Following a particularly grouchy Stylus singles jukebox I feel I must re-establish my tattered cred by posting an MP3, so here one is:

DJ Marlboro – Super Popozao

I downloaded this four years ago or so and have been raving about it, pushing it on people, putting it on mixtapes etc. ever since. I even wrote an essay about it, lost somewhere in the digital ether, comparing it to Orange Juice for reasons that escape me now. It is baile funk, which these days we all know about. This was the first funk track I ever heard and I think it’s still my favourite: it catches the lashed-together junkyard energy of the style so well.