Wednesday, June 2, 2010


"As part one of Nike Sportswear and The FADER’s Pitch Perfect program, we will be posting six mixtapes featuring music from six continents (sorry, Antarctica). Each mixtape will include brand new artwork by Siggi Eggertsson, eventually available as limited edition screen-printed posters. Stay tuned for mixtapes from Europe, North America, Asia, Australia and Africa over the next two weeks.
South America is a land of beautiful extremes. It’s home to the highest waterfall, largest river, longest mountain range, driest desert and biggest rainforest on planet Earth. It is also home to some of the world’s fastest feet and broadest smiles, no doubt inspired by the music emanating from seemingly every square inch of its geography. As a member of DJ/production collective Dutty Artz, Maga Bo has taken it upon himself to see as much of this continent as possible, starting with his homebase of Rio de Janeiro, Brasil. His travels have taken him not only around South America but every continent in the world, usually returning with a hard drive full of new collaborations and productions. His Pitch Perfect South America mixtape barely scratches the surface of all that this continent has to offer, but its an impressive start with jams from Guyana to Argentina, Brazil to Colombia. Take a listen and see how long you can sit still.

El Hijo de la Cumbia, “Soy El Control” (Argentina)
Petrona Martinez, “Un Nino que Llora en los Montes de Maria (King
Coya & Axel K Remix)” (Colombia/Argentina)
Choc Quib Town, “Somos Pacifico” (Colombia)
Fauna, “El Gauchito Gil” (Argentina)
Princesa, “Aqui Llega Princesa (Frikstailers Remix)” (Argentina)
Samba de Coco Raízes de Arcoverde, “Ê Boi (Maga Bo Remix)” (Brazil)
Lucas Santtana, “M’Bala” (Brazil)
Digitaldubs Sound System, “O Arrego feat. Biguli” (Brazil)
Systema Solar, “Bienvenidos” (Colombia)
King Elio Boom, “El Fulo” (Colombia)
Jahdan Blakkamoore, “Earthshaking” (Guyana)

Nike Sportswear x The FADER’s Pitch Perfect Mixtape #1: South America by Maga Bo

There are 47 countries in Europe—almost as many individual nations as there are states in the United States. It’s an imaginary umbrella covering a disparate continent. What’s the same about Galicia and Amsterdam? Prague and Oslo? Europe has mountain ranges and crazy beaches, consistent sun and perpetual fog. And while it may have a long entangled history, a plethora of exports, specialties and pastimes, what it is now known for is a ravenous appetite for dance music. Every corner of Europe has its own breed of bass, its specific sliver of drum love—there is hardly a nook without its own signature beat. For our Pitch Perfect Europe mixtape, British selector and producer Sinden takes a survey of what’s newest and greatest, with a slant on Europe’s beloved house music. It may only represent a fraction of the continent’s offerings, but wherever you live, we promise it sounds extra fresh."
Sinden & WAFA, “Afrodizzier” (United Kingdom)
Gregor Salto & Mokoomba, “Messe Messe (Afro Dub)” (Netherlands)
Bok Bok, “Dance Report” (United Kingdom)
Canblaster, “No 23″ (France)
Bambounou, “Nappyhead” (France)
Jamtech Foundation, “Too Fast (Zombie Disco Squad Remix)” (Sweden)

Nike Sportswear x The FADER’s Pitch Perfect Mixtape #2: Europe by Sinden Share



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