São Luís, Maranhão, Brasil.

October 12, 2014

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Last week while combing Brazil for new beats I finally had a chance to visit São Luís, capital of the state of Maranhão in the hot and sparsely populated Northeast. Here is a quick video from that journey (music by Zomes: Cosmovital Force): Situated on a large island on the edge of the Amazon Basin and […]

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Radio Saudade: THE MADLIB MIXTAPE!

July 7, 2014

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Grab  your headphones because Saudade Brothers is back with another highly anticipated soulful sonic gallimaufry, this time featuring the genius of Otis Jackson, Jr., Mr. Herb, Quasimoto, Beat Konducta, Madvillain, Jaylib and collaborations with MF DOOM, Ivan Conti, Jay Dilla, Guilty Simpson, Talib Kweli and Freddie Gibbs – yes people it’s all Madlib all the […]

Radio Saudade: Episode (619) – THE DJ UNITE SHOW

June 12, 2014

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Greetings! Back in the day I spent time in the west coast land of San Diego as a roustabout record slinger at the now defunct Tower Records, eating mad Nico’s burritos and Tijuana bacon-weenies after Bad Brains shows across the border. At the time I worked with a young and aspiring MC now named Unite, […]

Radio Saudade: Episode 66 – The Mezcalarita Mixtape!

June 6, 2014

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To the south of me they’re feeling the first breezes of winter and to the north of me they’re peeling off the layers for summer, but here in Recife and throughout Brasil we’re gearing up for the Copa do Mundo and watching the rain fall on the beach. Me, I ghosted the lame DJ at the party […]

Radio Saudade: Episode 26 – The Feijoada Mixtape!

March 14, 2014

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Namasté, people! End of the work week and here just in time for Saturday – Feijoada Day here in Brazil – is a succulent gallimaufry of sounds mixed into a funky stew, perfect to wash down that Caipirinha you’ve got in your hand. Turn it up – because everybody likes something good! Download the free mp3 of Episode […]

Radio Saudade: Episode 154 – I Heart is Clean (To Ward Off the Vampires) Mixtape

February 28, 2014

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Cool out, son – it’s the Super Power anti-illification sound prescription for any and all vampirical contagions. RIDDIM! Download the free mp3 of Episode 154 here. Wicked. Junior Murvin & Welton Irie  – Cool Out Son Prince Weedy – Nice Up the Dance Junior Soul – The Hustler The Maytones – Money Worries Culture – Iron Sharp […]

The Jesús Manifesto.

February 7, 2014

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I’ve been spending a lot of time riding the ferry back and forth between the city and Cangas lately, staring out at the Ria de Vigo, watching the two coastlines symbiotically approach and recede, and wrestling with Diego‘s YUGEN post from several months back. Maybe El Moro‘s just on a higher plane – drifting in […]

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