For those unaware, Lisbon is having a moment. The youth of the city's neglected outer districts are speaking out and doing so through brash, innovative dance music and all-night warehouse parties. Taking polyrhythmic inspiration from the African diaspora and welding it intuitively to mutant contemporary club music artists like DJ Marfox and DJ Nigga Fox ('Fox' being a widely-used nod to the titular character of the iconic Star Fox video game) have arrived at startlingly new sound. A conversation between Warp and the Principe crew in early 2014 resulted in a plan to bring the scene to a worldwide audience and the concept of the CARGAA compilations was born. Inspired by the sheer amount of incredible young artists in and around Lisbon and the attitude of classic, genre-defining grime compilations like Run The Road, this is an overview of a genre in it's immediate, evolving form - a series of three 12' compilations that dig as deeply as possible into the different sounds that are emerging.
1 Alto Novel Producoes - Directamente
2 Nidia Minaj - Pra Fechar
3 DJ Lilocox - Tarraxo Electrico (RMX de DJ Maboku)