Enchufada label founder Branko is gearing up for the release of a new compilation, Enchufada Na Zona - also the name of his monthly NTS show which broadcasts live from Lisbon. The collection is a widescreen look at the global club scene, with originals, edits and remixes from the likes of Lorenzo BITW, Jowaa, Mina and Bryte - the latter of whom is also releasing a track on our very own Ransom Note Records next month...
"Maybe now more than ever, the idea of celebrating connections and diversity feels like the only thing people should be making music about", Branko explains. Fittingly, the music contained here is a glorious, borderless mesh of hybrids and meetings, from house and gqom to kuduro and afrobeats.
For his 8 Tracks playlist, Branko has cast his gaze over to Brazil and chosen "a selection of Baile Funk tracks that have been a part of my life one way or the other, from late '80s stuff to what's happening in São Paulo and around the country right now." Dig in below.
Enchufada Na Zona is out 7th July on Enchufada.
GUTO E CIA - MELO DO BICHO
How Baile Funk sounded in the '80s. This track was part of a compilation by DJ Marlboro that came out in 1989 called 'DJ Marlboro Apresenta Funk Brasil'. I came across this compilation around 2005 or 2006 and this was really my stand out track.