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Pongo drops electrifying visuals for “Começa”
Pongo drops electrifying visuals for “Começa”

Following the hypnotizing single “Bruxos,” the queen of neo-kuduro proves once again that her levels are unmatched.  “Começa” draws inspiration from a sleepless night Pongo spent in a creative house. For this percussive and explosive […]

Pongo performs new single “Bruxos” on Colors show
Pongo performs new single "Bruxos" on Colors show

Pongo, the champion of Angolan kudurista, performs the fiery “Bruxos” on the Colors show ahead of her debut LP. Pongo has come a long way since “Kalemba (Wegue Wegue),” the breakout hit by Buraka Som […]

PAM Club : Caucenus’ glitched nightmare
PAM Club : Caucenus' glitched nightmare

This week at the PAM Club, the Portuguese DJ and producer Caucenus from the label XXIII takes over our turntables with an exclusive mix under the banner of darkness and glitchy percussion. Like many Portuguese […]

PAM Club: Dariiofox, batida brotherhood
PAM Club: Dariiofox, batida brotherhood

The Portuguese artist presents productions made alongside his brother DJ Nervoso in a wild mix where kuduro and batida from the Lisbon ghettos lead the dance. Dariiofox, real name Dario Magalhaes, is a young London-based […]

DJ Satelite, the far-sighted good samaritan
DJ Satelite, the far‑sighted good samaritan

Since 2000 the shadow-dwelling DJ Satelite has been shaping the kuduro and afro house of tomorrow. While the compilation Seres Produções 200 was being released, PAM spoke with the Angolan DJ and producer for whom recognition has come late, despite his always being ahead of the curve.

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
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
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 […]