Saturday, May 24, 2008
Kuduro Wants You
I forget sometimes how good kuduro is. Guillaume at Masala's excellent Kuduro One Year Later post and following comments got me thinking that, damn, its important to keep pushing this kind of music out there before it fades away into the blogoshere. I'm hoping that, in Angola, kuduro is stronger than ever right now but I feel like it needs its fans to keep it bumping on the net.
Once these incredible metagenres are discovered in the corners of the world, why dispose of them once 'used'. Keep pushing and things evolve. Baile funk is a great example of how a once regional urban sound can steadily grow as an international club sound from France to Canada. I'm seeing many of the same DJs and bloggers that were playing funk two years ago are still banging it while the bandwagon jumpers have jumped. Check Timo at Rio Baile funk's blog roll of the real man dem still keeping it out there.
So I'm figuring that its high time to get kuduro cracking again.
Angola's finest for 2008.
Here's a bed wetting 5 min mix from DJ Gold.
DJ Gold - Carta Bruta (2008)
An awesome remix of Fifty & Timberlake. DJs- This is perfect when you need to drop that kuduro jam in the middle of crowd pleasers. sshh..They won't know a thing.
Snake.E vs Timbaland - Ayo Tecknology
White hot Afritekno from DJ Papa. Check the baile funk samples at 1:26.
DJ Papa - 180 seconds
Lisbon's Buraka Som Sistema bring the sub-tropical heat as ever. Buy their EP here. The album, Black Diamond, is out later this year. Catch them in Europe this summer.
Buraka Som Sistema - Move DJ
And as if you need another reminder, this is why you love Kuduro.