This is supa-brilliant stuff from amazing Amazonian Warrior Princess, Zuzuka with the fantastic Orquesta from Dublin.
You need this one for your listening pleasure and also for your sets/mixtapes:
Today, Dublin-based producer, Orquesta, releases a remix single EP project featuring Zuzuka Poderosa entitled: ‘Dona Sandra EP‘ featuring remixes from San Antonio based, Sonora (Peligrosa), DJ Reaganomics (NYC) and Thornato (NYC).
Lyrically, Zuzuka Poderosa explores human emotions as she tell the story of a girl, Dona Sandra, who moves to Mozambique to try and forget her lost love. DonaSandra lives with the Makonde tribe and rebuilds a new life through an intervention, living in the wild and trying to put past despair behind her. Read lyrics here.
More about Orquesta:
21 year old producer, Orquesta (first name, Orlando has mostly lived across Ireland, England and France. His interest in Latin music grew in 2008 while DJing in Dublin’s Bass music scene he came across Funk Carioca (from Rio de Janeiro), which spurred his interest for more global tropical bass and electronic sounds. His taste in music changed and became more varied, including genres like Cumbia, Vallenato and other folkloric sounds from Latin American. This combined with his other varied tastes in music, melded together to form Orquesta. The distinct sound of Orquesta’s music combines Latin Rhythms and instrumentation with an interesting texture of electronic melodies. Apart from the other producers of this genre, like Bersa Discos and the ZZK label, electronic acts like Ratatat, Grimes and Salem play a part in the feel and workings of Orquesta’s sound. 2011 finds him moving to Berlin, where he will be working on his own full length album as well as a collaborative project with Sonora (Peligrosa ATX).
More about Zuzuka Poderosa:
Zuzuka Poderosa is the new queen warrior of her own special brand of baile funk. Funk carioca, originating in the favelas of Rio de Janeiro and which borrowed heavily from the Miami booty bass movement, is just the starting place of her sound. Born in Vitoria, Brazil, Zuzuka grew up in Rio, with her formative years spent in the West Indies. She later moved to Brooklyn, NYC to study jazz vocal improvisation and work at her poetry. For the past few years, she’s been building up the underground bailefunk, moombahton and tropical bass scene in New York as a DJ, host and bartender. Currently working on her debut album, she collaborates with producers from all over the world who mix the past with the future in sur americal-cosmic new ways. She raps and sings in Portuguese, Spanish and English, musing provocatively and sarcastically over boomy electric kick drums and Latin percussion. She makes Carioca Bass music. ‘Interracial musical babies’ all her own. Her sound is fierce and fun, conjuring images of hot summer dance parties on gritty Brooklyn rooftops or up in the hills overlooking the sea. Recently in PRI’s The World, MTV Iggy’s ‘Bands We Like‘, and NPR Alt.Latino’s ‘Spotlight.
Zuzuka’s last project with Sonora of Texas’ Peligrosa camp released in 2011, ‘Sonora Remixes: Zuzuka Poderosa,’ was critically acclaimed around certain underground tropical bass movements. She has performed along side artists like Bomba Estereo, Spoek Mathambo, Araab Musik, Los Rakas, Uproot Andy and others with a dynamic shows that’s no-holds barred. She will be in Berlin on June 11th for the Radical Riddims Festival and touring the USA in August/September (tour dates here) including playing alongside Chile’s Ana Tijoux and rocking Portland’s Musicfest Northwestin September.
Watch the video for Dona Sandra:
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