Amazing new EP out by Generation Bass First Lady Zuzuka.
This is truly spectacular stuff and demonstrates that after 6+ years in the Transnational Bass scene, she is still one of its leading ladies by a long mile.
This is killa, don’t sleep on it.
Here’s what FACT MAG said:
On her Carioca Bass EP, she has collaborated with Bay Area producer Kush Arora on a pair of baile funk tunes that use the genre’s everything-in-the-blender ethos to subwoofer melting effect. The title of ‘Seda’ (Portuguese for “rolling papers”) is a play on words, as Zuzuka meditates on the criminalization/legalization of pot over a club-rap grinder. ‘Psicodelia’ owes more to baile funk’s Miami bass tradition, with Zuzuka rapping about fireworks that are actually blasts of favela gunfire.
Kush Arora elaborates on what makes Zuzuka such a unique voice in the dance underground. “She sounds dangerous, intense, unhinged, and different and more experimental than the baile funk, carioca, and tropical bass vocalists I hear out there,” he says. “She has that knack to take people, propel them into motion to get down and forget about the world, but lyrically she’s not all fun and games, which is very important to me.”
Accompanying the pair of originals are remixes by a host of like-minded producers from around the world, including Chicago bodyjacker Chrissy Murderbot, Miami bass fanatics Jubilee & Burt Fox, Rio-via-Canada’s Nego Mozambique, San Antonio’s Sonora, Vancouver’s HxdB, and Malaysia’s CEE.
Stream Carioca Bass below. The EP is out now on Little Owl Recordings and is available on iTunes.