Maga Bo - "No Balanco Da Canoa" (Bumps' Neo Baile remix) - (3:42)
Ophex - "Gostoso" - (3:21)
DJ Comrade - "Xao Trap" - (3:33)
MC Gi - "Chega Mais" (Carlos Nunez remix) - (5:30) 128 BPM
Chuck Upbeat - "Cicadas' Dance" - (3:56) 128 BPM
Miam Vandale - "Danca Gostosa" - (4:15) 127 BPM
La Bombacion - "Baile Funk" - (3:35) 126 BPM
Mc Deda - "Real Funk Do Povao" (DJ Comrade remix) - (3:21) 131 BPM
Bumps - "Bumporzao" - (3:07) 129 BPM
Ckrono - "A Patricinha" - (4:29) 130 BPM
ViA The Robots - "Shtusha Kutusha" - (2:53) 130 BPM
Mc Kacho - "Bole Rebole" - (3:10) 129 BPM
Gato Preto - "Saca Me Desse Banza" - (2:56) 135 BPM
Deize Tigrona - "Prostituto" - (2:06)
Various - "Funk Globo: Bumps Mixtape" (continuous DJ mix my Bumps) - (14:51) 133 BPM
Various - "Funk Globo: Funk Na Caixa Mixtape" (continuous DJ mix my Funk Na Caixa) - (17:24) 131 BPM
Baile/funk carioca has remained a driving force on international dancefloor since first given a global megaphone by acts like Diplo, MIA and Buraka Som Sistema over five years ago. The influence of the favela-fuelled funk has wormed its way into many genres, and here we find those influences looped back with myriad new twists on the established sound courtesy of artists from all over the world. From Bumps' haunted house rip-tempo rub of Mago Bo to the old school hip-hop scratches and moombahton squeaks of "Cicada's Dance", the 17-track collection shows baile at its most extensive, deepest and creative. Not just an interesting development for the genre, but one that's landed in perfect time for festival season, too.
Belgium is not somewhere re-issue experts Mr Bongo expected to find such a fine example of lost rare funk, but that they did. This album, which they say is a 'one of the greatest records to blend both Latin and Afro funk', was originally released back in 1971 and features 10 excursions into bonkers retro funk territory. "Cabello Negro" kicks things off with an urgent hammond and brass wig out, elsewhere we get laid-back Latin ("Naci Para Bailar"), blissed out easy listening ("Samba De Uno Noto So") and even groovy Age Of Aquarius-style freakouts ("Baile Chibiquiban").
Miguel De Deus - "Black Soul Brothers" - (3:03) 120 BPM
Sambalanca Trio - "Sam Blues" - (2:13) 115 BPM
Jorge Ben Jr - "Take It Easy My Brother Charles" - (2:37) 85 BPM
Ivo Meirelles - "Baile Funk Medley" - (4:47) 113 BPM
Tenorio Junior - "Nebulosa" - (1:54) 101 BPM
Veteran label Mr Bongo started life in a Soho basement a quarter of a century ago and has since established themselves as chief authorities on rare funk, soul, Latin and Brazilian releases old and new. Here they concentrate firmly on the latter by combining the best cuts from their famous Brazilian Beats series, cuts that include the squelchy funk of "Mais Kriola", the dubby disco of "Take Me Back To Paiui", the hazy acoustic orchestration of "Summertime", the remarkably titled "Hot Pants Road" and the ethereal Supremes-stoned-on-a-beach vibes of "Naeo Aguento Voca".