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  • blog September 7, 2015

    Baile Funk’s New Generation

    Baile funk is one of Brazil’s most rapidly evolving genres. In an interview with Afropop last year, Funk Na Caixa label boss Renato M2 told us about rasterinha and passinho do romano, baile styles that at the time were relatively new. Since then, … Read more »

  • blog October 6, 2014

    MC Bin Laden: Baile Funk’s Eccentric Experimenter

    MC Bin Laden is an interesting character. According to a recent profile in Brazilian Noisey, Bin Laden makes proibidão, a style of baile funk whose subject matter revolves around crime and drugs, rather than ostentaçao or “ostentatious” funk, because, he says, … Read more »

  • interview July 3, 2014

    The Shape of Funk to Come: Renato M2 Interviewed

    As part of our new show “Party and Dissent: World Cup Brazil 2014,” we spoke with Renato M2, founder of Funk Na Caixa, a record label that explores the latest and greatest sounds of baile funk. Renato recently made us a … Read more »

  • blog June 25, 2014

    Featured Artists: Party and Dissent–World Cup Brazil 2014

    In Party and Dissent: World Cup Brazil 2014, we take you on a tour through Brazil’s many fantastic regional scenes–checking out new baile funk styles, and looking at some of the country’s top female MCs and experimental artists. Since there … Read more »

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