Tuesday 8th April, 2014
The first official single from Quantic’s freshly announced ‘Magnetica’ album is “Duvidó” featuring Portuguese resident, Angolan born vocalist Pongo Love. Premiered by The Guardian, with a stunning video filmed by B+ in Colombia, the vinyl and digital single drops on 7th April ahead of the LP in May. Widespread early radio play includes Gilles Peterson, Radcliffe & Maconie, Lauren Laverne, Nemone and Don Letts (BBC 6Music), Toddla T’s Girls Music show (MOS Radio), Late Junction (BBC R3), Jason Bentley (KCRW) and more.
A fiery vocal delivery, with lyrics in Portuguese heavily dosed with slang from Portugal and Angola, makes this intoxicating party cut all the more unique, and showcases the style that made Pongo Love a go-to collaborator for Buraka Som Sistema (most famously, aged just 16, fronting their huge 2008 hit "Kalemba (Wegue Wegue)"). Set against Quantic’s heavy electronic bass and authentic and experimental melodic elements, the playful, street-smart artistry of this great MC and singer calls to mind flashes of M.I.A., another early Buraka collaborator.