Pretty fancy…. Clark is one of the sharpest culture mags in France at the moment, and it is a pleasure, scratch that, an honor to be featured in their pages!
In their own words (somewhat adjusted by our Franco-American team!):
“First compilation dedicated to kuduro from Angola, Akwaaba Sem Transporte is a striking demonstration of the creative potential within this unclassifiable ghetto music, born in the popular neighborhoods of Luanda over 15 years ago. Intoxicating rhythms, MCs burning the mic up, a raw, rugged sound and samples cut with a machete… the 15 tracks are a concentrate of energy straight from the streets, featuring the established names in the genre (Puto Prata, Notie e Día, Zoca Zoca…) as well as the new generation.”
DJ UMB of Generation Bass takes the wheels and compresses our kuduro comp Akwaaba Sem Transporte into a 30 minute get yo azz up and get to work mix, perfect for this back to school season. So download it, or better yet, subscribe to our podcast (or subscribe directly in iTunes), listen to UMB’s mix and get on your ish!!!!
Lisbon, Portugal’s own DJ Mpula, host of the Radio Fazuma show, connects with the Akwaaba team to revisit the Angolan gems collected on Akwaaba Sem Transporte. Adding a dash of his own potent production, this mix is sure to get your body in motion. And sure to give Angolan kuduro new means of transportation, directly to your ears.
DJ Mpula, animateur de l’émission Radio Fazuma à Lisbonne, au Portugal, prend le contrôle des manettes pour revisiter la compile Akwaaba Sem Transporte. Il y ajoute un soupçon de sa propre production, ce qui donne un mix fortiche, qui a priori devrait faire remuer vos arrières-trains. Et permet à ce kuduro Angolais de se déplacer plus proche encore de vos oreilles.
“DJ Mpula”, apresentador do programa Rádio Fazuma em Lisboa, Portugal, conecta-se com a equipe Akwaaba para revisitar as gemas coletadas na coletânia Akwaaba Sem Transporte. Adicionando um pouco de sua própria produção, potente, esse mix fará o seu corpo se mover. E com certeza dar kuduro angolano novos meios de transporte, diretamente a seus ouvidos.
At last… Akwaaba unleashes a wild collection of bangers from Luanda, Angola. Some of the big names are on there, Puto Prata, Noite e Día, Zoca Zoca, but some new comers (Os Mais Potentes, Figura) and total newbies too (F4, Gelú-Six). The album is available for purchase in the iTunes store, and you can listen to it on Fairtilizer.