So at the risk of totally columbusing entire genres of music and artists, I TOTALLY DISCOVERED AWESOME MUSIC AND ARTISTS!
Just like I said I would. In fact, I know I put my receipts here somewhere….
So without further ado…
1. Banda UÓ, “Faz UÓ”
So the idea behind this is that you should set your ass on fire and do something with your life. Anything really, just so long as it is something. If you’re anything like me (admit it: you are) then you’re prone to procrastination and this technobrega gem is perfect for you! Also:
2. Banda UÓ, “Gringo”
Dunno why this speaks to me other than the fact that it is literally calling me as my now-friend/then stranger called me on the street: “Oi! Gringo moreno! Vem ‘ki!“. Another Banda UÓ piece, this one was produced by Diplo and really reminds me of Missy Elliot-meets-M.I.A. It’s just so…. idk. It feels like what I would be if I were music. (Side note: I like mustaches now. Don’t @ me.)
3. Boss in Drama, Toda Doida (feat. Karol Conká)
#Carefree Christmas has come early this and I discovered this gem after binging on Banda UÓ and accidentally clicking another artist–a most joyful mistake if I do say so myself. And I do. I must admit that the featured artist Karol Conká being a Black woman and being so happy in media (esp. in Brazil) captivated me to no end and I couldn’t keep it to myself.
(One day I’ll expand on what I mean by “doing culture”, though you might already know if you’ve visited this country and you’re attuned to who’s doing what.)
Karol reminds me of Azealia Banks and this video is very reminescent of “212” and displays elements of ballroom culture. WARNING: You may find yourself unable to stop listening, for which I am not sorry. You’re welcome.
4. Lia Sophia, “Ai Menina”
This is a song I discovered some months ago and I don’t think I shared it with enough people so here it is for your enjoyment. Lia Sophia is an artist that I admit I don’t know much about (nor do I know this particular genre of music by name and I’m too lazy to check right now) but both she and it are very popular on this side of the world. I feel like I can improve my Portuguese listening to her.
So that’s all for now! I hope you enjoyed this little tour through my current earworms and new faves! I admit I was hesitant to give everything on this list a try at first because when it comes to my music I’m very picky. But this has really been a rewarding experience.
If you have any other suggestions leave a comment below or @ me on Twitter @SageSaturn!