In 2012, Batida’s explosive self-titled debut came out on Soundway Records. Mixing the syncopated rhythms of Kuduro with elements of 1970s Semba, Batida won fans for an album that “demanded movement” (The Line of Best Fit) and “gave a view of the old and new, the West and Africa” (The Guardian). Inspired by the multicultural hotbed of his home city of Lisbon and trips to Nairobi and Luanda, his second album ‘Dois’ was released in 2014. Recorded in his own garagestudio over a two-year period, ‘Dois’ features a host of special guests including Spoek Mathambo and Duncan Lloyd (Maximo Park).

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