Boomkat Product Review:
Fierce debut of f*cked and trippy ghetto funk from 18 year-old producer Nidia Minaj. Hailing from south of Lisbon via Bordeaux, Nidia is in possession of a genuinely astonishing and exciting sound, concisely crammed with levels of detail, colour and ruggedest dancefloor funk that make other, older producers seem boring by comparison. There's eight absolute treats inside, from the lush bump of introduction, 'Afro' to the auto-tune gilded crush of ghetto-dance-pop in 'House Kaliente' featuring DJ Olifox, and the tussle of sweeping string motifs and clipped, swanging drums in 'Sentimentos'. We're kinda bowled over by the refreshing uniqueness of her sound, especially in the blazing chromatic synths of 'Estudio Da Mana Na Casa' or the militant, grimy coda of 'Limite' or the twisted syncopation of 'Aidin', all adding up to one of the most crucial, uncontrived and direct debuts we could hope to hear. This is one to get very excited about!