V.A. - Bossa Do Morro (Vinyl 7")

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V.A. - Bossa Do Morro (Vinyl 7")

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“BOSSA DO MORRO” is a Baile Funk remix compilation Daniel Haaksman was comissioned to curate in 2008 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of bossa nova, the great musical genre that was birthed in Rio in the late 1950s.

When Daniel first heard about this anniversary he immediately thought that there should be a baile funk bossa nova remix release. But soon he skipped the thought as he knew that it was quite impossible to get any original bossa tracks for official remix use. Then Daniel met Cristina Ruiz-Kellersmann, the Brazilian wife of Universal Jazz Germany boss Christian Kellersmann, and suggested to her the compilation idea. She was enthusiastic about it and presented the idea to her husband who greatly supported the idea, together with Universal Jazz A+R Matthias Kuennecke. Eventually Daniel was able to get access to parts of the bossa nova catalogue of Universal. Unfortunately not all of their prime tracks could be used, but “BOSSA DO MORRO” now features remixes of classic songs by João Gilberto, Tom Jobim, Sergio Mendes and Klaus Doldinger amongst others. The remixes are by Rio´s finest DJs such as DJ Amazing Clay, DJ Edgar, DJ Nazz, DJ Marrentinho, DJ Fu, DJ Dinho and a few others. The results are simply amazing. Think of “Girl From Ipanema” with a Miami bass beat. Think of “Insensatez” with a Tamborzão. It´s crazy! Be assured, there was a never a similar project like this released in Brazil.

How come that todays hottest Rio Funk DJs and producers never touched the big music legacy from their very own city? Well, there´s various reasons. For Cariocas (=the people from Rio) bossa is the music made by the 1950´s bobos – the bohemian bourgeoise which hung out in Copacabana, Ipanema and Leblon. These are area that are culturally and socially far away from the grim reality in the favelas. But it´s not only this barrier that hardly produced any bossa-baile funk tracks so far (except for DJ Sandrinho´s famous “Funk Bossanova”). For the Rio funk DJ culture, bossa´s just been far from being cool or dope , it´s music to which you can´t really grind your teenage booty to. Thus hardly any funk DJ samples MPB (=Musica Popular Do Brasil) or 1950s, 1960s Brazilian music. To funk DJs, music from the USA or Europe is cool to sample, but certainly not the music that their grandma´s or parents were listening to. So “BOSSA DO MORRO” is truly a debut piece.

We still have some of the limited yellow vinyl promo 7” in our stock that feature Sergio Mendes´ version of “Daytripper” in a baile funk remix by DJs Dinho + Fu as well as a Remix by DJ Marrentinho of Rosinha De Valença´s “Uma Noite”.

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