Premiere: hot baile funk from Brazil, Enchufada’s 777

In the heart of Brazil, baile funk is charting a new direction for bass music – soaking up influences from across the ocean in UK, mixing and evolving. And so we’re keen on the latest cut from Lisbon’s Enchufada label – that’s the label behind the likes of Buraka Som Sistema and Branko – a new collaborative gem.


More Immersive Environments: Panoramic Room 2.0

Panoramic Room 2.0 from Carlos Freitas on Vimeo. Last week, we traveled to Portugal to see an immersive mapped environment produced by Lisbon’s Dub Video Connection. Now, the artists share the sequel with CDM. Well worth watching for more context. It’s especially nice seeing the more abstract geometrical visual language combined with figurative work – no need to be overly restricted in this way. Previously: Lounge in a Projection-Mapped Living Room? Panoramic Room, Portugal


Lounge in a Projection-Mapped Living Room? Panoramic Room, Portugal

PANORAMIC ROOM | OPTIMUS CLUBBING | CASA DA MÚSICA | 2012 from Dub Video Connection on Vimeo. So, you may be a casual fan of projection mapping. Or, you may be a superfan, who dreams of reclining in your Barcalounger, replacing all your lightbulbs with projectors, and moving into a projection-mapped living room. I imagine the latter when I watch this project from Dub Video Connection, the Portugese design agency, at Porto’s spaceship-like performance center, Casa da Musica. This is the sort of thing we’ve seen before – in fact, you’ll see stuff very like this at mapping workshops of …


Music Making, Shared: Communal Ambient Tracks Explore Instagram Photos, Lisbon, and More

This collection of Instagram photos inspired an ambient compilation at the end of last year – one well worth adding to your listening queue now. Since then, challenges opened to a community on SoundCloud have produced hundreds of terrific tracks – and the latest weekly challenge is on now, with a deadline midnight Monday. Where do you get your ideas? Sometimes, it can be a challenge just to start a track, or can simply feel a bit, well, lonely. Finding fellow music makers can solve that. Artists gathering around SoundCloud and online ambient music chronicle Disquiet work together, with inspiration …