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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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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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kokoroko: kokoroko

Francisco Espregueira

In the past two years, expectations grew worldwide for new music from the all-star KOKOROKO collective. Their new self titled release is an ode to the foundations laid by Fela Kuti, Tony Allen and Ebo Taylor; a sublime Afrobeat record that pays homage to the West African greats through a jazz-rooted approach.

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february '19: recap

Francisco Espregueira

February was rich in anthems that we will hear far beyond this month. We composed a playlist of 50 tracks to summarize the best ingredients we were able to use on this special cocktail. Eclectic as always: jazz, electronic, hip hop and soul music from all over the world.

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trio mocotó: trio mocotó

Francisco Espregueira

The 1977 album from Trio Mocotó is a timeless classic of Brazilian popular music (or MPB), featuring the incredible “Não Adianta”, a brilliant cover of Jorge Ben’s “Que Nega É Essa”, or the sweet samba of “Dilê”. Mr Bongo’s invaluable work resulted on this special reissue that had us smiling from the moment it played.

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ivan 'mamão' conti: poison fruit

Francisco Espregueira

From an artist in his seventies, you probably wouldn’t expect to hear an album like this. Coming out next friday, Poison Fruit is Ivan ‘Mamão’ Conti - one third of cult Rio jazz-funk trio Azymuth - first solo album in over twenty years, mixing a traditional samba compass with jazz influences and space age electronics.

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