MIXTAPE: Kopamix 2014
Wow, I can’t believe it’s been four years since I last reviewed a mixtape by Kassiano! That’s the thing with the World Cup– even if I don’t follow sports, it’s always a reminder of how time goes by (and how old I’m getting).
A true baile funk ambassador in New York, Kassiano is back to Remezcla with the same concept that brought him here for the first time during the 2010 tournament, a mixtape that can easily become the soundtrack of your next Copa-themed party. He even repeated the ATCQ-inspired cover art, only updating the faces (and made some cool t-shirts with it!).
The selection includes a lot of dance floor-packing, peak-of-the-night, hands-up-in-the-air Brazilian house and booty-shaking favela rhythms, as expected, plus a few surprises too. You know how they say: if you can’t make it to the final at Maracanã, at least bring the Maracanã party to you in the form of a mixtape. I don’t know who says that, but somebody should.