Batucacuca Is an innovator project that puts together Brazilian music and Latin jazz with electronic elements.
The structure is composed of “cavaquinho” (an instrument originated in Portugal and also very used in Hawaii as ukulele ,that was brought to Brazil in the end of 17th century and is an elemental piece in samba and choro) ,
and the rich sound and ambiance of DJ/Producer Mauricio Lage.Both from Rio de Janeiro.
The cavaquinho is played by João Felippe Ramos, who initiated his carrier with 6 years old,and was awarded as the youngest player of the State of Rio de Janeiro by the OMB (Musicians Order of Brazil)
Later, appearing beside big names of Brazilian music as Victor Biglione, Claudio Dauelsberg, Yamandu Costa etc .
Beto Pedroza started on the music business in the 90’s opening in Rio de Janeiro the club DR. SMITH. After that he produced the first big Festivals in Brasil.including the line for the Electronic arena of the biggest festival ever to happen in Brasil, ROCK IN RIO.
Because of his deep passion for house music In 2005,after 15 years at the business, Beto got behind the decks as a Dj for the first time,since than he’s been playing in the best clubs in Rio, combining his musical experience and knowledge with his blend of various styles of house.
Editing some of the material he plays,led to him to produce naturally …
João Paulo had his first contact with electronic music at the age of 15 at the club Dr. Smith, founded by his brother Roberto Pedroza.
He has started to play as a DJ in 2004 and in 2010 he started to make his own music. With sets ranging from Deep House to Disco, João is the resident of renowned parties of electronic circuit in Rio de Janeiro, as Rio House Music, minima, Bootleg, Expresso, Blend and several memorable performance in Warung (SC), “We Love Sundays” – Pacha (SP), “Moving” – D-Edge (SP) and Winter Music Conference (Miami).
João has already played with Seth Troxler, Art Depatment, Deniz Kurtel, Miguel Campbell, Jamie Jones, Laurent Garnier, Josh Wink, Booka Shade, M.a.n.d.y, Layo & Bushwacka, Tiga, Miss Kittin, Fat Boy Slim, Deep Dish, just to name a few.
Mauricio Lage started in 2004 and is considered today one of the best producers coming out of Rio de Janeiro.
Lage released in labels as ,Flow Mexico Records, 11HZ , Diamond Clash, Putz records,Miami Underground Records, Anarkick
and is Part of the duo Batucacuca.
Jonas Rocha has been exporting Brazilian house to the US and Europe
since the end of the 90’s on his label Zoo Records . He DJs at the most up-to-date parties in Rio de Janeiro and stands as one of the catwalks most plugged in DJs, doing the soundtracks of the glamorous shows in Rio and São Paulo Fashion Week.
Jonas also diversified his international career, increasing partnership with other musicians and keeping both eyes in the right direction: one in music and the other in marketing.
Always plugged and alert about new music tendencies, he doesn’t lay his bet only on the house style,and is ready to release a track of the new record from the “Cidade de Deus” series, which will be released in the European market.