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Zuzuka Poderosa & Kush Arora’s ‘Seda’ Video

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What a way to celebrate my 2,500th post with this great video!

Generation Bass First Lady aka Amazonian Warrior Princess aka Princess of Baile Funk, Zuzuka!

She is in damn fine form here in sound and image!

Killa track Killa Lady and Killa producer Killa Kush Arora!

Here’s what Spin said about it all:

The Carioca Bass EP, out now on Little Owl Recordings, is a collaboration between Brazillian MC Zuzuka Poderosa and Bay Area beatmaker Kush Arora. They’re mining the still-fertile world of baile funk, tweaking the formula made popular by bigtime musical globetrotters like Diplo until it rubs up against an ever-expanding global bass music scene that’s still figuring itself out (and never standing still).

The EP is set up like an old-fashioned dance 12-inch, with two mean tracks (“Pisicodelia,” an almost industrial Lady D-like smack upside the head, and “Seda”) and a whole bunch of wide-eyed remixes (including contributions from Chrissy Murderbot and CEE). “Seda” is a pro-pot, anti-criminalization party track that’s all peaks and no valleys, one storm of grinding energy after another, with a gloriously extended beginning of choppy muffled grunts. Its video, by Artur Kummer (director of photography for the Brazilian music documentary Beyond Ipanema which featured Zuzuka), moves from a South Bronx mansion to an expressionistic Kuchar Brothers medium-budget netherworld, featuring Zuzuka as a futuristic #AllGoldEverything shaman at the center of it all. Dawn Richard, watch out.

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