We may have missed Brasil Novo when it came out earlier this year though Musica Macondo, but we now have this compilation firmly stuck in our hearts. Comprising eight outstanding contemporary Brazilian tracks selected by DJs Tahira (São Paulo) and Tim Garcia (London), it turns the spotlight on celebrated and unfamiliar artists from the cities of Recife, Rio De Janeiro and São Paulo, including Grupo Bongar, Renata Rosa, Ilú Obá De Min and Dona Celia Coquista. As the press release describes, “the diversity and positivity of Brazil shines, featuring elements of samba, candomble, batuques, jazz, folk and beyond, designed with the esoteric dancefloor in mind.”
Some tracks on Brazil Novo had never been released before, such as ‘Dunas’, a track from São Paulo’s Toró Instrumental. ‘Dunas’ is the grooviest track we heard all year and we can’t stop listening to it. Just check for yourself!