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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
7.25.16
deep dives

On Branko’s 'Atlas' and Cultural Appropriation in Global Club Music

Buraka Som Sistema's Kalaf Epalanga considers what cultural appropriation means when an artist creates global music.
Kalaf Epalanga
9.4.15
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Meet the 16-Year-Old Producer Igniting Lisbon's Underground

Dotorado Pro's "African Scream" is inspiring impromptu dance battles and shaping the sonic landscape of the city.
Kalaf Epalanga
4.27.15
guest editorial

What Happened to Zouk Bass?

Kalaf from Buraka Som Sistema wonders what it takes for a marginal scene to turn into a global music phenomenon.
Kalaf Ângelo
3.1.15
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Indian Tropical Bass Trio Alo Wala are New Stars of the Global Club Movement

And they're not afraid to get political.
VICE Thump
10.30.14
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Download: KJs - "Klang"

From the cold North (of England, that is) comes a deconstructed zouk bass bomb.
THUMP Staff
11.20.13
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Download: Mala Noche "Macaco"

Baile funk-flavored house from a rockabilly dreamboat for your big ass.
THUMP Staff
11.5.13
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Download: Upper Cuts presents Auntie Flo - "Zulu Death March (Weep Weep)"

It's called "Death March," but it's totally not as much of a bummer as it sounds.
THUMP Staff
10.8.13
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Download: Upper Cuts presents Castro "Toot Toot"

Move over moombahton. Download the wild 90 bpm zouk bass of Castro.
THUMP Staff
9.25.13
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Download: Upper Cuts presents Shox "Just Let It"

Big, bad London house pressure for free from Rinse FM's boy wonder.
THUMP Staff
9.10.13
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Download: Upper Cuts presents Djeff "Kissange"

Shuffling Afrohouse rhythms straight from Luanda, Angola!
THUMP Staff
8.20.13
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Upper Cuts: Cabo Blanco - Santo Diablo [THUMP Premiere]

Que? Como? A Portuguese label takes Dominican merengue into the trap.
THUMP Staff
8.6.13
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