Chris Daly owns a nightclub in Sacramento with Boogie Cousins
Summer is fast approaching, and the livelier amongst our readership are going to start BBQ and backyard party season in earnest sooner than later. You can go check out sites like www.bakedbree.com for your cooking needs; the Based God knows the best advice you’ll get from me on that front is “don’t burn the steaks and keep the beer cold.” However, we understand that the food, libations and whatever else you provide to keep your guests enthused is only part of the equation. For a house party to reach your Kid ‘n Play levels of debauchery, you’re going to need a soundtrack, my friends.
Sure, the Passion of the Weiss Seasonal Mixtape Series undoubtedly will provide you sorely needed tonal relief, but let’s be honest–we’re not necessarily the quickest to turn in promised posts on time, so you’re going to need something now. And it damn well better be good, otherwise you may well take your non-paying business elsewhere.
Don’t sweat it, mang. I’ve got your back. Or, rather, the folks at Wax Poetics do, and I am nothing if not a sharer and a carer. Bay Area DJ Allen Thayer offers up an 80-minute mixtape called Brazilian Boogie Boss 1978–1984 featuring the work of Brazilian superstar producer, Lincoln Olivetti, in honor of the arranger/producer’s 60th birthday this past April. If Portuguese isn’t your native tongue, you may not be hip to the works of this South American disco/boogie maestro, but it’s fair to say he’s held in the same rarefied air in his native lands as Quincy or Niles is Stateside. For those of you with a better than passing knowledge of 70s/80s “Brazilian Black Music,” he has worked with the likes of Tim Maia, Caetano Veloso, Jorge Ben, Gilberto Gil, Gal Costa, Rita Lee, Luís Melodia, Fagner, Zizi Possi and Marina Lima. Here, we are treated his works with the likes of Dicró, Marcia Maria, Robson Jorge, Cristina Conrado and Gang Do Tagarela, among others. While the names may or may not sound immediately familiar, hip hop heads will recognize Gang Do Tagarela’s “Melô do Tagarela” if for no other reason than it’s the sample used for “Rapper’s Delight.”
So you make sure those burgers stay pink in the middle. We’ve got the tunes covered. If 80s Brazilian disco doesn’t get those asses shaking, well, maybe it’s time you started inviting better guests.