African electronica comes into its own
August 3, 2011 9:05 AM   Subscribe

Want to know what's going on in African electronic / dance music? The BAZZERK blog will help bring you up to speed. Chock full of fun, fresh stuff.

BAZZERK CD 1 & 2 "trailers" at Soundcloud.
posted by flapjax at midnite (6 comments total) 54 users marked this as a favorite
Thank you so much! I really needed this to kick my summer in the butt.
posted by kinnakeet at 9:30 AM on August 3, 2011 [1 favorite]

Specifically though, this is Angolan Kuduro, correct?
posted by iamck at 9:32 AM on August 3, 2011 [2 favorites]

Yeah, exactly what kinnakeet said, thanks.
posted by yerfatma at 10:29 AM on August 3, 2011

It's one continent over, but so far this really reminds me of Cumbia Digital. A great example of Cumbia Digital is Chancha Via Circuito's record "Rio Arriba" from last year; it is sadly not available in very many countries as far as I can tell, but it can be heard in its entirety here on Soundcloud.
posted by koeselitz at 10:40 AM on August 3, 2011

iamck: "Specifically though, this is Angolan Kuduro, correct?"

And some Tarraxo, I think (though Angola seems to have more genres per capita than anywhere on earth!)
posted by jack_mo at 11:15 AM on August 3, 2011 [1 favorite]

Is Angolan dance music going through a similar phase to British dance music in the late 80s, early 90s, where every new release introduced a new genre (or so it seemed, anyway)?
posted by Kattullus at 4:37 PM on August 3, 2011

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