septuagenarian brazilian music icon elza soares teams up with the cream of sao paulo’s avant-garde musicians for an album of apocalyptic, experimental samba sujo (dirty samba) that tackles the burning issues of 21st century brazil: racism, domestic violence, sex, drug addiction and global warming. the woman at the end of the world is elza’s 34th studio album and her first to feature previously unrecorded material, exclusively composed for her.
following our first bossanova lp (vol. 1), wewantsounds is releasing vol. 2, a second lp of pure bossa nova tracks from rio featuring hip cult classics and rarities. bossa nova revolutionised the world in the 60’s but the revolution was already bubbling from the late 50’s. chronicling the birth of the movement. featuring key artists on this second viny edition, like joão gilberto, joão donato, elis regina, elzasoares, who is making a highly-acclaimed come-back and tamba trio, as well as more cult musicians like orlanndivo, johnny alf and celso murilo. bossanova is the perfect mix of early bossa and samba canção (with its more relaxed samba singing). compiled by wewantsounds, the lp features 20 tracks with an essay with track by track analysis from french journalist jacques denis (liberation).
far out recordings celebrate a funky south american christmas with the release of a special and very limited –, to just 100 sets worldwide –, edition heavyweight vinyl lp double pack from the labels two biggest artists azymuth & banda black rio. their albums were two of the records of the year in the latin / funk / dance / world market and here the perfect combination come together to party through the end of 2011 brazilian style. presented together for the first time this quality package of legendary artistsl, brilliant acclaimed new recordings and stunning reversible artwork (azymuth by andy votel and banda black rio by paul flack) will become highly sought-after as with far outs previous exclusive, limited five seven inch vinyl set for record store day.
william magalhaes forms a modern-day banda black rio epitomising the spirit of his father oberdans original 70s brazilian samba soul and funk group. a feel-good hip-hop, samba, pop and bossa blast featuring brazilian icons seu jorge, marcio local and elza soares alongside bossa pioneers caetano veloso and gilberto gil. an ecstatic revival of brazil and the black rio movement.