Premiere: Hy Brazil Vol. 2: New Experimental Music From Brazil 2013 [album stream]

Get inside the minds of some of Brazil's most progressive musicians with this wild and mercurial new compilation.

30.04.13

A few months back, Chico Dub – who runs Rio de Janeiro’s Novas Frequencias festival and was helping to organise the sadly cancelled Sónar São Paulo festival – shared ‘Hy Brazil Vol. 1: Fresh Electronic Music From Brazil 2013’.

A free-to-download compilation, it profiled some of the country’s most thrilling emerging producers, with a tracklist that, Chico told SPIN, reflected “a second wave of contemporary electronic music-makers” coming out of the South American country. Chico has wasted no time in getting together a follow-up compilation, which we’re very pleased to be premiering today.

If Volume 1’s cross-pollinating explorations of trap, footwork and more was designed for the feet, the second volume is definitely more aimed at the head. The fourteen previously unreleased tracks profile some more well-established acts in fruitful career phases, such as the Satanique Samba Trio, whose offering sounds like a mid-80s Tom Waits instrumental on a sugar high. Dummy regulars should be familiar with Babe, Terror, who offers up another buttery, beguiling cut with C’mon Breakfest – which actually would have fitted comfortably on his 2012 ‘Knights’ EP. Elsewhere, Bemônio, DEDO and Chinese Cookie Poets are among those repping Rio de Janeiro’s burgeoning avant-noise scene, the Camel Heads offer up smoky lo-fi psychedelia, and DeCo Nascimento and the brilliantly named The Industrialism deliver scatterbrained, unrelenting techno. Highly recommended.

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