Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike have teamed up with Diplo & Fatboy Slim (and Bonde Do Role & Pin) to put on "Eparrei" - their take on an anthem for the upcoming F.I.F.A World Cup 2014. Soccer, football, futebol, whatever you want to call it- is a religion in Brasil. With well over fifty years since they've last hosted it, the excitement is beyond huge.
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"Eparrei" is a clash of moomba with electro. To add some authenticity to the tune, the EDM giants have called up Bonde Do Role and Pin tolay down some vocals en portugués. With those two on the mic, they give you the Baile Funk feel that all you Cariocas know oh so well.
While it may not sound anything like what they really blast in Rio's funk parties, it's a showcase of how EDM crosses cultures- just like soccer! Go give it a listen kids! Oh, and to those of you from the land of the Verde-Amarela, "A vitória é a única opção, vamos Brasil!"
A bit a about the production trio on "Eparrei" from Soundcloud
Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike become leading lights in the new wave of international dance music currently taking the planet by storm. Having broken out of the Belgium scene in 2007, they have since risen to become the hosts of the legendary Tomorrowland (and TomorrowWorld) Festivals, while also releasing huge global dance floor hits such as ‘Mammoth’, ‘Wakanda’, ‘Ocarina’ and most recently ‘Tremor’ together with teen phenom Martin Garrix. In the past 12 months the brothers have amassed 8 Beatport # 1 records including a remix of Fatboy Slim’s ‘Eat, Sleep, Rave, Repeat’ to start 2014 with.
Diplo’s long association with re-imagining the limits of electronic music stretches to decades. An integral part of the team, the much heralded producers side project Major Lazer showcases his application of world music styles such as Soca, Braile Funk and Dancehall making his talents critical to capturing the essence of Brazil. As owner of the hugely influential ‘Mad Decent Label’ currently making waves throughout all electronic music’s sub genres, this is a man who gives true meaning to the word dexterity..
Fatboy Slim has had a long love affair with Brazil, its people and its culture, having DJed there many times including to 100,000’s of people at Salvador carnival in Bahia (on the back of a trio no less) and even in Brazil’s version of the Big Brother house. It was this love which inspired him to work with the prestigious Decca Records on creating a soundtrack to this year’s biggest summer event.