In 2016 we saw the young Lisbon producer KKing Kong emerge as one of the most promising and exciting new talents of the Portuguese capital’s thriving afro-influenced global club scene with his debut EP ‘Damaia’. Now he kickstarts 2017 and sets the bar even higher by enlisting Pongo for the new vocal version of his debut release’s titular track, Damaia Remexe (feat. Pongo).
KKing Kong’s debut EP ‘Damaia’ was the young producer’s attempt to translate his experiences of growing up in the titular Lisbon suburb into high-energy kuduro-influenced dancefloor tracks. After becoming a staple in DJ sets from some of the most forward-thinking global club DJs like Baauer, Sango or Salva, the title track receives a most-welcome update by enlisting Buraka Som Sistema collaborator Pongo’s powerful vocals, as debuted live at Red Bull Music Academy Culture Clash Lisboa on the Club Atlas crew’s winning performance.
Universally known as one of the most exciting vocalists in the kuduro scene, Pongo’s energetic verses and lyrics add an exciting layer to this already crucial tune, resulting in an explosive club track that perfectly translates the vitality and creative energy of the blossoming Lisbon global club scene.