D_M_G (read: Damage) brings to the stage the symbiosis between electronic beats with visual samples, thus bringing an interactive live performance. The duo participates in the BBS studio’s creative core and presents mashups of modern music from world of pop, old movies and local bands from João Pessoa, always creating a spontaneous and authorial experience, such as the remix of “Sendo Realista”. The project is formed by Rieg Rodig, @Riegulate, American and vocalist of the trip-hop band “Rieg” and Daniel Jesi, @BigJesi, music producer of several musical projects in the Paraiba scene such as Bixarte, Filosofino, Orijah and member of the collective Ferve.
D_M_G was initially thought just for spontaneous live performances, but it has already released some works. The first one was in 2014, on the compilation “Music From Paraíba Vol.2”, released by the Espaço Cultural da Paraíba Foundation (FUNESC) [a governmental organ in Brazil] with the song “Ghosting”. Afterwards, the duo released the EP “H.I.D” (listen here), all created, recorded, edited and released within 24 hours. Now they return to a series of singles in partnership with our label. “The cool thing about this remix is bringing Bixarte to a kind of sound that we’ve always been curious to see, a kind of electronic rock feel. The remix sketch came from Riegulate, and the idea of mixing Bixarte’s voice and style with this kind of sound that we did, was very interesting, it was a good reference for sound confrontation, which always generates a revolution“, explains Big Jesi.
Bianca Manicongo is a poet, writer, actress and rapper, the artist from Paraíba goes by the codename Bixarte. She is only 20 years old and is one of the greatest exponents of rap from Paraíba today. She is two-time champion of the State Slam festival of Paraíba, finalist of Slam Brazil and winner of FLUP RJ (a world renouned Slam Poetry Festival). In addition to being nominated for the SIM SÂO PAULO Award, she is the first transvestite winner of the Paraíba Music Festival.
She has three albums released. In 2019 she released “Faces”, which features the original version of the powerful song “Being Realista”. “On this track we claim the opposite of everything the white classist church says is true. Jesus is not white, he is black, from the ghetto and communist, always thinking of others. I believe in the strength that this remix can have in taking this message to other audiences, opening more black minds, trans and those who think about others, as they think of themselves. It’s a sound experiment that made the music reverberate many different emotions and I invite everyone to listen.”, says Bixarte.