Various Artists - Onda De Amor (Synthesized Brazilian Hits That Never Were 1984-94) - 2x LP Vinyl

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Onda De Amor (Synthesized Brazilian Hits That Never Were 1984-94)
12" Vinyl


Repressed; Double LP version. Gatefold sleeve. 16 rare synth cuts from '80s and '90s Brazil, compiled by Brazilian DJ Millos Kaiser.

Some crate-digging compilations are often the result of someone hand-picking their choice favorites from another country's musical history, perhaps unaware or uninvolved with its cultural lineage in the process. On Soundway's latest release -- a treasure trove of synth jams, pop, samba boogie, Balearic, and electro from '80s and '90s Brazil -- the tracks are picked by Millos Kaiser, one half of the Brazilian duo Selvagem, who are at the helm of throwing some of the country's best dance parties. It's a rare compilation that offers Brazilian music actually picked by a Brazilian.

Whilst names such as Ricardo Bomba, Villa Box, Fogo Baiano, Electric Boogies, and Batista Junior may not be household names, they tell an untold, yet rich and important part of musical history in Brazil. The release also covers a decade that has been intentionally forgotten and brushed aside by many in the country. Onda De Amor is a release that is loaded with smooth grooves, bubbling bass, glistening synthesizers, funk-strutting guitar lines, and sheen of production that undeniably marks it of its time.

For Kaiser this compilation is about reintroducing music during a period of reappraisal, catching a new wave and hoping contemporary listeners will ride it with him. "The idea is to do justice to these songs. Songs that combine all the right ingredients that should have put them on radio playlists when I was growing up or at least in the cases of more adventurous DJs." Millos Kaiser is a DJ, digger, vinyl junkie/dealer born in Rio de Janeiro and living in São Paulo for the past eight years. He launched the dance party/club night Selvagem with partner Trepanado in 2010, bringing thousands of dancers one Sunday a month to a public square in the heart of São Paulo.

RIYL: Music From Memory's Outro Tempo Brazil compilation (MFM 016CD/LP, 2017), Spacetalk compilations, Sabor Do Brasil compilations, Selvagem's Boiler Room set, Mr Bongo's Brazilian compilations. Features Ricardo Bomba, Vânia Bastos, Rosana Mendes & Grupo Veneno, Grupo Controle Digital, Villa Box, Batista Junior, Dado Brazzawilly, Anacy Arcanjo, Fogo Baiano, Dodô Da Bahia & As Virgens De Porto Seguro, Via Negromonte, Electric Boogies, Os Abelhudos, Nanda Rossi, André Melo, and Região Abissal.
A1–Ricardo BombaVocê Vai Se Lembrar3:58
A2–Vânia BastosTabu (The Sweetest Taboo)4:45
A3–Rosana Mendes & Grupo VenenoReague3:44
A4–Grupo Controle DigitalA Festa É Nossa3:16
B1–Villa BoxBreak De Rua (Versão Longa)4:40
B2–Batista Junior*Cheira (7" Version)3:18
B3–Dado BrazzawillySaramandaia3:58
B4–Anacy ArcanjoToque Tambor4:11
C1–Fogo BaianoO Fogo Do Sol3:59
C2–Dodô Da Bahia & As Virgens De Porto SeguroAfricamerica5:02
C3–Via NegromonteLove Is All3:59
C4–Electric BoogiesElectric Boogies4:04
D1–Os AbelhudosContos De Escola (Millos Kaiser Edit)4:39
D2–Nanda RossiLivre Pra Voar (Millos Kaiser Edit)4:40
D3–André MeloOnda De Amor3:25
D4–Região AbissalFeminina Mulher (Instrumental)5:36

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