In case you didn’t know, April 21st marks this year’s worldwide Record Store Day. On the 3rd Saturday in April every year, record stores across the globe unveil special releases, cut prices, and host in-store performances all in the name of WAX. For this year’s RSD, New York City powerhouse Razor-N-Tape has something special in store. The Férias ’77 Reworks from label co-head JKriv (soundcloud), a longtime lover of Brazilian sounds, is an 8 song double 12” compiling reworks he’s created over nearly a decade, drawing from some of his most revered and respected sources.
“Rainha Do Mar” is a laid-back tropical funk cut oozing in that standard Brazilian swag. Smooth as hell vocals accompany funky synth and guitar lines that will likely soundtrack many summer days this year. For me, Brazilian music defines happiness and relaxation. It’s simply not possible to feel anything but amazing listening to it. “Rainha Do Mar” is a near perfect edit. It stands on its own while giving plenty of breathing room to the original track.In total, this release sets a high bar; 45 minutes of exceptional music and a true masterclass for anyone dedicated to making edits. With beautifully vibrant artwork practically jumping off the sleeve, a free download card, and a cheeky sticker pack included, this one is an absolute RSD essential! Pre-order via Juno.