Here at LTW we are constantly on the lookout for new music, however we accept finding new music can be costly, getting that CD shipped direct from the drummer, helping yourself via some dodgy illegal download site can all be a hassle, not to mention theft”¦ So when we get told about a whole album of legal and free music we had to have a look!

Journalist Russ Slater, (Global Ear, The Wire) has released a free compilation of new music from São Paulo in partnership with Brasil Music Exchange.

The compilation, ”˜Nossa, Cara! New Sounds Of São Paulo’ is launched via Sounds And Colours, an excellent online magazine for South American music and culture.

Slater who happens to be the Editor of Sounds And Colours describes the compilation as “a labour of love highlighting what we think are some of the most exciting artists to be found anywhere in the world, never mind stacked up on top of each other in the same city”.

”˜Nossa, Cara! New Sounds of São Paulo’ features a wide variety of music being made in São Paulo today. M. Takara 3, Psilosamples and Guizado represent some of the exciting electronic music coming out of the city. Chankas and Bodes e Elefantes make music which has a fearless approach to sonic exploration. The sounds of north-eastern Brazil are represented by Iara Rennó, Juçara Marçal e Kiko Dinucci and Metá-Metá (featuring Juçara and Kiko with added Thiago França).
R. Brandao and Lurdez da Luz show the way forward for São Paulo hip-hop. They are joined by Tulipa, Bruno Morais and Lulina, who sound a bit like Ladytron but sung in Portugese, Karina Buhr, Juliana R and Bárbara Eugênia who bring a number of new ideas to the Brazilian cantora tradition, and Rafael Castro, who confounds with each new slice of dexterous folk or rock he puts to tape.

For more download info head to Sounds & Colours

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Phil Newall is 47, from The Wirral - he earns his living not writing about music nor playing music...though sorely wishes he could. He was fortunate enough to see many of the first generation punk bands when they played the U18's matinee shows at Eric's, Liverpool. As an attendee at Eric's he was exposed to punk rock, dub reggae, art rock, and all manner of weirdness; as a customer at Probe Records he was variously served and scowled at by Pete Wylie and Pete Burns - he has written for Record Collector, Whisperin & Hollerin, and Spiral Scratch and wanted to write a book detailing the Liverpool punk scene; however with 'Head-On' Julian Cope beat him to it...and frankly did a much better job.

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