Sounds: Bonde do RolÊ

posted by / Sounds / August 15, 2012

Bonde do RolÊ
Photo: mad decent
 

In ancient Greece, Dionysus was the coolest god. He was the god of wine and ritual ecstatic madness, basically the god of ragers. And though Athens had its day, Dio should’ve been raised in Rio — wine and ritual madness are commonplace there. But location is not enough — every party, even every god, needs some music to set it off. And Bonde do Role’s latest album, Tropical/Bacanal, is just the soundtrack for that epic Rio rager. (Bacanal translates to party — and also Bacchus, which is another name for Dionysus.)

Tropical/Bacanal is a type of music known as baile funk, essentially Brazil’s version of booty-music. It’s a rhythm born in the slums, in the rawest, realest sections of the city. In the pulsing clubs where hips gyrate and bodies grind and sweat drips and bass shakes the rusted tin rooftops. The type of music that fuels the forbidden surra debunda dance (Google it). World-renowned DJ Diplo produced it, too, so you can count on its legitimacy. Or just have a listen for yourself — in a toga, with a Brazo babe, preferably in a slum.—Beau Flemister

Tropical/Bacanal
Mad Decent, 2012
Listen to: “Kilo”

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  • Tim

    What’s happening to kids these days? Music is certainly a subjective matter, but really? Gawd…

  • Felipe

    Dear Beau, go watch a porn. After you´re done, buy a Legiao Urbana album.

  • cali

    that was GARBAGE

  • Norigeh

    do you think you are some kind of hypster by putting this shit music and talking slums all the time? Brasil deserve a better post about his music, pleezze bro.