While the weather outside is below freezing here at the FMF offices, our minds are miles away in a place like Brazil. So when a reworking of a brilliant Brazilian musician comes our way, we are excited. So much, in fact, I dug out my Brazil sandals and have been lounging around the lab in them and shorts blasting this track. This gift of aural pleasure comes from our friends over at OBM Records, DJ Mila and Belabouche. Here’s what they had to say about this re-edit:
“Nonato Buzar a multifaceted innovator whose unorthodox approach dramatically impacted the popular Brazilian styles of the 1960s and ’70s,
Buzar is probably best known outside of the country for spearheading thepilantragem genre, a rock and funk/soul-influenced style that changed the
course of Brazilian pop. An offshoot of the electric samba joven, and not entirely unrelated totropicália, the style had samba played in 4/4 time, augmented by rock and soul elements, often with handclaps and choral voices in the background, largely inspired by Chris Montez’s lounge recordings with Herb Alpert. Buzar returned to Brazil in 1974, his album Nonato E Seu Conjunto displaying a strong funk influence and making good use of traditional Samba rhythms.”
I don’t know about you guys, but if I order a drink with an umbrella in it, I’ll be set for the weekend. Enjoy this nugget and stay warm. Oh yeah, we forgot to tell you it’s a FREE download as well. Bonus!