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Watch Batida's Animated Video For 'Luxo' ft. Spoek Mathambo, Sacerdote & Duncan Lloyd [Premiere]

Watch Portuguese/Angolan producer Batida's vibrant animated video for "Luxo" featuring Spoek Mathambo, Sacerdote and Duncan Lloyd.


Batida's recent full-length Dois, the follow-up to his impressive 2012 debut, was inspired the by global sounds heard around his home city of Lisbon, as well as trips to Luanda and Nairobi. For his latest 10-track LP, the Portuguese/Angolan producer aka Pedro Coquenão constructed a high-octane blend of kuduro, semba and afro-house injected with an eclectic bed of samples — from vintage Angolan films to The Clash. On "Luxo," Batida cooks up an English, Portuguese, Quicongo, and Zulu concoction that enlists the South African future rap stylings of Spoek Mathambo, who murders a verse that touches on African renaissance, "whips & chains" culture and, of course, dead bodies. The track also features a fiery contribution from Angolan MC Sacerdote and guitar riffs from Duncan Lloyd of Maximo Park. Watch the vibrant animated lyric video for "Luxo," illustrated by Kruella D'enfer and animated by Diogo Barbosa, below. Dois is available now from Soundway Records.

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Rema Welcomes 2021 With New Single 'Bounce'

The Don Jazzy produced track reminds us of why the Nigerian singer-songwriter is topping charts.

Nigerian golden boy Rema took his time on deciding how to start of 2021—and we're glad he did.

The afropop hitmaker is out with his first project of the year, "Bounce", after stunning fans with word of an upcoming album, and the cooks in this kitchen have not disappointed.

Keeping it in the Mavin Records family, legendary producer Don Jazzy sprinkles his magic on the track, while undoubtedly motivating the young singer-songwriter to be his best self. And with this track being like nothing we've heard from Rema before, one could say Jazzy succeeded. "Bounce", fast-paced and fierce, is a love song dedicated to bewitchingly beautiful and blessed bottoms. The candid declaration and hip shaking beat are a force duo and we can't help but love it.

Of the single and collaboration with head honcho Don Jazzy, Rema says, "This record was inspired by the luscious and magnificent body of the African woman. Furthermore, I'm really excited about this tune because it's my first single with the legendary Don Jazzy."

Honestly, when you start the year off with a banger, you get to make songs about butts.

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