Saturday, November 01, 2008
When it comes to worldwide bass music there are a few dons in this world. Producing, globe trotting, Djing, blogging, remixing, working with the local yout to help achieve their mic and bass hammering visions. Maga Bo is one of those people. Based in Rio, he ties together a wealth of influences from Grime to Baile funk heard in his immense collection of mixes which we like a lot. Till now he's been pitching up in places like Zanzibar, Senegal and Morocco throwing down his grinding bass skills with local MCs. In exchange for their mic skills he runs workshops e.g. teaching young African hiphoppers how to rock pirated audio software. His guerilla soundclash recordings have resulted in a banging debut album on Soot records.
Archipelagoes explores ruffneck hiphop/ragga/taarab hybridizations. Working the sound of the street, the road, the sand. Its out this Autumn. Here's a track.
Maga Bo - Fire ft. Xuman