We've been telling you about Bonde do Role for a minute, but for those of you just joining the discussion, Leon gets you up to speed in this week's fishwrap. After that hectic moment a couple months ago where Mr. Spears stole the baile-funk storyline, these three kids from Brazil are fixing to take the spotlight back. Back when we first wrote about the Bonde kids, we got an excited email from them thanking us for the post; this week they're doing it real big on Rolling Stone's 10-to-watch list. We still haven't gotten bored with their debut EP, that place where Rio funk hits Alice in Chains square in the jaw. But we've also been loving the "Melo do Tobaco" remixes (thoughtfully provided to us by their label manager), which you'll be hearing lots more of soon over at Mad Decent HQ. The first remix trickled out the other day, by Kanye West's DJ A-Trak. Today, we feel extra-special priveleged to debut our personal fave of the bunch, a "Melo" remix by none other than Paul Devro, whose "Toma" mixtapes did more than anything save Diplo's Favela on Blast tapes for turning us on to the in sound from way South.
One additional detail not in the piece: Diplo and Bonde have confirmed a July 17 date in Boston at Great Scott, with support from fellow Brazilians Cansei de ser Sexy, of "I Wanna Be Your J. Lo" infamy, who've just signed to Sub Pop. [Ticket link] [Listen to Bonde at MySpace] [Buy the Bonde do Role EP]
DOWNLOAD: Bonde do Role, "Melo do Tobaco (Paul Devro Sweet Mango Mix)" (mp3)DOWNLOAD: Bonde do Role, "Melo do Tobaco (A-Trak Remix)" (mp3, via Mad Decent)