DJ Djeff – Elegom Bounsa

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DJ Djeff offers a break from the raw Angolan kuduro batidas, and shows us a clubbier side to the Luanda sound on Elegom Bounsa, a collaboration with kuduro-house darling MC Maskarado.

House and deep house are the result of years in Portugal’s club circuit, inspired by the likes of Louie Vega, DJ Gregory or Erick Morillo. Looking further, DJ Djeff’s music has roots in African and Caribbean classics such as Cesaria Evora or Kassav, tunes he would hear a lot growing up in a Cape Verdian and Angolan household in Lisbon.

From 2002 to 2008, DJ Djeff was perfecting his DJing skills at various clubs in Portugal and Angola. When he completed his graphic design course in Lisbon in 2008, he headed straight to Luanda, where he’s taken the club circuit by storm, while also honing his skills as a beat maker. But there’s more: DJ Djeff is also the host of Made in Angola on TV Zimbo, an influential TOP 10 music video show in Angola.

DJ Djeff has quickly made a name for himself on Angola’s music and club circuit, landing him a collaboration with Maskarado, a familiar voice – and face – in Angola: Maskarado has become the go-to kuduro MC for all kuduro / house crossovers, collaborating with producers such as Eliei, but also working as an actor with film makers such as Ho Chi Fu. Despite their busy schedules, the twofound time to record this big, big tune. Not a day goes by in Luanda without hearing Elegom Bounsa, we feel sharing it is way overdue! A nova dica pai!

Past Posts about DJ Djeff:

  • New Kuduro House: Maskarado – Monami August 30, 2012Maskarado is a familiar name for anybody paying attention to Angolan house and kuduro. He's the go-to MC for many of the best crossover kuduro-house tracks out there - starting with the massive Angolan hit Elegom Bounsa, produced by DJ Djeff, unavoidable Angolan afrohouse artist whom we had the pleasure of releasing a couple of…
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  • Elegom Bounsa – Video by Angola’s Ho Chi Fu January 25, 2011Ho Chi Fu strikes again! If he is not yet a household name in your brain, then go check out his youtube channel NOW. He has established himself as the number one music video director in Angola, a country with a booming music scene, more and more cash, hence more and more good looking videos.…
  • Chop Our Music – 2 year Anniversary Super Release! January 1, 2011Hard to believe, but it was just over 2 years ago that our first release, Akwaaba wo Africa, came out worldwide. What a journey it's been since then! 2 dozen releases spanning the gamut from Nigerian highlife to Gambian griot kora, Angolan kuduro to Benin salsa... We've had the pleasure of collaborating with artists from…
  • Pan African Music Stew mix for This Is Africa December 16, 2010This here is a 2 hour roundup of some of our favorite sounds coming from Africa. With a definite emphasis on sounds to make your hips move, and also definitely not an exhaustive line-up of genres - we are heavily biased towards Ghana, Angola, the Congo Kinshasa and Ivory Coast... what can you do! BBRAVE…