Soundway are proud to release the debut album of Portuguese/Angolan DJ Mpula aka Pedro Coquenão. A distinctly modern and vibrant project with its feet firmly rooted in the past, Batida combine samples from old 1970s Angolan tracks with modern electronic dance music. Simply put, Batida is the sound of the wildest Angolan street party.
Being the first of a string of brand new projects, this eponymous first album sees Soundway taking a slightly different direction in 2012 and beyond. Championed mostly for their work in un-earthing and re-releasing classic, rare and vintage tropical recordings, Soundway have started signing new acts that have drawn on and been inspired by the kind of music found on the label’s groundbreaking compilations and re-issues.
What originally started out as a radio show designed to promote new African music has slowly evolved into a collaborative project crossing continents. Music is the starting point but through dance, graphics, photography, radio and video, Batida expands, taking in politics and social commentary but always bringing it back to the party.
Batida’s high energy live show features dancers, percussionists, DJs, MCs alongside visuals and images (both archive and new) of Angolan streets, war and fragments of tribal life.
Batida will be making their first live performance of the year at this years Eurosonic festival in The Netherlands.
The album will be pre-ceeded by an exclusive, limited-edition 7″ remix single.
quarta-feira, 25 de janeiro de 2012
Batida na Soundway!
Descobrem-se coisas bonitas quando se passa uma vista de olhos pelo site de uma das nossas editoras preferidas: os "nossos" Batida vão ter edição internacional do seu álbum de estreia -- e único, para já -- pela Soundway, segundo notícia avançada hoje, supostamente, em www.soundwayrecords.com. Vejam o que tem a boa gente da editora que tem sido fantástica na recuperação de documentos sonoros essenciais da música africana, sul-americana e até asiática, a dizer sobre os Batida: