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Luxo EP

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Lisbon’s Batida is back with his new ‘Luxo EP’. ‘Luxo’ (or Luxury in Portuguese) is an ironic take on the obsession with the high life. English, Portuguese, Quicongo and Zulu languages all feature on the original single with Spoek Mathambo (South Africa) & his crew contributing the lyrics together with Angolan MC Sacerdote and a guitar riff by Duncan Lloyd (Maximo Park).

On this new EP the radio edit and bass version of ‘Luxo’ appear along with a remix from Clap! Clap! Also featured here is a remix of ‘Pobre e Rico’ from Angolan kuduro producer DJ Satelite who also recently appeared on the ’10 Cities’ project.

The original version of ‘Luxo’ appeared on Batida’s second album ‘Dois’, a record inspired by the multicultural hotbed of his home city of Lisbon and trips to Nairobi and back to Luanda, ‘Dois’ was predominately produced in his own garage-studio over a two-year period. Much of the remix and sampling spirit from the first record remains but ‘Dois’ also features live instrumentation along with a host of different guests.

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released March 12, 2015

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Batida Lisbon, Portugal

Batida is the brainchild of Angolan/ Portuguese 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. Music is the starting point but through dance, poetry, photography and video, Batida expands, taking in politics and social commentary but always bringing the party. ... more

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