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Maga Bo Interview/Live at WOMEX 2009

Quilombo do Futuro – #1 on Itunes Brazilian music Chart
Quilombo do Futuro – #1 Rhapsody World Albums of 2012
Best of 2012 lists – SOMA Brasil, Yahoo Brasil, KEXP, KCRW, WFMU, Exclaim, Tudo Ouvido, Sounds & Colours, URBe,
Funkhaus Europa, Sound Roots, Tropical Bass, Fita Bruta.

“Hand-played percussion and hard-nosed voices are the rocket fuel for Maga Bo’s “Quilombo do Futuro”, a cultural manifesto riding on rhythm. Make that rhythms….Atop them — rapping, chanting and singing their own lyrics — are voices that can keep pace with the syncopations or sail above them. In Portuguese and occasionally English, Maga Bo’s collaborators often praise culture as survival mechanism and resistance tactic, while the beats constantly prove them right.” – New York Times

“On his new album, Quilombo do Futuro, vibrating strings, booming drumheads and vocal melodies that might go back centuries coexist with rhythmic sound eects and club-friendly beat…..Maga Bo denes a kind of virtual refuge for traditional culture, giving it a welcome place in the techy global music soundscape of the 21st century.” – NPR, All Things Considered

“Maga Bo had the dance tent hopping. As the Olympics opening ceremony wowed those at home, we were taking a trip round the electronic dance map………Wild-eyed teenagers bounced up and down, this had doubtless shifted their whole musical world to the left.” – BBC

“World-wide lovers of tropical bass and Afro-Brazilian percussion will certainly go bananas over this release…..infused with a global perspective and crossover appeal beyond its niche.” – Remezcla

“danceable, rhythmic – and above all, brave.” – Okayplayer

“EXPLOSIVE melting pot[s] of culture and transnationalism.” – Generation Bass

“esta es la edición más increíble de fusión de sonidos típicos de Brasil con electrónica que hemos escuchado en un buen tiempo.” – Cassette Blog

“Poucos produtores serão tão representativos do fenómeno chamado ‘bass globalizado‘” – FACT Magazine

“bring[s] a pulsing, Brazilian vision of Afro-Futurism to life.” – National Geographic

“The day he played in Chicago last weekend he brought a tropical storm that killed the electricity in my neighborhood and knocked down trees.” – Soul Cocina

“He’s got some of the smartest ears in the game.” – Chicago Reader

”hard and precise while inviting and approachable. A ne balance by an even ner producer.” – Huffington Post

“…full frontal display of his international sonic weaponry and rhythm knowledge… no other label or crew seem to be able to tackle such a wide range of sounds with such skill and panache.” – Rough Trade

“heavy danceoor artillery with blown-out lasers, meowing electro chords, mad hatter syncopation and blacklight

bass. In other words? FIYAH.” -RCRDLBL

“Few can make a room explode like Maga Bo.” – Flavorpill

“Outta-national? Globalista? Sure, but Bo is speaker-bangin’ before all else.” – XLR8R

“For real, we appreciate Maga Bo for reminding us the world is ridiculously huge, and to encourage other DJs to do the same” – Fader


IMPRENSA ATUAL

New York Times – Album Review (5.27.12)
NPR – National Public Radio – All Things Considered – Album Review (7.6.12)
NPR Alt Latino – Featured Artist/Track Pick (5.10.12)
PRI – Public Radio International’s The World – Featured Artist/Interview (8.10.12)
Nat Geo Music – Video Feature (5.4.12)
RCRDLBL – MP3 Post (7.17.12)
Remezcla – Video/MP3 Premiere (4.25.12)
OkayAfrica – Video Post (5.17.12)
Sounds And Colours – Album News/MP3 + Video Post (4.25.12)
Le Gouter – Video Feature (4.26.12)
Altsounds – News (4.27.12)
Cassette Blog – Album Review/MP3 Post (4.28.12)
Chicago Reader – Album Review/MP3 Post (4.30.12)
KEXP – MP3 Post (4.30.12)
Global Libre – Album Review/Video Feature (4.30.12)
Norman Records – Album Review (5.1.12)
Austin Vida – News/MP3 Post (5.2.12)
Culture Remixed – Video Feature (5.3.12)
Midwest Record – Album Review (5.5.12)
Vivir Latino – Album Review (5.7.12)
Sounds And Colours – News/Video Post (5.11.12)
XLR8R – Video Premiere (5.15.12)
Music For The Masses – News/Video Post (5.15.12)
Magnetic Mag – Album Review/Video Post (5.15.12)
The Afrobeat Blog – Album Review (5.16.12)
Tropical Bass – Video/Track review (5.17.12)
Sounds and Colours – Album Review (5.21.12)
Sounds and Colours – Feature Contest (5.21.12)
AOL Music – Listening Party Feature (5.21.12)
From Head To Toe – Album Review (5.21.12)
Exclaim! – Album Review (5.22.12)
SoundRoots – Top 10 Global Albums – May 2012 (5.23.12)
Pulso Beat – Album Review (5.23.12)
KEXP – Album Review (5.24.12)
Inside World Music – Album Review (5.24.12)
Sounds And Colours – Feature (5.28.12)
DFW.com – Album Review (5.30.12)
The Huffington Post – Album Review (5.30.12)
Cassette Blog – Remixed Album Review (5.31.12)
Neufutur – News (5.31.12)
Africa Is A Country – Video Post (6.1.12)
Remezcla – Track Review (6.4.12)
CD Hotlist – Album Review (6.5.12)
KEXP – Song Of The Day Feature (6.5.12)
KCRW – Today’s Top Tune (6.7.12)
Rhythm & Roots – Album Review (6.10.12)
Generation Bass – Album Review (6.10.12)
KCRW – Top 50 Most Played Album (6.12.12)
Culture Remixed – Album Review (6.27.12)
Les inRocks – Album Review (7.6.12)
Rhapsody – Best World Albums Summer 2012 (7.12)
OkayPlayer – Album Review (7.12.12)
BBC – Live Review (WOMAD) (7.30.12)
Chicago Reader – Album Review/Live Preview (8.3.12)
Soul Cocina (8.8.12)
Gonzo Circus – Album Review (8.14.12)
UrbanBits – News (8.15.12)
Afro-Sambas – Feature (8.22.12)
The Stranger – Live Preview (8.29.12)
The Pop! Stereo Review – Album Review (9.28.12)
KCRW – Best of 2012 (11.27.12)
KEXP – Best of 2012 (12.4.12)
KEXP – Best of 2012 (12.10.12)
Exclaim – Best of 2012 (12.13.12)
Rhapsody – #1 World Music Album 2012 (12.14.12)
Sounds and Colours – Best Albums of 2012 (12.17.12)
Tropical Bass Best of 2012 (12.31.13)
Sound Roots Best of 2012 (12.16.13)
KEXP – Best of 2012 (12.18.12)
Djiboutik – Best of 2012 (12.19.12)
Pagina 12 – Best of 2012 (12.20.12)
Funkhaus Europa – Best of 2012 (1.13)
WFMU – Best of 2012 (1.3.13)
Groovalizacion – Best of 2012 (1.9.13)
Afro-Sambas – Best of 2012 (1.13.13)
High on Beats – Best of 2012 (1.18.13)

IMPRENSA NO BRASIL

Embrulhador – Melhores Álbuns de 2012 (1.21.13)
Jornal do Comercio – Feature (2.10.13)
O Globo – Album Review (5.18.12)
Fita Bruta – Album Review (10/10) (7.4.12)
Overmundo – News (5.17.12)
Diginois – Entrevista (5.23.12)
Ctrl+Alt+Rio – Album Review (6.19.12)
Maloka Groove – Album Review (5.28.12)
Tudo Ouvido – Album Review (9.28.12)
Fita Bruta – Song Review (9.28.12)
Fita Bruta – Album Review (remixes) (9.28.12)
Fita Bruta – Melhores Funks 2012 (8.28.12)
Eu Ovo – Melhores discos 2012 (1.6.13)
Yahoo Brasil – Melhores Faixas 2012 (12.11.12)
Soma – Melhores Discos 2012 (12.12.12)
Esforçado – Melhores discos 2012 (12.17.12)
URBe – Bons Discos 2012 (12.20.12)
Fita Bruta – Melhores Faixas Nacionais 2012 (12.20.12)
Tudo Ouvido – Melhores Álbuns Nacionais 2012 (12.20.12)
Fita Bruta – Melhores Álbuns Nacionais 2012 (12.21.12)