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Alma Do Meu Pai

Dj Firmeza

Vinyl  |  Dance  |  04 Sep 2015


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Maybe it was the fact he used to be part of a dance crew with his younger brother, he can't really tell, but the raw percussive nature of his music reveals Firmeza has a finely tuned understanding of body movements. That became more and more obvious since he first learned the ways of FL Studio via DJ Nervoso and his other - older - brother. That was it for DJ Firmeza, then 11 years old, born in Portugal but of Angolan descent. This EP is dedicated to his recently departed father, a light only overshadowed by God - it is not uncommon for Firmeza to shed some tears in those special moments during a performance when things seem too good to be true.Clocking in at over than 6 minutes, title-track "Alma Do Meu Pai" is a game-changer, 3x longer than the average batida track, a deep running hypnotic percussion grid showcasing all the rhythmic flow Firmeza inherited and perfect from his admiration of classic DJ Nervoso beats;"Somos Mel√£o Doce" introduces plucked synthetic strings that sound totally alien in this context but with a precise emotive agenda. It's no chance; Opening side B, "Os PDDG" namechecks Firmeza's ground-breaking crew he shared with Liofox (co-authoring this track), Dadifox, Maboku and Lilocox (both now active as CDM). The tempo is comparatively relaxed, percussion drops are stars in their own right, lending an avant-garde edge to this most tribal dance;In "Start Go", assertive chants dance around each other, in and out of sync, securing a safe path for the heavy duty percussion workout;By the time we reach "Coelho 2025", it's more than evident we are locked in Firmeza's own intricate web of rhythm; forget notions of kuduro or afrohouse, this is really something else, a pulsating heart linked to stomping feet in a most elegant way;"Suposto" adds flute and clipped guitar as atmosphere enhancers, balancing the usual genius percussion work. Bouncy and intuitive, one for dancers who enjoy making shapes in the air with their hands.

Title: Alma Do Meu Pai

Format: Vinyl

Release Date: 04 Sep 2015

Artist: Dj Firmeza

Sku: 2300588

Catalogue No: LP-PR-011

Category: Dance

Disc Count: 1

Transfer Format: Vinyl

Video Format: Dance & Electronic

Primary Audio: LP-PR-011

Language: 634457699618

Subtitles: MGM Music