Fakear – Jonnhae Part 2.

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Fakear is the artist name for Théo Le Vigoureux, an electronic producer based out of Caen, France. His most recent album Vegetal: Offshoots was recorded at the same time he crafted his debut album Animal.

Says Fakear on his Bandcamp page:

‘The fulfilment of the circle of life. Animal is nothing without Vegetal; written at the same time and with the same will.’

Taking influences from around the world, Fakear this time focuses his palette on India. Of the seven track spiritual journey, the last track ‘Jonnhae Part 2’ may be the most uplifting and ethereal.

DJ Nervoso – Ah Ah

Artwork by Márcio Matos
Artwork by Márcio Matos

DJ Nervosa is one of the founders of Lisbon’s funky electronic kuduro and batida scene, championed by the PrĂ­ncipe label who have consequently put out Nervosa’s first record.

The combination of a wonky rhythm and a non-verbal vocal sample on the track ‘Ah Ah’ evinces the city’s unique hyper-energized interpretation of dance music, further corroborated by the seemingly unstable beat of ‘Kuia.’

The PrĂ­ncipe label is rightfully ambitious. As it states on its SoundCloud page:

“We want to make sure that the amazing work being produced here, be it house, techno, kuduro, batida, kizomba, funaná, tarrachinha or any other new aesthetic development, will not remain unheard outside of our clubs, cellphones and homes anymore.”

The emerging sounds coming out of Lisbon’s suburbs and ghettoes stand on their own. So too does the artwork. Label founder and artist Márcio Matos individually designs all vinyl copies of the EP.

If you like fresh new styles, be sure to check out Durban, South Africa’s interpretation of house music in an emerging genre called Gqom.

Godriguez – Maxlushcarloswc

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“Do the thing.” Those are the words that appear on Godriguez’s Soundcloud page. The urgency to make interesting beats drives this Sydney-based producer, known for the sweet sounds behind MC Sampa the Great.

‘Maxlushcarloswc’ is his latest jazz-infused drop, contributing it to Mixtape #6 – The Dreamy One released from the Wondercore Island imprint.

Grab a copy of the album here. All profits raised go to the Australian-based Yothu Yindi Foundation Indigenous Education Project supporting indigenous cultural maintenance.