B.N.M./P.D.D.G., “s/t – Side B (medley)”

Caitlin Greene

B.N.M./B.D.D.G.

B.N.M. (Blacksea Não Maya) and P.D.D.G. (Piquenos Djs Do Guetto) respectively, come from the South and North sides of the city of Lisbon, separated by the Tagus river. Via a monthly club night in downtown Lisbon, these two crews began putting together a collaborative EP to represent their stamp on the growing scene and to showcase sophisticated brands of house music coming out of the city. Specifically to P.D.D.G.'s credit, side B contains a stylish array of phases and moods, complex in structure, with abstract beats, broken up and woven through a tense patchwork, but grounded by a heavy center. They handily weave stripped down instrumentals (horns and percussion) through traditional African melodies, amounting to an intoxicating palette of soulful dance rhythms.

To complement the physical 12″ vinyl release, out now on Principe, they've shared one new track from each crew on their Soundcloud page, which you can stream below.

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