Contact Us

Use the form on the right to contact us.

You can edit the text in this area, and change where the contact form on the right submits to, by entering edit mode using the modes on the bottom right. 

Rua Monsenhor Manuel Marinho
Porto, Porto, 4150
Portugal

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

ivan 'mamão' conti: remixes

Content

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

ivan 'mamão' conti: remixes

Francisco Espregueira

Brazilian legendary drummer Ivan ‘Mamão’ Conti has been experimenting and innovating for the last half a century. As one third of cult Rio jazz-funk trio Azymuth, Mamão was at the root of the group’s ‘samba doido’ (crazy samba) philosophy, which warped the traditional samba compass with jazz influences and space-age electronics.

His first album in over twenty years - Poison Fruit -, will be out in January curated by the London-based label Far Out Recordings. United by a love for the music of Mamão and Azymuth, the album will feature the previously released remixes and dubs from some of today’s most forward-thinking producers with a penchant for percussion.

Now aged seventy, some of Mamão’s songs were reinvented in a series of remixes that are spread across two separate 12”s. The first is a strictly London affair, with a fiery broken-boogie club track from West London pioneer IG Culture, joined by the signature future-funk of 22a Records family - Tenderlonious, Reginald Omas Mamode IV and Jeen Bassa. Mamao’s Brake / Ah Que Legal shows two songs interpreted in completely different ways.

Easing things into Poison Fruit, the heavily percussive, futuristic, jazz-minded, yet club-ready remixes of Azul, are hosted by three producers united by a fundamental appreciation for the work of Ivan ‘Mamão’ Conti and Azymuth - Max Graef, Countours and Glenn Astro honor the drummer’s famously jovial character. The EP spans hip-hop, deep house, jazz-funk and afro-brazilian rhythms.

Both Mamao’s Brake / Ah Que Legal and Azul are available in vinyl, with the option of getting them together with the highly anticipated Poison Fruit for a very small price…