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ERIQUE DIAL E-RAZE aka E.S.T.B aka Dial E 4FX aka the multiple identities of an ever-changing house music pioneer...

THE INDIGENOUS WAY OF LEARNING & THE ANCESTRAL TECHS OF VIDEOGAMES An Interview with Beth LaPensée

SOUND OF THE UNDERGROUND

Soldaat Ived (Groove Cutz Radio, SouthAfrica) presents: Khamza da Deejay

DJ MIGUEL ROSA

There’s Nuttin’ like The Old Skool Disk Jokey

8-BIT NATTY DROID

A DubWise InnerView with the Dub-Reggae Net-Label + Arcade of The Covenant

Lucas Brandão

New Sambas & Bossa Novas for a Changing World...

TRIBAL CHARTS

David Montoya | Miguel Rosa Mack Boogaloo | Erique Dial

Natural Mystikz

Flowa & Peace Powa from Tribal Realities HeadQuarters Italy

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Above: Serpent of Light mixed media on rice paper, Marco Spada (c)2013

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tribal realities < V I S I O N S * V I B E S * T R A N S F O R M AT I O N S >

06 Erique Dial

The multiple identities of an ever-changing house music pioneer...

16 Sound of the Underground: Khamza Da Deejay A selection of underground dj/producers compiled by Soldaat Ived (Groove Cutz Radio, South Africa)

20 Elizabeth LaPensée, Ph.D.(ABD) Indigenous Ways of Learning & The Ancestral Techs of VideoGames

26, 34, 48 Natural Mystikz 28 Dj Miguel Rosa 36 8-Bit Natty Droid 44 Tribal Realities Charts 50 Lucas Brandão

Peace Powa from Tribal Realities HeadQuarters, Italy

There’s Nuttin’ Like The Old Skool Disk Jokey

A DubWise InnerView with Dub-Reggae Net-Label + Arcade of The Covenant

A Selection of Good Vibes by Trusted Human Beings

New Sambas & Bossa for a Changing World

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Above: Tribal Mask Series, vector art by Marco Spada (c)2013

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www.soundcloud.com/e-dial


ERIQUE DIAL the multiple identities of an ever-changing house music pioneer... by Marco Supramentale Spada [TR] Erique! A warm welcome from TR! I am freakin out, dunno where to start!!! :D Let’s start from the days of old: tell us about your very first time in a recording studio…

Scott-Heron & Vaughan Mason. I first met Jerome Bell lead vocalist on the smash hit Vaughan Mason & Crew’s “Bounce, Rock, Skate, Roll”

[ED] My first time at a recording studio was when I was 22 in Washington DC at a place called the ATTIC, run by John C Freeman - who co-wrote “I Just Don’t Wanna Be Lonely” by the Main Ingredient. I was green to everything. He taught me how to compose music, unlike my Father Donald Vononzo Dial who was a music teacher and sax and wrote it down on paper etc. John showed me how to play the performance and capture it on tape thus still composing a song. He took a special interest in me and provided me with studio time when things were non active, usually late at nite. I learned from him a lot which I still use today R.I.P. John C Freeman!

[ED] Jerome also took an interest in me and we wrote 2 songs together: “You Can Do It” by Vaughan Mason/ Butch Deyo & ”Roll Along Song”

[TR] So John C. Freeman was your mentor back in the days at the ATTIC! and then? [ED] I consequently met the 2 most significant people at the ATTIC who would change my life forever: Gil

[TR] What about Jerome Bell?

So Jerome was a mentor too and allowed me to be on tour with Vaughn Mason & Crew R.I.P I met Vaughan on the road etc and started being around the band etc etc I was at the recording of “My Big Guitar” [TR] You’ve been Gil Scott-Heron’s Road Manager, back in 1985, touring through the US and Europe. How did you get there? [ED] Now, Gil Scott Heron rehearsed at the ATTIC studio and I had friends in his band Ed Brady, Rob Gordon Kenny Powell and Glenn Turner. I had known those 4 since school days, so I would always be at Gil concerts when they were in DC... When Gil toured with Stevie Wonder on the “Hotter Than July Tour” (1981) I was around also, then...One day

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Byron Stingily & Erique Dial.

www.mixcloud.com/donaldvononzo after an out door concert in DC, Gil approached me and told me he noticed I was always in communication with the band and [since] he was going to Europe soon [he thought] I could use some help and [asked me if] I was interested” I said yes yes & yes...!!!!! so this is how I became Gil’s Road Mgr...

months and while I was there I met a guy named Ash Kamat ho worked at a music store called Rod Argents. He allowed me to come in there after the store was closed and experiment with all the tecnology and sampling was the newest thing in music the Mirage Ensoniq & The Prophet 2ooo were the most affordable modules [TR] What’s your best memory of Gil at the moment but still too expensive for me ($2ooo) but I could afScott Heron? ford a box of floppy discs so I made [ED] One of my best memories of Gil alot of samples which included sexthe show we did at the Mandela Freeual sounds etc etc dom Festival in London (1986)..... That was history in the making! As [TR] So you were the man behind soon after that Nelson Mandela was those sexy samplez? eh? freed -after 25 yrs or so in jail- and [ED] Yes! ALL samples on break 4 love later became President of South Af- haha! some were made from women rica I knew and others came off xxx mov[TR] BOOM! Times are changing!!! ies... so I then went back to the Usa ^____^ And now, please, tell us more to Vaughan Mason’s studio in East about Break 4 Love: a classic of the Orange (New Jersey). He owned a Mirage keyboard, so I loaded all my early house music genre! samples and I played them. Vaughan [ED] I was in London in 1987 for 6 got aroused and said that people in

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Below: Dial E 4 FX with Seal.

Gil Scott-Heron, Robby Gordon and Erique Dial.

a club would maybe feel the same way: so he added a beat and a bass line... the first version was Vaughan talking over the music in a sexual style....then a DJ named Vin Fragnolis’s wife sung a Spanish version. Few months later at Power Play Studios (NYC) Vaughan met KEITH THOMPSON who came to Vaughan’s studio and recorded his vocals.. the spanish version which hit 1st in NYC then Tony Humphries started playing it o KISS- FM on his mix show and SONY Records heard it and it got signed... but it was already signed to Champion Records in London....

ANTHEM. It was re-released 5 times between 1988 and 1994 and it was a Top 40Hit each time and... it has been on 15 compilation LP’s todate [TR] EPIC! and there’s even a version on the uber-popular PlayStation video game Grand Theft Auto “San Andreas”(2005) !!! [ED] Yes! (0_~ [TR] You are a man of many hats, with an extensive discography, creative and prolific in several dimensions: production, writing & arrangement, performance…and you are a man of many names! tell us more about your multiple identities ;-)

[TR] Do you remember the first time you heard Break 4 Love playing on [ED] I have a few aka’s: E.S.T.B ( Erique Slams The Beat)...Dial E 4FX which is the radio? me & (RICARDO MAYNARD) & ERAZE [ED] 1988 when I moved to London which is simply Erique from RAZE. I heard break 4 love playing on the I have wriiten songs for Martha radio, every hour, on all stations Wash, Imagination/LEEE JOHN, The and I WAS SHOCKED..!! So the song Adventures of Stevie V & Maureen/ went to No. 28 on the UK Pop Chart BOMB THE BASS and I produced for and became a SUMMER OF LOVE

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with them too. I almost forgot I was the F.U. Crew “Again 4 Love” feat. Lady Jay & The SEC.... those are also the same singer & rapper who are on RAZE “All 4 Love” [TR]Hahaha...AMAZING!tell me, tell me... as a producer/dj : what are the essential ingredients of a classic dancefloor hit? [ED] The beat the bass and the hook (CHORUS) [TR]...and what about your deejaying? [ED] I’ve been DJing for 10 years. You know, I was not interested back in 1988 when a lot of the CLASSIC DJ’s like Todd Terry / Masters At Work started doin’ it. I was more interested in just Producing...later I got interested in DJing and started in 2000 playing in local clubs around DC Baltimore....Now I spin in Barcelona, London, Paris & Berlin. well 13 years I guess I can not count haha

[TR] being a pioneer in the field, how do u feel the dance/house music scene has changed across years? [ED] It has gone so computerized until it’s coming back

to having vocals again e.g. Crystal Waters, Byron Stingily, ADEVA Martha Wash. You know, people want to feel a vibe and a deeper connection to the music now I think..

[TR] tell us more about your live radio shows... [ED] I do guest spots on 3 Radio stations right now in London. I have done Fresh, Sweet & Sexy, HOXTON FM, MI SOUL, Castle Club Radio, and Visions UK last week. All in London

[TR] ...and your forthcoming releases??? [ED] 1. DIAL E 4FX feat. ROSE WINDROSS & ANGIE BROWN 2. E.S.T.B. “Bring It On” [TR] ...FYAH! can’t wait to hear these vibez!!! Keep us posted.... (0_~ n”

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[ED] hmmm I really appreciate you taking the time and interest in me and I’m very great full and thank you for the exposure :)

[TR]...Nuff Raspek! it was a supa- dupa interview, Thank You So Much! Come back to the Tribal realities Family whenever you want! I appreciate you for this opportunity and I hope my magazine will bring you good luck!... Hey! wait a moment: what’s gonna happen in Your 2013? [ED] I have a new single out featuring Byron Stingily: E-RAZE feat. Byron Stingily “Can’t Help It” http://soundcloud.com/soulful-al/alanpowell-the-midnight-mix 40 mins 40 secs...

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...and I’m DJing at Promise Land March 31st with all the HOUSE LEGENDS: Marchall Jefferson, Keith Thompson, Sterling Void MrC N-Ji and many more! that’s in London at the Egg Club from 3PM till 8AM the next day all day and all nite.

[TR]...MASSIVE!!! All TR Readers, Be There!!!! :D (Special Thanks to My

Bredrin Jeffrey Lewis. Nuff Raspek! ;-D )


Erique Dial at La Terrazza, Barcelona - Ministry of Sound World Tour

Quick n Straight q&a with Erique Dial 1. Favorite Labels? Nervous, Manifesto, Rising High, AM/PM , Strictly Rhythm, Logic, Zyx 2. Favorite Artists? Martha Wash, Adeva, Barbera Tucker, Crystal Waters, Michael Watford, Ce Ce Rogers, Keith Thompson 3. Musical Heroes? George Clinton, Rick James , James Brown, Bootsy, GIL SCOTT HERON, Parliament- Funkadelic, Patti La Belle, Quincy Jones, Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock, Minnie Riperton, Cameo, Chuck Brown 4. Greatest Influence(s)? GIL SCOTT HERON, GEORGE CLINTON, PRINCE 5. Your Favorite DJ(s) Todd Terry, David Morales, MR C, Marshall Jefferson, Danny Tenaglia, BASEMENT JAXX, TUFF JAMM/MATT JAMM LAMONT, MAW /VEGA , TONY HUMPHRIES 6. Favorite Venues? La Terrrazza (Barcelona), Heaven (London), Ministry Of Sound (London), Pure (Washinton DC), Shelter(NYC), China Club (Los Angeles) 7. Favorite Clubs? THE WAG(LONDON), DINGWALLS(LONDON), THE LONDON DUNGEONS, SHOOM(LONDON), SIN(LONDON), PROMISE LAND (LONDON) 8. Favorite Festival/event(s)? WMC Winter Music Conference (Miami), Sonar Festival (Barcelona), Glastonbury (UK), Pop Com (Germany), North Sea Jazz Festival, Essence Music Festival (New Orleans) 9. Preferred Food? Sushi, Indian, Chinese, French, ITALIAN and of course the CHEESE CAKE FACTORY & International House Of Pancakes in the USA 10. Preferred Drink? Sprite, Guiness Stout, Purdyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Peppermint Tea

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a selection of underground dj/producers compiled by Groove Cutz Radio’s Soldaat Ived for [TR] magazine [FREE] Listen & Download The Radio Show: soundcloud.com/soldaatived

Artist: Khamza da Deejay (SouthAfrica) Position: House Music Producer/DJ/Events Mngt Co-Resident Club DJ (The Calabash BHM) Specialty: Dance House Music & Soulful Vocal House Label (Est.2008): KHAMUSIC PRODUCTION & SV RECORDZ

Listen: www.soundcloud.com/khamzadadeejay Contact: facebook.com/Khamza da Deejay Current Projects: 1.Khamza da Deejay-When days are

Dark(Saxed Main Mix) 2.Khamza da Deejay-Tour in Africa 3.Khamza da Deejay ft Soldaat Ived_I don’t Know 4.Khamza da Deejay-Marimba

Trax Released: Coming Soon, Stay Tuned! Remixed:1.Soldaat Ived Ft LAW-BAPHI-(KHAMUSIC

DANCE REMIX) 2.Soldaat Ived ft Nthabiseng MangojaneMaru-A-Pula_(Khamusic Nice RMX)

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a genuine innerview with Beth LaPensĂŠe Ph.D.(ABD)

the ancestral techs of videoby games Marco Supramentale Spada

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What is the representation of Indige- plex and valid. Now, our voices are nous People in the current videogame many and the more we determine industry? our own representations and the Recently, Ubisoft in Montreal, Que- more we comment on stereotypes bec, Canada released Assassin’s and outright racism, the more aware Creed III, which involved cultural everyone becomes. consultants and language speakers. The game is strides beyond previous Indigenous representations and my hope is that more gamecompanies follow this process, and not just for Indigenous peoples, but for all cultures.

According to child psychologist Bruno Bettelheim, children can develop their cognitive functions and confront their unconscious fears through roleplaying, imagination and playacting. In other word, (video)games are not “simply” mere (video)games? And I Do you think such representation re- guess this holds true even for grownflects the perception of Indigenous up players...what is your opinion? people according to mainstream cul- Absolutely. Gameplay is a valid form ture? (particularly, I appreciated your of self-development and yes, alvideos: Indigenous Representations though we hate the term “edutainin Assassin’s Creed III, Native Repre- ment,” all games are educational. It’s sentations in Video Games) also true that if you play video games Unfortunately, most Indigenous before sleeping, in your dreams you representations in video games are will master the skills required for based on existing stereotypes from that video game. It’s a natural hufilm and fiction. Companies in other man thing to do with anything. It’s countries especially rely on other nature. media, which is why it is so vital that Indigenous people get involved in shaping their own representations in any medium.

So playing (video)games may boost selfawareness and raise consciousness...at the same time, how much players & videogames have been maHow is this perception evolving across nipulated by the corporate world? time? why? I can only speak for my own game We have been speaking up for some playing experiences. I like role-playtime. Those generations who were ing in Massively Multiplayer games before us helped inspire upcoming (MMOs) like Ultima Online. I miss generations to seek self-representa- having an MMO that I built houses tion in media. I wouldn’t be playing in. I could decorate and change the in the science fiction genre if I didn’t landscape until server down. I built have a mother who told me how our shrines. I told so many stories. I cotraditional stories are just as com- ordinated events in a guild, which I Pag.20: Native American Techs Series, vector art by Marco Spada (c)2013

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know has had a direct influence on my current skills in community organizing in the “real world.” I also noticed Indigenous representations from an early age because I was always looking for the character I could identify with. That was always troubling to me, but my friends and I mostly just made fun of characters like Nightwolf. Sure, we hated the stereotype, but we also had fun just having the opportunity to laugh at it.

like Digital Songlines, a university and Aboriginal community collaboration in Australia, which gave every object in the game a story and placename and represented the real world landscape.

Today, game modding technology and independent low cost game engines have made it possible for us to show the world what’s in us. I’ve always believed we can only do oh so much with existing Western game engines and will eventually need a game engine built around a particular Indigenous game, understanding that different nations have unique knowledge. Some projects have touched on the possibilities,

game. Overall, games certainly have the ability to promote role models and systems of knowing, which we can see in the Games for Change/ Games for Social Impact movement (http://www.gamesforchange.org/). We as humans are always learning and games are naturally an extension of this process.

What is the purpose of a videogame? I mean, every videogame holds a lesson(s) to be learned by the player(s), uh? Do you think videogames have the potential to promote role-models that shape our societies and generate rules and patterns of In this regard, to what extent intro- behaviour? Actually, learning by doducing Native values, Indigenous ing, while playing? views of the world and Ancestral nar- I stand by one defining aspect of ratives may revolutionize the (video) games—play is voluntary. If it isn’t game industry? voluntary, you’re not playing a

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Did you grow up in a traditional environment, learning about your ancient culture and tradition or did you


(re)discoverd your cultural roots when about this story of “Nezette, a young you started to create videogames and huntress of the plains, finds herself develop concepts and narratives? cast as an unlikely heroine when her I grew up off-reserve as an urban nation finds itself beset by savage, Native. I am Irish, Anishinaabe, and cadaverous creatures. These subMétis, which informed my childhood human beings speak no intelligible and who I am now. I am Anishinaabe language, but have a savage hunger with family from Bay Mills Reserva- and an unmatched brutality as they tion in Michigan and Métis as in true spread across the lands like a stain. Métis, a peoples that emerged from They are called the Zhaagnaash” ... the joining of French Canadian and Cree and Anishinaabe peoples. Today, tradition is often intermixed with contemporary ways of being. For example, when my mom was born, her birth announcement had a drawing of a wigwam. Mailed birth announcements aren’t traditional, obviously, so our culture finds its way to form and represent itself in our current context. For me, it’s a lot of digital merging with traditional storytelling practices.

Watch on-line “The West Was Lost” (2008) here: http://archive.zeros2heroes.com/ content/comic/view/id/808303

I deeply admire and appreciate your work, because of your firm intention to bring the Art and Craft of traditional Tribal Storytelling into... Cyberspace! In other words, give the opportunity to all players to experience Native Wisdom and the Healing Power of Native Stories through videogames, animations, web comics, I am looking forward to watch your alternate reality games, social netamazing web comic “The West Was works... Lost” (2008) presented at imaginAnd Tribal Storytelling means a new eNATIVE Film + MediaArts Festival system of values, a different percep(Toronto, 2010). The narrative is very tion of the world, a more balanced interesting, and kind of familiar...! it wayoflife...??? seems to me that we all already heard

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Each of us can look to our own culture, our own layers of the women and men involved in our creation, far back, to inform our health and wellbeing today. Storytelling is inherent in all cultures. This imagery and perspective that helps form our reality can be very helpful to us if we embrace what speaks to our bones, our blood, the very life that flows in and around all of us. We can only find balance within our own body, within our own being. Talking Point | it would be interesting to hear your vision on the relationships among the following: [Simulation of Realities]---[Learning Experiences]---[Elders’ Way of Teaching] In Indigenous ways of learning, we have long-term mentorship and acknowledge, respect, and encourage the individual skills of each person. Every person has his/her own role to fill. We are complete and healthy in relation to the whole community. Teaching happens through storytelling and action. Many of these traditional ways are still in practice or have been renewed through academic projects and more recently the Indigenous rights movement Idle No More (http://www.idlenomore.ca/).

where you stated: “ Stories inform us, empower us, mobilize us” ...can you elaborate more on the concept? Actually, Can you explain us this game? Survivance is a real world game that walks players through the Indigenous journey of life from The Orphan to The Changer, helped by the words and stories of elders and storytellers. As a player, you choose a quest from any phase of the journey—wherever you feel you are at in your life right now—and when you finish a quest, you create an act of survivance. An act of survivance is a reflection of your quest journey in any medium. For example, a painting, or a photo collage, or a film. Anyone can play at http://www.survivance.org/. Please tell us more about your academic work at AbTeC (Aboriginal Territories in Cyberspace) research network... Aboriginal Territories in Cyberspace (http://www.abtec.org/), codirected by Jason Edward Lewis and Skawennati, is a research network of Indigenous and non-Indigenous technologists, artists, and designers interested in Indigenous self-determination in digital spaces. They have supported my academic and artistic growth and for that I am very thankful!

In January 2012, you designed for In “The Path Without End” (May 2011) Wisdom of the Elders, the real world I really love the way you interlace Anstorytelling game “Survivance” cestral Knowledge and cutting-edge

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Elizabeth LaPensée, Ph.D. (ABD) in Interactive Arts and Technology at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, British Columbia, is an Irish, Anishinaabe, and Métis border-crossing writer whose work addresses Indigenous determination in media such as games, animation, and web comics. digital technologies in a narrative raw fabric. Can you tell us more about your idea to recontextualize Anishinaabe stories of the Moon People into an experimental steampunk animation? Cris Derksen, a mixed Cree cellist, was kind enough to share her track with me. It ran in my head over and over. It came into my dreams. The story grew there and unraveled itself as an experimental animation that ties together many of my loves—making things from materials, telling stories, and calling back to the Moon People. Thank You for this genuine interview, Keep us posted on your forthcoming projects... now Tribal Realities Readers can go back to Moon People! Watch “The Path Without End“ and much more....on-line here!

Her web comic The West Was Lost (2008) was shown at imagineNATIVE 2010. Her experimental animation The Path Without End (2011) premiered at imagineNATIVE 2011. She contributed writing and consultation for the transmedia property Animism (2011). After receiving a Bachelor of Arts with emphases in Native studies, creative writing, and technical communication, she went on to complete a Master of Arts in Writing at Portland State University in Portland, Oregon. Most recently, she is focusing on her dissertation, which looks at the impact of the Indigenous health and wellness game Survivance (2011). Her work is supported by the Aboriginal Territories in Cyberspace research network. Elizabeth is Editor in Chief at the International Game Developers Association.

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Natural Mystikz

Flowa Powa from Tribal Realities HeadQuarters in Collelungo - Umbria, Italy

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Above: Pomegranate flowers from the Garden of Light, photo by Marco Spada (c)2013

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Miguel Rosa Interview by Marco Spada

[TR] When did you fall in love with

DeeJaying?

[TR] Do you think there is too much focus on technical know-how & gear and not enough attention to personal skills such as: a broad and cross-genre musical background and/or the ability to “feel” & “drive” the dancefloor?

[DMR] All my life...I remember listening to music. When I went to a club for the first time, I saw the dj and I told to myself: ”that’s what i want to do all my life.” So, in the 90s, I began making partys for high[DMR] i think real music lovers love to school students. That was my beginning. dance (regardless of the musical genre) That’s when my love was born. the ability to “feel” & “drive” the dance[TR] Are you an oldskool dj playing floor is the essential. Good technical skills strictly “vinyl only” or are you adding are welcome too lol.

digital elements to your dj-sets?

[TR] What are the essential ingredi[DMR] if I could I would use only vinyl. ents for a classic tune, a legendary Vinyl sounds better! you can touch the dance floor hit? music with your hand! but now its impossible to use just vinyl. I still use vinyl and cds like I did from the beginning. In my gigs or mixes I use turntables and cds and sometimes the efx 1000. Nothing more.

[TR] Today, Who is a DJ? [DMR] today everybody plays music but this does not mean they are djs. Real Djs...

[TR] What are the Top 5 Qualities you look in a Deejay? [DMR] 1) musical selection 2)musical background 3) good skils 4) knows how to grab the dance floor when he wants 5) feeling the music and the sound

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[DMR] hard question,but i think we can call “classic” a tune that can create a new genre or change the time of our lives. We see it happening in all types of music: in classic music, nobody gonna forget when VIVALDI created the Four Seasons, when MOOG was used in so much musics,when DISCO burned the dance floors and when Frankie Knuckles created the HOUSE putting beats on a DISCO track, or the first time a sample was used. I CAN STAY HERE HOURS AND HOURS TALKING ABOUT IT, BUT LIKE THE NAME SAYS, CLASSIC IS CLASSIC... I can say this track is a classic and to another person that doesn’t mean anything.


[TR] You’ve been a pioneer in your region (Lisbon, Portugal) and you have been spinning records for more than 20 years in top-quality clubs: how did the music scene changed? [DMR]one thing marco. when I began I lived in a city near Lisbon. It is normal, everything changes and the music industry changes, too. Now you have new genres . I remember they called it hard house. Now they call it tech house. Now minimal is deep. I think at the momment the electronic music scene is a very commercial, it’s or on a fusion of all genres and in my opinion sometimes that doesn’t work. We can find great tracks in all genres and djing in all styles in 1 single gig ... thats good. I think is not positive that a dj can play just one style,

but the dj must know what he/she is doing on the decks. having said that... to me all of them are great djs. l use to say.im always learning. I had the pleasure to play with them because I’ve been working in good clubs and I’ve be contacted to play in the same partys. In this case, it’s important to listen and see what they are giving us. I will never forget watching jeff mills whith the famous 3 turntables on the mix, or dave clarck mixing techno, making scratching with hip hop.

[TR] What kind of stuff do you look for in a prod ucer / si ng er / a r t i st ? [DMR] I try to feel their works with passion. That’s the first and more important thing.

[TR] How do you decide what artists/tunes are a good fit for your djsets?

[DMR] I try play the music I love and try to connect the crowd in a journey with me. its very important you remember why you are on the mix and for who you are playing. We must make [TR] Vinyl is killing the it together: me and the MP3 industry? :D crowd. [DMR] the mp3 industry [TR] What advice do tries killing vinyl. But vi- you have for young nyl’s sales are going up people out there who more and more:)

want to be pro-deejays? [TR] What is your opin[DMR] don’ t follow what ion on digital stores? is trendy and fashion at [DMR] its great. You can choose what track you want, the best remix, low price, you can buy music wherever you want. You have all genres there, you can follow what your favourite djs are playing. It’s awesome, the vinyl continues to be very expensive.

the moment. They must have character and in my opinion if they can, practice with turntables. Reading and listening a lot of music is important, too.

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www.mixcloud.com/djmiguelrosa soundcloud.com/djmiguelrosa http://www.delamoreglobal.com/ [TR] What’s a typical day for you like ? have amazing producers and some of [DMR] when I am not working, I am always on the net searching for the best music, listening promos my friends are sending me, watching movies and the rest I can’t tell you :)))))))))))

[TR] What is House Music?

them are just kids but working with passion and a great taste. It’s AFRO. About Brasilian music, I think they have a rhythm that is unique, very powerful. You have great singers and composers, like gilberto gil or, in the electronic scene, the Brazilian Soul Crew and many many more.

[DMR] house music is a spiritual thing [TR]

Music Business & Internet: [TR] What are your favourite flavors what are the opportunities and conof House Music? straints? [DMR] house music is so special because there you can listen all genres of music in tune with the beats: latin flavour, afro, instrumental, soulful, percussion, jazz, blues,...

[DMR] If you are registed as producer and you keep it legal i only see good opportunities.

[TR] What is the message you want to deliver with your music?

[TR] What is the influence of African [DMR] Peace , Love & Respect and Brazilian rhythms on contem[TR] Massive! Thank You Miguel and porary music? Keep us posted about Your projects. [DMR] since 2010 I’ve seen a lot of great music and djs come on the scene, they Obrigado!

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Some More Quick n Straight Q&A... 1. Forthcoming Releases? my ep 2. Favorite Labels? wave, ibadan, stereo, imperial dub... 3. Favorite Artists? franรงois kevorkian, dj harvey, louie vega 4. Musical Heroes? franรงois kevorkian, ryuichi sakamoto 5. Greatest Influence(s)? franรงois kevorkian 6. Your Favorite DJ(s) franรงois kevorkian, dj harvey, louie vega 7. Djs/Producers/Artists: Names to Watch? thes man & tobetsa lamola, scott watson, mj white ,stephy, low deep t, groove salvation 8. Favorite Venues in Portugal/International? lux club (lisbon) ku club (spain) 9. Favorite Clubs? lux fragil(lisbon), cielo (ny) 10. Favorite Festival(s)? suncebeat (croatia) 11. Preferred Food? brasilian or argentine rodizio

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"TAAL OR RHYTHM CYCLE REPRESENTS THE UNIVERSAL RHYTHMS OF NATURE AND LIFE WITHIN US AND ALL AROUND US. MUSIC BEYOND DEFINITIONS OR BOUNDARIES, CROSSING MANY CULTURES AND SOUNDS. A UNIFYING FORCE THAT CONNECTS ALL PEOPLE AS ONE IN THE MUSIC." [RANVIR SINGH VERMA]

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an 8-bit dubwise innerview with... NUFF RASPEK AND A BIG WELCOME TO THE 8-BIT REGGAE N DUB NET-LABEL NATTY DROID N ALL THE NATTY DROIDZ OUT THERE!BLEEP!: D 1. WHEN DID NATTY DREAD BECOME NATTY DROID? AND WHAT'S THE STORY BEHIND? DR. REMIX: I THINK IT HAS TO DO WITH THE FACT THAT WE SPEND A LOT OF TIME MAKING REGGAE TUNES BEHIND OUR COMPUTERS., MOUSING TWEAKING REWINDING AND TWITCHING KNOBS MAKES YOU FEEL LIKE A NATTY DROID SOMETIMES :) UNORTHODOX CONQUEROR: IN A DREAM I WAS GREETED BY LEE SCRATCH PERRY DRESSED AS A ROBOT FROM THE FUTURE. HE TOLD ME THAT COMPUTER MUSIC IS THE FUTURE AND HAS THE POWER TO UNITE PEOPLE FROM ALL AROUND THE WORLD. HE THEN RODE AWAY ON AN INVISIBLE HORSE. NAFF NATTY: THE DUBBER HAS ALWAYS SEARCHED FOR NEW AND INTERESTING

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nattydroid.wordpress.com FREE downloads: soundcloud.com/nattydroid SOUNDS. WE ALL TURNED INTO ROBOTS A LONG TIME AGO! 2. WHEN DID JAMAICA VIBEZ MEET COMPUTER MUSIC? DR. REMIX: IN THE 1980'S WHEN DRUM COMPUTERS AND SYNTHS BECAME MORE AND MORE AVAILABLE FOR PROJUICAH. NAFF NATTY: THE FIRST FULLY PROGRAMMED TUNE WAS CALLED "UNDER ME SLENG TENG" BY WAYNE SMITH AND KING JAMMY IN 1985. IT USES A CASIO MT-40 KEYBOARD. IT SPARKED A CRAZE THAT STILL RESONATES TODAY. ONLY THE OTHER DAY A DROID UPLOADED A VERSION OF THIS TUNE ON SOUNDCLOUD - AND IT WON'T BE THE LAST! UNORTHODOX CONQUEROR: SOME SAY THERE ARE EARLIER DIGITAL TRACKS SUCH AS SENSI ADDICT BY HORACE FERGUSON... 3. WHAT IS THE 8-BIT SOUND? DVANT: THE SOUNDS OF MY YOUTH WITH ARCADES, GOING ROUND ME MATES HOUSE

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WHY IT SAID "16 BIT" ON MY SEGA MEGADRIVE. HE TOLD ME IT WAS BECAUSE THERE ARE 16 BITS INSIDE (COMPONENTS) THAT MAKE IT WORK! THEREFORE, BY DADDY'S LOGIC, 8-BIT SOUND IS DERIVED FROM 8 COMPONENTS. I'D SAY THOSE 8 COMPONENTS ARE - BASS, DRUM, SKANK, MELODY, PEACE, LOVE, UNITY AND JOY! 4. WHY IN THIS WORLD OF EXPENSIVE GADGETS, HI-TECH GIZMOS N PLANNED OBSOLESCENCE YOU ARE GOING BACK TO LO-FI VINTAGE 8-BIT SOUNDS? DR. JIKEL: I WOULD SAY BECAUSE WE ARE MAKING DUB AND 8 BIT IS PERFECT FOR DUB. DR. REMIX: BECAUSE THE SOUNDS OF RETRO GAMES AND 70'S DUB ARE ENGRAVED IN MY MEMORY THEY ALWAYS STAND OUT BETWEEN OTHER SOUNDS. UNORTHODOX CONQUEROR: PLANNED OBSOLENCE DOES MAKE ME SAD, NOTHING IS BUILT TO LAST THESE DAYS! THE ONLY THINGS THAT LASTS ARE OUR MEMORIES, SO WE ARE BRINGING THEM BACK THROUGH MUSIC. I DON'T WANT TO MAKE MUSIC STRICTLY FOR NOSTALGIC PURPOSES THOUGH, SO I HAVE TO KEEP COMING UP WITH WAYS TO MAKE AN ORIGINAL AND INNOVATIVE SOUND. NAFF NATTY: DUBBERS THROUGHOUT THE HISTORY OF REGGAE HAVE BEEN RESTRICTED THROUGH A CERTAIN AMOUNT OF POVERTY - THEY'VE PUSHED BOUNDARIES AND CREATED MAGICAL SOUNDS WITH WHATEVER CHEAP GEAR THEY HAD TO HAND. NOW, I'M NOT SAYING THAT ANY OF US ARE SO RESTRICTED NOWADYS, BUT I THINK 8-BIT STAYS TRUE TO THAT VIBE. IT'S A LIMITATION, AND LIMITATIONS ARE USEFUL. ALSO IT IS IN PART NOSTALGIA. THEY'RE SOUNDS OF OUR CHILDHOOD, SOUNDS WITH WHICH WE RELATE. THE AVERAGE DROID DUBBER HAS BLEEPS AND BLOOPS ENGRAINED IN HIS SOUL. 5. LET'S TALK ABOUT COMPUTAH AND YOUR FAVOURITE GEAR? NAFF NATTY: WELL, I NO LONGER HAVE ANY GEAR EXCEPT MY LAPTOP... I STARTED MAKING DUBS WITH ABOUT TWENTY INSTRUMENTS TO HAND AND WANTED ONLY ORGANIC SOUNDS DR. JIKEL: I HAVE A LAPTOP , AKAI MPK MINI AND THE PRESONUS AUDIOBOX DVANT: ME NETBOOK, LAPTOP, LPK25,LPD25 AND OLD COPY OF SOUNDFORGE AND THE ODD DAW, VST ETC DR. REMIX: MY PC MY LIKKLE 2 OCTAVE OXYGEN 8 KEYBOARD MY MELODICA AND MY BEHRINGER MS-16 STUDIO MONITORS. UNORTHODOX CONQUEROR: COMPUTER? I'M TYPING THIS INTERVIEW UP ON MY GAME BOY! 6. WHAT IS THE MISSION OF THE NATTY DROID NET-LABEL? DR. REMIX: SPREADING SWEET 8-BIT REGGAE SOUNDS ACROSS THE GLOBE! UNORTHODOX CONQUEROR: TO DESTROY ALL HUMANS. UH, I MEANT TO SHARE GOOD

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VIBES AND IDEAS WITH EACH OTHER AND WITH ALL MUSIC FANS. I FEEL THAT WE HAVE MADE A REAL COMMUNITY ONLINE NOW AND IT MAKES ME FEEL VERY HAPPY. DR. JIKEL: TO UNITE ALL DROIDS OUT THERE! NAFF NATTY:I THINK ITS BASIC MISSION IS TO BRING THE 8 BIT ARTISTS TOGETHER INTO A COMMUNITY OF DROIDS THAT INSPIRE EACH OTHER. I'M ALREADY DOING A LOT MORE COLLABORATIVE WORK BECAUSE OF NATTY DROID. 7. WHICH AND TO WHAT EXTENT VIDEOGAMES AND GEEK CULTURE INFLUENCED YOUR MUSIC? DR. REMIX: SIMPLY SAID IN ALL ASPECTS. UNORTHODOX CONQUEROR: VIDEOGAMES FRIED MY BRAIN AS A YOUTH! MY TEACHER TOLD MY MOTHER THAT SHE WAS DEEPLY CONCERNED AS ALL I EVER TALKED ABOUT WAS SONIC THE HEDGEHOG. I LOVED EVERYTHING ABOUT THE SONIC GAMES, ESPECIALLY THE MUSIC, SO IT'S INEVITABLE THAT IT HAS A BIG INFLUENCE ON MY MUSIC. DR. JIKEL: I DO PLAY GAMES WHEN I CAN BUT I DONT THINK IT HAS INFLUENCED MY MUSIC AS MUCH AS ALL OF THE DUB MUSIC I LISTEN TO. 8. WHAT IS CHIPMUSIC? AND HOW IS IT DONE? NAFF NATTY:"CHIPMUSIC" IS ACTUALLY A PRETTY DEVISIVE TERM. THERE ARE A LOT OF PEOPLE OUT THERE - CHIP PURITANS - WHO WOULD SAY THAT THE ONLY REAL CHIPMUSIC IS THAT WHICH IS PROGRAMMED TO AND CAN BE PLAYED ON A REAL 8-BIT COMPUTER CHIP. SOME OF MY MUSIC QUALIFIES FOR THAT, AS SOME IS PROGRAMMED FOR NES, SOME FOR THE ZX80 SPECTRUM. MOST DROIDS HERE DON'T MAKE CHIPMUSIC BY PURITAN STANDARDS. FOR SAFETY'S SAKE WE CAN USE "8 BIT" AND SOME PEOPLE GO AS FAR AS SAYING "FAKEBIT" BUT IF SOMEONE WANTS TO CALL THEIR MUSIC "CHIPMUSIC" ALTHOUGH IT'S MADE IN A DAW AND WOULDN'T PLAY ON A CHIP, WHO CARES? UNORTHODOX CONQUEROR: I THINK THERE IS NO RIGHT OR WRONG WAY TO MAKE CHIPMUSIC. SOME PURISTS USE SOUND CHIPS FROM ACTUAL CONSOLES TO MAKE MUSIC, BUT OTHERS LIKE MYSELF PREFER THE FLEXIBILITY AND EASE OF USE THAT MUSIC SOFTWARE PROVIDES. 9. TELL US MORE ABOUT YOUR NEW ALBUM ARCADE OF THE COVENANT... DVANT: ITS GREAT TO SEE SO MANY PEEPS FROM AROUND THE WORLD WHO ONLY KNOW EACH OVER FOR A SHORT WHILE AND HAVE NEVER SEEN, SHARE A COMMON INTEREST, WHO MET ON SOUNDCLOUD, (WHICH IS TRULY AMAZING IF YOU THINK ABOUT

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IT) AND HAVE CREATED A REALLY UNIQUE ALBUM WICH IF NOT UNIFIES THE LISTENERS, IT SURELY UNIFIED THE ARTIST INVOLVED NAFF NATTY: WELL I THINK IT'S INDICATIVE OF THE DROID COMMUNITY. YOU HAVE 27 TRACKS THAT PEOPLE HAVE PUT SERIOUS EFFORT INTO, SOME NIFTY COVER ART, MASTERING AND PRODUCTION - AND IT'S ALL FOR FREE! THERE'S SOME GENUINE SPACE-AGE ALTRUISM GOING ON OVER THE NET. IT'S NICE TO RECOGNISE AND BE A PART OF IT! DR. REMIX: A VERY UNIQUE AND VERSATILE 8-BIT REGGAE ALBUM WITH WORK FROM FANTASTIC PRODUCERS WHO ARE SEEKING THE BORDERS OF BOTH REGGAE AND 8-BIT SOUNDS. DR. JIKEL: I THINK ITS A GREAT RECORD IF YOU ARE IN TO THAT SORT OF THING. 10. WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THE CREATIVE COMMONS LICENCES? DR. REMIX: GREAT! UNORTHODOX CONQUEROR: JAMES BOND HAS A LICENCE TO KILL. CREATIVE COMMONS GIVES US A LICENCE TO CHILL, TO THRILL, AND IT FITS THE BILL! DR. JIKEL: NICE! 11. WHAT IS YOUR PERCEPTION OF OPEN-SOURCE SOFTWARE? UNORTHODOX CONQUEROR: IT MAKES ME HAPPY THAT NOT EVERYONE IS LIKE A MONEY-GRABBING DRONE FROM APPLE CORP! I LOVE THE COMMUNITY SPIRIT OF NATTY DROID AND I WOULD WAGER THAT IT WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN POSSIBLE WITHOUT HALF OF THE VSTS AND PROGRAMS WE USE. DR. JIKEL: WHITOUT IT THERE WOULD BE NO DR.JIKEL :P

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BLEEP!SUM MORE QUICK N STRAIGHT QUESTIONZ 1. FAVORITE GEAR? DR. REMIX: MY LIKKLE WORKSTATION AND MY MELODICA NAFF NATTY:MY LAPTOP'S ALL I CURRENTLY USE. UNORTHODOX CONQUEROR: MY LES PAUL, MY BOSS BR-600 8-TRACK AND MY SEGA MEGADRIVE! BLEEP DR. JIKEL: EVERYTHING I HAVE!2. FAVORITE ARTISTS/BAND? DR. REMIX: JOHNNY REDLOCKS, BRIZION, J.A.H.N.O. NAFF NATTY:TOOTS AND THE MAYTALS, SOUND DIMENSION UNORTHODOX CONQUEROR: THE CLASH! DR. JIKEL: TINARIWEN 3. MUSICAL HEROES? DR. REMIX: THERE ARE A LOT BUT I THINK BOB IS THE ONE! NAFF NATTY:JACKIE MITTOO, RICO RODRIGUEZ, AUGUSTUS PABLO UNORTHODOX CONQUEROR: KEITH HUDSON DR. JIKEL: LEE PERRY 4. GREATEST INFLUENCE(S)? DR. REMIX: 70;S DUB AND CHIPTUNES FROM GREAT 8-BIT RETRO GAMES. NAFF NATTY:ANYTHING WITH SOUL MORNING GLORY. UNORTHODOX CONQUEROR: WITHOUT EZRA AND HIS DIRTY LO-FI 4-TRACK RECORDINGS, I WOULD NEVER HAVE BEEN INSPIRED TO PRODUCE MY OWN MUSIC. DR. JIKEL: MY DAD DVANT: VICTOR LEWIS SMITH, GONZO THE GREAT,MAD PROFFESSOR,MY FAMILY 5. YOUR FAVORITE VIDEOGAME? DR. REMIX: SPACE INVADERS I EVEN MADE A 3D REMAKE MYSELF :) NAFF NATTY:RECENTLY BEEN PLAYING GHOULS 'N' GHOSTS A LOT (MEGADRIVE VERSION) - IT'S EVIL! UNORTHODOX CONQUEROR: POKEMON! DR. JIKEL:MARIO KART DVANT: POKEMON GREEN LEAF 6. 8-BIT VIBEZ: NAMES TO WATCH? DR. REMIX: ALL CONTRIBUTING NATTY DROID NETLABEL ARTISTS NAFF NATTY:NATTY DROID. IT'S NOT ABOUT NAMES, I DON'T THINK ANY OF US ARE DOING THIS FOR FAME :) UNORTHODOX CONQUEROR: ALL OF MY FELLOW DROIDS! I ALSO RECCOMEND THE ARTIST CALLED BITMUCH!7. FAVORITE RIDDIMZ? DR. REMIX: EVERY RIDDIM THAT MAKES ME SKANK AROUND THE ROOM! NAFF NATTY:LOADS. SLENG TENG, REAL ROCK, FILL UP, BARBWIRE, MR BASSIE DVANT: SHANK I SHECK AND ALI BARBAR UNORTHODOX CONQUEROR: DIRTY HARRY! 8. FAVORITE FESTIVALS/EVENTS? UNORTHODOX CONQUEROR: GROEZROCK IN BELGIUM AND REBELLION IN BLACKPOOL, UK! DR. JIKEL: UNIVERSO PARALELO IN BAHIA BRASIL9. PREFERRED FOOD? DR. REMIX: ORGANIC FOOD IS PREFERRED! I AM ALSO A PART-TIME VEGETARIAN :) NAFF NATTY:I'M A DROID, I EAT NUTS AND BOLTS. I AND I JUST NEED A BYTE TO EAT! DR. JIKEL: RICE AND BEANS DVANT: HAM EGG AND CHIPS WITH SPAGETTI AND MAYO 10. PREFERRED DRINK? DR. REMIX: COFFEE, FRUIT JUICE AND LICORICE YOGI CHAI. NAFF NATTY:SPANISHSTYLE CAFE CON LECHE, THOUGH GETTING IT ELSEWHERE IN THE WORLD IS A PAIN. UNORTHODOX CONQUEROR: BOOZE! DR. JIKEL: EARL GREY DVANT: VIMTO

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free for the people 1. DJ Trax de la Jeunesse Nigerienne [US-AFRICAN HOUSENATION] 2. Power to the Racubah Sound System! [MOOMBAH con CUMBIA] 3. U.S. drones get out of the Congo! [LUMUMBA MOOMBA] 4. A la Memoria del Muerto Revolucionarios [MOOMBAH] 5. U.S. drones get out of Africa! [MOOMBA-RUMBA-TON] 6. The Lion of Zimbabwe Roars Tonight! [CHI-TOWN-MURENGA] 7. Mutabaruka’s Poem in dis Moombahton! [JAH MOOMBAH] 8. It’s our duty 2 our People 2 organize Ourselves! [MOOMBAH-TON] 9. Listen to the Elder Kogi Mamos Speak! [TRIBAL GUARACHA HOUSE] 10. Blackfeet on the New Horizon [TRIBAL GUARACHA HOUSE]

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erique’s classics 1. Crystal Waters Gypsy Woman 2. Armand Van Helden You Don’t Know Me 3. Robin S Show Me Love 4. Byron Stingily Every body Get Up 5. Hard Drive Deep Down Inside 6. St Eteine Only Love Can Break Your Heart 7. Inner City Good Life 8. Tears Frankie Knuckles 9. Joe Smooth Promise Land 10. RAZE Break 4 Love This playlist compiled by

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Lucas Brandão - Valisa

QUANTO VALE O SEU TEMPO, PRA EU PODER TE PERGUNTAR? QUANTO VALE O DINHEIRO QUE VOCÊ LEVOU DE MIM? QUANTO VALE TODA A HISTÓRIA, A MEMÓRIA DE QUEM FOI? PRA VOCÊ LEVAR EMBORA TUDO O QUE EU SUEI, DEPOIS QUANTO VALE O SEU EMPREGO, O TEU PEDAÇO DE CHÃO? QUANTO VALE O MEU SOSSEGO, PRA PAGAR TUA PENSÃO? QUANTO VALE A TUA SAÚDE, PRA NEGAR À QUEM PRECISA A SAÚDE DO MEU POVO, HOJE CORRE EM TUA VALISA QUANTO VALE A TUA PALAVRA, PRA EU VER VOCÊ CALADO? NÃO EXISTE NEM MAIS LÁBIA E OUVIDO ACOSTUMADO. QUANTO VALE O SEU DESLEIXO, QUE ERRANDO EU VOTEI EU PAGUEI TODO SEU PREÇO, SEM SABER QUE ERA UM REI. AH SEUS DIAS ESTÃO CONTADOS, SE CACHOEIRA SECAR O MEU RIO CORRER DE VOLTA, ONDE TINHA QUE ESTAR NÓS VEREMOS TUA SINA, DE QUEM MAIS FOR TRAPACEIRO VAGABUNDO VAI PRIMEIRO, MAIS MEU BOLSO NÃO ROUBAR

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Lucas Brand達o

Interview by Marco TR Spada

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[tr] what do u think of the “new this is why its good you got the courbossa” movement? any inflluence age to make new bossas...go ahead on your music? Lucas! [lb] The New Bossa for me is a movement of many styles together. Today we have American funk, lounge, many things. I would say that for me the most important guy on the New Bossa movement and the best influence is Marcos Valle. That’s why I’ve been listening to him too much!

[lb]See, I pretend that Bossa is the Brazilian face out of the country. the numbers are showing me, most of people who are listening to me are Brazilians, but who comes to me, favorite the tunes, make comments and messages are people from other countries like you! for an example...

[tr] do you feel you want to keep [tr] AHHHH thats the point I wanted alive the tradition of the bossa? to check! indeed! I agree with you: [lb] Yeah. This have been my first Bossa is “the Brazilian face out of the feeling in relation with Bossa. Keep country”. I think you are right and the same ground, the same level of sometimes for us, foreigners, it is a production as that time when Jobim Brazilian cliché...See, I am interested was alive and all that movement. in your music because you wanna inThis should not stop, and I’ve been novate...

very glad to hear people telling me [lb] Some people say that’s a bit the same things of my work, It’s a weird ‘cause a 21 years old boy like great feeling! me is playing Bossa and making [tr] what is the current perception of new songs! It’s very weird here, very the role of bossa on the contempo- weird! rary brazilian music scene?

[tr] hahaha innovators are always [lb] We do not hear new songs here: weird, trust me! most of the time is the same “Girl [lb] hahaha from Ipanema” in a show here, an- [tr] tell me more about your song other “Wave” there, a “Summer Valisa: if I understand right it’s Samba”... and so on. It’s difficult! a Bossa dedicated to corrupted Sometimes I feel I’m the only new politicians, eh? musician who is making new Bossas! [lb] Valisa is a song I made in just 40 You see, that happens on internet minutes. I was showering when the too! you can’t find Bossa composers rhythm came in my head. I let the on SoundCloud! words escape out of my mouth and [tr] so tradition is very strong and the lyrics were done! yeah! nobody wants to compete with clas[tr] hahaha. sics like the Girl from Ipanema etc. [lb] Here in Brazil we have this

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problem. It’s a problem that we’re facing ‘cause it has been in our culture all the time: there’s always a person who takes advantages of everything...Corruption is a serious problem, here. And people used to be used to this, but things are changing, the supreme court started an inquiry to adjudicate the last government involved...

dade”, whose tracks were recorded in appeal of voice, a guitar, cymbals, a piano sometimes and a flute. And the point is to make the mix sounds like that time, but with the resources we have today. Besides the first album, I’m also producing a show called “New Sambas - Bossa Nova”, with an important producer company in my region, the Vaca Azul Com[tr] I see. Hence, tell us more about pany (Blue Cow). The intention is to the title of the track “Valisa”: is it the bring acceptance of new compositions and show that the process of name of one of those politicans? creating Sambas is still alive, today. [lb] No. Valisa is a type of wallet, bags and that kind of stuff which politi- [tr] Favorite Albums? cians use to save stoled money! Va- [lb] Chega de Saudade (João Gilberlisa is a brand of wallet too, very fa- to), Passarim (Tom Jobim), Brazilian mous. Lounge (Putumayo), Urban Hymns [tr] hahaha...tell me, is it the first (The Verve), and of course, The Dark time someone is using bossa nova Side of the moon (this I wont tell with a political meaning, instead of who made! lol)

talking about love and Girls of Ip- [tr] Favorite Artists and Heroes? anemas? (with all the due respects [lb] Actually I’ve been listening to to the classics, eh :) Seu Jorge a lot, he is The Man. I ap[lb] heheh No. Chico Buarque de Hol- preciate very much the work of a anda is well known for that: listen to Brazilian actor called Eduardo Ster“Roda Viva” He also made an Italian blich (a genius), Wagner Moura and Version! Rotativa (Roda Viva) Chico Al Pacino too ( The Godfather is my Buarque - Per un pugno di samba 1970 favorite movie). [tr] Bravo! Amazing classics! We’re [tr] Greatest Influence(s)? looking forward to hear New Bossas: [lb] Tom Jobim, Carlos Lyra, João Forthcoming Releases? Gilberto, Marcos Valle, Eduardo Ga[lb] I am producing arrangements leano, Picasso, there are so many! lol for my first album, wich musical style [tr] Your Favorite Musician(s) will name it - Bossa Nova. This cd get [lb] My favorites musicians are: Seu influences from albums produced in Jorge, Chico Buarque de Holanda, the 60’s and 70’s, especially the most I’m a big fan of Depeche Mode, Kefamous of all, called “Chega de Sauane, Ben’s Brother, Vicente Amigo...

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[tr]Bands/Producers/Musicians: the most: One is located on the faNames to Watch? mous neighborhood Leblon - The [lb] Here in Big Field there’s a band Vizta, one of the last good places called Dombraz, a Samba/Rock band in Rio wich offers space to listen a good Bossa. The other is perfect they’re awesome! too, we found it on the Lapa neigh[tr] Favorite Venues in Brazil/Interborhood (you know Lapa? is awenational? some!) - called TribOz. (Oh! I forgot [lb] There are many amazing places one amazing place here in Campo here in Brazil.As a Bossa Nova guy, I Grande, the Rockers! This club is wouldn’t forget to say Ipanema and deep in my heart) Copacabana, in Rio. Here, in my city, [tr] Favorite Food? there are good places to take your time and relax: one big park called [lb] Whooper from Burger King, man, “Park of Indian Nations”, a famous that is awesome. lol avenue called Afonseo Pena and the [tr] Favorite Drink? Augusta St. in São Paulo. [lb]The Jura Island Whisky [tr] Favorite Clubs?

[tr] Muito Bom, Lucas! :D Thanks for [lb] In Rio there are two clubs I love the conversation, keep us posted...

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TRIBAL REALITIES MAGAZINE - February 2013  

Consciousness-raising Interviews, Top-quality contributors, Visionary content, Deep music, One Love!In this Issue: 1)an Interview with House...

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