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British artist explores club sounds with the energy of Afro-Brazilian spiritual dance ceremonies on Macumba Quebrada

From Far Out Recordings’ in-house producer, Daniel Maunick’s debut solo album Macumba Quebrada conjures scenes of collective hedonism from start to finish. Reflecting his dual residence between Rio de Janeiro and East London, Macumba Quebrada features deep house stompers and broken bangers littered with Brazilian rhythms – in the form of both dusty percussion and Maunick’s intricate drum programming.

Taking its title from a syncretism of South American spiritual practices, the cover art is photograph taken by acclaimed French photographer and self-taught ethnographer Pierre Verger, who traveled the world documenting civilizations that would soon be effaced by progress.

Macumba Quebrada, out October 25th via Far Out Recordings. Discover below the album art and pre-order it now here.

 

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After Seun Kuti, the British label Night Dreamer invites Brazilian virtuosos Seu Jorge and Rogê for a live-to-disc acoustic session in Netherlands.

Brazilian singer, guitarist and actor Seu Jorge turns to brother-in-arms Rogê, for their first ever album recording, celebrating 25 years of friendship and companionship as part of the latest instalment on UK based, direct-to-disc record label, Night Dreamer. Similar to his breakout album and Bowie homage, The Life Aquatic, the new record is stripped back and raw but with an altogether different ambition – to create a ‘classic Brazilian record’. Featuring both Seu Jorge and Rogê on guitar and vocals it also enlists the additional talents of two of Brazil’s most sought-after percussionists, Peu Meurray and Pretinho da Serrinha. The seven original compositions recall the pairs plaintive and idiosyncratic melancholy and draws on the likes of Brazilian greats like Milton Nascimento, Gilberto Gil and Jorge Ben.

Like eavesdropping on a campfire session, the one-take direct-to-vinyl process at Artone captures the intensity of the duo’s relationship, setting the conditions for an extraordinarily intimate recording. From concept to completion in four days, the Night Dreamer session commits a lifetime of collaboration and companionship to record for the first time, encapsulated by ‘Caminhão’ – the first song the duo ever wrote together 25 years ago.

Seu Jorge & Rogê Direct​-​To​-​Disc Sessions, out February 2nd 2020 via Night Dreamer. Discover the artwork below and pre-order it now here.

Glossy Mistakes presents a repress of Raphäel Toiné‘s Ce Ta Ou / Sud Africa Révolution.

Raphäel Toiné’s Ce Ta Ou / Sud Africa Révolution is one of the most gorgeous zouk albums ever made. Funk arrangements, fat bass, and crazy synths, all melt together in a record that takes the dancer to a remote piece of land in the middle of the Caribbean. This rare afro-boogie and zouk synth funky LP was recorded in Switzerland in 1986 by this incredible artist that knew how to condense the vibe and lifestyle of his island.

Glossy Mistakes unveils its second release reissuing this highly demanded piece of music that really deserves to reach a new audience. The vinyl reissue is limited to 600 copies.

Ce Ta Ou / Sud Africa Révolution, released on 20 January via Glossy Mistakes. Preoder here.

 

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