Boomkat Product Review:
Batida auteur DJ Nigga Fox serves a brilliantly twysted workout session of fluid-limbed styles compatible with classic US garage, deep house, Amapiano and the freshest Príncipe vibes, minted on limited edition tape hand painted by the don Márcio Matos.
Following from his crackshot debut album ‘Cartas Na Manga’ (2019), and going on in the nutty vein of his standout 2017 session ’15 Barras’ - one of the most inventive producers in all of electronic music here opens new paths into a sort of Angolan-Portuguese rhythmic psychedelia that simply sounds like nothing else. OK, it may be compatible with strains of Amapiano and rootsy US deep house, but there’s an effortless bendiness and irresistible lilt to the styles on ‘Live Nigginha Fox’ that are unique to the hyperlocal, Lisbon-based scenius that he’s been instrumental in building and expanding for the past decade.
Switching on with a gulf stream of breezy G-funk leads and grubbing subs, the groove takes hold and does not let go for over half an hour, furling syncopated breaks with scudding stabs and dub chords in a lissom parry that slinks between the beats in a way that recalls a melted parallel to South African Amapiano and the furthest reaches of Ron Trent’s sumptuous, rhythm-lead sound designs. Most crucially, there’s no tricks or stunts, just a mean sense of concentrated, heads-down and eyes-shut minimalism for the dancers to properly get into.