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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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Burna Boy performs at the Warner Music Group pre-Grammy party in Hollywood on January 2020. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images for Warner Music)

Burna Boy, Tinariwen, Michael Kiwanuka & More Nominated For 2021 Grammy Awards

The Nigerian star and Tuareg band are nominated in the newly named Best Global Music Album category.

The nominations for the 2021 Grammy Awards are in.

The awards show, which will be hosted by Trevor Noah, will see some of the world's biggest artists up for categories like Album of the Year, Song of the Year, Record of the Year and Best New Artist.

As we previously wrote about, the Grammys have renamed the international category of Best World Music Album to Best Global Music, in an effort to reportedly make it more modern and inclusive.

In that new Best Global Music Category, Nigerian afro-fusion star Burna Boy is nominated alongside Tuareg desert rock group Tinariwen, NYC afrobeat outfit Antibalas, Brazilian-American Bebel Gilberto and British-Indian sitar player Anoushka Shankar.

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