Wherever the music strikes, Zuzuka reacts. Photo by Vladi.

Zuzuka’s lyrics have graced a few of the tracks that we’ve posted by other musicians around here in the past, but somehow the fact that she lives in the area slipped under our nose. Let’s fix that right now.

Zuzuka Poderosa is a Brazilian vocalist who started gaining a reputation for getting on the mic over baile funk music. While that Miami bass and samba influenced genre, born in the favelas of Rio, still plays a large role in her musical life – and is still very much at the root of her style – she’s more recently begun lending her talents to a wider variety of tropical sounds. Her outlook on life is that the world needs more “interracial music babies.”

The track below is from her most recent release, a name-your-price EP of remixes and originals in collaboration with San Antonio’s Sonora called Sonora Remezcla: Zuzuka Poderosa. It takes influences from cumbia, reggaeton, electro, dubstep, Bmore club, that funk carioca, and more – then combines all that into a new beast. Turn up the subs and bump it at 11 for full effect.