Príncipe Disco: the new club sensation from the Portuguese projects

A crucial new dance scene has emerged from the ghettos of Lisbon, Portugal. Silva, who goes by the name DJ Marfox, calls its sound batida, which in Portuguese, he explains, is the word used to describe the beating of your heart after a car crash. It’s an apt metaphor for the music, a collision of African dance genres such as kuduro, kizomba and tarraxinha with house and techno that is unique to Lisbon’s ghettos. Each producer has their own distinctive take but all will have you winding your waist… To read the rest of the article and listen to some batida house, click here.

Photo: Marta Pina

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