Boomkat Product Review:
One of two killer Tarraxho thrown-downs by the sound’s Lisbon-raised, London-based pioneer, plucked out by the Paris-hailing Promesses label
Tarraxho is effectively the slower cousin to Angolan Kuduro and Tarraxhina. DJ Bebedera is a pioneer of the Lisboan sub-genre working with similar melodies and drum patterns, but screwed to a dancehall or reggaeton-style 90BPM pace.
‘Tarraxo Funguiça Das Negras’ feels super slow, even by Tarraxo standards, working sloshing drums and militant brass and flute to sound like an aggy UKF killer on 33 not 45rpm, while ‘Tarraxo Reboleixon Au Rubro hits haaaard with clipped, swaggering syncopation a shade away from dancehall, layered up with zimmering bleeps and dissonant stabs for rudest effect.
Extra strong vibes for Príncipe disciples!