February 2, 2015

brazilcover1Jordan Pedersen remembers everything about his fazthaaa.

More boogie to make an ass out of yourself to on the dance floor. There’s probably a few butt puns in there but I’ll leave it to you to fill in the holes. Favorite Recordings put out an excellent collection of Brazilian disco boogie from 1978-1982 this past December, and now Cultures of Soul Records has followed it up with The Brazilian Boogie Connection: From Rio To Sao Paulo, covering the same period. It also hits a lot of the same beats as Boogie Sounds, but I came away particularly impressed with the sharp, vaguely Hall & Oates-ian backup vocals on “A Paraiba Nao e Chicago” by Marcos Valle, and the woozy swell of strings on  Tim Maia’s “Nao Va.”

I don’t know what about the winter of the mid-2010s makes crate digger labels want to put out fiery, early-Prince-worthy disco boogie from the land of Ayrton Senna and Fast Five but hey, I’m not complaining.

Greg Caz Presents the Brazilian Boogie Connection by Cultures Of Soul on Mixcloud

The Brazilian Boogie Connection: From Rio to Sao Paulo is out now on Cultures of Soul Records.

Listen to samples here.

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