The ten-track compilation includes sought-after cuts from Fernanda Abreu, Luna e DJ Cri and Sharylaine.
The ten-track set was compiled by Brazilian DJ Augusto Olivani, AKA Trepanado, who heads up Selvagem and the Selva Discos imprint. The Brazilian take on street soul is less specific than the UK genre for which its named. Olivani says the Street Soul Brasil comprises "part mellow pop, part R&B, part rap" in the press release.
Street Soul Brasil pulls together cuts from Fernanda Abreu, Luna e DJ Cri and Sharylaine that have become sought-after amongst collectors and DJs in recent years. It also includes Trepanado's own edit of Thaide (pictured) & DJ Hum's "Coisas Do Amor." All tracks have been licensed and sourced from the original master tapes.
Olivani describes the loose genre's provenance in the liner notes:
Back in the '80s and into the '90s, it was very common at parties to have a slow dance moment in between the more uptempo sections. A time-out from all the frantic dancing, when people could cool off and flirt in a more romantic way... This is a tradition that goes back to the black music balls in the late '70s, which helps to explain why the majority of the early rap acts from Brazil used to have a couple of romantic songs in their albums. When you add to this recipe the power of the mellow pop acts during the aforementioned period, one can realise why it extended its tentacles [into the] deeper depths of pop music in Brazil.Olivani and Hello Sailor label boss Renata Do Valle will host a release party consisting of a listening session and Q&A, followed by a club night, at public records in New York on June 13th. Check out the event listing below for more information.
Stream the whole compilation (except Fernando Abreu's "Hello Baby").
A1 Afrodite Se Quiser - Fora De Mim
A2 Lilith - Todo Amor e Bom (Remix)
A3 Fabio Fonseca - Ladroes de Bagda feat. Marina Lima
A4 Fernanda Abreu - Hello Baby
A5 Luna e DJ Cri - Acabou Como Começou
B1 Junior - Vim Te Buscar
B2 Thaide & DJ Hum - Coisas Do Amor (Trepanado Edit)
B3 As Damas do Rap - Um Sonho Real
B4 MC D'Eddy - Jeito De Ser Menina (Instrumental)
B5 Sharylaine - Saudade
Hello Sailor will release Street Soul Brasil (1987 - 1995) in June 2019.