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Audio: Jess & Crabbe's Kuduro Compilation 'Bazzerk'


DJ duo Jess & Crabbe team up with Geneva-based Mental Groove Records to dig up this collection of rare and exclusive kuduro rhythms. The tracks in Bazzerk - African Digital Dance span the raw dancefloor genre's lifeline, from its late 80's Angolan birth to the various Portuguese, French, and South-American offshoots its since created. Cabo Snoop, Batida, and Zaza Twins are all featured in the compilation, along with an eclectic list of known and unknown kuduro acts. We gave you a preview of Bazzerk last month, but you can now stream the entire thing below and buy it on LP/CD, physical copies come with sun lotion scents (weird, but we'll take it).

Photo by Meztli Yoalli Rodríguez

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