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Azymuth | Dear Limmertz / Maracana 12" Reissue

Azymuth | Dear Limmertz / Maracana 12" Reissue

Following the recent release of Azymuth’s new album Fênix, we're proud to announce a 12” reissue of two of the Brazilian mavericks’ heaviest dance cuts, remastered from the original Outubro tapes. Alex Malheiros’ earth-shaking slap bass in the first few seconds of ‘Dear Limmertz’ makes up an iconic moment in jazz-funk history. Next to their groundbreaking disco hit ‘Jazz Carnival’, it’s one of the heftiest of Azymuth’s dense and still growing catalogue of floor fillers, along with being one of the trio’s most recognized tunes. The flip is home to the equally club ready ‘Maracana’, another super-heavy jazz-funk belter encompassing...

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Ivan 'Mamao' Conti | Premiere 'Ah Que Legal (Reginald Omas Mamode IV Remix)'

Ivan 'Mamao' Conti | Premiere 'Ah Que Legal (Reginald Omas Mamode IV Remix)'

Brazilian drumming legend/ one third of Azymuth Ivan Conti releases a new solo album later this year. In anticipation, we're releasing two separate remix 12"s, the first features reworks from IG Culture and the 22a Records crew: Tenderlonious, Reginald Omas Mamode IV and Jeen Bassa. Available now for pre-order on 12" vinyl (limited to 300 units) and digitally at the Far Out Shop | Bandcamp Releases 27th January. Late in 2016 we premiered Tenderlonious' remix of 'Mamao's Brake'. Now you can also listen to Reginald Omas Mamode IV's wonky, percussive remix of 'Ah Que Legal' above too. ..."oh that's cool!"  

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Ivan 'Mamao' Conti | Tenderlonious, IG Culture, Reginald Omas Mamode IV & Jeen Bassa remixes

Ivan 'Mamao' Conti | Tenderlonious, IG Culture, Reginald Omas Mamode IV & Jeen Bassa remixes

Ivan ‘Mamao’ Conti is one of the greatest drummers on earth. A true rhythmic innovator, he is Brazil’s answer to Tony Allen, Steve Gadd, and Bernard Purdie (no small claim considering the country’s famed samba connection). Known by most as one third of Azymuth, his career spans far beyond with over half a century’s worth for recordings with the likes of Milton Nascimento, Eumir Deodato, Marcos Valle, Hyldon, Gal Costa and Jorge Ben. More recently Mamao recorded an album with hip-hop royalty Madlib under the shared moniker ‘Jackson Conti’. Now aged seventy, Mamao’s work ethic is as strong as ever....

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Out Now | Azymuth - Fênix

Out Now | Azymuth - Fênix

For almost five decades Azymuth have been joining the dots between jazz-funk, samba, psychedelic electronics and cosmic dance music. Pioneering ambassadors for the music and culture of their nation, they are one of Brazil's most successful exports and with two founding members now in their seventies, they show absolutely no sign of slowing up.  Starting out in small bars in 1960s Rio as session musicians, the three founding members lived on the same bohemian block in Copacabana. After been blown away by their playing, keyboard player and pianist Jose Roberto Bertrami invited Ivan Conti and Alex Malheiros to record with him under the name...

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Azymuth | Outubro LPs back in stock

Azymuth | Outubro LPs back in stock

Azymuth's 1980 masterpiece Outubro is back in stock! Originally released in 1980, the album represents one of the best productions during the Milestone Records period. Typifying the consummate craftsmanship of the three members’ performances - each with such distinct personality and together so perfectly balanced - their perfectionist attitude to sound is maintained across the production on the album, beautifully colouring the expressionist fusion of samba rhythm, jazz progression, funk attitude and psychedelic electronics. The album hosts a wonderful mix of tempos and styles, from Alex Malheiros’ earth-shaking slap-bass on ‘Dear Limmertz’, which was to become a hit on London’s underground...

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