Welcome to March's selection of Boat Floaters, curated exclusively for Meet Bernard.
In the afterglow of the Rio de Janeiro carnival, which concluded on February 25, I had to bookend this month's 35-track playlist with some special tunes from Brazil. Once you open that particular box it's hard to close. And I also had to pay tribute to Wayne Shorter. The opening track of his 1975 album Native Dancer, Ponta de Areia, written by Brazilian legend Milton Nascimento, is the first track here.
After a handful of Brazilian delights, some old, some new, we move into disco, funk, African beats, and more disco, funk with a sprinkling of soul. Things slow down towards the end, naturally, and there are some curveballs in there, too, to keep you on your (dancing) toes.
If you connect with this unmixed selection then I think you’d enjoy exploring my Boat Floaters Mixcloud profile (see here), where you will find monthly two-hour mixes for Loose FM, plus upbeat (“waterfall”) and more chilled (“slow flow”) mixes from earlier in the year.
Thanks for your support. Here’s to five more years of audio amusement via these Boat Floaters playlists. Wishing you health, wealth and happiness in 2023.
Yours in music,
Ollie (Boat Floaters)