Dutty Artz is proud to presentÂ KafundÃ³ Vol. 1Â a collectionÂ of some of the hottest tracks from the contemporary Brazilian DJÂ scene, curated byÂ Maga BoÂ andÂ Wolfram Lange. This project marks the launch of a brand new music label,Â KafundoÌ Records, by the two Rio de Janeiro based Brazilian music experts. It also marks the initiation of a new partnership for Dutty Artz. We hope that this horizontal partnership between two independent labels will serve as a model for international collaboration in the global music industry. The music and artists presented on this compilation reflect aÂ desire to model a new social reality within BrazilÂ as well. â€œCafundoÌâ€ means a far away and isolated place in Brazilian Portuguese. Beyond the favela/asfalto binary that exists in Brazilâ€™s urban areas, there are alternative spaces that exist both within and outside the city. These places are â€œfar awayâ€ from traditional Brazilian social politics. The most commonly recognized such place is the Afro-Brazilian â€œquilomboâ€ the Brazilian version of a maroon community or a â€œpalenqueâ€. This third space within the Brazilian social geography is the source material of inspiration for many of the songs onÂ KafundoÌ Vol. 1. Not only using Afro-Brazilian traditional rhythms and instruments, but many of these artists look beyond Brazil to the greater African diaspora. Songs using Brazilian popular rhythms such as samba, forro, and carimboÌ are fused with digital styles formed in the ghettos of Jamaica and the United States. In this they aim to reframe the sometimes-conflict-ridden Brazilian identity politics, to represent as participants in, and in solidarity with the global African diaspora. Picking up from last yearâ€™s Palenque Records Remixed compilation, Dutty Artz continues their work to present music from beyond the boundaries of mainstream society. Artists on the compilation include: Tropkillaz, Omulu, BaianaSystem, Combo X, DaGanja, Furmiga Dub, Lucio K, A.MA.$$A, AtoÌ‚mico MC, Buguinha, Mauro Telefunksoul, Sombra, Som Peba, and more!