‘Polaquinha Preta’ is a brand new EP by Lua Preta. With the music produced by Polish producer Mentalcut and vocals from Angolan Ms. Gia the release tells the story about Gia’s childhood in Poland of the 80s and 90s and how she was seen as a foreign both here and back in Angola.
You can find on the EP very special guests:
B4mba – Paris-based artist with roots in Senegal and Spain who raps both in French and Spanish. He’s an author of the ‘Baile Punk’ EP in which he blends Latin American music with avant-garde electronic sound.
Isilda Viegas – Ms. Gia’s mother hailing from Sao Tome e Principe. On the ‘Polaquinha Preta’ EP she’s featured on ‘Noemia’ where she sings in forro language – a creole language native to her homeland. During colonial times Portuguese banned people from using forro. Currently only around 70 000 people use it.
Rafael Aragon – French DJ, producer and musician who has become one of the key players on the European global bass scene throughout the past ten years. In his music he relates to all the continents but especially to South America and Africa where his ancestors come from.
Lua Preta is an Angolan/Polish duo consisting of vocalist/MC Ms. Gia of Angolan descent and experienced Polish DJ and producer Mentalcut. Together they bring the frenetic mixture of modern electronic music and African genres characteristic not only to Ms. Gia's native Angola but also to the whole continent - including kuduro, afrohouse, gqom and more.
Their fresh and unique sound led to 2018
being their breakthrough year with their biggest hit up to date being released ('Quero Mais' featuring Lesotho's Morena Leraba), their first official video being shot entirely in Lisbon, the one and only Daniel Haaksman releasing their tracks via his legendary Man Recordings label in December and a round of European appearances for the festivals and gigs taking place in Germany (incl. legendary Fusion Festival), Denmark, Italy, Finland, France and more! 2019 has seen their further expansion with events in Spain, Norway and Switzerland and their latest single released via Italy's Coffin Records (incl. remix from Enchufada's Rastronaut).
Last but not least, following Lua Preta's two live performances in New York in April their collaborative track 'Panama' with the one and only Tony Quattro dropped on Mad Decent's sublabel Good Enuff in May.
released September 27, 2019
mix and mastering: Kwazar
cover design: Ala Lesiak