Força Do Pará Mixtape

The music style Tecno Brega from Brazil’s north was brought to a wider and international audience through the documentary God Copy Bad Copy for it’s Open Music Business Model. Inspired by this movie and posts on Wayne and Wax and Overmundo about the sub-genre Eletro Melody I was looking for Tecno Brega/Eletro Melody CDs on a local market in Manaus during a recent trip, even if the sound is originally from Belém, the capital of Pará state. I found as well a bunch of MP3s on the internet and decided to make a short mixtape. Most of the stuff I found is pretty cheesy Pop (“Brega”) for my taste, but I think some tracks are interesting, especially the more Reggaeton oriented ones.

Tracklist (no warranty for correct names ;-)

01. Jurandir & DJ Cristiano – Super Pop 2 Remíx (Melody) Take 22
02. DJ Maluquinho – Melody Safadinha Do Comércio
03. Os Mascarados – Fura Olho Da Pedreira
04. DJ Betinho & Banda 007 – A Festa Do Poderoso Rubi
05. Maderito & Joe – Viller
06. DJ Moisés – O Robô Do DJ André
07. Banda Eletro Melody – Eletro EQ Mega PEK
08. Banda Eletro Melody – Eletro Dj’s Ewerton, Hilton & Pena
09. Maderito & Joe – Eletro Melody Equipe Super Panico
10. Maderito & Joe – Eletro Meteoro
11. DJ Anderson Melo – Robô A Volta
12. Banda 007 – Melody Do Rubi
13. Unkown Artist – Unkown Title
14. Marlon Branco – Safadinha $


~ by SoundGoods on September 30, 2008.

8 Responses to “Força Do Pará Mixtape”

  1. […] I just got a trackback&comment from Rio-based blogger Soundgoods who has put together a mixtape collecting some of the tecnobrega / eletro melody that tends less toward the cheesy (brega) end of […]

  2. this was what i was looking for! GREAT! I’ll repost and send you a trackback,

  3. Hi. I’m a friend of Wayne’s and a fellow ethnomusicologist. I’ll be in Rio from March 12-16 and am looking for some recommendations for live music at night. I assume a co-blogger of Wayne’s is about the best person to ask. I’m familiar with Lapa and am looking to go beyond the pagode scene on this trip. Is there any tecnobrega that far south? What about Nippo-Brasileiro stuff?

    You can contact me in the next few days at I’m flying from NYC tomorrow.


  4. woah,ein wirklich feiner mix. dabei geht ja fast schon alles aus dem “reinen” tecnobrega bereich raus, aber gerade das macht es interessant. hier in belém ist der sound auf der strasse was tecnobrega ein etwas anderer, more cheesy, halt mehr brega :-)

    aber die schublade des brega/tecnobrega/melody ist ja auch extrem schwammig und umfasst ähnlich wie mpb so einiges, was teilweise ziemlich unterschiedlich ist. aber vielleicht bin ich auch nur zu unwissend ;-)
    aber teilweise wird auch forro oder elektro-aufgepimpter carimbo bereits als brega verkauft bzw angepriesen, sobald da ein synthie beat mit drin rumhumpelt und gepitschte vocals dabei sind. mag sicher auch an der wachsenden popularität von brega liegen, dessen faszination ja eher von seinem marketingmodell für viele ausgeht.

    und musik aus belém/pará in manaus kaufen, also neeee….
    da haben die doch belém schon den copa do mundo weggenommen ;-)

    viele grüsse aus belém

  5. I really enjoyed your mix. I’ve been listening to it on spannered. Please keep posting superpop – it’s so hard to get a hold of outside of Brasil. And if you have music from Pará (Carimbo, Arraial do Pavulagem, Brega, and so on) I will be thrilled to see it online :)

    thanks again

  6. […] this tune because of curiosity than quality, it’s very cheesy. ;-) It’s a Remix of a Tecnobrega track that uses the Tamborzão beat of Funk […]

  7. […] cap it all off, I’ve just added a Tecnobrega Mix that our good frined at SoundGoods just sent to me which was first published on his blog way back in September […]

  8. […] guten Mix von musikalisch interessanterem, weniger kitschigem Tecnobrega hat SoundGoods zusammengestellt. Dort finden sich auch Links, welche die aktuellere musikalische […]

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