Man 022 | January 25, 2008

After releases by DJ SANDRINHO, SANY PITBULL and DJ EDGAR, Man Recordings is delighted to present volume #4 in the prestigious BAILE FUNK MASTERS series.

With twenty-seven years (yes, that’s 27) of DJ experience, AMAZING CLAY is one of Rio’s most experienced DJs. One of the founders of the „Equipe Curtisom Rio“, one of the earliest sound systems of baile funk, Clay started to DJ in 1980 when the original Rio funk scene was moving from the 1970s sound of disco, soul and funk to early American rap. When „Planet Rock“ hit Rio in 1982, AMAZING CLAY played it at his parties. Ever since, he has seen various forms of Rio baile funk emerge and vanish – like a rock, AMAZING CLAY is here to stay.

Today AMAZING CLAY is DJing at more than five parties every week, most notably at the ‘Boquierao’ baile next to Rio’s Santos Dumont airport. CLAY is the producer of a huge range of big baile funk artist like Mr. Catra, Deize Tigrona, MC Gringo, MC Dido or Bonde da Oskley. He is the creator of the „Montagem Bonanza“, which introduced the Bonanza theme in the baile funk scene. Recently, CLAY produced large parts of MC GRINGO’s „GRINGÃO“ album, which currently receives critical acclaim around the world.

For his contribution in the BAILE FUNK MASTERS series, CLAY presents some of his recent productions that range from Samba inspired baile funk, to tracks with chopped up film score themes to collaborations with hot young Rio talent MC GUS and Lady MC BETTA. The tracks illustrate perfectly, why this veteran DJ is not just called DJ Clay, but DJ AMAZING CLAY.

BAILE FUNK MASTERS #4 – another piece of 100% authentic Rio Baile Funk. Exclusive from Man Recordings Berlin.