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NYC: Angolan Afro-House Selector Djeff Live At Libation

New York! Catch Luanda's afro-house prince Djeff live at Libation this Thursday!


Yo NYC! Djeff, Luanda's crown prince of afro-house, will be spinning a rare stateside set at the Libation Party this coming Thursday, Sept. 26. Earning praises from some of the world's top producers including Boddhi Satva, Diplo, Bok Bok, and Toy Selectah, Djeff aka Afrozilla most recently dropped “Kissange” (streaming below) on Buraka Som Sistema‘s Upper Cuts series. The Libation Party will also feature a live performance from Manchildblack, celebrating the release of his Love Reigns Vol. 1 EP and sets by Ian Friday. Don't sleep on this one, all info in the flyer below!

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Interview: Sango's ‘Da Rocinha 4’ Is a Polished & Grinding Take On Baile Funk

We speak with the Seattle-based DJ and producer about his new album and the music bridges connecting Brazil, the US and the world.

It's a common joke in Brazil: once three or more Brazilian people gather together, they will start a WhatsApp group. The producer and DJ Kai Wright, who goes by the alias Sango, is well aware of that. While he is giving this interview through a Zoom call, a sound notification pops from his computer. "Do you hear that?" he says, amidst laughs. "It's WhatsApp, this album was made through WhatsApp groups."

Once and for all, Sango is not Brazilian. "I am an ambassador for that sound, but I am a Black American," he says. "That sound" is baile funk, the most prominent Brazilian electronic and popular music of the past decades. Born in Michigan and based in Seattle, Sango became a beacon for a new strain of baile funk around 2012, when he released the album Da Rocinha—a suite that he revisits in his new release, Da Rocinha 4.

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