DJ Nuts is the foremost turntablist living in Brasil today. His skills mixed with the depth of his crates makes him unique in his home country. As a youngster in the late eighties he became fascinated by the burgeoning Sao Paulo hiphop scene. Graduating from the school of “Yo MTV Raps” - he began Djing under the tutelage of Macello 2the Bone (producer of Racionais MCs) in 1991. In 2000 he became the tuntablist champion of Brasil. As a producer he was done albums for Marcello D2 (Sony Music) as well as working with Brasilian music legends Gilberto Gil, Planet Hemp, Joao Donato, Trio Mocoto, O Rappa and Dom Um Romao.
In 2002 DJ Nuts was a tutor at the Redbull Music Academy in Sao Paulo. He became the main consultant and dj for Brasilintime: Batucada com Discos – the Mochilla sequel to Keepintime.
Cultura Copia is DJ Nuts first commercially available Mix CD outside of Brasil. Nuts decided to pay tribute to the music that has inspired him most made in his country and then turntablise it.. Filled with obscure Brasilian funk, jazz, soul, as well as samba, bossa and sambarock – it is the perfect introduction to Brasilian music for those who have never experienced its diversity or for those who think they have but have never heard a Brasilian perspective. At fifty four tracks in 79 minutes Cultura Copia is a romp through funky Brasil, perhaps the first Brainfreeze from a third world perspective.
Eleven Heaters that are on Cultura Copia
03 Weather Report: Non Stop Home
Its weird to see Weather Report on an all Brasilian Cd but when you know that Dom Um Romao was the drummer then this banger (later sampled by Organised Konfusion) makes crazy sense.
05 Raulzinho: Tesuro de Sao Miguel
How did Rza find this for Meth…. Leaves one wondering – total classic.
08 Hot Stuff Band: JuJu Man
The first time that Brasilintime drummers Wilson Das Neves and Mamao from Azymuth recorded together, a break to make your heart beat faster and a broad smile appear on your face, Brasilian only version
12 Tim Maia: You Don’t Know
Brasilian funk legend Tim Maia from the ultra rare Racionais album bringing this cult religous accapella…. It could only be Brasil. Jrocc can recite the entire thing by heart as he did for the three weeks he was in Sao Paulo for the making of Brasilintime.
22 Miguel De Deus: Black Soul Brother
Hard to classify funk from Brasil. Stunning beat that conjures Fela as much as it does James.Very rare even in Brasil.
29 Cesar Mariano e CIA: Metropole
This is a jazz funk beauty from Ellis Regina’s longtime producer/ arranger, maybe you caught it on Dego (from 4Hero’s) mix last year, but you sure didn't hear it like this. Madlib’s favorite Brasilian record.
35 SOS Band It: Big Splash
Straight up like a big brassy Nightlighters joint, or was it the Meters rare as hens teeth as Keb would say…..
39 Antonio Carlos e Jocafi: Kabaluere
Unique musica do Brasil. As sampled by MarcelloD2 and Numark for his solo joint with Chali 2Na.
47 Miele: Melo do Mao Branco
The first rap record from Brasil. Imagine Sugarhill Gang as told by a Brasilian comedian – funkier than it sounds.
53 Trio Mocoto: Swinga Sambaby
All time classics of sambarock, with Brasilintime drummer Joao Parahyba murdering it. You may also know this band as Jorge Ben’s backing on such classic albums as Forca Bruta and Negro e Linda.
54 Wilson Das Neves: Pick Up the Pieces
Wilson is the living encapsulation of all that is samba, you wont believe what he does to this Average White Band hit.