Bonde do Rolê is a Funk Carioca-influenced electropop group from Curitiba, Brazil and consists of MCs Pedro D'Eyrot, Laura Taylor, Ana Bernardino, and DJ/MC Rodrigo Gorky. The group started in Curitiba in the south of Brazil, mixing riffs (ranging from The Scorpions' "Rock You Like a Hurricane" to Alice in Chains' "Man in the Box") with funk carioca (sometimes known as baile funk or Brazilian funk). The trio did its first major tour in 2006, with CSS (Cansei de Ser Sexy).
Producer Diplo first found out about the band through their MySpace account, and pushed them using his label -- Mad Decent -- before Bonde was signed to Domino in 2006. "We just started making music out of fun—we didn't have any intentions to work professionally with music," said Rodrigo Gorky.