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Venus X and Asmara Bridge Brazil and America's Underground Street Sounds in New Mixtape

'Putaria Maxima Volume 1' is 40 minutes of fire.

by Krystal Rodriguez
Feb 17 2017, 8:30pm

Photo of Venus X by Sam Bayliss Ibram

GHE20G0TH1K founder Venus X and Asmara of Nguzunguzu have put their heads together for a fiery 40-minute mixtape titled "Putaria Maxima Volume 1."

The first edition of the mixtape series initially aired last night on know-wave's Planet X Radio. According to Venus X's Instagram, it was inspired by the pair's trip to São Paolo last year. Described by GHE20G0TH1K as "Brazil meets the trap," it aims to amplify the underground street sounds of Brazil and America, the tracklist boasting an equal representation of bumping baile funk and Brazilian MCs like MC Novinho, DJ Juninho, and MC Bin Laden; and American rap artists such as OT Genasis, Migos, Lil Uzi Vert, Travis Scott, and DRAM.

The selections are tight and quick—meaning some surprises like Evanescence classic "Bring Me to Life" and Linkin Park's "Numb" drop out of nowhere and disappear just as quickly as they came. In all, it's a mix in which you can just feel the sweat dripping off the ceiling. Listen to it below.