Our latest exclusive mixtape is a compilation of the hottest and most played tunes in Rio during the past Carnival and summer. In this mix, DJ Jimmy Valencia sets out to share with everybody who is either into the Carioca Bass movement or curious about it, what it sounds like living in Rio during this time of the year. So here's the latest Carioca Funk - the songs that played on radio constantly, heard on the beach, blasted out from cars, played loud in the Bailes (parties) and were most talked about on the streets of Rio.
"I was really interested in making a very eclectic and accessible mix representing the many sounds I've discovered during my 6 months trip playing in Brazil and that I felt other mixtapes or compilations had failed to give enough exposure to because there were all too focused on playing the 'Nu Wave' in Carioca Funk. So I included genres like Funk Melody (Pop/R&B Funk), Samba Funk & Rap Antigo (Old School) which are very popular across the city, and I mixed them with more Alternative & Electronic tracks to give the mix a good contrast, adding my own flavour including some AfroBrazilian House and my own DJ edits as well," says Jimmy himself.
Playing over the past 10 years in London, Jimmy developed a unique and eclectic sound which he calls Electro Dembow - a very energetic DJ set heavily influenced by Afrotropical House & world bootyshaking rhythms mixed with dirty Electro beats and bass. In 2011 Jimmy decided to pack up his records and head to South America with the goal of learning from the different electronic & local music scenes, and incorporating new sounds & flavours into his Electro Dembow sets.
His first stop was Brazil, land of Funk Carioca & Tecnobrega, where Jimmy performed at two of the hottest venues in São Paulo, Lab Club & Neu Club, and was invited to play at two national underground electronic Web radios, RadioPirata.Tv & InTheMixBrasil.com. In Rio de Janeiro, Jimmy became resident of the most popular Urban Latin party in town, played at WAY OUT, the only really eclectic party in Rio and played from the top of the Favela do Vidigal during New Years 2012... a real achievement for any Global Bass DJ!
DJ Jimmy Valencia continues with his South American tour and is currently playing in Colombia’s electronic music capital, Bogota, where he has quickly stablished a name for himself having already played alongside the top Tropical Bass badboys in Colombia Mike Cerdá aka MkC, Andres Aceves aka Mixticious, DJ Vitola & Mr Moombah aka Shake That Bass in some of Bogota's most respectable clubs such as Kea Bar, La Villa, Latora 4Brazos, Bogaloop e InVitro.
Last word from our homeboy: "Massive BIG UP to Funk na Caixa/Irmãos Coragem, DJ Chernobyl, Leo Justi, Guto da Ameida, La Bombacion, DJ Kojack, MC Gi & El Super Gummi, Andres Machado, Mauro Farina, Truculencia Crew, Kassiano and the rest of the Brazilian DJs for the tracks and the inspiration for this mixtape."
MEXE SEU BUNDÃO!
01. Intro - InTheMixBrasil.com
02. Vai Me Amar Na Van - MC Duduzinho
03. Que Isso Novinha Que Isso - MC Saed
04. Casa das Primas Vs Casa dos Machos - MC Luan e Mc Pocahontas
05. Vou Morar No Cabare - MC Duzinho
06. Danada Vem Que Vem (DJ Jimmy Valencia Partybreak Intro Edit) - MC Koringa
07. Pode Espalhar (Vs Tambor) - MC Sapao
08. Quebração - Os Hawaianos
09. Treinamento Do Bumbum - MC Booom
10. Balada Boa (Tche Rche Rere) - MC Felipe XXT
11. Tic Tac - MC Sabrina
12. Game - Montagem
13. Berimbau - MC Gi feat. El Super Gummi
14. Open Your Eyes (DJ Jimmy Valencia Intro Edit) - Samuel
15. Memories - Lil Suzy
16. Rap do Dende - MC Nelio e MC Espiga
17. Rap da Fazenda de Inhaúma - MC Julaine
18. Eu Quero Tchu Tcha Tcha (Sartanejo Intro Edit) - MC Latrew
19. A Folha da Bananeira (Rafael Baska Funk Mix) - Siba e Fuloresta
20. Samba No Pe - Danubio & Roger Milan feat. Kelly Pink
21. Ciranda - Full Effect feat. Marciano Mauritio
22. 212 vs Ar Condicionado (DJ Jimmy Valencia Mashup) - Azealia Banks vs MC Carol
23. Rocinha 909 - Ophex
24. Aquecimento Universal - Montagem
25. Black House - DJ Kojack
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