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16-Year-Old Producer Dotorado Pro's Underground Lisbon Anthem 'African Scream'

Download the bonus track from teenage producer Dotorado Pro's underground Lisbon anthem "African Scream" single on Enchufada.


Last year the virtually unknown Portuguese teenager Dotorado Pro dropped "African Scream," an infectious banger of marimba melodies, sped-up vocal samples and trotting drums as a free track on his soundcloud. Since then, the 16-year-old producer's afro-house tune has slowly become a huge underground hit in the Lisbon scene, where it's now regularly heard blasting from kids' cellphones and at countless DJ sets.

To further mark the arrival of the new Lisbon anthem, Buraka Som Sistema's label Enchufada is releasing Dotorado Pro's African Scream as a two-track single that will include the original and a slowed-down kizomba edit, plus the bonus "African Scream 2," which adds frenetic percussion and ducking synthesizers to the booming tune. Download "African Scream 2" for free for the next 24 hours below and stream Dotorado Pro's underground banger underneath. African Scream will be out through Enchufada on April 20.

Interview

This Compilation Shines a Light On East African Underground Music

We talk to a few of the artists featured on the Music For the Eagles compilation from Uganda's Nyege Nyege.

Nyege Nyege, a label in Kampala, Uganda is channelling the confidence brimming over a whole continent. Africa is no longer the future. For dance music, its time is right now.

Music For the Eagles is a compilation released in conjunction with Soundcloud to showcase the best new acts that East Africa has to offer outside the mainstream. A new wave of artists firmly blasting non-conformist energy for you to spasm to. Music that takes you places. Otim Alpha's high BPM wedding frenzy of incessant rasping vocals accompanied by feverous violin will have you clawing the walls to oblivion. Anti Vairas' dancehall from a battleship with super galactic intentions doesn't even break a sweat as it ruins you. FLO's beautiful sirens call, is a skittish and detuned nursery rhyme that hints at a yearning for love but reveals something far more unnerving. Ecko Bazz's tough spiralling vocal over sub-bass and devil trap energy is an anthem that can only be bewailed. And Kidane Fighter's tune is more trance-like prayer. These are only some of the highlights for you to shake it out to.

We got to chat with a few of the artists featured on the Music For the Eagles compilation as they took a break from the studio below.

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