Good morning. I know that every second of weekend freedom is precious to you so I won’t waste your time with superfluous verbiage. Or superfluous links, for that matter. So here goes: Leo Justi is a DJ from Rio De Janeiro. He has quite a few tracks on his Soundcloud page
but the three that come highly recommended are: "Dunno Riddim (Kid Conga Remix Instrumental)"
, "Floor Crank 3.3"
and (mildly NSFW language)"Blacqstar – Go Get My Gun (Leo Justi Remix of Carli’s Remix)"
There was a time when it seemed that groups like Frederic Galliano presents Kuduro Sound System
and Buraka Som Sistema
would do for kuduro
what groups like Diplo
and Bonde do Role
did for Funk Carioca
: make it popular with hipsters in the United States. But it hasn't happened yet. Why?
Not Flying Down To Rio For The Carnival?
Never mind! Beat the crowds but catch the beat by listening to this year's terrific sambas
before the rest of the world can. This is the real
shanty-town stuff, not the watered-down touristy rubbish[WindowsMedia required
]that passes for Samba. This year my favourite for first prize is Mangueira
. What's yours? The Brazilian Carnival
[learn all about it here
] starts Saturday and goes on straight through to Tuesday. For the latest inside information - including the Bin Laden Mask controversy - O Globo's
special web site[In Portuguese
]is unbeatable. Enjoy!