VJQC Score: 92% | Boris – Love & Evol [2LP]:
NEW ARRIVALBoris – Love & Evol [2LP]
VJQC Score: 92%
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Fantastic, trippy, subtle, heavy, droney. Goes from sublimely emotive to “holy fuck” heavy over the course of 2 well pressed slabs. Sit down and absorb this one in its entirety, get comfortable. Long time Boris fans will recognize the path and enjoy the new scenery. New folk…just listen to the music link below.
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VJQC Score: 97%
Tim Maia – Tim Maia (1977)
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The 1977 album from legendary Brazilian artist, Tim Maia. A fusion of soul, boogie, disco and MPB, featuring ‘E Necessario’. Maia released over 30 albums during his extensive and well-publicized career, touching on funk, bossa nova, disco, MPB, rock, soul and jazz. He was a driving force behind the introduction of soul, funk and disco from the USA into Brazilian music styles and was hugely influential in the ‘Black Rio’ movement in Brazil in the early ’70’s. This, his 1977 album, that epitomizes that fusion of sounds and styles. ‘E Necessario’ has been a favorite of ours for many years; included on our Brazilian Beats Brooklyn compilation and released as part of our Brazil 45’s series.
VJQC Score: 95% |
Antonio Carlos e Jocafi – Mudei De Ideia (1971)
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1971 Brasilia classic rarity, finally reissued on vinyl!
Mudei de Ideia is a truly fantastic record that sounds the way it looks – psychedelic rock, samba-funk and tripped out MPB. Features ‘Kabaluerê’ as sampled by Marcelo D2 on his hit ‘Qual e?’. Arranged by Rogerio Duprat, featuring legendary guitarist Lanny Gordin. Antonio Carlos and Jocafi were a very successful and famous Brazilian writing duo, born in Bahia. They worked with the likes of Wilson Simonal, Rosinha de Valença, Trio Mocotó, Milton Banana, Toquinho and more. Originally released on RCA Brazil in 1971, this was the duo’s debut LP. Two versions of the album cover exist in Brazil – this, the psyched-out, burnt out version.
An oft-sampled BEAST of a funk/soul digger classic, reissued by Mr. Bongo! Record collectors, producers and crate diggers like a good creation myth, and Skull Snaps’ self-titled ‘debut’ had it all. A mysterious funk trio, who recorded one album under a curious name, housed it in a sleeve that looked more like a proto-metal album, and released it through a label (GSF Records) that folded shortly afterwards? Everything pointed towards the Skull Snaps album as a single totemic object, packaged in a way that predicted it’s own disinterment almost twenty-five years later. For those who sampled it, myth maintenance was advantageous, both for their reputations and for their consciences. Likewise, an unsanctioned 1995 reissue on Charley Records removed the credits from the inner sleeve to further sever the record from it’s context – or perhaps because the label couldn’t quite face using the names of artists they had no intention of paying. Either way, owning the record was a right of passage, as Amir Abdullah once wrote: “If you don’t have Skull Snaps in your collection, your collection is weak.”
Cratedigger necessity, finally reissued on vinyl!
Formed by MGM A&R man Michael Viner in 1972 to supplement the soundtrack to the virtually anonymous B-Movie film The Thing With Two Heads, “The IBB” went from a loose studio collective to an instrumental pop covers consortium, interpreting classics of the day in their own inimitable percussive fashion.B-Movie soundtracks, The Beatles, drummers gone bad, Frank Zappa, Kool Herc… These albums have a remarkable story behind them which is detailed in the extensive sleeve notes found on this re-issue and written by Angus Batey.The IBB’s cover of the track Apache – originally made famous by The Shadows – has become simply legendary in the worlds of hip hop and dance music. The track was a staple of Kool Herc and Grandmaster Flash in the 70s as they invented the art of DJing at Bronx block parties, leading to its logical status as one of the most sampled tracks of all time and a hip hop and breakers anthem that has stood the test of time. It is still revered as THE break of all original breaks, with the rhythms of the LP it was first found on helping to coin the term ‘breakbeat’.Apache has been sampled by Missy Elliot, Coldcut, Will Smith, Goldie, Jurassic 5, Moby, Run DMC, Sugarhill Gang, Beastie Boys and Massive Attack among many, many others.
VQC Score: 93.5% | Toquinho – Toquinho
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All-time classic Brazilian album, featuring Jorge Ben on ‘Que Maravilha’, ‘Zana’ and ‘Carolina Carol Bela’ as sampled by DJ Marky on ‘LK’.
Brazilian guitarist and singer Toquinho (real name Antônio Pecci Filho) was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil in the 1940’s. His first major hit single was ‘Que Maravilha’, as featured here, that he wrote with Jorge Ben. This album also features ‘Zana’ and the ultra-famous
‘Carolina Carol Bela’, also written with Ben.
Toquinho had a prolific career releasing a huge number of albums and writing on even more. He released many records with Vinicius De Moraes during the 70’s.
‘Carolina Carol Bela’ was sampled by DJ Marky on his drum n bass hit ‘LK’ – the track that launched the sound of Brazilian drum n bass outside of Brazil.
VJQC Score: 93.5%
Os Novos Baianos – Acabou Chorare (1972)
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Acabou Chorare is the second album from Novos Baianos, or ‘New Bahians’, who formed in Bahia, Brazil in the 1960’s. They are considered to be one of the most important and revolutionary groups in Brazilian music. Acabou Chorare – translated as Stop Crying – was originally released in 1972 by Som Livre after the success of their first LP É Ferro na Boneca in 1970. It charted at #1 in a Rolling Stone Brazil’s’Top 100 Brazilian Albums Ever chart. ‘Preta, Pretinha’ placed 20th in the same publications list of the greatest Brazilian songs of all time. Upon release, Acabou Chorare stayed near the top on the album charts for more than 30 weeks, and received huge radio support across the country. It also became very popular in Europe shortly afterwards. The unique sound of this record is a result of the fusion of samba, MPB, rock ‘n’ roll and bossa nova, and strong influences from Joao Gilberto, who frequently played with the group, and bossa nova legend Gilberto Gil. In 1969, Gilberto Gil and Caetano Veloso invited Pepeu to accompany them in their farewell show before their exile, the emotional ‘Barra 69’ concert.
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Brittany Howard – Jaime
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