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Pedro Zopelar and Benjamim Sallum started jamming and performing live sets in São Paulo in 2016, when Ben was only 15 years old. At that time they were doing freaky improvised live performances in tribute to a popular youtube video called 'My Girlfriend Is Programming The Roland TR-909, Making a House Beat'. Using that huge name the duo performed live before Theo Parrish at the RBMA festival in São Paulo 2017. In 2018 My Girlfriend released their first record on Subsubtropics, (a Brazilian label that previously released Dreams & Design A Wave...)
The "Apron EP" is a compilation of My Girlfriend’s tracks there are more influenced by a Brazilian approach on neo-soul, house and funk. From the first raw jams to these particular vision from 'what is Brazilian music from nowadays', the duo represents a fresh sample about what is happening into the club music scene there. Benjamim Sallum is resident at the famous party Mamba Negra headed by Cashu and Laura Diaz (Teto Preto, Carneosso), and since his 15yo developed a fast progress on the art of making tracks and DJing. He runs his own label OXI, where he often drops some crazy cassette EPs from himself and his friends. Zopelar is multi-instrumentalist, DJ and producer based in SP, responsible for the keyboards, synths and basslines of the record. Based in SP after his studies till now, he runs another well known party named ODD, where Funkineven played in 2017 (both Rio and Sao Paulo editions).
The opening track "Piercing" brings pads and strings recorded and manipulated on a MPC sampler with some dreamy lead synths on top. "Gidi" is a tribute to all the church keyboard players in the world. And there is also another tribute to a specific music school from late 70’s in Brazil called Club Da Esquina (“Corner Club”), headed by legendary singer and composer Milton Nascimento, is a typical sound from Minas Gerais - the state where Pedro was born and raised till he was 17. A great showcase of current music from underground of Brazil. Recommended.
Matt says: Another sure shot from Funkineven's firm. New signing My Girlfriend delivers a fun-fried fuzzy formula of house, boogie and all that synthy jizzness we've come to love from the label. Get in!
B1. Believe In Something
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