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HELL YEAH. I’ve been waiting for this one. Official LxNxM homegirl Zuzuka Poderosa just dropped a mixtape/collaboration with Bay Area bass/dancehall producer Kush Arora, and it scratches every dancefloor music itch that I was hoping it would.

It’s a preview of their upcoming combined full-length release, and mixes together Zuzuka tracks (both new and old) with complementary dancefloor sounds, from Spoek Mathambo, Los Rakas, Poirier and more. This is what we call quality music.

Listen and download, and get yer appetite whetted for the full release!

San Francisco producer and DJ Kush Arora has been getting an increasing amount of well-deserved press recently. After a recent hot run of riddims (check the Gunshot and Spanish Street riddims after the jump), Kush is keeping active in the Bay and worldwide, including a collaboration with the homie Zuzuka Poderosa.

This mix highlights the goods bubbling out from Kush’s Surya Dub crew, and their Non Stop Bhangra night in San Francisco – anything that kicks off with Mr. Vegas and wraps with a Sheeqo Beat remix is aight by me.

Added bonus: sneak preview of one of his and Zuzuka’s creations. Hottt.

Kush Arora – Surya Dub and Nonstop Bhangra Reunite Mix by KushArora

Tracklist and additional riddims after the jump.

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It’s been a busy weekend (yadda yadda etc), but I finally got around to getting the photos from last week’s edition of Soundsystem up and running.

In case you weren’t there, it was a good old fashioned party, one of the best in a minute.

Plus, Zuzuka Poderosa did a special performance, aka did her dang thing, bringing more Carioca funk than Moe Bar has ever seen before (that feels like a safe statement), and Darwin’s guest set was beauty in motion.

Add beautiful people into the mix, and you’ve got yourself a great night. Oh yeah, and happy birthday, Arielle!

It’s a movement, people.

Pictures are always worth a thousand words, and we’ve got pics. Enjoy!

Many more below the jump…

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Thanks to the new homie Zuzuka Poderosa, I’ve been reminded how much I love Carioca bass. I’d been a fan of baile funk for awhile, but stopped listening. Zukuka is making me rethink that. She brings it full steam when she touches the microphone and more folks need to check her out, either online or in person if she’s swinging through your city. Check out her full in-studio set on KEXP with the other new homie , DJ Chilly.

Also worth watching. Ayyayyay candy galore

And a recent interview from the folks at KnocksteadyTV

Podcast #69: KS Presents – Zuzuka Poderosa by Knocksteady

We like to save the best secrets until they’ve aged just right, and this one’s just about ready. Tonight, Thursday September 15th, Last Night’s Mixtape is proud to bring you a special performance from Brooklyn’s queen of Carioca funk, Zuzuka Poderosa herself.

Carioca bass was born to make you move, and Zuzuka runs Carioca bass. You won’t have many chances to see a free (yeah, free) show by one of the biggest up and coming names in the world of global bass music too often, and tonight is one of them. As always, Last Night’s Mixtape’s own residents will down the tables, and you might just end up with another surprise guest or two (no promises…).

Not too shabby, eh? We’ll see you there tonight! We’ll be kicking things off around ten. Perfect timing.

Soundsystem goes down at Moe Bar (1425 10th Ave) every third Thursday of the month. At Soundsystem, Last Night’s Mixtape – your blog of record for good musics – showcases and highlights the best music from clubs and dancehalls all around the world. Filthy!

Okay, so we’re reeeally looking forward to this one. On September 13th, Zuzuka Poderosa, Brasileira via New York,  carioca diva, and all-around bass enthusiast, is touching down in Seattle at the Nectar Lounge.

Last Night’s Mixtape is proud to be part of the team helping put on the show (along with the homies Out For Stardom, Conrazon and Chilly), and our regular Soundsystem team Tang & Toast will be holding down the dancefloor, along with Darwin and DJ Chaach.

We’ve written about Zuzuka before – her take on the carioca bass sound is unique and (dare we say?) unstoppable. It really is a a simple equation: a badass performer with heavy heavy baile beats. If Charlie Sheen were still a meme, we would term that to be #winning.

It’s a rare opportunity to have one of the world’s finest purveyors of bass dropping in on your doorstep, and word on the street is her live shows kill/crush/destroy in all the right ways – her swing through Cali was a) sold out, and b) reportedly “mayhem.”

You want to be at Nectar on September 13th. It’s Brazil on your goddamn porch. You know you want it. Get your tickets now while you still can, and we’ll see you there.

KEXP is a behemoth. Both as an online radio station and as a terrestrial broadcaster in Seattle and New York, the station is a perennial tastemaker, and has moved many musicians from these bloggy nether regions into the central (and hopefully bills-paying) mainstream.

It’s a great role to play, which is why it’s nice to see a new show, “El Sonido,” on KEXP that is all all all about “Latin” music. A lot of the music we put up here can, theoretically, be grouped under that particular rubric, and it’s good to see one of the big dogs in this game give it some shine.

To celebrate the upcoming show (it kicks off on May 23rd, from 6-9pm PST), show boss DJ Chilly (pictured above with Los Rakas) put together a mix of the type of musics he’s going to be playing. It’s a good look for the show, featuring some of my favorite folks, from stalwarts like Los Rakas and Uproot Andy to some of the newer kids on the scene like Mexicans With Guns, Sonora, Zuzuka Poderosa, Chancha and Atropolis.

All in all, vurrry solid. Take a listen, and tune in to support.

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Download: DJ Chilly ¡Manos Arriba! mixtape (right click, save as)

Tracklist after the jump.

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I’ve gotta be honest, I feel a little guilty. I’ve been sitting on this project from San Antonio cumbia king Sonora and Brooklyn/Rio vocalist Zuzuka Poderosa for a minute now, and am only just getting to posting it. The ep is titled Sonora Remezcla, and it is very good.

Ah. I feel so much better now.

As the title subtly hints, Remezcla is primarily Sonora remixes of Zuzuka Poderosa tracks, with some original collaborations in the mix as well. Zuzuka comes from the bass-whomping world of baile funk, and that mixed with Sonora’s more loping signature style results in a healthy variety of sounds.

The entire project is oriented towards the dancefloor, but it skips lightly from early-evening warm-ups, right through the meat of the dancing, and into the wind-down just after last call.

All in all, very solid, and hopefully a sign of more to come.

Sonora Remezcla: Zuzuka Poderosa by SONORA