MC Kevinho e Léo Santana – Encaixa
One of the hot new songs on rBeatzRadio right now is Encaixa, a Portuguese downtempo style salsa track that really get the hips moving. The song is considered a style of Brazilian funk that can also be called favela funk or funk carioca. This type of funk is a mix between Miami bass and African style music. The word “funk” in this context is attributed more towards the parties or clubs the music is played in rather than the actual instrument arrangements like in US-based funk. Funk in Brazil takes on a different role than funk in most other places in the world.
The artists involved are superstars in Brazil. MC Kevinho is only 18 years old, starting his music career when he was only 14, producing with notable Brazilian artists such as MC Toy and MC Bin Laden. His Youtube video for his single, Tumbalatum, has reached a quarter of a Billion plays thanks to production and promotion from Kondzilla Records.
Léo Santana was formally part of the band, Parangolé, which gained national success after their hit song, Rebolation. At Salvador Fest 2010, the band made it to the Guinness Book of World Records for getting 100,000 individuals to dance to the Rebolation. Dancing is in this song’s blood, and you can really hear it in the syntax between the percussion arrangement and vocals.
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