Live or in a mixtape, be it free jazz, avant garde, world music, electronic or whatever, I always play some brazilian music. I started doing this a few years ago, after a whole life of aprioric hate for Brazil. Why the hate? No reason, just because. And it wasn’t just Brazil, I couldn’t stand the idea of non-western music.
I pictured myself turning to a so called world music when I would start being old and senile. It started about ten years ago and now, at 31-come-friday I am totally senile. Friday the 13th I turn 31, and the magic of numbers, the pure magic I practice, makes it the day the Carnival in Brazil starts. And I know something about magic cause although I come from a Western-soaked East, I’m totally going South. I know to enjoy it, that’s all I know.
words & mix by Victor Stütz