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Sao Paolo, Brazil garage rockers Garotas Suecas weren’t bad Saturday night at Comet Ping Pong—I liked their organ-enhanced covers of “Respect,” Os Mutantes “A Minha Menina” (the one in the McDonald’s commercial) and Sly Stone “I Want to Take You Higher”—but the best music of the night came from the turntables of dj Neville Chamberlain (aka Neal Becton). Who knew Brazil had so much great psychedelia? Plus Chamberlain also played nice samba and tropicalia. Chamberlain, who’s also the proprietor of SOM Records, filled me in by e-mail on some of the music he was playing:
Novos Baianos – “Samba da Minha Terra” ; Os Increveis – “Vendedor de Bananas” ; Roberto Carlos – “É Proibido Fumar” ; Wilson das Neves – “Cloud Nine” ; Bebeto – “Princesa Negra De Angola”; Rita Lee- “Agora e Moda” ; and Wanderlea – “Kriola.
While Chamberlain won’t be doing his usual third Thursday of the month “Brazilian Rhythms” party at St. Ex in April (Sean Marquand from “Brazilian Beats Brooklyn” will be filling in), or his usual last Friday of the month gig at the Science Club, he will be dj’ing in April at the following events:
Wed. 4/1 – “Fuzz” at Saint-Ex with DJ Provoke and special guest Geologist (Animal Collective) – garage, psych, krautrock, tropicalia and more.
Thurs. 4/2 -Civilian Arts Project benefit at Local 16 with five or six other DJ’s. My set will be from 7-8PM.
Tues. 4/7 – “Sonora” at Saint-Ex with Rattan DJ (Bio Ritmo) a night of old-school Latin jams
Sat. 4/11 – <10PM-Close. Soul, jazz, funk, disco, Brazilian, Latin, reggae and afrobeat. Sun, 4/12 – Marvin time tba “Motown versus” with DJ Provoke. Soul and more.