Angolan / Portuguese Batida (aka Pedro Coquenão) returns with a new single following on from his critically acclaimed debut LP released earlier in the year.
On the A-side thumping bass lines collide head on with 1970s Angolan music legend Carlos Lamartine. One of Angola’s most influential musicians Carlos Lamartine began putting music out in the late 1950s and became increasingly political during the early 1970s as Angola struggled to gain its independence. The remix came about when Coquenão was finishing his record with Portuguese producer Beat Laden who created the original loop for Pedro to build an arrangement around. Done as a tribute to ‘Kota’ Carlos Lamartine the remix got the seal of approval from the man himself.
The B-side features a beefed up remix of album track ‘Yumbala’ by London based producer A.J.Holmes & The Hackney Empire. Batida worked with an Angolan artist called Sacerdote whom challenged him to record some verses highlighting the history of Kuduro but pointing in new directions. The result was ‘Yumbala’ where Sacerdote sings: “Kids pick up a chair and sit down. Kuduro is taking a different route. I don´t simply sing for fun but to contribute to this new generation. Don´t open your mouth to sing in vain.”
The 7” vinyl comes with a free MP3 download of the release.