Ágatha Barbosa (a.k.a. Cigarra) is a DJ, producer and label manager that grew up in the dense underground scene of São Paulo and participated in the effervescence of its parties and festivals as well as in the original formation of the renowned Voodoohop and co-producer of Roda de Sample Project, a live and experimental "sample jam". A decade ago, she explores unique sets, and from this experience creates her own sound cocoons. In 2016, she released the EP "Límbica", and in 2018 "Ato" by Tropical Twista Records, a label where she is also the director of the exponent of the female compilation Hystereofônica, which has two volumes and more than 60 women involved has just become an independent label with a monthly program on Radio Quântica at Lisbon.
In her sonorous landscapes and productions, she immerses herself in the research of sample appropriation (plunderphonics and copyleft) unveiling a popular, peripheral, contemporary, queer and global culture. Brazilian rhythms and from many distant parts of the world join in a contagious set of hypnotic and seductive frequencies, ranging from global bass to downtempo. All her potentialities and her focus on female expression inspire a legion of women singing singles on their track. His speech and engagement also make it an important reference for the current underground Latin American electronic scene.
Recent activities and highlights:
Trypas-Coração (project on residency) Lisbon/2019
Summer Euro tour 2018: Nantes, Berlin, Larz, Paris, Colónia, Croácia, Lisboa
Soundtrack for the performance "Masturbar" (10th Berlin Biennale)
Summer South America 2017/2018: Argentina, São Paulo, Minas Gerais, Brasilia e Porto Alegre.
Soundtrack for the play "Prantos Invisíveis" in São Paulo (2018);
Summer Euro tour 2017: Viena, Paris, Berlin, Barcelos, Lisboa
Festivals: Universo Paralello (2012), Fusion (2012-2018), Visual Brasil (2016), MIL (2017), Milhões de Festa (2017), Festofen (2016), Isla (2017), Katzensprung (2018), Goulash Disko (2018), Kômeta (2019), Vogellball (2019), Bucht der Traumer (2019)
EP "Ato" (Tropical Twista - 2018)
EP "Límbica" (Tropical Twista - 2016)
edit for "die RUHE - NOMAD" (Kybele Records - 2017)
track "Mar Délico" (Quiero Recordings - Compilado #5 Latinoamérica Unida)
track "Ponteio" (for Devaneio compilation by CasaCaos - 2017)
remix for "GYRL - Amygdala" (Drosssel - 2017)
track "Baileia" (for 𝚞𝚗𝚜𝐛𝐞𝐚𝐭 compilation -2017)
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