Easy stereotypes don’t sit well with Kafundó, a new label of bass-heavy Brazilian beats. Their first compilation, released at the height of last year’s World Cup, was a far cry from the silky lounge music with sultry bossa nova vocals beloved by soccer tourists and Starbucks. “Kafundó is motivated by ganja and backgammon,” says Maga Bo, the American DJ/producer who runs the up-and-coming label alongside Wolfram Lange, the German mastermind behind the SoundGoods blog. Both are gringo-born, but have lived in Rio de Janeiro for over a decade, running a radio series and playing percussion for a local samba school. “We’re looking for people who aren’t just slapping a berimbau sample on top of a house beat.”

-Greg Scruggs from Thump Entertainment Website