Posts Tagged ‘Jungle’
Belém in the northern amazonas state Pará, Brasil, isn´t only a lovely city, but also has to offer a lively music scene with techno-brega as the most famous outcome. But it would be unfair to restrict Belém and its music only on that sound, especially for the great jazz scene and artists in the “Cidade das Mangueiras”. And it would be unfair to bands like Coletivo Rádio Cipó from the bairro Pedreira, which make a collective interference in the regional culture with the universal language of electronic music. Their music fuses Brazilian regional styles funk de morro, samba, carimbó and batucada with hip hop, dub, breakbeat, jungle, ragga – the result is a maconha driven dubby trip to modern urban sounds and comes with an angry political message, pissed off by the miserable conditions and daily violence in the streets, where a single life not even counts a penny.
Coletivo Rádio Cipó are Carlinhos Vaz (drums and effects), Rato Boy (MC), Rodrigo Jamant (MC and programming), Renato Chalú (guitar), Jared das Arabias (bass) and Luis Bolla (percussion), but as a collective many other artists and just the people from the streets can and did participate. Music made through the partnership with the community, integrating popular, as well as urban and peripheral understandings and influences, a process of growth and expansion of the free digital communication.
The record opens with the hipnotic instrumental “cowboy sem lei”, soon reaches with “foguete” the first but not last climax, gets more relaxed for some tracks and has with the aggressive dancefloor pusher “choque eléctrico piau” an impressive wake up call for the the last third of the record. Where it is getting almost jazzy with the out of space dub “amor brejeiro”, with the wonderful vocals of Dona Onete on the mic. She also participates on the mic the following track, “paixão cabocla”, a half samba-half dub, explores the world of Lee Perry and its adepts. The record closes with the 12 minute long “lourinha americana”, as great as the whole record.
Much more varied than all that baile funk stuff and also comes like a rararattattattatt-machine-gun-fire.
PS: M.L. – Música Livre (Copyleft/Creative Commons)!!!
I don´t have many informations about this record and artist, who released on the canadian label Sublight, which only existed from 2004 to 2007. The music is not so easy to describe, a mix of dark hip-hop loops, breakcore influences and a lot of jungle. Matthew Jeanes wrote about Enduser, a one man project from Ohio, he “smashes through genre walls with alternating punches of industrial strength drum and bass and hip-hop flavored breakcore. Since 1994, Enduser has been shredding through genre tags more quickly than they can be coined to describe his unique approach to the twisted world of hardcore broken beat music. Regardless of the labels on the dividers in record bins around the world, Enduser’s music will always be defined by its use of complex drum programming and darkly distorted atmospheres to create a sense of frenzied unease. Take the viscera of a Romero film and the brooding of a Clive Barker novel and then splatter it against a landscape of urban decay at 200 miles per hour and you begin to get the feeling of an Enduser record where moments of calm ambience set up the vicious assaults of rhythm and noise. Enduser’s is not music for the mindless rave zombie, and it is not for the faint of heart as it tears away at preconceptions about break-beat driven music while utilizing the best tricks of that well-tested tradition to excite and entertain.”
Are you awake? I don´t have any further informations on this EP, so just enjoy four hard hitting Raggacore/Raggajungle/Breakcore/Whatever tracks. I also like istari lasterfahrer from Hamburg very much, his own record label Sozialistischer Plattenbau is a look and ear worth. And to give you some more links: istari lasterfahrer also did a remix of the “communism” song from Classless Kulla, as well as some other collobarations.
Another recommendation: Bam Bam Babylon Bajasch from Cologne, watch their newest vid and don´t take yourself too serious.
Why don´t you take a deep breath from dat fine spliff? And now another one or even another spliff with this sweet fragrance? Do you hear & feel the bass, woah ah ah ah. Floor Killer Stereotyp, hailing from Vienna boooooms around with his classical album “my sound”. Features from Tikiman (you have to love his smooth style on “flying style”), Sugar B, Cesar, Collage (toasting raw on the dancehall smasher “all di girl come”), MC Trigger (on the bassbox killing tune “trigger culture”), Hubert Tubbs (soulfull emotional overkill on “tell me”), Colee Royce and Greenwood – oh yes, the marihuana is pumping round your veins now. What are you doin´? Laying on the bed, the dubby bass rollin´ over your apathetic body or are you dancin´ in front of the boxes for yourself? Released 2002 by the famous G-Stone Recordings from Kruder & Dorfmeister.
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