Maga Bo, The Bumps, Cristiano Dubmaster, Bensamba
Maga Bo has lived in Rio since '99 but we're bringing him to London to launch his latest album, Quilombo do Futuro! Out now on post world industries it dives deep into afro-brazilian rhythms and sound system culture mixing coco, maculelê, samba, jongo & capoeira with ragga, dub, hip hop, kuduro, grime & dubstep! This is serious batucada with bass, mids & treble. Supporting on the night will be selector & host Cristiano Dubmaster from Rio, The Bumps from the mighty Club Popozuda alongside resident Bensamba. Don't miss it.
Magabo - [Post World Industries] - Exclusive showcase Set
The Bumps - [Club Popozuda]
Cristiano Dubmaster - [Digital Dubs Rio]
Bensamba - [WorldPercussionSessions]
The New York Times Album review:
“Hand-played percussion and hard-nosed voices are the rocket fuel for Maga Bo’s “Quilombo do Futuro” (Post World Industries), a cultural manifesto riding on rhythm. Make that rhythms. Maga Bo, a widely traveled American D.J. and producer who relocated to Rio de Janeiro in 1999, uses kinetic Afro-Brazilian beats as the album’s foundation and superstructure. But his tracks also mix in drum-machine sounds, stray ricocheting electronics, Brazilian guitars and glimmers of soundsystem bass music like Jamaican dancehall as well as Brazilian baile funk. Atop them — rapping, chanting and singing their own lyrics — are voices that can keep pace with the syncopations or sail above them. In Portuguese and occasionally English, Maga Bo’s collaborators often praise culture as survival mechanism and resistance tactic, while the beats constantly prove them right.”