Despite all the ink and blog posts devoted to baile funk in recent years, relatively few Brazilian artists and DJs have been able to make the trek to the United States and deliver their sounds directly to gringo audiences. Hopefully, Cabide DJ can reverse that trend, as tonight, the man known as “Brazil’s #1 Sampler” is kicking off a month-long U.S. tour. A veteran DJ who has been playing Rio de Janeiro’s favelas since the late 1980s, Cabide puts his insane MPC skills to work on this bootleg remix of Cassie’s “Me & U.” Infusing the original R&B track with Miami bass beats, Cabide’s version is a rollercoaster of stops, starts, and tempo changes that reflect funk carioca‘s DIY spirit and devotion to the dancefloor. Cop the track and get yourself to one of these shows. Unfortunately customs won’t let Cabide DJ bring his famous fire-breathing sampler along for the tour, but we suspect these clubs will be hopping nonetheless. Shawn Reynaldo

10/17 Boston, MA – Club Lido
10/18 Queens, NY – Made in Brazil
10/19 Danbury, CT – Tuxedo Junction
10/23 Boston, MA – “Bass Invaders” at Milky Way
10/24 Framingham, MA – Old Station Steakhouse
10/25 Hyannis, MA – Pufferbellies
10/26 Boston, MA – Rumor
10/30 Philadelphia, PA – Medusa
11/03 Philadelphia, PA – “Jang House” at The Barbary
11/06 Baltimore, MD – “Bananas” at Bedrock
11/08 New York, NY – “Batida do Funk” at S.O.B.’s
11/13 Baltimore, MD – Sonar w/Diplo, Boy 8-Bit, Blaqstarr

Me and You