So all this sun has got me back into Brazilian music. Especially Brazilian funk. I found this in the Brazilian Beats Brooklyn compilation Mr. Bongo put out a while back and it is always a track that makes me feel happy! Mr Bongo is a great taste maker label that always puts out amazing music, so get digging through it! Em
Continuing the thread of Latin influenced soul I thought it was about time I posted some Tim Maia. Can’t quite believe we have not featured him on the blog before. His blend of Brazilian music and American soul saw him rise to the top of the Brazilian music pile in the 70s before a huge and inevitable crash.
I first came across his music thanks to Luaka Bop and their Tim Maia compilation. His first international release that he always dreamed of. I’ve been hooked ever since.
‘E Necesario’ is one of my favourite tracks from the album and a great jumping off point for discovering more of his amazing music. Front heavy horns and chanting chorus. So great.
This track is included in the compilation ‘Brazilian Beats Brooklyn’ which is made up of original 60’s and 70’s Brazilian funk, soul and samba gems made up by the label Mr Bongo. This is my favourite track off the album, it is like 70’s disco mixed with a Latin beat. Brazilian Beats Brooklyn is also a weekly party that is thrown in New York with all these types of sounds. Since it is during the World Cup you should give it a whirl, I mean why not? Em