Lisbon, Portugal’s DJ Manaia sent us this mixtape chock-full of kuduro, baile-funk, mashups, electro-house, hip-hop and more. It’s a crazy-fun one:
Download: DJ Manaia; Mixtape
For those of you who haven’t been following this part of Lisbon’s music scene, Kuduro is a musical style that was born in Angola in the early ’90s. The Lisbon branch of Kuduro â€” Lisboeta â€” has become a high-energy form of electronic-dance-music that’s now breaking into the mainstream. The popular kuduro band Buraka Som Sistema is in the Portuguese pop charts and has videos on MTV there.
Fat Planet did a great interview with kuduro producer Frederic
Galliano which sheds some light on the origins of the sound.