Heavyweight producer David Alexander has helmed party-ready hip hop for Yo! Majesty, Dominique Young Unique, and he collaborated with Yanimal from I.R.O.K on the high-octane, party-ready Bolabo Mixtape, premiered here on Dazed. It's tagged on Soundcloud with #twerk #bounce and #baile, which was about all the encouragement we needed to click play and start shuffling.
"Pensado" features the gloriously raw talent of Perolas Negras, a fiesty rap three-piece of 15/16 year olds who channel the fiery energy of the favelas, MC Do B's baile funk and Funkero – one of Rio's fastest rising rap stars. With catchy bass-driven melodies and tracks underlaid with grainy horn and whistle sequences, Bolabo Mixtape really showcases all that is authentic and dynamic about the Brazilian music scene right now. Something is stirring in the dark depths of Rio.