Batida is the multimedia vision of Angolan/Portuguese DJ Pedro Coquenão (also known as DJ Mpula). The Batida project began as a radio show promoting new African music, but Coquenão expanded the concept by combining vintage Angolan tracks from the '70s with the loops and beats of electronic dance music, and by the time he took what was essentially a giant mixtape into the clubs, the project had evolved into a multimedia whirlwind of music, dance, photography, and digital graphics, complete with dancers and percussionists and whatever else Coquenão felt like tossing into the mix. Think of this set as the soundtrack to all of that, the mixtape at the very heart of it.
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AllMusic Review by Steve Leggett