For a while now the Portuguese capital Lisbon has been a hot spot for Tropical Bass Music with names Buraka Som Sistema playing big stages worldwide. Not least due to the Portuguese colonial past and it’s post-colonial diaspora the city is a melting pot of sounds and influences, from Angolan Kuduro to Cape Verdean Funana rhythms, UK sounds are traditionally present in the club scene and other lusophone music like Brasilian Baile Funk is embraced warmly. This atmosphere helped to shape a very special sonic identity, which the compilation “Lisbon Bass” sweetly represents.
Put together by old-school Hip Hop producer D- Mars and Violet, Lisbon`s underground sound ambassador and host to Ginga Beat on Red Bull Music Academy Radio, the release tells the story of how this chaotic metropolis has been able to add its own flavours and sounds to the various shapes of Bass Music. From the beautiful synth melodies on the opening “Milhões” by Die von Brau to the closing Fado influenced “Mouraria (Fado da)” by Infestus feat. M Pex, from Kuduro to Dubstep, this is a young generation of artists from the banks of the river Tejo to watch.
The compilation is available via Bandcamp and as a physical release in Portugal, Benelux and Japan.
Thanks to the good label-people of “Adam and Liza Music” we got DJ Marfox’ Ginga Beats as an exclusive FREE DOWNLOAD for you. Marfox is definitely one of the most important DJs and producers in the Portuguese Kuduro scene, who hails by the way from São Tomé e Príncipe, one of Portugal’s former colonies.
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1. Die von Brau – Milhões
2. Photonz – Isis
3. Roulet – Macumba
4. Octa Push – Fear Nandos
5. Bodona – Pa Li
6. Mr. Gasparov – Carnivore
7. DJ Ride – Moog Screaming
8. DJ Unite – Superfly
9. Niagara – Verão Dois
10. Rastronaut – No Good
11. DJ Marfox – Ginga Beat
12. Nigga Poison – Festa Na Bu Zona (Beat Laden remix)
13. Deestant Rockers – Chase Port Royal
14. Infestus feat. M-Pex – Mouraria (Fado da Minoria)