Yesterday, our Berlin-based Bundes-Brazilerian friend Daniel Haaksman dropped his new EP called “Gostoso” on vinyl. It follows the highly acclaimed “Who´s Afraid of Rio” EP. As Daniel is one of those no-bullshit guys and the tunes are already played by e.g. the Crookers, Sinden, Fake Blood, Radioclit, Riva Starr, DJ Yoda, Mixhell and Tim Turbo, I will just repost the original product information to give you an idea of how Gostoso sounds like:
The EP kicks off with Haaksman bringing baile funk to the playground, introducing the 2nd generation of baile funk MCs. “Kid Conga“ features MC Miltinho on the mike, the son of baile funk legend MC Batata, singing a nursery rhyme over a heavy, tropical beat, accompanied by an arpeggio that is resembling North Eastern Brasilian forro melodies. „Senta Senta Mais Uma Vez” („Senta Senta once more“) is Haaksman’s revisit to the anthemic „Senta Senta“ track from his „Who’s Afraid Of Rio?“ EP which received massive DJ rotation all over the globe. In its revisited mix, the techno side of baile funk finds its shape.
The B-Side of the EP opens with „Pobum Coco“, Haaksman’s bowing down to Rio’s love affair with Miami Bass. With a heavy 808 beat, „Pobum Coco“ tops off with a Tropicalia guitar line to get those big booties going. The polka-bass tune is followed by Rio’s MC queen Tati Quebra Barraco, shouting out on “Jesus” over a twisted funk synth and 808 snare rolls.
The digital release is to follow on July 5th. We hand out “Pobum Coco” upfront. Thanks, Daniel, and greetings to Rio!