Monday, April 16, 2012
BATIDA-Batida (Soundway, 2012)
What's Batida? You wonder. Well basically it's some DJ in Portugal taking the kuduro concept to the next level: to its imaginary past roots. Yes, he creates kuduro beats using samples from the analog era of African music, before they started using ringtone sounds, and the results are nothing short of amazing.
I don't really know where I'm gonna mix this in my regular sets, because they rarely go higher than 130BPM, butI think I'll be able to figure something out and make a worthy exception for this. But I simply just bought this to support this promising new phase of Soundway Records and wish them the best of lucks because I know for sure there's plenty more dope shit like this that they can release on those beautiful carefully-packed collectible records they put out. Coming up next, Quantic's newest project, Los Míticos del Ritmo, can't wait.
Order your copy HERE, or find it at your local record store.