There is an Angolan producer that is rapidly escalating on recognition. And i must say, well deserved. I was following the Luanda based artist Gaia Beat and Alvalade Records since early this year and witnessed all the good shots this young producer (19) did. Some of the big cats in the business didn’t get indifferent to the productions and already ask to collaborate with him. Names like Yuri da Cunha, Punidor, Prodígio, Power Boyz, Monsta or Zona 5 are just some of the big names that already ask Gaia Beat for productions. Even working on a more Trapish style for a mixtape hosted by Trap-A-Holics with Prodígio he don´t forget the African influences which gives him an unique sound on the tracks he signed on this mixtape. This is for me one of the the revelations of the year. Keep this name GAIA BEAT.
From “O Presente” by Prodígio
with the Angolan collective Zona 5 & feat. Nelson Freitas
with Power Boyz
his takes on Afro-House are so damn good.
here on a more Kuduro-House blend.
one of my favorite tracks. Pure joy.
One day talking with Banginclude i asked if he can do a slow down rework of Gaia Beat´s Matumbo. This is the result. Hope you like.
Picture by Pura Kreatividade