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Baile Funk This

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Baile Funk This

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A BRAZILIAN TRIO IS NOW ROCKING AMERICAN DANCE HALLS.

Brazilian DJ Rodrigo Gorky never imagined he'd be the beat boy for a baile funk trio, Bonde Do Role. Then again, such a trio could never have been imagined. Growing up in Curitiba, Brazil, "I wanted to be the guy who sits in an office all day long and listens to demos and says, Oh, this is good, this is bad,' " he says. To satisfy his sonic sweet tooth, Gorky (in photo, left), who is gay, began dabbling in turntables. Those turntables turned his life around when he was introduced to a fellow DJ, Pedro D'Eyrot (now a band MC), and MCvocalist Marina Velio.

The trio started out on an electronic album, but according to Gorky, things didn't go as planned: "It didn't work out. One day, when we were rehearsing, we came up with a baile funk track and Marina loved it, and we recorded another, and that's how we went."

Translated literally, baile funk becomes "dance hall funk. …

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