Portuguese imprint Enchufada and Buraka Som Sistema founder Branko launched his NTS radio present Enchufada Na Zona earlier this 12 months, and ever since, this system has been a staple of our Monday nights. Shortly after the launch, Enchufada Na Zona expanded right into a 14-track compilation of the same name, an enormous effort that included tracks from members of Peru’s Dengue Dengue Dengue to Italy’s Populous to Portugal’s Dotorado Pro, traversing genre-defying membership territory that features home, gqom, afrobeats, and extra.
One of the featured producers is Pedro Maurício, (aka KKing Kong), who adopted within the vein of the Enchufada Na Zona compilation on his newest edit pack, Da Linha, with a extra native twist. The assortment includes 4 tracks of bootlegs and remixes of avenue hits – i.e. nothing you’ll find on the radio – from his personal neighborhood, the Linha de Sintra space of the Lisbon suburbs.
On his spin of Preto Show’s “Vou Matar Lá Um,” KKing Kong slows down the frenzy of the unique into acquainted territory: kuduro. The Afro-diasporic style is omnipresent on Da Linha, making it run a easily as a mixture – however Kong nonetheless has loads of tips up his sleeve. The greatest instance is his cheeky, breezy flip of Tio Edson’s lure beast “Apanhei Massa,” which he injects with a wholesome dose of baile funk’s tamborzinho rhythms.
“Batimento” is a dancefloor weapon, the place the highlight is shared between a sticky hook and deeply percussive beats. Closing Da Linha is his remix of “Sentah,” a collaboration between Enchufada producer Mina and Ghanaian MC Bryte initially discovered on the label’s aforementioned compilation. KKing Kong retains its Afro-house essence, however replaces its azonto vibes with an additional slice of wealthy, punchy kuduro to spherical out the gathering.
Da Linha is a good companion to KKing Kong’s newest EP, Damaia, and an invite to study extra concerning the world of music being made on the outskirts of Lisbon.
KKing Kong’s Da Linha is out now.