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:

I don’t speak Portuguese but perhaps more of us should: it appears to harbour ambitions to become dance music’s first language.

First it was Buraka Som Sistema – then playing a DJ/MC set at Manchester’s Tramp club. 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.

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