My staying while in London, was also a stop to work on an Enchufada + The Vinyl Factory project with artist Mekwa, involving kuduro music.
You can read more and check the other videos inside the post, and all this information is also on The Vinyl Factory, and Enchufada websites.
“This edition marries the most original sound to come out of Angola through DJ Znobia with Mekwa’s and Target’s art.”
“The Vinyl Factory and Enchufada present Hard Ass Sessions volume I, featuring an original track by Angola’s DJ Znobia remixed by Buraka Som Sistema, Baobinga & I.D. and Octa Push.”
An original artist edition of 400 unique hand painted sleeves. The first 200 make up a large panel that mimics an african social network of people dancing kuduro and reconnecting after years struggle. The second panel of 200 sleeves features one or more large stencils of dancers in Kuduro positions on each sleeve.
This very exclusive edition includes a super-heavyweight 200-gram 12” Vinyl crafted on the legendary EMI 1400 press at The Vinyl Factory Manufacturing plant in Hayes.
Buraka Som Sistema, Diplo, Radioclit and M.I.A. have all pointed DJ Znobia as the driving force for a new Kuduro sound from within Angola, and rightly so. DJ Znobia’s music is about reinventing africa. It mixes the ancient and rooted with occidental technology through the use of computers, as it mashes and marries sometimes apparently disparate sources, influences, beats, it unveils the contradictions of a new Africa and African reality.
This very limited edition has been hand painted by Mekwa and Target.
Mekwa is one of the artists who has been collaborating with Buraka Som Sistema from the very beginning. His body of work is mostly about catalyzing touch through digital media. Target is a young and talented portuguese street artist who tends to explore the clash between a self-made cartoon reality and an urban environment.