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Pongo’s rallying cry in her new clip for the song “Uwa”
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Pongo's rallying cry in her new clip for the song "Uwa"

Pongo unveils her new video clip “Uwa”, a track from the singer’s latest eponymous EP. Since leaving her homeland for Portugal, Pongo has come a long way before becoming the accomplished artist she is today. The latter […]

DJ Havaiana’s Angolan ku house anthem revisited by Daniel Haaksman
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DJ Havaiana's Angolan ku house anthem revisited by Daniel Haaksman

The Berlin-based DJ, producer, journalist and label boss of Man Recordings revisits iconic Angolan track “Cazukuta” by DJ Havaiana. Besides kuduro, Angola has long been a hot bed for musical innovation. Electronic dance music from Angola also birthed […]

PML Beatz joins Príncipe with a heavy three-track debut EP
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PML Beatz joins Príncipe with a heavy three‑track debut EP

After previously played together at Príncipe events in Lisbon, brothers Lisandro and Ivan integrate the team with a dark kuduro debut EP. Of Cape Verdean and Angolan descent, the brother duo Lisandro (20) and Ivan (22) started producing […]

Rough kuduro producer Nazar announces debut album on Hyperdub
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Rough kuduro producer Nazar announces debut album on Hyperdub

The 26-year-old Angolan producer who grew up in Belgium will be back next year with his debut album, Guerrilla. Nazar calls his tough and angry sound “rough kuduro” — his unique take on Angola’s kuduro music. The producer […]

Pongo floats through seasons in ‘Chora’ music video
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Pongo floats through seasons in 'Chora' music video

Lisbon-based, Angola-native singer had fast-tracked to under the spotlights thanks to her featuring on Buraka Som Sistema’s ” Wegue Wegue “. Despite naming herself after Congolese diva M’Pongo Love, Pongo does not compare unfavourably to any […]

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6 albums you need to hear this week
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6 albums you need to hear this week

In this week’s selection: Baloji questions our relationship with technology, Throes + The Shine further their exploration of kudurock, On The Corner releases a new dancefloor-oriented compilation and more… Baloji Kaniama: The Yellow Version Following […]

Young afro-house prodigy Dotorado Pro is back on Enchufada with Macumba EP
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Young afro‑house prodigy Dotorado Pro is back on Enchufada with Macumba EP

“Few producers have been able to cement their musical legacy before being legally allowed to drive.” Lisbon-based Dotorado Pro is among these few. At roughly 16 years, the Angola-born released “African Scream”, a track that would […]

Magugu’s deep voices vibrates with DJ Mellow’s Electro-Kuduro on ‘Run Dem’
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Magugu's deep voices vibrates with DJ Mellow's Electro‑Kuduro on 'Run Dem'

Upon the release of Run Dem EP on Lowup Records on March 29th, discover exclusive music video for the original version of the original track. We took the opportunity to ask a few questions to DJ […]