Sadboy has steadily grown and developed as an artist since his initial artist debut, releasing a slew of hard-hitting originals. Now he’s just put forth a new tune, “Brazilian Phonk Mano,” which is a track that shakes up the Phonk scene with a surge of creativity. The track is a powerhouse collab between Slowboy himself, Crazy Mano, and lucaf., and takes listeners on an electrifying sonic journey.
At the center of this sonic spectacle is Norwegian maestro, Slowboy, who has transformed from an underground producer to a global sensation. His innovative Brazilian Phonk sound has drawn in over 6.5 million monthly Spotify listeners worldwide, while his fresh beats have also scored more than 100 million global streams, resonating across the digital landscape and sparking a global Phonk craze. It’s a well-crafted collaborative tune from an artist who knows how to ride the wave of a genre on the rise. Stay on the lookout for Slowboy in the near future, as his next singles and appearances are sure to shake up the scene sonically.
The Nocturnal Times: What’s the story behind “Brazilian Phonk Mano” and when was it born?
Slowboy: I made this track within 30 minutes a few months after hearing about Brazilian Funk. My team/friends said it would be cool to merge my Phonk style with Funk, so decided to do just that. Within a few days the track was posted on TikTok and went pre-viral. Once it released on January 20th, that’s when it took off and never stopped.
The Nocturnal Times: What sets “Brazilian Phonk Mano” apart from other Phonk sounds out there?
Slowboy: What sets it apart from other Phonk sounds would be the fact it takes heavy inspiration from the Brazilian Funk scene which wasn’t merged with Phonk before. The rhythm is distinct and that usually sets the vibe for tracks in that style.
The Nocturnal Times: How did you and Crazy Mano meet?
Slowboy: We connected with the Brazilian sound. The vision and presence of Crazy Mano was compatible with mine and lucaf.’s, hence a good relationship we’ve had for many tracks.
The Nocturnal Times: Is it hard or easy for you to get into a creative mindset?
Slowboy: It all depends on my general mindset. For over half a year I would make music right after I had woken up until I went to sleep. I would always be able to come up with new ideas. But lately there’s been some barriers that I’ve had to come across, it’s been a bit more challenging. The creative mindset really comes and goes.
The Nocturnal Times: About how quickly did you get to 6 million monthly Spotify listeners and over 100 million global streams/views on “Brazilian Phonk Mano”?
Slowboy: Around 4-6 months I believe. Numbers keep going up across the board for me as I frequently release music so my listeners always have something new to listen to.
The Nocturnal Times: What excites you about the future?
Slowboy: I’m excited about travelling more and meeting all the friends that I’ve come across in the music scene. Making more music is a given.