Is Portuguese The Language Of Dance Music?
Biased towards Kuduro - a style reared in Angola - their sound had developed from African kids making their own stab at techno with that failure producing a hybrid that reflects both indigenous culture and "foreign" dance strains. Culminating in a fusion of zouk, soca and dancehall, a thriving scene over in Lisbon (the sometime ruler of the colony) had, in turn, infused touches of dubstep, drum'n'bass and fidget house elements from UK labels Dubsided and Counterfeet .
Over on the Guardian’s arts blog, Danny McFaddern wonders whether the language of dance music is Portuguese. He says that Portuguese is creeping into our musical culture – whether we understand it or not: