Wednesday, 9 November 2016


Release Date: 10/12/2016

QUEER AND MUTANT FUNK CUTS (2000-2005) is a new record by Tetine.The album features 13 sexually-charged mutant queer electro-funks sang in Portuguese and English, with tracks recorded between 2000 and 2005 when Tetine relocated to London from São Paulo.

Featuring Tetine’s bedroom booty queer Funk Carioca / Baile Funk cuts and produced before the hype Baile Funk experienced in Europe and America in the mid 2000’s, these tracks represent earlier forms of marginal Latin ghetto electro and are also a love declaration to Brazilian underground scenes Bruno Verner & Eliete Mejorado championed endlessly through their radio show Slum Dunk broadcasted on Resonance Fm, and later on through the pioneering mixtape Slum Dunk Presents Funk Carioca Mixed by Tetine, released on Mr Bongo in 2004 - the first Baile Funk album to be released in Europe - influencing an entire new generation of young artists such as M.I.A and Diplo at the time.

Tetine’s QUEER AND MUTANT FUNK CUTS is an experimental dance album which mix funk carioca beats with electro, industrial, synth pop and Miami bass. The record includes Tetine’s heavily bass-driven numbers such as underground micro hit  “L.I.C.K  My Favela”,  politically-charged anarcho funks such as “Zero Zero Cinco Cinco  (Se Vende) a.k.a Tu so Quer Colonizar (You Just Want to Colonize) in conjunction with dirty electro-funks such as “Melô Do Italiano” (The Italian’s montage), “Melô Do Estudante” (The Student’s Montage), Ele é Loiro (He’s Blonde) or 55.  Lyrically, Tetine evoke a quirk collection of sexualized urban  landscapes as they rap and sing about sex in public parks, betrayals, porn cinemas in downtown São Paulo in  tales involving cars, policemen, council flats, dark staircases, saunas, clubs, lifts and stereotyped encounters with bearded Italians, blondie Germans, Turkish lovers and Brazilian footballers.

Crude, political, queer, brutal and melancholic Latin ghetto electro cuts for your hips and ears. 

Tetine - Queer and Mutant Funk Cuts (2000-2005) out on Slum Dunk Music (2016)

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