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- Limited edition hand painted sleeve
Another exciting talent emerging from the Angolan-Caribbean-Portuguese melting pot of influences stirred up in Lisbon and brought to us by the by now almost iconic Principé imprint: after appearing on Warp’s Cargaa 2 sampler, Alma Do Meu Pai is DJ Firmeza’s first proper solo EP. One of the younger producers in the thriving batida scene, DJ Firmeza loads up his arrangements with a vast array of compartmentalised elements, mixing traditional drums and kuduro rhythms with barking, pitch-bended vocal snippets and spoken word announcements throughout. The trajectory of European electronic music is represented in the rolling subs of 'Somos Melão Doce’ or the crisp snares of 'Coelho 2025’ — a stimulating contrast against the backdrop of acoustic guitars, soft pan flutes and carnival whistles, a remain of the Caribbean soca and zouk samples.