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DJ Satelite's Kuduro Banger 'Avacalho'

Angola's leading producer DJ Satelite comes through with "Avacalho," a free kuduro loosey through Enchufada's Upper Cuts series.


DJ Satelite, one of Angola's leading producers, comes through with a free loosey on Upper Cuts, the download series put together by Buraka Som Sistema's Enchufada label. "Avacalho" sees the Angolan producer straying away from the house-leaning beats on his Luanda No Horizonte mixtapes, opting instead to return to his roots for a straight-up kuduro progression. The result is a highly-percussive affair made up of hard-hitting snares, erratic breaks and a very minimal melody. For more from the Luandan beatmaker, revisit his recent collaboration with DJ Marfox on the Connected To The World EP.  Stream our premiere of DJ Satelite's anthemic kuduro single "Avacalho" and download it below.

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Interview: Wavy The Creator Is Ready to See You Now

The multidisciplinary Nigerian-American artist on tapping into all her creative outlets, creating interesting things, releasing a new single and life during quarantine.

A trip canceled, plans interrupted, projects stalled. It is six months now since Wavy the Creator has had to make a stop at an undisclosed location to go into quarantine and get away from the eye of the pandemic.

The professional recording artist, photographer, writer, fashion artist, designer, and evolving creative has been spending all of this time in a house occupied by other creatives. This situation is ideal. At least for an artist like Wavy who is always in a rapid motion of creating and bringing interesting things to life. The energy around the house is robust enough to tap from and infuse into any of her numerous creative outlets. Sometimes, they also inspire trips into new creative territories. Most recently, for Wavy, are self-taught lessons on a bass guitar.

Wavy's days in this house are not without a pattern, of course. But some of the rituals and personal rules she drew up for herself, like many of us did for internal direction, at the beginning of the pandemic have been rewritten, adjusted, and sometimes ditched altogether. Some days start early and end late. Some find her at her sewing machine fixing up thrift clothes to fit her taste, a skill she picked up to earn extra cash while in college, others find her hard at work in the studio, writing or recording music.

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