Hailing from the Washington DC area, the artist who calls himself Maduro blends textured dark world fusion electronic music with breakbeats, hip hop, and dubstep elements. His work has been popularized by renowned belly dancers performing and teaching to his work around the world. He has appeared on compilations with the likes of Amon Tobin, Beirut, Bassnectar, Balkan Beat Box, Venetian Snares, and Muslimgauze and on DVD dance productions with Wumpskut, Terrorfakt and Enduser. Talking about Maduro's music, Bob Duskas, owner of the renowned San Francisco-based Six Degrees Records (The Orb, Banco de Gaia, Azam Ali) stated, "If you ever wondered what Trent Reznor might sound like if he incorporated global sounds into his musical palette, you may want to delve deeper into Maduro's repertoire."
Maduro's 2008 album Siege has been regarded as a breakthrough production mixing live world instrumentation with breakcore progressions, bit reduction, and musique concrète. His follow on 2008 EP "Fin de Siecle" (or "End of the Century" in French) was recorded primarily with tracker programs using Thomas Edison phonograph cylinder samples from the early 1900s. The 2009 release "Your Devices" with Boston-based Notecrusher appeared on BBC with its world dubstep tones. In 2010 Maduro released both "Reveries" in a collaboration with friends, and the digital EP "Kalika" as a short tribute to the Hindu Goddess. In 2011 Maduro released both the Chinese-themed breakbeat and ambient introspective digital album "Chasing Dragons" and "Black Magic Kingdom" based on captured audio from a trip to New Orleans. His sound embodies ethnic instrumentation with deconstruction and things carnivalesque.
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