October: 8 bass releases you need to hear this month
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Tune of the month
Nidia Minaj 'Festive' (Príncipe Discos)
Príncipe is the label that turned us on to Lisbon’s batida and post-kuduro scene. For the past few years, its trademark bouncy syncopation and piercing synths have been lighting up DJ sets all over Europe, so imagine our excitement at receiving their new 23-track comp. It’s hard to pick one cut when so many are so good, but Nidia Minaj’s ‘Festive’ combines hyperactive energy generated from minimal repetition with an unbeatable sense of funk.