Posts Tagged ‘Kuduro’

DANIEL HAAKSMAN “XINGUILA” FT. THROES + THE SHINE

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016
DANIEL HAAKSMAN "XINGUILA" FT. THROES + THE SHINE

THROES + THE SHINE “CAPUCA” (feat. Pierre Kwenders)

Tuesday, February 16th, 2016
THROES + THE SHINE "CAPUCA" (feat. Pierre Kwenders)

DANIEL HAAKSMAN “XINGUILA” FT. THROES + THE SHINE

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016
DANIEL HAAKSMAN "XINGUILA" FT. THROES + THE SHINE

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Spin magazine debuted Daniel Haaksman´s “Xinguila” ft. Throes & The Shine today. Spin writes: “Berlin-based producer Daniel Haaksman has history on his mind: His new album, African Fabrics, makes apparent his understanding of the past’s implications for the formation of current power structures. Grappling with the remnants of Germany’s empire of the late 18th and early 19th centuries, Haaksman creates a hybrid African-European techno that interrogates just how the two continents’ cultures have clashed. In lead single “Rename The Streets,” a marimba-backed house beat takes the producer to Berlin’s crowded avenues, many of which are named after colonial figures of questionable pedigree.

“Xinguila,” which you can listen to below, finds Haaksman in Angola, a country which gained its independence from Portugal only 40 years ago and, (as a result) descended into civil war until 2002. Featuring guest vocals from the Portuguese-Angolan band, Throes + The Shine, the danceable punk/electro/rap track draws its influences from the genre of kuduro, which emerged, as NPR explains, as an optimistic form of resistance to the civil war: an effort to inspire happiness during trying times. Of the track, Haaksman explains:

I first saw Throes + The Shine live in Lisbon in 2012. It was just two Kuduro MCs and a guy on drums and one guy on synth, yet the energy level of the show went through the roof. It was the perfect combination of a Kuduro dance event and a rock show. The club was full of white Portuguese kids and black kids from the former Portuguese colonies such as Angola, Moçambique or Capo Verde, they were jumping up and down, there was a moshpit and everybody was having the time of their life. To me, Throes + The Shine are like Bad Brains reborn, but this time with an emphasis on Kuduro, not reggae.

“African Fabrics” will be released 26th of February. Watch this space for more news soon!

Pupilos Do Kuduro “Fogo”

Wednesday, July 29th, 2015
Pupilos Do Kuduro "Fogo"

BAZZERK FREE BUCKET #2

Monday, March 2nd, 2015
BAZZERK FREE BUCKET #2

Bazzerk, a.k.a. DJs Jess+Crabbe, Paris #1 adress for Afro digital-dance music, are glad to offer you this second free compilation. The artists featured in the Bazzer Free Bucket #2 pack are a sample of what Jess+Crabbe consider the most dynamic, young and prolific generation of artists mostly from the Afro-lusophone club scene. The free download is here.