This month is almost over, but before that happens I got a lil something for you guys: Rasterinha. The first time I encountered Rasterinha (or Rasteirinha to be exact) was when I heard about the MC Tipock track 'Quero Bunda'. The fact that I was in a place without internet (read the 'Moombahton Is Dead' writeup) made me miss out on that one and it wasn't until Comrade and Omulu showed me MC Tipock again and MC Romantico's 'As Novinhas Tao Sencacional' track, that I realized what this actually was.
Baile Funk on Reggeton's standard 96 BPM. I know that there were a lot of experiments that were influenced or went either all out Funk or Reggeton, but never in this way. This shit was fresh, 100% Funk and straight up all stripped down. Baile Funk has always been a huge influence and when making Moombahton this was a crucial element in most of my tracks. Being at 108 I had to figure a way to incorporate it at that BPM. Over the past 3 years I have been making a shitload of 108 Funk rhythms, so making the step to Rasterinha on this project was a very exciting one! It felt really familiar, yet it was actual Funk instead of inspired by it.
I instantly made these tracks, but with 1 crucial difference. I wanted to make it in a way that kept that rawness of Funk. Not overpolishing it, something which I grew very tired of along the way. It made the tracks seem too 'perfect' if that makes any sense. Since I use the same program as a lot of the Funkeiros out there (Acid Pro) it was really cool to explore similar production methods and experimenting with making heavier Rasterinha rhythms. Besides that I have been listening to a lot of Lo Fi and Psychedelic stuff, so you might hear that influence in the tracks too. Inspiration for these tracks came from this lil notebook I kept back in '09/'10, my favorite poem and my favorite painting. That '09/'10 period was a very strange time indeed, but it was amazing to read about all these experiences.
Here is my take on Rasterinha. I hope you guys enjoy it as much as I enjoyed making it.