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Portuguese Producer 2Pekes Shares The 'Kuduro Afro Remixs' Collection

DZC Deeejays crew member 2Pekes shares the 7-track 'Kuduro Afro' collection of his standout remixes.


Portuguese DJ and producer 2Pekes is a member of Dizona Crew aka DZC Deejays, the production collective who ushered in the sound of 'zouk bass' a couple years ago with their "Tarraxo Na Parede" banger. In Kuduro Afro Remixs, the Setúbal-based beatmaker collects seven of his standout reworks which, as the playlist's title implies, blend strains of Angolan kuduro and afro-house to create highly-energetic tracks for the dance floor. Highlights include 2Pekes' remix of Brazilian diva Valesca Popozuda, his sped-up guitar rework of DJ Yellow, and his take on Yugoslavia's Shazalakazoo. Stream the 7-track Kuduro Afro Remixs, via Generation Bass, below. For similar sounds check out 2Peke's "Txillo" and The Portuguese Bass Underground EP.

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Amadou & Mariam Forever

We talk to the legendary Malian duo about their rich past, songwriting process and their advice for young African artists with disabilities.

Amadou & Mariam don't require an introduction.

The couple has been making Afro-blues music for over 35 years, drawing inspiration from their home of Mali, for over 35 years.

Their 1999 albumSou Ni Tilé sold 100,000 copies. In 2005, their album Dimanche à Bamako won the French Victoire de la Musique prize for Best World Music Album of the year and the BBC Radio 3 Award for Africa. It also went platinum in France after selling over 300,000 copies. The duo have performed with U2, Coldplay, Blur and many others.

We caught up with them below for a conversation about their rich past, their songwriting process and their advice for young African artists with disabilities, ahead of the duo's performance at the upcoming London Jazz Festival 2021.

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