P005 among Best Of December 2013 for ELECTRONIC BEATS

P005, o EP de Blacksea Não Maya e Piquenos DJs Do Guetto, considerado entre as melhores novidades de Dezembro de 2013 para o site Electronic Beats. Cliquem na imagem ou título abaixo para ler em contexto.

P005, the EP by Blacksea Não Maya and Piquenos DJs Do Guetto, considered one of the best new releases in December 2013 by Electronic Beats. Click image or title below to read in context.

ELECTRONIC BEATS beats per month DEC 2013

Beats Per Month: December, 2013

By Robin Howells

Principe Discos is on form again, following excellent debut EPs from DJ Marfox and DJ Nigga Fox. Here they issue eight more tracks from the bairros of Lisbon, giving Blacksea Não Maya crew and Piquenos DJs Do Guetto a side apiece. Their music—referred to as batida, literally meaning ‘beat’—distills Angolan and other African and Western genres into functional rhythm tracks. Manufactured for DJ sets, using basic software, it could almost be a form of grime transposed via Salman Rushdie’s idea of a tropical London.

Aside from lacings of astringent synth, B.N.M.’s music is bare bones: electronic drums and a bombardment of sampled hand percussion, spurred on by minimal, chanted vocals. P.D.D.G. are more tuneful—incorporating flute, accordion and synthesized brass—but no less hard-hitting. The effect is more laid back but equally propulsive.

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