São Paulo-born DJ, producer, and party king Bruno Belluomini reminds us that dubstep isn't just for the pale faced Brits and California hippies. This selection of tracks, many of the unreleased, showcases how producers near and in the Southern hemisphere are interpreting the dubstep sound.
Belluomini's tracks have been championed by BBC Radio 1's Mary Anne Hobbs, Kode9, DJ Mag, as well as by several publications and festivals in his native Latin America. Learn more about him here.
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Berlin-based DJ Daniel Haaksman furnishes XLR8R with an exclusive mix of baile funk tunes from his Man Recordings imprint. "This is Funk Berlinioca!" matches Brazilian producers like Edu K, Deize Tigrona, and Sandrinho with international artists, like Crookers and Switch, who have integrated the baile sound into their own work. The result is a 45-minute-plus primer on the many directions the genre has taken since its inception.
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Producer Praveen Sharma shows off his DJ skills and excellent taste in music on XLR8R's latest exclusive mix. Sharma has been making music for years now, with his debut album, Backed By Spirits, out on Neo Ouija. He is also a member of Percussion Lab, who streams the best in underground electronic music over the internet airwaves. Read more »
Besides her 10-plus-year career as a DJ, Barbara Presinger has explored numerous angles of the music business, from working on as a freelance writer and radio promoter to starting the now-famous ~scape imprint with Stefan Betke (a.k.a. Pole). While the dancefloor is her number one passion, she has, in recent years, expanded her sets to include everything from hip-hop to dub, often pairing these genres with her trademark house and techno style. Read more »
Iggor Cavalera is recognized throughout the world as a master drummer and former member of none other than Brazilian heavy-metal band Sepultura. However, he is as much familiar with turntables and MPCs and he is with a drum kit, taking his credo of Hard Beat Beat and applying it to other projects. As Mixhell, he and his wife, Laima Leyton, combine dancefloor and hard rock sensibilities for DJ sets as unpredictable as Cavalera's musical career. Only scan the enormous tracklisting below for proof.
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