Posts Tagged ‘São Tomé’

DJ SATELITE – TARRAXINHA MIXTAPE

Monday, March 25th, 2013
DJ SATELITE - TARRAXINHA MIXTAPE

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Zouk Bass, coined by Buraka Som Sistema as a term for the slow motion tropical jams with which they opened their set at a recent Boiler Room performance, is currently all the rage. Numerous artists have been jumping on this new genre since, but hardly anyone is hitting the right spot since the balance of slow paced tarraxinha and zouk inspired rhythms mixed up with heavy bass and r n´b splinters is a particular science. Buraka´s “Zouk Flute”, released last week for free through their Uppercuts label, could be considered the blueprint track.

Tarraxo or Tarraxinha is generally cited as the main influence of Zouk Bass, originally created by Kuduro producers across lusophonic countries such Angola, São Tomê, Capo Verde and Portugal as an instrumental version of romanticist Kizomba, a generally more melodic, music-to-please-ladies-to-the-dancefloor vibe, which is couple friendlier for the dancefloor than the fast paced Kuduro rhythms. When I first heard Tarraxo (pronounced: “Tarrasho”) , I thought of it as the lusophonic version of Bogle.

Regarding the genesis of Zouk Bass however, there´s only one original tarraxo track (from DJ Kuimba ft. DJ Yudifox) in the Zouk Bass part of Buraka´s set, other tracks come from Dubble Dutch, Buraka themselves and bits from yet unreleased Buraka-Schlachthofbronx collaborations. Nevertheless, the Zouk Bass hype as opened the ears to Tarraxinha and the lovers music of the lusophonic world. Now mixtapes pop up from the homelands of Tarraxinha: DJ Marfox from Lisboa released his “Keep Calm And Dance To Tarraxinha” mixtape last week. DJ Satelite from Luanda, who has made his name with various Kuduro and Afro house tracks in the past, just sent us a link to his mix of Tarraxinha jams. Listen to it below.

LUANDA DE VOLTA NO TEMPO VOL 1 BY DJ SATELITE Seres Produções

1 – Abadja Mix – DJ Znobia
2 – Cheila – Chico Max
3 – Chuva – Dede Vesa
4 – Comboio – DJ Massacres
5 – Lola – Dj Marcelo
6 – Znobia Na India – Dj Znobia
7 – Fica Assim – Dj Mania
8 – Mocinha – DJ Joice Gomes
9 – Tarracho – Dj Znobia

LUSOTRONICS FESTIVAL BERLIN

Friday, March 8th, 2013
LUSOTRONICS FESTIVAL BERLIN

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Save the date! On the weekend 18th/19th of May, during Berlin´s “Karneval Der Kulturen” (“Carneval Of Cultures”, a big street parade, similar to Nottinghill Carnival), we´ll celebrate Lusotronics festival! “Luso” stands for the culture of the Portugese speaking world, and the festival will present the most cutting edge artists from countries such as Brasil, Portugal, Angola and Mocambique, and international adaptors of the luso sound.

Many of the artists that we either released on Man Recordings or featured on this blog will perform, such as Bonde Do Rolê, Batida, Gang Do Eletro, João Brasil feat. Cibelle, Edu K, Waldo Squash, DJ Comrade, Throes & The Shine, Dama Do Bling, Titica, DJ Edgar feat. Bani Silva, DJ Marfox, Gato Preto, Bazzerk DJs, plus plus plus! The two day festival will take place at Berlin club Gretchen.

Visit the festival´s website here and get more infos. You can order tickets from today.

See you in Berlin May 18th/19th!

VINTAGE KUDURO BY DJ MARFOX & DJ N.K.

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013
VINTAGE KUDURO BY DJ MARFOX & DJ N.K.

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When it comes to electronic dance music, what only came out in 2006 could nowadays often be considered “vintage”. However, “vintage” in the terms of the productions of Lisbon DJs and producers DJ Marfox and DJ N.K. (spelled “N Kappa”) doesn´t necessarily mean “dated”. Their label, Principe Discos, now re-released their very first release “DJs Do Guetto” for free download, which contains early tracks by these hot Portugese producers.

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Frankly, the original release nor both artists have been on our radar back in 2006, when Kuduro only was about to break international, Soundcloud didnt exist and social media was still in its infant stage. So it´s a good moment to re-release what actually still sounds pretty fresh today and to hear how the compilation´s main protagonists have matured over the years: DJ Marfox just released his debut “Subliminar” EP on Enchufada and DJ N.K. has become one of Lisbon´s top Kizomba and Afro House producers lately.

Listen to a selection of tracks of “DJs Do Guetto” here:

Download the full release for free from the URLs below:

www33.zippyshare.com/v/63385678/file.html
www.mediafire.com/?2tabpma07s6ffd6

LUSO FM

Wednesday, January 9th, 2013
LUSO FM

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Tamtaramtamtaataa! From now on, Daniel Haaksman will have a weekly radio show on German radio “Funkhaus Europa” (“House of radiotransmissions Europe”, a big public German radio specialised in global music). Every Saturday from 11pm to midnight Daniel will present urban electronic music from the lusophonic world, from countries like Brasil, Portugal, Angola, Mosambik, Capo Verde and other Portugese speaking places. Volume #1 is now uploaded on Soundcloud, check the link below for the tracklist. #2 will be broadcasted next Saturday! We´ll keep you posted!