1. DJ Sandrinho "Samba Ou Funk" (Man Recordings)
Currently my hottest pick. In this track, Sandrinho cuts up Quincy Jones Soul Bossa Nova" - it's the Brazilian response to Quincy Jones' interpretation of Brazil's hottest musical export.
2. MC Cidinho E Mc Doca "Rap Da Felicidade" (Som Livre)
It's one of the "older "funk tunes but for me this is one of the biggest funk anthems ever. The lyrics are about the life in the favela. It's poetry on a funk beat, and beautifully sung too - which you don't find often in funk tracks.
3. DJ Dedé "Tribos" (Man Recordings)
Dedé is one of Rio´s most promising new producers. In "Tribos" he cuts up African chants with a Tamborzao beat - it sounds like Madlib was inspired by Baile Funk. I would call this "post baile", it's an instrumental track that totally lives off its sounds.
4. Os Corrascos "Que Delicia" (Link)
A fantastic cover version of Eurythmic's "Sweet Dreams", with a MC that knows how to rhyme. A great party rocker
5. Stereotyp feat. Edu K & Joyce Muniz "Jece Valadao" (Man Recordings)
This is baile funk next level. Stereotyp from Vienna, known for his futuristic riddims, teams up with "Mr.Popozuda Rock n´Roll" to create a mind blowing, broken beat dancefloor bomb. Every time I play this, clubs go ballistic.
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