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Zoepelar - Mensagem

New Directions In Funk

  • £16.18
Genre(s): Funk
Format: LP, Picture Sleeve
Catalogue No.: NDFLP01
Release Date: 9th July 2021

A1 - Orange Sunlight
A2 - Samba Estrelar
A3 – Mensagem
A4 – Jump
B1 - Fly with U
B2 - Funk De Meia Noite
B3 - Second Chance
B4 – Monica

Now six 7" releases deep, New Directions In Funk is plotting a new course with an excursion to São Paulo courtesy of your guide Zopelar whose 'Mensagem' marks the first LP on the label. Fresh off a pair of fire releases on Apron Records and Selva Discos, we're thrilled to welcome Zopelar back to Soul Clap Records.

'Mensagem' is a tribute to all the Brazilian OG DJs, collectors, and musicians that were responsible for spreading the funky music in the 70’s, laying the foundation for the sounds of today. Over the course of fifty years, Brazilian dance music has morphed into distinct genres and sounds, from underground techno to 'baile funk', but the roots always remained. It all comes back to the power of bringing people together to enjoy the energy of dancing and having fun, and the key rhythm behind the movement is the FUNK.

Combining these classic drum machine rhythms with a modern approach to synths, chords, and melody, on 'Mensagem' Zopelar orchestrates a new vision of the music played in the old Bailes. Timely and timeless, this music is a message from the future to all the pioneers of the Brazilian sound. A resounding message that in Brazil and beyond, the funk is going to be alive forever.


DJ Feedback:

Tom Findlay - groove armada - really love this, gorgoeus sunny modern soul. tres chic, et magnifique.

François K - Lots of good material in there

Kerem Gokmen - WYEP Pittsburgh - What a phenomenal album here from Zopelar! On brand really, but still, can't take music like this for granted! From uptempo numbers to slow burners I'm in love!

Jimpster - I really like Zopelar! Deep and crunchy 80's vibes which you can drift away to. Second Chance is my favourite here but all rather lovely!

lefto - Zopelar always coming with that good shit

severino panzetta - Horse Meat Disco - GREAT SOUND

Chrissy – This Is dope!

Currently Rob G – Solid batch of acid funk for the heads here. Digging it top to bottom.

FSQ (Funk Style Quality) - Wow such bright sunny synth sounds with a whole bunch of Jan Hammer references, some Herbie in here too. Wicked !! – Chuck Da Fonk of FSQ

Scheibo San - realy good electronic sound, kind of italo meets cosmic meets 2021
wim plug – Lovely Stuff! Im in!

Dave Aju - Killer set of funk bombs once again! So many jams on here, hard to choose.. Sambe Estrelar and Meia Noite are pretty special, but guessing Jump will get the most drops out here with the sunset over the PCH feels

Mawkus (Marcus Rosario) - The funk is *strong* with Zopelar on this! Been a fan of his for a minute, will definitely play his tunes out!

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