Every once in a while there is a track with the power to change a whole music scene, and on even rarer occasions, that track is already creating a movement even before people become aware of it. This is definitely one of those rare occasions.
As the Lisbon electronic music scene is on every blog’s radar and a new generation of artists rises to the spotlight, there’s a whole lot more happening beneath the surface if you know where to look. What if we told you that there’s an afro-house track made by a 16-year-old that’s getting more plays on Soundcloud than most big-name pop hits (350k and counting), is regularly heard blasting from kids’ cellphones, and is making crowds demand the DJ to rewind it every time, yet nobody is talking about it. Impossible, you say? Ladies and gentlemen, this is African Scream: the underground hit the Lisbon scene was missing.
Hard-hitting disjointed beats provide the backbone of this exciting track, while emotionally-charged samples of the titular African scream loop back and forth to give it a depth that’s rarely seen on the dancefloor. Just as likely to make you immediately stand up and dance as it is to force you to hug your best friend in the club, African Scream is an undeniable track that will fuel many heated dance moves on the world’s most tropical dancefloors. And if a single genre-defining track is not enough from a still-underage producer, then Dotorado Pro complements the fast-paced original with a stunning kizomba version that channels all that intensity and turns it into a sensual and bittersweet anthem that’s sure to contribute to boost the country’s fertility rates. If you were still wondering why the whole world is focusing on Lisbon’s thriving afro-influenced electronic music scene, then play Dotorado Pro’s debut EP ‘African Scream’ and it will all be abundantly clear.