Brazilika: Brazil & Beyond


2015 release. Far Out Recordings's iconic Brazilika series encapsulates the absolute paramount of Brazilian music. Celebrating landmark years of Far Out Recordings, previous editions in the series have seen exceptional, globally celebrated compilations from Kenny Dope, Giles Peterson (FARO 142CD, 2009), 4 Hero (2006) and Andy Votel (FARO 128CD, 2008). To mark the label's twentieth year, label boss Joe Davis has lovingly brought together his own retrospective of Far Out Recordings's most stunningly immersive music, illuminating the virtuosity of this host of Brazilian brilliance. Disc two is a forward thinking, twenty-seven track continuous mix, featuring new, exclusive and unreleased material among timeless dancefloor destroyers. The mix was compiled by Joe Davis and expertly mixed by DJ, producer and Brazilian music aficionado Spiritual South. Compiled by one of the world's foremost Brazil-ophiles, Joe Davis, Brazilika yields some of the most musically rich and culturally significant output from the label over the last two decades, drawing together traditional roots rhythms, bossa nova, samba, jazz, funk, folk and psychedelia, as well as productions and remixes by producers from around the world. Far Out Recordings is the result of two decades of passionate hard graft, developing artists and in turn creating an identity and sound for the label, Joe Davis would open a window to the magic of Brazilian music and culture for the world around. Maintaining the label's identity and niche, while covering a wide array of Brazilian musical productivity would be Joe's biggest challenge, a challenge that was achievable and ultimately most rewarding thanks to the talent, professionalism and creativity of artists like Azymuth, Marcos Valle, Joyce, The Ipanemas, Sabrina Malheiros, all of which are featured here and more. Like the Brazilika compilations of the past, this one provides a journey through the many moods of Brazil. Also features: Nicola Conte, Elza Soares, Clara Morena, Nina Miranda & Chris Franck, Democustico, Mauricio Maestro, Nana Vasconcelos, Kirk Degiorgio's Offworld, Arthur Verocai, Banda Black Rio, Caetano Veloso, Caetano Veloso, Danny Wheeler, Troubleman, Friends From Rio, Agaldo Kantor, TS Repman, Grupo Batuque, Sean Khan, Omar, 4 Hero, Alex Malheiros, Banda Utopia, Aricia Mess, Spiritual South, Dokta Venom, Ashley Beadle, Rubens Bassini, Daz I Kue, Carlos Dafe, Zero dB, Mamond, Mark Pritchard, The Far Out Monster Disco Orchestra,Jazzanova, Binario Theo Parrish, Budgie and Paul White.