

A friend of mine came back from Rio a couple of weeks ago and claims he has some Rio Funk which he *should* be copying for me. If I manage to get hold of it and it's any good I'll put it up.

phil jones (interstar), Thursday, 24 March 2005 15:52 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I read somewhere that Favela Booty Beats was going to be reissued in America. I got my copy from Essay (a German label I think).

steve-k, Thursday, 24 March 2005 15:58 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Can someone explain the appeal of baile funk? The tracks on Arular that get called baile funk just sound like cheesy electro beats to me.

Jordan (Jordan), Thursday, 24 March 2005 16:01 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Can someone explain the appeal of baile funk?

It's fun?

Graeme (Graeme), Thursday, 24 March 2005 16:06 (twelve years ago) Permalink

"Can someone explain the appeal of baile funk?

It's fun?"

Not just that. Because it's raw, and a bit naive. Like these people have only just discovered this thing with shouting over drum-beats. They aren't oppressed by nearly 30 years of hip-hop history. It's their corner of the world and their chance to make something special with it. And we don't know how it's going to turn out. But it's definitely going somewhere.

That's what makes it like grime in the UK or reggaeton in the states.

For me that's exciting. Also because Brazil is an uber-rockist culture, completely "respectful" of being able to play your instruments well, and idolizing the giants of early 70s Tropicalia like Gilberto Gil. Even the drum'n'bass stars like Marky and XRS land are kind of polished and playing within the game.

But this stuff *really* annoys them. (Note "Elvis is dead"'s comment on Proíbidao/Baile Funk ) Respecatable midde-class Brazilians are completely embarrassed and hate it. But it's so damned invasive they can't escape it. :-)

phil jones (interstar), Thursday, 24 March 2005 16:28 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Thinking about this a bit more...I only remembered one track on Arular that followed the Baile Funk formula ('Bucky Done Gun' no?) and while it seemed to get the sound right it was missing something by not being as raw sounding as the original stuff. Cheesy electro is not too bad a description for Baile Funk though. It's basically DIY Miami Bass with a helping of what I'm guessing is the Rio equivalent of gangsta attitude.

There are mp3s to be found here and there on the, but outside of the handful of compilations there doesn't seem to be an easy way of hearing too much of this. This site is a good place to start:

http://www.evil-wire.org/~ampere/mp3/funky/

Anyhow, Search...Batutinha DJ, Bonde do Tigrao, DJ Funk Boy. Everything I've gotten my hands on with these names attached has been good. Batutinha DJ's 'Megamon' was the track that got me interested in Baile Funk so it might be a good one to start with.

(x-post)

Graeme (Graeme), Thursday, 24 March 2005 16:29 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Favela Booty Beats is available from the Other Music website...and it is on the Essay label, but it's like 20 bucks. arghh...

mono.mono (mono.mono), Thursday, 24 March 2005 17:21 (twelve years ago) Permalink

It's not worth $20+.

Alex in SF (Alex in SF), Thursday, 24 March 2005 17:22 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Thanks, Phil, that's exactly what I was looking for.

Jordan (Jordan), Thursday, 24 March 2005 17:24 (twelve years ago) Permalink

april 5th, its released in the us

peter smith (plsmith), Thursday, 24 March 2005 17:24 (twelve years ago) Permalink

England too

Hari A$hur$t (Toaster), Thursday, 24 March 2005 17:25 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I can slsk this to some people, but I dont get off work for another 8+ hours.. Email me if you can hold out that long.

Dude, are you a 15 year old asian chick? (jingleberries), Thursday, 24 March 2005 17:31 (twelve years ago) Permalink

There is also some stuff on that Mr Bongo label that's supposed to be good (Funk Carioca or something.) Haha although APPARENTLY Diplo thinks the Mr Bongo guy is an asshole (note: it is also possible that Diplo is an asshole.)

Alex in SF (Alex in SF), Thursday, 24 March 2005 17:32 (twelve years ago) Permalink

that As Melhores Do La mix on that site linked upthread is good so far.

Hari A$hur$t (Toaster), Thursday, 24 March 2005 18:06 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Did anyone see this piece by Reynolds which covers some of the history : http://blissout.blogspot.com/2005_03_01_blissout_archive.html#111021027244841135

phil jones (interstar), Thursday, 24 March 2005 18:40 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Favela on Blast found here for free!

http://www.boomselection.info/

ken taylrr (ken taylrr), Thursday, 24 March 2005 18:42 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I donno about how he lives in general but everything I've heard about Diplo suggests he's a hella nice guy. Also I met him once and he was very nice.

deej., Thursday, 24 March 2005 18:43 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I'm going to Rio next month. Where should I go to buy mix-CDs??? I will yousendit on this thread when I return!

I've heard nothing but good things about Diplo too. He responded well to SFJ on SFJ's blog.

Spencer Chow (spencermfi), Thursday, 24 March 2005 18:45 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Hey I didn't SAY he was an asshole. Although calling Mr Bongo an asshole in public and intimating that no one should buy his compilations and then detailing no reasons why he is an asshole is kind of assholish to do, frankly. I'm sure Diplo is a nice enough guy though under most circumstances.

Alex in SF (Alex in SF), Thursday, 24 March 2005 18:49 (twelve years ago) Permalink

At Matt Sonzala's site there's a picture of Diplo blowing a rave whistle while watching Slim Thug perform.

deej., Thursday, 24 March 2005 18:53 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I gotta say those pictures of him make him look terrible.

Alex in SF (Alex in SF), Thursday, 24 March 2005 18:56 (twelve years ago) Permalink

DustyGroove has Favela Booty Beats for less than Other ($16), if you don't want to wait or it would hurt your feelings to own the domestic reissue...

Stormy Davis (diamond), Thursday, 24 March 2005 18:56 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I always forget to check Dusty Groove for stuff like this.

Alex in SF (Alex in SF), Thursday, 24 March 2005 19:00 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Wow! That "Favela on Blast" is great! :-) Those tracks have a lot more melodic instrumentation on them than the stuff I know. Anyone have an idea how much Diplo added?

phil jones (interstar), Thursday, 24 March 2005 20:37 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I followed the links on the ninjatune site to buy favela on blast, but shit didnt work out. I'll dl the mp3 tonight. hooray.

Dude, are you a 15 year old asian chick? (jingleberries), Thursday, 24 March 2005 20:45 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Shit!

MC Jaqueline Pocahontas - Vem Meu Bem

is GREAT

http://www.evil-wire.org/~ampere/mp3/funky/ta_dominado/index.html

track 8

Hari A$hur$t (Toaster), Friday, 25 March 2005 00:36 (twelve years ago) Permalink

reggaeton in the states

Except reggaeton is boricua not estadounidense.

RS £aRue (rockist_scientist), Friday, 25 March 2005 01:09 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Diplo looks like a geek.

Jordan (Jordan), Friday, 25 March 2005 02:35 (twelve years ago) Permalink

does he write on message boards or something?

Matos-Webster Dictionary (M Matos), Friday, 25 March 2005 02:49 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Haha burn!

Alex in SF (Alex in SF), Friday, 25 March 2005 02:53 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Spencer, there is a great club in the Lapa district (near the aqueducts), I heard some Carioca Funk there...but it played a bunch of other stuff too; but it is still one of the best club atmospheres I have ever been partying to.

here's a picture with the name/address

there's a bunch of other clubs next door and around the square... they seemed to playing host to the less economically priveleged and are a better bet than the clubs in Ipanema - although there are a few that looked fucking stylish (decor and people)

My friend wrote this about Rio... it may have some useful tips

Tannenbaum Schmidt (Nik), Saturday, 26 March 2005 01:59 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Actually, that might be the address, but its in Lapa and by the aqueducts next to a bunch of other clubs

Tannenbaum Schmidt (Nik), Saturday, 26 March 2005 02:01 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Actually, that might be the address, but its in Lapa and by the aqueducts next to a bunch of other clubs

Actually, that might not be the address, but its in Lapa and by the aqueducts next to a bunch of other clubs

Tannenbaum Schmidt (Nik), Saturday, 26 March 2005 02:02 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Thanks! I will look into it/map it.

Spencer Chow (spencermfi), Saturday, 26 March 2005 03:22 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I'm going to brazil, of course.

simon reynolds won't condone it.

cozen (Cozen), Sunday, 3 April 2005 22:27 (twelve years ago) Permalink

diplo's mix is good, so good.

cozen (Cozen), Sunday, 3 April 2005 22:34 (twelve years ago) Permalink

one year passes...
i figure if any of those links went old, here's another way to get a hold of diplo's "Favela on Blast", and also you can get the M.I.A. "piracy funds terrorism" download for free. for some reason diplo's got the dopest baile funk compilations. get a hold of "favela strikes back".
http://cokemachineglow.com/reviews/miadiplo_arularet2005.html

ishtaro, Tuesday, 16 May 2006 13:58 (eleven years ago) Permalink

three years pass...

moar please

Moka, Saturday, 13 June 2009 23:30 (eight years ago) Permalink

Buraka Som Sistema - General

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jQ52w8-jTUQ

Not baile funk in the purest sense but one of my favorite things in the genre.

Moka, Saturday, 13 June 2009 23:43 (eight years ago) Permalink

four years pass...

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/08/magazine/the-world-cup-soundtrack.html?emc=edit_th_20140608&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=37355772&_r=0

excerpt from NY Times Magazine story:

Practitioners of proibidão, the prohibited funk style that champions drug gangs, were forced to move to unpacified favelas or change their style to “light,” with the watered-down lyrics the term implies.

Commercially, this shift coincided with broader mainstream acceptance of funk, as performers like MC Koringa found acceptance for their songs on the nightly soap operas. In São Paulo, a brash new variety called funk ostentação (ostentation) has emerged, with singers flaunting wads of cash and imported sports cars. Where did Neymar, the star of Brazil’s national soccer team, go to relax before the World Cup? The Dom Room, a funk club near São Paulo. Reflecting the genre’s elasticity, some in Brazil’s evangelical Christian community decided it was time to join the funk scene rather than criticize it. Thus the subgenre of “gospel funk,” featuring biblical-inspired lyrics.

Yet in Rio, funk’s cradle, some of the marginalized proibidão singers persist. Some work in favelas still controlled by gangs, reflecting Rio’s fractious urban peace process. Fewer than 300 of the city’s estimated 1,000 or so favelas are pacified; even in slums now featuring a large police presence, there has been a startling spike in shootings of police officers this year. Around the city, muggings have surged. The homicide rate is also climbing once again in Rio, setting the city on edge just as visitors start arriving for the World Cup.

Amid this tension, new funk stars are emerging, exemplified to a large extent by women like Valesca Popozuda and Anitta. One rising voice in Rio’s clubs is MC Lexa, 19, whose real name is Léa Araújo. She doesn’t come from a favela, pacified or otherwise, but from Jacarepaguá, a sprawling suburban area interspersed with slums. On the cusp of stardom, MC Lexa delayed her civil-engineering studies and has begun performing in cities like Brasília and São Paulo. “Few people have a real chance for a career in funk,” she says. “I need to make this moment count.”

Simon Romero is the Brazil bureau chief for The New York Times.

curmudgeon, Sunday, 8 June 2014 13:20 (three years ago) Permalink

Nice update (or at it leasts it seems like one)on a genre I lost touch with

curmudgeon, Monday, 9 June 2014 13:53 (three years ago) Permalink

three years pass...

I don't know anything about this stuff in 2018, but I do like stumbling on unknown-to-me songs with more than half a billion YT views:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_P7S2lKif-A

which is enough to get you a remix with Future, J Balvin, and Stefflon Don: https://youtu.be/8JdC1NmhTVU

rob, Saturday, 6 January 2018 20:50 (two weeks ago) Permalink


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