From: Dan (
Date: Sat Mar 09 2002 - 18:29:45 CET

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    I've had "black rio" for two weeks now and am terribly impressed with the
    comp. I heard Cliffy throw down the "rapper's delight" cover at Movement
    last summer and remember thinking damn, I was never going to hear that
    again. Well imagine how thrilled I was to find it as the first track of the
    CD! I must admit some surprise at a couple of his selections; Orlandivo's
    "Onde Anda O Meu Amor," for example, is not particularly obscure and has
    been featured on any number of comps and bootlegs. Still, the exhaustive
    liner notes more than make-up for any deficiencies. In my opinion, Cliffy
    remains the final world in Brazilian sounds for the dancefloor. Definitely
    a DJ worth much effort to see.
    If you're into the Black Rio aesthetic, look for the "Brazil Funk"
    comp/bootleg. It's very similar to "Black Rio" without the production
    quality and more focused on the deeper Rio funk.
    I'm also feeling the third Brazilian Beats. The vocals on the Malena track
    are all sticky tropical evenings, which is to say utterly sublime. The
    Bazeado remix is also nice, but as far as the dusties go, it doesn't come
    close to the first.

    -----Original Message-----
    From: megan hill []
    Sent: March 8, 2002 11:27 PM
    Subject: BLACK RIO

    just wanted to give a heads up to any of you feeling
    the brazilian thing (i don't think anyone else has
    mentioned it, so i thought i would).
    i picked up the compilation "black rio" last weekend
    and i haven't stopped listening to it. it's on the
    strut label and is compiled by dj cliffy--this guy has
    got to have the best rare brazilian collection of
    anyone! anyhow, the comp is full of amazing 70s black
    brazilian funk and soul (i'd never heard of about 80%
    of the musicians). the killer for me is the funkiest
    brazilian style rendition of "rapper's delight."
    everyone i've played it for goes nuts. just get it.
    you won't be disappointed!
    ps--also got a copy of the MAW remix of nina simone's
    "see-line woman" and it's really nice! they did a
    great job with a classic track without making it too
    housey or screwing with it too much. i think they
    added just the right bits--any other opinions?

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