Off Tha Richter!
Oh me gosh! How good was last night? Too bloody good, judging by my blisters and lack of vocalness today.
Big thanks to all who reached. The vibe was wicked. Shouts out to all the sexy, booty-shaking Brazilians... you guys showed us Brits a thing or two on the dance floor. Loved that British-Brazilian-Spanish sandwich at the end! Phew. I'm gettin all hot under the collar just thinking about it!
Nuff respect goes out to the amazing capoeira martial artists/dancers who came down and freestyled some serious moves. You guys are MASSIVE!
BIG, BIG PROPS to the one and only DJ SANDRINHO for his mad mixing skills and crazy live drum beats on the MPC. You're my DJ! BIG, BIG PROPS to the sexiest female MC to walk this earth, XANA. You go girl! Every British man was asking me if you're bum was real! The Baile Funkers Sandrinho and Xana flew in to London from Rio via gigs in Berlin, Munich, Paris and more and were STILL smiling after about 2 hours sleep in 7 days! Love your vibe.
A HUGE thanx to my UK family... DJ CUTLASS SUPREME, you are, quite frankly, a BAD BOY! You guys have to check him out at his 'BOUNCE! night, down at Bar Rumba, Shaftsbury Avenue, London W1. He plays down there with Deekline & Wizard and loads of other big names on the first Saturday of every month. Miami Bass, Booty Breaks, Crunk, Grime and even a little Baile Funk. Check: www.wideadventure.com
NUFF LOVE goes to the wicked DJ CHEEKY who mashed up some grime and bumping underground sounds B2B with Sandrinho on the decks. They're not ready! And thank you, Cheeky, for bringing down your lyrical b-boys MC MEGA (South Agents) and MC DESPERADO (South Soldiers). You lot were heavy! Love the fact that Mega and Deperado were bubbling over baile funk beats... some MCs are too narrow-minded to do that crazy shit... not you two. BAD!
Last but by no way least, a HUGE thank you goes out to Brazil-bred, UK-based baile punk funk duo TETINE. You came down and represented last minute and you were too cool for words. I love your vibe. You're my kinda people! Check: www.tetine.net for their crazy adventures.
Thousands of kisses and hugs to all my people who came down and represented. Too many names to mention, but you all know who you are! You lot are wicked. I know many of you are all feeling like shit today and sitting at your desks, cursing me... but it was worth it, wasn't it?!!!
Finally, a massive thanks to EDZY from the SOHO SOCIAL CLUB for being probably the friendliest and coolest club manager in the world. You're bar staff are tops too. And of course DEEKLINE and SI from WIDE... I owe you two a JD and a bifter!
None of this could have happened without the love, dedication and sleepless nights spent (designing the flyer, driving around London like a nutter and generally being a trouper) by the sexiest man in the world, SIMON HALL. I love you babes. And the hardest working woman in the music industry (asides from myself), ADRIANA PITTIGLIANI... You're the best filha da puta ever! UK people, get ready for this lady! X
Finally... yes, I know I've said that a few times already, but I mean it this time... finally, thanks to all the lovers of Rio baile funk out there. We're gonna make this shit international people!
Check back for photos soon xxx