While I’m not with Zuzuka Poderosa on the West Coast on her ‘Zuzuka Power Tour: Roofless & Ruthless West Coast Edition’, I know she is ripping stages and winning new fans on the daily. Check out some great press on the latest run of shows in Los Angeles (with Ana Tijoux), Sacramento and San Francisco!
“It took mere minutes for Zuzuka to get the 1,000-plus crowd up on their feet.”
“Caught an awesome show at Macarthur Park with Brazilian export, Zuzuka Poderosa, whose music I described to a friend as grind yo shit, raunchy pelvic thrusting drum and base. Hard to describe, Yes. But once you see how it looks on the dance floor, you’ll probably never forget.” -KNOCKSTEADY
“The show featuring two female singer MCs originally from South America playing to a thrilled crowd in Los Angeles was amazing to witness. The talent on stage could leave no doubt about hip hop’s strength beyond the often narrow borders if is often associated with.”-CULTURE REMIXED
Roofless & Ruthless!!
Video for ‘Ai Voce Gosta‘ featured on Youtube.com/Music Feature ‘Global Ghetto Sounds’
Get 10-track Promo Sampler Here.
Foto from Remezcla.com’s The Spot in July! (via MTV Iggy)
“Not only is she bringing her own brand of the hot Brazilian underground sound to the rest of the world, but from her international vantage point she operates like a provocatively rhyming hurricane, sucking up global riddims from ghettotech to dancehall and flinging them back out at gale-force speeds.” – MTV
Brazil-born, Brooklyn-based Carioca Bass Diva, Zuzuka Poderosa kicks off the West Coast edition of her ‘Zuzuka Power Tour: Roofless & Ruthless’ tour THIS Thursday in Los Angeles, after several high profile East Coast shows last month including DC’s Moombahton Massive V with Dave Nada, DJ Sabo as well as Remezcla’s ‘The Spot’ in NYC with Los Rakas and Maluca. Zuzuka also played in Berlin in June alongside DJ Uproot Andy, DJ Edgar and Spoek Mathambo at the Radical Riddims Fest.
Always on the grind, Zuzuka jet sets to the West Coast this month, where she’ll be for just under 2 months, playing shows up and down the coast and the midwest. Recently in PRI’s The World, MTV Iggy’s ‘Bands We Like‘, and NPR Alt.Latino’s ‘Spotlight,’ Zuzuka’s project with Sonora (Texas’ Peligrosa), ‘Sonora Remixes: Zuzuka Poderosa,’ was critically acclaimed around certain underground tropical bass movements. Her most recent single release, a collaboration with Dublin-based producer, Orquesta, ‘Dona Sandra EP’ also made an impression with global bass audiences, with NPR selecting it as part of it’s ‘Best Beats of Summer 2011′ series.
Focused on making music and releasing singles and EPs for DJs, while on tour, Zuzuka will be working with various producers across the country exploring new sounds and picking up inspiration from her travels. Expect new releases from her later in the Fall including a short EP with Bay Area based producer, Kush Arora and a different project exploring a sound she’s coined, Baile Crunk, with NYC based producer, Burt Fox.
8.11 / Los Angeles @ Levitt Pavillion MacArthur Park / BMI Summer Nights (w/ Ana Tijoux)
8.12 / Sacramento @ Sol Collective / Global Hood Party*
8.13 / San Francisco @ Elbo Room / Tormenta Tropical*
8.17 / Los Angeles @ East Side Luv / Subsuelo*
8.27 / Chicago @ Butterfly Social Club (w/ Starfoxxx)
8.31 / Los Angeles @ Broadway Bar / Bailefunk LA
9.2 / San Francisco @ Som-Bar
9.4 / Los Angeles @ Senor Fish / Bodega
9.8 / Los Angeles @ Dance Right (La Cita)*
9.10 / Portland @ MusicFest NW w/ DJ Chaach!
9.13 / Seattle @ Nectar Lounge w/ DJ Chaach!, Tang & Toast (Last Night’s Mixtape) & DJ Darwin (Mad Rad)
9.17 / Swarthmore, PA @ Swarthmore College
*With DJ Righteous Trash
**More To Be Announced