Working under the alias Omulu, the rio-based producer Antonio Antmaper has been appointed by critics as one of the new leaders of Global Bass in Brazil after grabbing the attention of artists such as Diplo, Skrillex & Tropkillaz.
This has garnered attention from blogs, and he has been a regular feature on sites such as The Guardian, Mad Decent, Enchufada, Remezcla, Thump, Man Recordings, and Generation Bass.
He has released tracks in collaboration with Arto Lindsay, Lucas Santanna, Comrade (NY), King Doudou and had tracks placed on compilations like Hy Brazil of Brazilian tastemaker Chico Dub, and Kafundó Records of Maga Bo. In 2017 Omulu has invited to do an official remix for samba legend Elza Soares described by The Guardian as “Gloriously audible salivation”.
OMULU was one of the responsible for the production of the first hits of Pabllo Vittar, today one of the most influential singers of the Brazilian scene.
This recognition brought invitations for several high-profile live gigs. This includes Brazilian Tomorrowland, Electric Daisy Carnival and being invited by the multimedia artist Arto Lindsay to participate in the event 89 Plus, at Rio’s Museum of Modern Art (MAM), presented by the MoMa (NY) and 32nd Bienal de São Paulo.
The principal aim of his sound is 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.
OMULU has dedicated himself to the sound known as Rasterinha, a new wave of slowed down Baile Funk (95 BPM) that incorporates Bahian Axé, Samba and reggaeton. His song PATRÃO was described as “sensational” by the musical anthropoligist 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 internationaly, after being included in sets on the BBC from DJs such as Diplo and Skrillex.