San Francisco-based DJ Forty Fivan has been collecting records since high school. Initially inspired by DJ Shadow to become a hip hop DJ, he is now widely recognized as an aficionado of Brazilian music and a collector of rare funk and soul 45s. In this episode, he talks with our host Sama about his upbringing, the influence of musical parents, and his travels to Brazil and Tokyo.
Also, make sure to check out 'episode 09' of The Vinyl Exam, where Forty Fivan talks about five of his favorite 45s.
In episode 23, DJ Forty Fivan talks about finding Jorge Ben's Africa Brasil in a dollar bin, and how that catapulted him into the world of Brazilian music. In Tokyo, Japan, he finds McNeal and Nile's LP "Thrust" easily.
Forty Fivan has moved into the world of music production. De Coracao is one of his first pieces. You can hear another production, called The Garden, in today's episode.
And below is one of my favorite mixes by Forty Fivan, a rare funk and soul 45 tour.