Maruja Limón is a cocktail of Lunares, Caribe and Bossa nova. Coming from Barcelona they mix latin rhythms, cuban sound, Rumba, Pop and Flamenco with respect, but without complexes.
A musical diversity that explores the different influences of each band member. This union of so different styles culminates in fresh, experimental and sincere compositions.
Born at the end of 2014 with the intention of exploring the female figure within the musical sphere, experimenting through these influences, new sounds.
Maruja Limón have their own repertoire, where femininity is not attributed to a specific gender, but to the framework of identities where the multiple views of the social group have a place.
At the end of 2016 they released their first EP with their own songs.
After being awarded the 2017 "Casas de la Música" competition, they recorded their first album in January 2018. "Más de ti" (Kasba Music, 2018), an album that shows the variety of their musical tastes and origins.
A Narrative of the life of each band member, happy and sad anecdotes, doubts and affirmations, which musically explains the group's journey in recent years. Giving voice to everyday stories, daily situations that show a direct and simple approach.
In October 2018 they won the "Girando por Salas" 2019, consolidating their presence in the Spanish national scene.
Forget Samba. Forget funny football tricks. Just forget all the clichés you know about Brazil.
Over the past ten years Da Cruz has gained an excellent reputation in the global music scene. Each of its four records has made the Top 10 of the American college radio charts. Newspapers like "The Independent", magazines like "Rolling Stone" and radio stations like "BBC 6 Music“, "KEXP“ and "Radio France International“ have followed and praised Da Cruz's activities.
Da Cruz has enthralled audiences all around the world with their live shows - from Montreal to Montreux, from London to São Paulo.
On their new album "Eco do Futuro“ ("Echo of the Future“) the Berne based group Da Cruz takes you to a different place: modern and urban Brazil, a country staggering between revolution and resignation. Da Cruz have translated all the anger and joy, all the hope and despair into extremely danceable songs, blending Kwaito, Baile Funk, Afrobeat, Dub and Hip Hop.
With "Eco do Futuro“ Da Cruz have created an eclectic sound that welcomes musical frictions – not only with Pop, but also with Jazz and even more so with global electronic music. An oeuvre that will groove on in the long-term memory.
"Some of the most upbeat music I’ve ever heard" (Okayplayer/Questlove USA)
"What more could you want“ (The Independent, UK)
With a musical career that spans for more than 10 years, with national and international tours, and with a few albums behind them, MUYAYO RIF is at one of the best moments of its history. After having performed at more than 500 concerts, making people dance in Spain, but also France, the Netherlands, Russia, Belgium and Switzerland; they are coming back this 2019 with a brand new international tour, and with all batteries recharged towards their amazing performance on stage.
With “ON AIR”, the band from Barcelona is keeping its characteristic energy and groove, while redefining themselves with new sounds, testing several styles such as electroswing, Balkan or disco. The band has decided to offer a new game, and they are inviting their fans to play along. Fans who won’t be disappointed: MUYAYO RIF’s heart and essence is beating stronger than ever. A renewed game, where MUYAYO RIF has decided to bet it all, and, once again, won’t leave anyone indifferent.
Maria Bettencourt, was born in Praia da Vitória, Terceira Island. Daughter of musician Luís Gil Bettencourt, she first stepped on a stage at age 10, at Maré de Agosto Festival with the band Extreme and her uncle Nuno Bettencourt.Played covers in several bars of the Azores and mainland Portugal, later with original material, performed in Boston, New York, Los Angeles (Hollywood), London, Lisbon, Aveiro and Azores.Recorded her first album from 2018 to 2019, releasing it in Praia da Vitória on April 5, 2019. In preparation for a mini tour, Maria starts where it all began, at Maré de Agosto. With her are Donovan Bettencourt on bass, Rui Almeida on the keys, Filipe Gonçalves on drums, and Luís Gil Bettencourt on guitars.
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the " O Monstro Precisa de Amigos" in 2019, Ornatos Violeta decided to give the audience a short return to the concerts for the full interpretation of their work.Edited on November, 1999, " O Monstro Precisa de Amigos", the second and last album of originals of the Ornatos Violeta, surpassed the expectations created by the debut album, "Cão!", and confirmed the talent of Manel Cruz (voice ), Nuno Prata (bass), Peixe (guitar), Kinörm (drums) and Elísio Donas (keyboards) in the composition of timeless songs that, year after year, continue to be discovered, recovered or interpreted by the younger generations. This is the case of "Capitão Romance" that counts on the special guest Gordon Gano, of the Violent Femmes, one of the greatest references of the Ornatos Violeta, to sing in Portuguese, "Chaga", "Dia Mau" or "Ouvi Dizer" with the participation special and unforgettable of Vítor Espadinha, true treasures of the national songbook.Produced by Mário Barreiros, " O Monstro Precisa de Amigos" was the usual "difficult second album" that would eventually prove to be the magnum opus of the band, both commercially, reaching the Platinum brand and, above all, the reception by the fans and specialized criticism, with BLITZ considering it the third Best Portuguese Album published in the 90s and one of the 25 best Portuguese albums edited between 1960 and 2000.Formed in Oporto in 1991, Ornatos Violeta have been active for almost a decade, during which they gained cult status thanks to the two albums released and their intense performances in concert. In 2002 they announced the separation, returning in 2012 to celebrate the 20 years of its formation, with eight special concerts. In 2019 they return to celebrate another milestone because, 20 years later, " O Monstro (ainda) Precisa de Amigos".
After over two decades on the road, Eskorzo are at their best and released one of the best spanish albums of 2018. “Alerta Caníbal” can be considered their best work so far, which is not little to say. Previous hits, such as “El Árbol de la Duda”, “Paraísos Artificiales” or “Camino de Fuego”, made them tour the world.
In “Alerta Caníbal” the band fully embraces latin-american sonorities.
Eskorzo goes into a sound jungle armed with eleven tracks filled with predatory energy, loaded with tropical fever, cumbia beasts, and tangled roots of rock, salsa and afrocubanism that will make you dance non stop when you see them live. It’s a conceptual record that spins visually, musically, and lirically around the concept of cannibalism in all of its sides, from physical to emotional, individual or social.
Get ready to jump!
Morgane Ji is the perfect example of the successful blending of multiple ancestry, as befits her native Réunion. A volcanic temperament, with mysterious, African, Indian and Asian roots. As for her style and aesthetic approach, no-one has managed to put her into any pigeonhole. She strives to create the unexpected, that’s her strong point. An uncategorisable rock pop musician and practitioner of world electronic music, though immediately recognisable thanks to her unique voice – protean, raspy, soft, animal-like. Her wide vocal range, melodic lines and shamanic cries offer spectators entertainment and excitement. The Creole Queen, as the British press call her, seems to possess the key to a hidden dimension which connects ancient mystiques with modern technology. Her performances feel like journeys through deep emotions and visual worlds. On stage, Morgane Ji operates confidently a variety of electronic devices to create multiple sound layers for her voice and electric banjo. Mystical and warlike, she strums the banjo, alternating between hypnotic bottleneck slides and technoid beats. The album title “Woman Soldier” encapsulates the fighting spirit of a fiercely independent female artist and pays tribute to the many battles women are involved in every day throughout the world. Morgane Ji is here. The world is invited to discover one of the most amazing and talented female singer of our times.
Now it is Portugal's turn to plunge into the Mozambican roots of Selma Uamusse. In 2019 Hurricane Selma hits Portugal, which sounds like an explosion of genres, for the debut tour of "Mati" in Portugal.
In her debut album, Selma Uamusse, the voice of gospel, soul music, jazz and even rock'n'roll, ventures into the traditional sounds of Mozambique. "Mati" is a manifesto for the harmony sought in the world around us. It appeals to accept the positive side of what is sometimes less than good, while at the same time provoking in those who hear a discourse of intervention and struggle for a transformation in a less distorted society.
In sound terms, it's simply a breath of fresh air in every way.
Produced by the precious hands of Jori Collignon (Skip & Die), it is heard as two simultaneous journeys -, a visit to Mozambique, where the singer feeds on sounds and shares her identity; and another in a spiritual map that is discovered as the music infiltrates the listener. Every second of this long-awaited debut album by Selma produces a hypnotic effect, trapping us between past and future, belonging to the ancestor and the pioneer, creating a sound that has no name possible. Or maybe it has. Maybe it's just called Selma Uamusse.
“The O’Reillys and the Paddyhats” might have a complicated name but when it comes down to business their mission is clear. They will drag you from your everyday life straight onto the dancing floor. They want you to sing along while you take swigs of cold, dark beer and feel it running down your throat. They’ll have you addicted to their sound after visiting one of their concerts or just by listening to one of their albums in your car. Addicted to that raw energy, the passion and dedication “The O’Reillys and the Paddyhats” put into each single fiber of their music. After celebrating worldwide success with their song “Barrels of whiskey” with over nine million views on YouTube and a tour that led them all over Europe (7x on the Wacken Open Air) they are far from finished.
They again turned to the legendary Principal Studios (Die Toten Hosen, In Extremo, Broilers) to record their third studio album „Green Blood“ with a clear goal set in mind: Infect each and every one with green blood. Every person can have it and to be honest everyone should have it! This elixir is responsible for their seemingly endless amount of power, drive and enthusiasm. It is their unique blend of celtic and traditional tunes mixed with a raw rock sound that seems to create something entirely new even after bands like The Pogues and Flogging Molly have been around for so many years. Take your dose of “Green Blood”! Now!
Oh, and about that complicated name… Paddyhats, just Paddyhats is perfectly fine!
Nuno Melo AKA Wise Guy (or AKA Zaigen) was born on October 31 in Lisbon and at the age of 15, he settled in the Azores.His passion for this art was born at the turn of the millennium and from then on he became an experienced and versatile DJ who has performed from north to south ofPortugal.He has been present at renowned festivals such as Monte Verde, Santa Maria Blues, Faro's Motard Concentration, Azure, Green Trippin Camp or PDL White Party as well as in various bars and clubs in S. Miguel such as Baía dos Anjos, Raíz Club, Cais Sardinha, Populo's Inn or Cantinho do Aljube among many others as well as in several locations in mainland Portugal such as Europe, Alcântra-Mar and Eka Palace in Lisbon, Bergantim (Figueira da Foz), Porto-Rio (Porto), Via Láctea (Viseu ), Casa da Música (Faro), having also visited other places in the country.Its musical aspect goes from the 70's and 80's alternative rock / rock to electronic music, namely House, Deep House, Techhouse and Psytrance.
Irmãos Makossa a.k.a. Makossa Brothers, are two friends, searchers of african music from the 70´s, and its influences, decided to cross their preferences, and show their knowledge to the public. Makossa Brothers Dj sets, are kind of a story of a journey trough Africa, and how it influenced the musical world, so this trip is told trough the music taken out from the sounds of the vinyls and cds that fill their cases. This guys main reference is Fela Kuti, the creator of Afrobeat, Manu Dibango, Ebo Taylor, Tony Allen, O.P. du Cotonou... and so on. Makossa Brothers play in several night clubs of Lisbon, but usually they´re present in FMM Sines (World Music Festival of Sines), Boom Festival, Lisboa Mistura Festival, and collaborate with some broadcast radios producing mixtapes, such as Antena 3, RDP Africa and Groovalizacion. The main idea of this project is to celebrate with joy and hot rythms one of the best things that Africa has, the Music.
In 2015 the Portuguese duo captured the interest of thousands of fans when performing on the MainStage of the biggest Europe Beach Party! Their huge performances on renowned dance festivals and their show at Meo Arena, the largest concert venue in Portugal, side by side with industry giants, such as Axwell & Ingrosso (Swedish House Mafia), made this year exceptional and boost Club Banditz to an international career.Labeled as one of the best duos of Portuguese DJs, they reaped the fruits of the work sown by the partnership with Monster Products, the ultra-brand that transformed the musical universe with Monster Beats by Dr Dre. With all the stakes on them, Club Banditz became the only artists to be sponsored by the famous brand in 2016. With this support, and after shining in the most important festival in Central America, The Day After Festival, they stepped for the first time a major MainStage in the USA, in the Sun City Music Festival. In the same year, they signed with the famous editor Universal Music USA and produced their first hit "Open Your Eyes", reaching millions of streams! In 2016 they also released the pop song "Impossible", achieving the second position in the Portuguese charts, being in top 20 of “SiriusXM” (major radio of the USA), in Los 40 Principales in Panama and Mexico, among others.In the middle of the year they participated for the first time in the major Portuguese festival, MEO SUDOESTE, with a performance in apotheosis in the Mainstage.2017 begins with the production of his own show, "The Banditz Show", in his hometown, Coimbra, which saw its Commerce Square filled up with thousands of people going wild, recreating the spirit and excitement of a dance festival.This year is also marked by their return to the US, more specifically to Dallas, being present in Something Wonderful Festival (one of the major festivals of the country).