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Blog nas ondas do hip hop e da música eletrónica de qualidade. Em Português.

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Daily Posts about Underground Instrumental Hip Hop, Contemporary Jazz, R&B, Lo Fi & Electronic music

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september '19: recap

Francisco Espregueira

Musicians that we’ve been writing about for years, with their immense talent and vision. Confirmations from some of the avant-garde names on today’s contemporary music - crossing a vast sort of genres. New ones that will, surely, keep surprising us. All in an eclectic 50-track selection.

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august '19: recap

Francisco Espregueira

After a two week hiatus, o sótão recaps on some of the best projects released during the month - and spirit - that ended yesterday. With no shortage of exciting music, the playlist of August contains 50 tracks focusing on artists we talked about and others that deserve a special note.

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dila: dila

Francisco Espregueira

Brazilian vocal sensation Dila reportedly died in a car crash shortly after her first and only album’s release in 1971 and there is very little known about the woman behind the voice of this self-titled diamond. The joyous music Dila left behind, gives us a picture as good as any, of a powerful feminine soul at the top of her game.

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attarazat addahabia & faradjallah: al hadaoui

Francisco Espregueira

Once again, Habibi Funk reissues the unique heritage of Arabic funk and jazz music. The mystery surrounding Attarazat Addahabia & Faradjallah's album, a lost reel labeled “Faradjallah” in the archives of the Boussiphone label, was just one more reason for them to pursue the authors of the incredible and unique music present on this album, now released for the first time.

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jambú e os míticos sons da amazônia

Francisco Espregueira

Amerindians, Europeans, Africans mingled for decades in Belém do Pará, Brazil. The exotic and mysterious sounds of Carimbó, Samba-De-Cacete, Siriá, Bois-Bumbás and bambiá flourisehd on a parallel universe of their own. Released by Analog Africa, Jambú e Os Míticos Sons da Amazônia is an essential world-music album, containing the history of an entire city in its full glory.

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ronie & central do brasil

Francisco Espregueira

Rolling from the 70’s, with a sweet samba soul, Ronie & Central do Brasil is a brilliant reissue - for the first time in vinyl - by Lisbon-based Mad About Records. The album grooves smoothly with Ronie’s (a.k.a. Ronaldo Mesquita) drums and percussion intertwined with a luxurious use of Fender Rhodes and delicious fingerprints of brazilian samba arrangements.

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march '19: recap

Francisco Espregueira

March is typically a month, in which, an overwhelming amount of great music is released. As the great work of independent artists and labels further spans worldwide, it is truly remarkable the amount of original, creative and groovy inputs we are constantly receiving at o sótão.

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guts: philantropiques

Francisco Espregueira

Five albums deep into his recording career, Ibiza-based, music connouisseur of this world, Guts, builds another trip called Philantropiques, marking something radically different from his previous outputs. While his sequencing and programming are still unmistakable, his new project morphed into something of a full-on musical opus.

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