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"Working under the alias Omulu, the Rio-based producer Antonio Antmaper's sounds...are an experimentation with Brazilian regional rhythms: from funk to technobrega, flirting with atabaque (from the Afro-Brazilian religion candomblé), and mixing them all with electronic beats coming from local scenes all over the world.
During his early experiments he came up with the idea of brega bass, a term that for him is defined by a mix of tecnobrega with heavy electronic beats. Out of these early experimentations, his mashup called “Diplo Piranha” would go on to conquer the crowds at “Águia de Fogo”, the most popular rave in Belém (the birthplace of tecnobrega).
In recent months, OMULU has dedicated himself to the sound known as Rasterinha, a new wave of slowed down Baile Funk (95 BPM) that incorporates Bahian Axé and reggaeton. His song "PATRÃO" was described as “sensational” by the musical anthropologist and digger, Hermano Vianna. The most well-known track, “Bagulho Doido," produced in collaboration with New York’s Comrade, is the song that launched the Rasterinha movement internationally."