Few sounds encompass summer’s feeling of freedom as sensorially as Baile Funk. The sweaty, hip hop transfusion that brings together two sun-filled, beachside, bi-products of multi-cultural worlds: Miami Bass and Carioca Funk. Among the rising stars that uses the addictive genre as the cannonball to propel his music onto the mainstream is Brazilian producer, VHOOR, finding a home in an already colorful musical category.
While summer might be coming to an end in the northern hemisphere, his July release, ‘Baile & Sauce’ is the perfect dose of infectious beats that’ll give you the second wind you need to carry into fall. He has mastered his own homage to Baile Funk, by using classic vocals as a common thread connecting elements of trip-hop, trap, and soul together on each bounce-filled track.
Images of sticky summer nights, riding around our hometown streets with friends, in search of never-ending mischief while jamming to gangster rap–a perpetual funk face tattooed onto our heads. This is the sensation you get while getting into VHOOR, a heavy dose of head bobbing is never too far away. Think: Early Ryan Hemsworth with Latin American roots. And collaborations with renown creators like Sango make full sense.