The Godfather of Kuduro in the West, Frederic Galliano was kind enough to send me his new Kuduro Sound System album recently together with a nice t-shirt.
I promise you Fred I’m gonna get that pic done of me or a hot chick in your tee and send it to you as you’ve requested for your Kuduro Sound System fan page 😉
He is presently spending some time with THE GODFATHER of Kuduro, Tony Amado, in France and he also kindly offered to get me hooked up with him for an exclusive interview. Problem is I can’t speak or write in Portugese and Tony can’t read, write or speak in English and so I’m not sure anything will come of that with our depleted or non-existent resources. Big shame.
Ok, man you know what I’ve always liked and respected about Frederic Galliano, is not only does he pioneer new sounds but also he’s not one to follow the pack, fashion or trends.
His new album does precisely that too, it does not follow your Buraka Som Sistema’s or Zakee Kuduro’s but stays faithful to his own unique vision and in most parts, it does work.
It’s an album which also tries to pioneer a new and unique Electronic European Club sound fused to traditional Angolan Kuduro beats. It even contains possibly the first Kuduro track with Arabic inflexions called “Golfo Arabico”, well it’s the first one I’ve heard, so a big up Fred.
The album consists of 16 original tracks by the Kuduro Sound System and comes in the form of a DJ mix. It’s an ESSENTIAL album to add to your Kuduro collection for sure.
Fred has also been kind enough to offer a free cut from the album as a free download exclusively to yours truly, Generation Bass.
So I chose track 9 “Danca Wa Ya Ya” feat. Pinta Tirru.
You can grab the album from AMAZON as follows:
Plus you can grab the First album HERE
Please also keep your eyes peeled to this blog later this afternoon as we’ll be bringing you another WORLD EXCLUSIVE from Galliano Headquarters:
TWO unreleased BONUS BEATS from the Galliano Bank for all of you to download and mash them up or create something completely new with them.