Diogo Strausz – Emancipação Extended EP

Following on last year’s standout 7” release from Diogo Strausz, Razor-N-Tape now reveals the incredible extended mixes of the original pair of tunes, along with a strikingly beautiful remix of the title track by the inimitable Ron Trent. Originally conceived by the Brazilian producer to be long form songs that showcased the deep musicianship of Strausz and his cohorts, extended organ and piano solos and instrumentation now stretch out in all their jazzy glory across one side of a heavyweight 180g 12”. On the the A-side, Ron Trent takes Emancipação positively interstellar, with added instrumentation and mounting percussion that builds toward a soulful and hypnotic peak, the way only he can do!

Shipping out on or around January 14, 2022 – Buy / Listen here

The Nearest Faraway Place got a chance to talk to Diogo about this superb new collaboration recently…

Please introduce yourself to our readers..

Hello, my name is Diogo Strausz. Originally I’m from Rio de Janeiro in Brazil but I used to live in Paris until last year. Today I’m based between Paris and São Paulo.

What are you up to today?

Today I’m studying the best way to back up my live set setup. I deeply wish I had something less boring to share with the NFP readers.

Talk us through your new release a little..

We’re releasing Ron Trent’s remix of my track Emancipação, it’s an honour to be remixed by this legendary guy. Along with that we are including the extended versions of my tracks ‘Emancipação’ and ‘50 anos em 5’ in the EP which is coming out in Vinyl on ‘Razor N Tape’ by my good friends Aaron Dae and JKriv.

Is there a process of production that you follow when making a new track?

Most songs I wrote came unexpectedly when I was distracted. So, I keep my ideas recorded on my phone for developing them later. Also, I normally try to separate the kinds of decisions I have to make, if I need to get into the mindset of creating, developing an existing draft or doing sound design, mixing etc…

Who would you love to see playing this track?

I would love to see it in one of Ron’s sets.

Where is the best place to listen to it?

I think it will be better appreciated on the dancefloor

What was the last piece of kit that you bought?

I recently bought a Poly D. Really amazed by what it can do.

If someone wanted to get to know your taste, what album should they listen to?

Azymuth – Light as a Feather

What advice would you give to other young producers in the studio?

We’ve been asked to perform many tasks in the studio compared to older generations. My advice is to do one at the time!

What have you got coming up in 2022?

Apart from this release, I have some new music coming out in April. Also, my live set is up and running. Ready for venues and clubs. Looking forward to crossing paths with the readers of NFP on the dancefloors.

Back To Bahia – John Beltran

John Beltran is welcomed into the MotorCity Wine Recordings family with his sun-drenched and soulful debut entitled “Back To Bahia”. Titled after his MCW residency of the same name, the release combines Deep House, Jazz, Boogie, and, of course, música popular Brasileira flavors to welcome the sunshine into your life. All tracks on the EP are top quality, with my personal favourite being ‘Entardecer’ with it’s slo-mo latin guitar being a perfect Summer soundtrack. Available here in digital, or if you’re quick you can pick up a ltd 7″ single from Juno

Plastic People Closing Party – Floating Points & Four Tet


[0:00:00] Azimuth – The Tunnel
[0:09:11] Conjunto Carcará – A Night In Tunisia
[0:11:26] As Sublimes – Mangueira é Cancáo
[0:14:10] Jorge Mautner – Maracatu Atomico
[0:17:41] Claudia – Com Mais De 30
[0:20:03] Tom E Dito – Vinte Meninas
[0:21:55] Tom E Dito – Obrigado Corcovado
[0:24:03] Willie Wright – Right On For The Darkness
[0:27:14] James Ironhead – Crossing The Baha
[0:32:03] Mike Westbrook Concert Band – Love Song No1
[0:37:44] Lee Gagnon – Marianne S’en Va-T-Au Moulin
[0:40:25] Patti Jo – Make Me Believe In You
[0:43:45] Sharon Revoal – Reaching For Our Star
[0:47:13] Donny Hathaway – Memory Of Our Love
[0:50:06] Sheila Hylton – It’s Gonna Take A Lotta Love
[0:53:16] Peter King – Ajo
[0:56:20] Floating Points – Vacuum Boogie
[1:01:40] LCD Soundsystem – 45:33 (Theo Parrish Space Cadet Remix)
[1:06:55] Mary Clark – Take Me I’m Yours
[1:12:02] Loose Joints – Is It All Over My Face
[1:16:30] Caribou – Bowls
[1:21:47] Soul Capsule – Lady Science (NYC Sunrise Mix)
[1:28:50] Floating Points – Myrtle Avenue
[1:35:42] Marcellus Pittman – T.S.O.T (Jamie 326 Edit)
[1:41:18] Four Tet – Love Cry
[1:49:00] Little Dragon – Constant Surprises
[1:53:21] Stephen Encinas – Lypso Illusion
[1:58:15] Souls Of Mischief – 93 ‘Til Infinity
[2:02:05] J Dilla – Fuck The Police
[2:04:20] The Heath Brothers – Smilin’ Billy Suite Pt II
[2:08:11] Dee Edwards – I Can Deal With That
[2:11:03] Pamoja – Oooh, Baby
[2:14:39] Ron & Candy – Plastic Situation
[2:17:32] Evinha – Esperar Pra Ver
[2:19:52] Hareton Salvagnini – Km 110
[2:22:00] Osmar Milito E Quarteto Forma – America Latina
[2:24:28] Francisco Roque – Bate Papo
[2:27:15] Tenorio Jr. – Nebulosa
[2:29:03] Celia – Na Boca Do Sol
[2:30:48] Jimi Hendrix – Crosstown Traffic
[2:32:50] Daphni – Yes, I Know
[2:37:20] Skye – Ain’t No Need
[2:41:26] Chain Reaction – Search For Tomorrow
[2:44:23] Sarah Webster Fabio – Sweet Songs
[2:49:07] Delia Gonzalez & Gavin Russom – Relevee (Carl Craig Remix)
[2:57:30] Gil Scott-Heron – Home Is Where The Hatred Is (Live)
[3:08:37] Cindy Rodriguez – What You Need Is My Love
[3:15:37] Four Tet – Pinnacles
[3:21:33] Jackie McLean & Michael Carvin – De I Comahlee Ah
[3:33:10] Lyman Woodard Organization – Theme In Search Of A Sportspectacular
[3:40:18] Cortex – Mary Et Jeff
[3:42:53] Atmosfear – Dancing In Outer Space
[3:47:00] Mystic Pleasure – Back Door (Getting Down)
[3:52:03] Jerry Washington – Don’t Waste My Time
[3:55:20] Bileo – You Can Win
[3:58:30] William Onyeabor – When The Going Is Smooth & Good
[4:04:00] Daphni – Ye Ye
[4:10:00] Roy Davis Jr – Gabrielle (Live Garage Mix)
[4:15:25] Mala – Alica
[4:20:12] Burial – Street Halo
[4:26:14] Joy Orbison – Ellipsis
[4:31:13] Kuniyuki Takahasi – Precious Hall
[4:36:55] Larry Heard – Missing You
[4:41:40] Emanative & Ahmed Abdullah – Lions Of Judah
[4:45:30] Sylvester – Over And Over
[4:53:54] Africano – Open Your Hearts
[4:56:00] Brenda Jones – Big Mistake
[4:59:20] Herbie Hancock – Chameleon
[5:07:21] Cos-Ber-Zam – Ne Noya
[5:11:06] Gloria Ann Taylor – Love Is A Hurting Thing
[5:18:17] Milton Wright – Black Man
[5:22:30] Charlies Roots – Pastime Paradise (Stevie Wonder)
[5:25:50] Nightlife Unlimited – Peaches & Prunes (Ron Hardy Re-Edit 1)
[5:31:10] Madcliff – I Like It
[5:34:33] Lalo Schifrin – Middle Of The Night
[5:37:55] Four Tet – The Track I’ve Been Playing That People Keep Asking About And That Joy Used In His RA Mix And Daphni Played On Boiler Room
[5:41:44] Candi Station – Do Your Duty (Pépé Bradock Erectus Rework)
[5:46:43] Timeless Legend – I Was Born To Love You
[5:50:14] Spirit Of Love – The Power Of Your Love