Audio: DJ Satelite 'Luanda No Horizonte' [Mixtape]

Luanda on the horizon! Our friends at Akwaaba point to this soulful mixtape from Angola's DJ Satelite. Raised on kuduro and now crafting percussion-heavy house tracks Satelite is stomping a mark in the soundscape, as well as the working circuits, of Angola — read all about that at the recent Lungu Lungu column on him. Download Satelite's solid Luanda No Horizonte mix below.

[H/T Akwaaba]

Photo: Courtesy of Saphir Niakadie

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