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Elza Soares Gets a Seductive Remix from Omulu

Listen to this hip-swaying baile funk take on a song from the 79-year-old samba legend.
Rachel Kraus
5.19.17
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Exploring the Fevered Experiments of Brazil's Most Overlooked Musicians

Music From Memory's 'Outro Tempo' compilation captures the post-dictatorship sounds of expression and release.
Robert Greer
5.12.17
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Watch Chico Sonido and Mi$$il's Sensual New Video

He explains that the romantic clip intends "to overthrow obsolete and oppressive third world regimes by sharing love and deep ayahuasca meditation."
Alexander Iadarola
4.25.17
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Why Throwing Raves in Forbidden Spaces is An Act of Political Resistance

Female-run DJ collective Mamba Negra explain why they are starting a social movement on the São Paulo streets.
Mamba Negra
2.22.17
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Music From Memory Are the Reissue Label Unearthing Obscure Treats and Treasures

We spoke to the team behind the Dutch imprint who're bringing the best music no one else has ever heard to the masses.
Josh Baines
12.20.16
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Listen to an Exclusive Guest Mix from Drum and Bass Legend DJ Marky

The Brazilian boss does what he does best, turning in an hour of heavy hitters and hi-octane rollers.
Josh Baines
12.2.16
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Here’s What Olympic Athletes Listen to Before They Compete for Gold

Ahead of the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games, six Team Canada members share the tunes that inspire them.
Jonathan Briggins
8.3.16
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Meet Brazil's MC Bin Laden, the "Crazy Ass Kid" Who Just Wants to Come to America

Is the viral star the "biggest villain of the century"—or just a 22-year-old from a poor neighborhood who did good in life?
João Paulo Vicente
7.21.16
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MC Bin Laden's US Debut is Cancelled After Last-Minute Drug Test and Visa Issues

The Portuguese MC was slated to perform at PS1's Warm Up and GHE20G0TH1K this week.
THUMP Staff
7.20.16
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Inside the Rare Record that Inspired a Brazilian Anthem, the Black Eyed Peas, and Gilles Peterson

For the next installment of Diggin, Peterson goes deep on Jose Prates' 'Tam... Tam... Tam!,' which sparked his latest Sonzeira album.
Gilles Peterson
7.20.16
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Check Out a Cut From Gui Boratto's New Label Compilation

Listen to AnT's melancholy screamer "Two Strangers" right here.
THUMP Staff
3.18.16
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THUMP Brazil Is Celebrating Carnival This Year by Taking Over Beats 1

Our new four-part series on Apple Music explores the history of samba, marchinha, and more.
THUMP Staff
2.4.16