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St Lucian Kuduro Mixtape

by DJ Chengz

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Mister Meows An intense, high energy mix. "100% bangerz", a good showcase of a regional sound - just an excellent use of a few bucks if you need to knock yr. socks off to something fresh. (P.S. the lyrics are indeed, uh.... *very* sexual, so heads up...)

DJ Chengz: St Lucian Kuduros Mixtape

An essential mix-tape of the most exciting dance music from the Caribbean of the last five years featuring loads of previously unreleased material mixed by scene linchpin DJ Chengz. Limited to 150 Tapes.
  • Cassette

    Edition of 120 copies With 4 Panel Riso Print J-Card on dark purple tape with bright green on-body print.

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    Limited edition of 150 pro-dubbed dark purple tapes with on-body printing. Double sided flouro green Screen Print inlay.

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PREVIEW HERE: bit.ly/38IeihW


Absolutely fire showcase of St. Lucia’s Kuduro Soca or “Dennery Segment” sound, a local style notorious for slack lyrics and its hi-NRG pace, here served up spicy as fuck by one of the Caribbean island’s premiere DJs for Uganda’s Nyege Nyege Tapes.

Packing pure heat from the town of Dennery in St. Lucia’s Mabouya Valley, DJ Chengz’ mixtape extends an unmissable introduction to Dennery Segment, a fast and grimy offshoot of the Angola “Hard ass” style of Kurudo that’s been banned in the region for its blend of salacious lyrics and rave-inciting rhythms. Also incorporating strong influence from Zouk and Lucian drums, Dennery Segment is a super strong example of punkishly road level party music from the Afro-Caribbean diaspora that highlights the pronounced, technoid Portuguese accent dominating global dancefloor dialogues right now.

Catching 67 minutes of rudely stripped down drum loops and hooks locked with MCs chatting sexually charged filth in Kwéyòl (Saint Lucian Creole), the mix arguably recalls the energy of Carnival as much as the grime and Soca that went into UKF, and bristles with the electric rawness of early Marfox and classic Príncipe. But the defining feature is really the raunchy lyrical content, working in a long tradition of XXX-rated Soca styles but with a bang up-to-the-second sense of economy and directness touching on everything from alcohol problems to “Sex like spaghetti”, and galvanised by the jabbing, gruffly rhythmelodic urgency of the productions.

Little known beyond the region, perhaps aside from diaspora carnivals in US and EU, the infectious percolations of Dennery Segment are bound to incite fervent reactions with all discerning dancers and listeners who love it as rugged and rawly stylish as it comes. DJ Chengz’ expertly selected and blended mixtape is the ideal entry point to Kuduro’s latest mutation for anyone with hips and ears attuned to thrilling new music from the tropics.


released July 3, 2020

Artwork By Oliver Pitt
Mastered at Declared Sound



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Nyege Nyege Tapes is a Kampala based label exploring, producing and releasing outsider music from around the region and beyond.

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