In 2016 I was positively surprised to find DJ Marfox’ latest album among the 25 best selling albums in the world. I had only recently discovered the Afro Inspired EDM scene I knew existed because of Portugal’s colonial past but couldn’t find. Then I predicted that one day this genre would become BIG! And bigger than Fado..
I don’t know if this prediction was right. But it’s the Afro-Portuguese music that inspired Madonna for her Madam X album – which you can hear on the whole album. Read and have a listen to some of the following tracks.
It won’t be from the web, tech, finance, real estate, start-up, food or any of the other industries whole the media always focus on that will introduce Portugal to a new audience. The first sign of success the world will see of The New Lisbon will come from the music scene. And it won’t be fado and not from Mariza or other mainstream acts. The Urban Sound of Lisbon or The Ghetto Sound of Lisbon will show the way…
One of the 25 best selling albums in it last 3 quarters of 2016 is is Portuguese and it’s from the Godfather of Ghetto Sound of Lisbon: DJ Marfox’ who released Chapa Quente released on Principe Records earlier this year.real estate
The way DJ Marfox, DJ Nigga Fox, DJ Lilocox and the other guys blend African popular beats and grooves (Kudoro) with the Western dance / DJ scene most of us music loving muchungas are familiar with is magical.
Together with a very loyal crowd they hypnotize the crowd… the music it digs out your inner African Nigga and before knowing it you find yourself smiling and grooving and sweating on the dance floor…
The problem is that the best guys are very rare in Portugal… they always travel. The last time you had the 3 guys together in the same Club was 3 weeks ago at the RA in Residence party at Lux Fragil ( partly owened by John Malkovich and one of the best clubs in the world!) – we were at Tings Kathmandu and wasn’t there ;-(
If you curious and if you want to dance and if you don’t care about sweating and if you love smiling… Damas in Graca is a good venue.
Check out their program (they play African tonight).
Or listen to selected Ghetto Sounds on our Soundcloud playlist.
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