Red Hot + Rio 2
Red Hot’s recent album, Red Hot + Rio 2, is a tribute album to the legendary Brazilian musical movement, Tropicália. Recently, a new documentary approach on Tropicália had its Brazilian première during the It’s All True Festival, which ended last weekend in São Paulo. The festival is the biggest international documentary film festival in Brazil,…Read More +
Beirut performs “O Leaozinho” “A Sunday Smile” & “Postcards From Italy” at the March 27th 2011 Red Hot + Rio 2 Loft party. Part of the Red Hot Loft series that started with performances by the National, Yeasayer and the Dirty Projectors for the album Dark Was The Night….
Mia Doi Todd + José González – “Um Girassol Da Cor Do Seu Cabelo” featured on Rolling Stone Beirut – “O Leãozinho” featured on Pitchfork
With the new release of Red Hot+Rio 2, diving into the content of the album could appear to be a daunting task. For starters, Rio 2 is not 1 but 2 full length CDs and takes around 2 hours and 30 minutes to listen to from start to finish. At such extensive length it’s difficult…Read More +
Caetano Veloso and Gilberto Gil (both featured on the new Red Hot + Rio 2, which drops today, June 28) returned to their native Brazil from political exile in the UK in 1972–both to fame and to fortune, and in Gil’s case to eventual high political office.
In a new documentary which recently had its North American premier at the somewhat clumsily-named 9th Cine Fest Petrobras Brasil-New York these two men, along with their collaborators and fellow travelers (literal and metaphorical), reflect on their experiences in and out of what Chilean-born author Roberto Bolaño called “the bloody open labyrinth of Latin America in the 70s.”
Aloe Blacc, in tan matching vest and slim slacks of a conservative yet undeniably stylish cut – not to mention a petit chapeau the same color as his shirt – simultaneously radiates a kind of youthful, artistic ingenuousness along with sophisticated, worldly charm.
At least, that was how he appeared on Sunday afternoon in the permanent midnight of the lobby of the W Hotel in Times Square, despite his obvious jet lag—he’d just flown in the hour before from a gig in Cannes and time in the north of France….
MIA DOI TODD + JOSÉ GONZÁLEZ: UM GIRASSOL DA CÔR DO SEU CABELO (Lô Borges / Márcio Borges) EMI Music Publishing (ASCAP) Produced & Mixed by Om’Mas Keith Mia Doi Todd appears courtesy of City Zen Records José Gonzales appears courtesy of Imperial Recordings Om’Mas Keith appears courtesy of SA-RA, LLC.
For me, the glory of tropicália has always lay in it’s contradictions. It’s music that is experimental yet pop, playful yet serious; it’s anything-goes attitude was completely at odds with the military regime of the time. It baffled critics, the public and officialdom but has now become a marker upon which new Brazilian music is…Read More +
(cover art courtesy of assume vivid astro focus) Red Hot + RIO 2 is set for release June 28th, 2011! Be sure to check out our Facebook page to learn about exclusive music giveaways for all of our Red Hot fans!
Aaron & Bryce Dessner of The National have teamed up with Red Hot to produce a sequel to Dark Was The Night. The project is in the early stage of development and no artists have been approached or committed yet. (In spite of what some leaks on the Internet have reported.) But watch this space…Read More +