1 Pee Froiss BISMILLAH Konkerants [Night and Day] www.myspace.com/peefroiss
bismallah – to bless something that is being begun. this is the only pee froiss participation on this mixtape. The bonus track is with Xuman from Pee Froiss. He is even taller than me! He’s super nice. Super professional. When we walked down the street together in his neighborhood, everybody knew him and said hello. He is also a DJ – radio and live and a producer.
2 WILL BE LEAVING THROUGH GATE 4
this is a sound design track. uses some audio record in miami, i think, I mutilated the name of the destination to make it more “mysterious.” 😉 got some nice backwards recordings of planes dropping bombs on it.
3 Slaughter Mob SADDAM 12” [Soulja Records]
I think you know where this flute comes from, yeah?
4 DJ Dolores Vs. Taraf De Haidouks DUMBALA DUMBA
Electric Gypsyland [Crammed Discs] www.crammed.be
just used the drums and shaker from this track, but it’s amazing how a lot of brazilian caipira (rural, traditional, roots) music fits with 70 bpm grime…..just wait for my samba batucada remix of Brooklyn anthem.
5 Maga Bo NAKHIL feat. K-Libre [Dubplate]
This is with Mounir and Simo of K-Libre who I hooked up with in Meknes for 5 days to work on tracks. They were some of the mmost open, interested and enthusiastic MCs that I met in morocco.
Simo is known for using an old arabic words
mounir is the philosopher
“Nakhil (palm tree)” Flak Jacket – talks about their origins – Meknes, Morocco, Sahara, palm trees, roots, they are proud of morocco and being moroccan
I’ve got another 4 tracks with these guys in the works……..
6 Black Alien ESTILO DO GUETO Babylon By Gus Vol.1 – O Ano Do Macaco
Black Alien is a friend here in Rio. He was originally in Planet Hemp, the super notorious rock punk hardcore hip hop band that was super outspoken in their support of ganja. They got incredibly popular and then sortof imploded. I tried to record with Gustavo (Black Alien) one time, but he’d been up all night doing coke and all he could do was sing little bob marley licks and drink cachaca. But, when he’s on, he’s really on. This track is about the realities of the favelas – why people go up there – to do drugs, to traffic, to do corrupt shit and it happens because the people there having nothing to lose…..and this is Rio de Janeiro.
7 Sonar Calibrado TO INFINITY [Dubplate]
SC…sine waves from a SFX record and old school jungle breaks with 60’s bossa riffs
8 Maga Bo TOMADA feat. BNegão [Dubplate]
BNegão˜is my favorite Brazilian rapper. He was also in Planet Hemp, but has now gone on to a fairly successful solo career as well as working in seveal different projects (one is with Instituto from track 11). He is very philosophical and spiritual in his lyrics. Some heavy jungle ragga here.
9 Maga Bo É PRA VALER feat. Piveti [Dubplate]
This track is based on repente, a rhythm from the NE of brazil that is normally just with pandeiro (brazilian tamborine) and rapping – normally imporvised. Piveti was from a big hip hop group from São Paulo in the 90’s. He was already famous for that and then he got busted and put into jail for alegedly stealing a car. After 2 1/2 years, he escaped. actually, he was let out for a visitation day to see his family. Instead, he went to a recording studio and then just didn’t go back. He said he couldn’t deal any more. So, he was a fugitive for 1 1/2 years. Eventually, he was able to find a lawyer that found some holes in his case and got him off. Now he is free and cool. He is one of the most streetwsie (malandro as they say in Carioca/brazlilian slang) characters I know. He also works really hard and can rap his ass off. this track has Mr. Jam who is formerly of DJ Dolores’ band.
10 Chopstick Dubplate aka Jacky Murda JUNGLE-TENG RIDDIM [Dubplate]
The famous Jack Murda working the famous sleng teng riddim.
11 Instituto BEATBOXSAMBA feat. Fernandinho Beatbox Instituto – Coleção Nacional
[YB Music/Instituto] www.ybmusic.com.br www.seloinstituto.com
beatbox samba. pretty self explanatory. Instituto is a production team from Sa o Paulo that is kind of “hot” at the moment.
12 Maga Bo HUNT RIDDIM [Dubplate]
13 Digitaldubs Sound System DIASPORA (Maga Bo Remix) [Dubplate]
These guys are friends of mine. they just came out with their first record and I LOVE it! They also do a fantastic party every other week. THE reggae sound system in brazil. They are really making reggae with brazilian style. Then, of course, I had to go and get my hands on it…..this track is about the black diaspora. Antes de ser preto eu sou brasileiro, antes de ser brasileiro eu sou preto. – before I’m black, I’m brazilian, before I’m brazilian, I’m black…..
14 Enduser NOT SO DISTANT DRUMS 12” [Ad Noiseam] www.adnoiseam.net
yeah, yeah, bollywood meets breakcore
15 Filastine TERRORISMO (Political Version) [Dubplate] www.fi lastine.com
and some guy has to go and cut up george bush with al jazeera…..he he
16 Nettle CHINSPLITTER Build a Fort, Set that on Fire [theAgriculture]
and then set it on fire with sub bass and distorted blips
17 Sonar Calibrado RESPEITAR A BATERIA [Dubplate]
this track came about as a result of a recording we (grey and I) made in the middle of playing in the Suvaco do Cristo bloco in Rio in carnaval. There was a fight and a gun shot and people running and people throwing huge drums (surdos) and mass confusion and then the guy got on the mobile sound system mic and asked people to calm down and to respect the bateria because without the bateria, there is no carnaval! That samples then grew into this track. It’s anot samba though, it’s maracatu.
18 BNegão PRIORIDADES Hip Hop Rio [Net Records] www.bnegao.com.br
here in BNegão talking about life priorities on top of our track
19 Sonar Calibrado CRESCENT OCCUPATION [Dubplate]
into our drum n bass freak out with iraqi violinist
20 Maga Bo 3AKEL feat. Bigg [Dubplate]
this track is on my Suerte Loca riddim – named after a hotel in Sidi Ifni, Morocco. Bigg is a very big guy. He is from Mafia-C crew in Casablanca.
“3akel” – i remember – the people who helped, didn’t who believed , who didn’t, rapping on the street with a boom box and then getting kicked out
I remember with my words
the people who have the same vibe as me
I remember with my words
all my people who would go to jail with me
i remember with my words
all my people supporting me
story of getting into hip hop
21 SWORD FIGHT
22 Maga Bo POEMA SEM SAL feat. Kalaf [Dubplate] www.enchufada.com
Kalaf is Angolan and has lived in Portugal long enough to be considered portuguese (or so he says). This track is about missed connections – arriving too early or too late. Trying to connect with that someone special. Trying to relate on an honest and real level. The track itself is made up of sound fx sampled from sci fi movies. lots of movement sounds – vehicles cruising around accelerating, stopping etc.
23 Timeblind PWANA Most Eye, The Rastabomba Remixes [Orthlorng Musork]
wiggly whacky sounds of super collider and the prophetic words of who is that guy anyway? seems pretty appopriate after Kalaf – to the most eye, it’s just a blink of an eye…
24 Pitcho BOUCAN (Dr. Das Bhajni Ragga Remix) [Dubplate]
no idea what the lyrics are about. rapper is Pitcho from Brussels. Dr. Das (ex-bass player from Asian Dub Foundation) produced the track. Dub is definitely moving into the digital realm here. made entirely in Live with hacked FX.
25 Maga Bo vs. Spectre CHILL SPOT [Dubplate] www.wordsound.com
Maga bo and Skiz smoking fat ones in Rio. the never finished track….
26 Burhan Öçal and The Trakya All Stars MELIKE feat. Smadj Kırklareli Il Sınırı
cool turkish percussion digitized and filtered
27 Zuco 103 BRAZILECTRO (Amazonia Mix by DJ Git Hyper and Schmid) The Other Side
of Outro Lado [Ziriguiboom/Crammed Discs] www.ziriguiboom.com www.crammed.be
braziian/dutch group and the dirtiest they get. berimbau and distortion and a big fat surdo
28 Tahir GET LIVE Homecoming [Raptivism] www.raptivism.com
sometime producer of Dead Prez from his solo record. very fast hip hop and lyrics about nothing and everything telling you to wake up and get live…..
29 Malorix BELSALAMA [Dubplate] www.malorix.nl
if bollywood can meet breakcore, so can post milenium moroccan rai. Malorix is from rotterdam and a very nice man.
30 André Abujamra/Xis NOÍS EH SAMPLI O Infi nito de Pé [Spin Music]
André is a producer/.musician/artist/actor and probably lots of other things. he lives and works in sao paulo. One of the few brazilian producers who is looking to sample indian music and oher musics which are deemed “exotic” from a brazilian perspective. he mixes up a LOT of different stuff and makes it seem totally normal. this groove is distinctly brazilian, yet its got some public enemy in there, and some bollywood and of course, Xis, rapping on top of it saying that we are samples of god.
31 TASSA RIDDIM
still have no clue where this came from or who did it. the internet has been no help. But, funny how it fits almost exactly with Nois eh sampli and with anvil FX right after….
32 Anvil FX POMBOS E FORMIGAS Miolo [YB Music] www.ybmusic.com.br
Paulo Beto (Anvil FX) is a Sao Paulo based producer who has a talent working with noise. This tracks is called Pombos e Formigas or Pigeons and Ants. It sounds something like that…
33 Maga Bo SOLTO RIDDIM [Dubplate]
34 Sonar Calibrado OS ASSASSINOS feat. Mr. Catra [Dubplate]
Mr. Catra talking about the Assasins – the americans and how they are going around exploiting everythig they can get their hands on. Viva Bin Laden and the palestinian people. baile funk meets egyptian orchestras and an anti-bush demonstration. Mr. Catra is one of the main guys from Funk Proibido. A former, drug trafficer, now he is Mr. Catra the faithful. – Mr. Catra o Fiel. it’s even tatooed on his arm. He still smoke=s enormous spliffs.
35 Sonar Calibrado DANCE OF THE GARBAGEMAN [Dubplate]
staying with the brazilian arabic theme…..samba in some freak show on the djem al fna
36 AudioFile Collective NAMASKAR Do Not Spit Here And There [PostWorld Industries]
arrival in chennai, india. very hot outside.
Bonus tracks from forthcoming 12’s on Soot Records
37 Maga Bo FIRE feat. Xuman
burn all the politicians. ragga meets mbalax meets conscious poitical lyrics.
38 Maga Bo NAKHIL (Nettle Remix)
geez….these nettle guys just keep turning up in the strangest of places….;-)
All tracks used with kind permission of its creators.
Sonar Calibrado is Maga Bo and Filastine.
Recorded live at Resonance FM, London, U.K. November 2005.
Tweaked and mastered at Comando Digital, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, May 2006.