Edu K Frenétiko
- Words: Justin Hopper
- Label: Man Recordings
As frontman of Brazilian punk group Defalla, over-caffeinated, heavily tattooed, leather-panted Edu K became one of the first to champion Rio's then-underground baile funk movement. Since then, Edu K has gone on to join the ranks of baile's world-renowned booty-bass culture and take that relentless beat forward with his guitar-punked take on the ultra-hyped sound. Frenétiko takes baile funk's main ingredients-thunderous Miami-style bass, simple 808 beats, gang-chanted Portuguese vocals, New Wave-y synth lines-and extends them illogically with street-punk guitars and shouts. The result is a record ready for the new dance craze: slam grinding.
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