Hy Brazil is a compilation series that aims to map and promote the new music produced in Brazil focusing on electronic and experimental sounds. The formula of each volume is always the same: 14 unreleased tracks by 14 new producers across the Country.
Apart from the artists themselves, Hy Brazil fits conceptually with local promoters, festivals, producers, collectives, parties, labels and venues that have been struggling in recent years to change the cultural production scenario, always presenting new ideas, formats and smart programmes. Novas Frequências, Quintavant, Wooble, Matéria, Antimatéria, 40% Foda/ Maneiríssimo, Ruído, TOC, Fazedores de Som, Metanol, Beatwise, Colab 011, Avalanche Tropical, Funk na Caixa, Fazedores de Som, Braza, Eletronika, Norópolis, Desmonta, Voodoohop, Só Pedrada Musical, Ibrasotope, Música Estranha, Dissenso, Exhale the Sound, Step In, Audio Rebel, Comuna, Espaço SA, Trackers, Casa do Mancha, among others. The list grows every month.
Released last year respectively in March (via Spin), April (via Dummy) and May (via Resident Advisor), the first three volumes were widely covered in local mainstream media (O Globo, Estadão, Gazeta do Povo) and specialized international websites such as Tiny Mixtapes and FACT. The latter even elected the second volume (dedicated to experimental sounds) as one of the 20 Bandcamp best releases of the year. In 2014 are scheduled one more experimenal compilation, plus another that
The 4th volume was released by Spin in March 2014. And beyond this fifth volume that you now hear, premiered by Tiny Mix Tape, until the end of 2014 are scheduled collections investigating the “canção” (songs sung in Portuguese) and music made by foreigners residing in the country.
Concept and curatorship: Chico Dub
Cover artwork: Fernando Rocha
Hy Brazil logo: Antonio Simas
Coming from a metalcore band in which he played for 15 years, Kbral Silva set up the experimental/ electronic/ drone project Albatroz as a way to not miss his musical feeling and end up staying away from production and song composition.
His first release, King Diamond Ep Part 1, came out in September 2013 by Step In label. This November he will release a new album who will feature N0X3O.