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Over the last decade, the Afro-Portuguese sound of Kuduro has travelled from the bairros of Lisbon to a global audience. DJ Mag's Anna Cafolla meets...

The Portuguese word ‘desenrascanço’ doesn’t have a direct English translation, but it can be roughly described as an ability to untangle oneself from a difficult...

Premiere: Breaka ‘Descending’

Breaka will release his debut album on 18th February. 


Titled 'We Move', the nine-track release will arrive via the UK producer's self-titled label. Made on...

Next up on Tash LC’s Club Yeke label is Lisbon’s  Bubas Produçoes with the ‘MEGA’ EP. Hear the irresistibly buoyant kuduro cut, ‘Padjinha Part 3’...

Bubas Produçoes will release a new EP, ‘MEGA’, on Tash LC’s Club Yeke next month.

Set for release on 5th June, the five-track release finds...

From: Angola and Belgium

For fans of: Deena Abdelwahed, Fatima Al Qadari, Loraine James

Three tunes: ‘Arms Deal’, ‘Airstrike’, ‘Ceasefire’

“In my high school class, I was the only person that was openly against the regime,” says Nazar. His family fled Angola for Belgium before he was born...

Sprinting through 42 tracks of percussive club heat, Club Yeke founder, DJ, and party-starter par excellence Tash LC ignites the Fresh Kicks mix series

“Kuduro is just so raw,” Tash LC says, describing the Angolan minimal, percussion-heavy dance music genre. “You can’t help but dance and sweat to it...

It's out on his self-titled label next month

Breaka will release his debut album next month.

Titled 'We Move', the nine-track release will arrive via the UK producer's self-titled label. Made on a laptop...

London’s Tribal Brothers and Bristol’s DJ Polo link up on Livity Sound with four cuts of future-facing UK funky. Hear ‘Three Tribes’ now

Tribal Brothers and DJ Polo have teamed up for a new EP on Livity Sound.

‘The Link Up’ finds the longstaning London duo of LR...

Fusing the radiant percussion of Afrobeats, kuduro, gqom and amapiano with bass-heavy club sounds and acid, Juba lights up the Fresh Kicks mix series

“Dance is a big part of my expression as a DJ,” says Juba. “I dance behind the decks, and want people to dance very hard...

The Angolan producer and MC's first for the imprint since 2015

Príncipe will release a new EP from DJ Firmeza, ‘Ardeu’.

The first track to be unveiled from the Angolan producer and MC's package is 'Intenso'...

The talented youngster to release 12” on Lisbon label next month.

The latest of Principe Discos' releases — the Lisbon label that has brought the city’s unique take on Angolan kuduro to wider attention — is the...

Recognise is DJ Mag's monthly mix series, introducing artists we love that are bursting onto the global electronic music circuit. This month, London-based Hyperdub affiliate...

Lisbon trio Blacksea Não Maya return to Príncipe with eight cuts of thrilling, evolutionary batida. Hear DJ Noronha’s dub-evoking ‘Estranhos e Loucos’ now

Lisbon’s Blacksea Não Maya have returned to Príncipe after five years with a new EP,  ‘Máquina de Vénus’.

The trio, comprising brothers DJ Kolt and...

Leon Vynehall shares exclusive tracks by Or:la, Ehua from fabric mix

Leon Vynehall has shared a selection of new and exclusive tracks that feature on his forthcoming contribution to the 'fabric presents' mix series.


The mix...

Running the musical gamut from minimal techno to abstract hip-hop, dubstep to Baile funk, via ska, electro pop, house and Balearica, Sonar truly has something...

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Can Matt Edwards, aka Radio Slave, really do no wrong? Not content with simply knocking out the funkiest techno and most mind-twisting house with...

Run by Lisbon’s Rádio Quântica crew, new multi-location Portuguese festival, Ano 0, champions inclusivity, community and freedom of expression

It feels rare to see the organisers of a festival dancing enthusiastically in the crowds, shouting messages of support to the performers, and giddily mingling...