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New Kuduro House: Maskarado – Monami

Maskarado 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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Kuduro is Dead?!?!

(Originally published in the Lungu Lungu column for Fader magazine) It pains me to say it, but it appears kuduro is seriously fading out in Angola. It’s so hard to believe. I was there just two years ago, and kuduro was blasting out of every single candongueiro and radio station, all day long. But there [...]

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Elegom Bounsa!!

Elegom Bounsa!!

DJ Djeff feat Maskarado – Elegom Bounsa by Akwaaba Music 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 [...]

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