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The Rise of Favela Funk: Diplo, Disco D and Kevin Federline

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Disco D.

While the blogosphere is buzzing about the performance of Kevin Federline on his debut single "PopoZão," I'm glad that the song is finally bringing favela funk to the masses. Made in the ghettos of Rio de Janeiro, favela funk (or baile funk) is a raw musical style characterized by its fierce, sweeping rhythms and melodic improv. Federline's "PopoZão," was produced by Disco D. who is one of the few American DJs to adopt the unique Rio street sounds in his productions. Previously, I've written about DJ Diplo who has used favela beats in his work for M.I.A. and on his dance compilations. The emerging popularity of favela funk indicates that it might become a major pop trend in 2006.

Disco D. first achieved notoriety as one of the originators and top DJs of Ghettotech, an urban hybrid of Detroit techno and electro, Chicago booty house and Miami Bass. After being hailed a DJ prodigy by URB Magazine a few years ago, he moved from to Detroit to NYC to fully focus on his music career. He got some high-profile production gigs, including stints with Pharell Williams, Christina Millian, Nina Sky and 50 Cent. He gained interested in the sounds from Brazil when he started dating his Brazilian girlfriend. On Federline's MySpace page, he explains a little about the song and his interest in favela funk. "In Portuguese, 'PopoZão' means luscious ass," he writes, "My fiancee is Brazilian and I live in Sao Paulo half the time, thus the influence on the sound."

In related favela music news, Diplo spent time in Rio recently to film a musical documentary. He also worked on some new remixes, including a remix of 3rd Bass' "Shut Your Mouth" that is available for download on his web site. It is another fine example of how Diplo is able to mash up a vintage rap track from the late '80s with the contemporary sounds of Rio to create something new and exciting. [source, source]

Arjanwrites Audio Download 3rd Bass "Shut Your Mouth" (Diplo Mix)
Arjanwrites Audio Listen to Kevin Federline "PopoZão"

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Hey there -- I've been listening to DJ Diplo on AOL Radio, especially his 'Live at Guggenheim, NYC (1) -- does anyone have Diplos email address? I want to buy some of this, because of the great mix of funk. If anyone knows where to buy it, drop me a line.



Posted by: Peter at Feb 23, 2006 10:00:58 PM

Hi folks,

we started up a new project about Favela Funk and offer acts in Europe.

If there are any question, don´t hesitate to contact us: www.favelafunk.net


Posted by: FabioFonk at Mar 30, 2006 4:10:06 AM

비만해소를 위한 식습관 10계명 !!

1. 식사시간은 적어도 20∼30분으로 하라.

2.한번에 20번 이상 십어라.

3.저녁식사는 오후 8시 이전에 끝내라.

4.식사중 TV나 신문을 보지마라.

5.지정된 장소에서 식사하라.

6.정해진 시간에 식사하라.

7.'홀로 식사'를 피하라.

8.야채, 해초류를 즐겨라.

9.아침식사를 거르지 말고 세끼 식사량을 균등히 하라.

10.과식을 많이 하는 사람은 물 2∼3컵을 마신 뒤 식사하라.


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