This new joint from Angola/Portugal's Batida just drips with celebratory vibes. The track and clip take notes from and commemorate Angola's carnival (which is the main influence behind the one in Rio). Batida breaks down "Alegria" as a "kuduro beat, with elements of semba, crossing electronica with African psychedelia."
The kaleidoscopic video was made using archival footage of the Carnival of Luanda back in the 70s mixed with images of a recent concert at Knowledge Pavillion in Lisbon. Watch it above and lookout for Batida's self-titled debut out March 26 via Soundway (tracklist below).
1. Pronto pra Batida feat. MCK
3. Yumbala feat. Circuito Feixado
4. Tirei o Chapéu feat. Ikonoklasta
5. Puxa feat. Beat Laden
6. Bazuka (Quem me rusgou)
7. Tribalismo feat. Circuito Feixado (CD ONLY)
8. Ka Heueh feat. Ngongo
9. Saudade feat. Bob da Rage Sense
10. Cuka feat. Ikonoklasta