Excited to share this mix and article from Wild City, the most cutting edge music Mag in my homeland India. http://www.thewildcity.com/EN/music.xhtml/article/4455-wild-city-061-kush-arora
Quite an exciting show here , I’ll be playing a selection of cutting edge african, azonto, kuduro, and new productions at Madlib’s Medicine show, which features the Band Zamrock, and the master himself!!!
Blam! Spin Premiers the new video “SEDA” featuring my original and the Jubilee Burt Fox Remix!
A year in the making, Kush and Zuzuka Poderosa have teamed up for “Carioca Bass EP” that dropped on Jan 29th on Little Owl Recordings. It features 2 originals+ Remixes from Sonora, Murderbot, Jess Jubilee+Burt Fox, CEE, HXDB, Nego Mocambique. It’s been featured on RCRDLBL, Tropical Bass, and many more sites.
Stream the record
Thursday, February 7th, 2013 – New Delhi, INDIA
A rare occasion- where my collaborator Dreadsquad and I will play together in my family’s hometown!!!!
*REGGAE RAJAHS 4-YEAR ANNIVERSARY* w/ DREADSQUAD (POL), KASIA MALENDA (POL), KUSH ARORA (U.S.) & ANARKALI ELEKTRA (U.K.)
Sunday, February 17, 2013 – San Francisco
DUB MISSION presents a Bay Area exclusive show and Presidents Day Bash
MC ZULU (Perception 2020, FreakEasy Chicago, Foreign Exchange/FEx Global) inna special Sound System set alongside KUSH ARORA (KAP, Surefire, RecordLabelRecords) plus DJ SEP. A night of dub, dubstep, roots, dancehall, bashment, dread bass, steppers and more inna Live & Soundsystem Style! Elbo Room – 647 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA 94110 - Club is 21+ – Club info: 415 552 7788
9 pm to 2 am – $8 Adv./$11 Door ]
More info: <http://www.dubmission.com/>www.dubmission.com
Check the video premier on SPIN here for “SEDA” A year in the making, Kush and Zuzuka Poderosa have teamed up for “Carioca Bass EP” that dropped on Jan 29th on Little Owl Recordings. It features 2 originals+ Remixes from Sonora, Murderbot, Jess Jubilee+Burt Fox, CEE, HXDB, Nego Mocambique. It’s been featured on RCRDLBL, Tropical Bass, and many more sites.
Stream the record
“Zuzuka has turned to our minds like the impact of a helicopter against the building; like a hot gate of sound for this snowy weekend. Zuzuka is a Big Bang. Zuzuka is poderosa.” – NHM (Spain/London)
“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
Born in Vitoria, Brazil, ZUZUKA PODEROSA grew up in Rio and spent her formative years in the West Indies. She later moved to Brooklyn, NY, to study jazz vocal improvisation and work at her poetry. For the past few years, she’s been building up the underground Baile Funk, Moombahton and Global Bass scene in New York.
“She sounds dangerous, intense, unhinged, and different and more experimental than the baile funk, carioca, and tropical bass vocalists I hear out there. She has an amazing stage presence, uncompromising attitude and intense energy that she pushes forth, and her willingness to experiment outside of the small box of samples and traditions from the Brazilian electronic movement. She has that knack to take people, propel them into motion to get down and forget about the world, but lyrically she’s not all fun and games, which is very important to me.”
Sonora, also known as Sonora Longoria, is a producer of Latin and third world/global bass music who resides in San Antonio, Texas. He released his debut EP, “Siempre Fresco,” in September of 2010 through the label Peligrosa, and since then he has had other releases through Dutty Artz, Friends of Friends, Man Recordings, Sounds Of Sumo, and Mad Decent. The “cumbia child” Sonora has accomplished quite a few projects with global artists, one being for his “Remezcla” EP series where he takes on remixing and recording with carioca bass diva Zuzuka Poderosa. The album received a great review by MTV: “her souped-up Brazilian chatter collides head-on with Sonora’s Latin-flavored bass. As you might imagine, sparks fly everywhere and stuff catches on fire.”
‘Seda‘ is a play on words. Seda is Portuguese for rolling papers. In this song, Zuzuka touches on everything sexy about the drug while advocating for its legalization as there are “worse things happening to people because of its criminalization.”
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Here is a remix I did for dancehall legend Cutty Ranx on his new project( alongside Knightriderz, Djunya, and many others) of “Blood Stain.”Check out and grab the project on Beatport here if you like! Here’s a feature on Large Up’s website with the download.
Here is a remix I did for Brooklyn dub master Dr.Israel allowed me to do up his “Gangsta N Police” tune in a tribal bruck house style alongside folks like Dj.Olive, Process Rebel, and Systemwide. Grab the whole thing free on his bandpage!
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Spanish Street Riddim Double Remixes “Wid Dem and Shake Sitten” feat. Mega Banton and Lady Chann
Mega Banton remixes from Stereotyp, Bukkha, Talen and Kush doing doped up disco dancehal.
J Boogie returns for the final single from his “Undercover” album with a tropical burner.
No Freedom is a nod to the classic sounds of Afrobeat with Pleasuremaker of Afrolicious laying down the funky groove for MC ZULU to deliver his message of political affairs. Kush Arora bangs out a remix for the club with some aggressive bass and 808 stompers. His mix of Kuduro, UK Funky and Dread Bass takes the horn section into outer space. This single is sure to create some sweat in the clubs over the summer!
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J Boogie is the Producer who brings all these artists from different walks of life together into a musical representation of the new tropical sound. Funky, soulful, percussive, and ready for the club.
Mega Banton ! remixes from Stereotyp, Bukkha, Talen and Kush doing doped up disco dancehal.
Lady Chann remixes come from such luminaries as Ill-Esha, Kozee, Knight Riderz & Peek.