Chaired by Emily Dust (UK), Emily Dust;
with Branko (Portugal), Enchufada;
Buruntuma (Guinea-Bissau/Portugal), Buruntuma
Lisbon is arguably one of the most exciting places on earth for new club music yet the music has a distinctly local feel. Portugal sits at an intersection between Europe, Africa and Latin America and its club music reflects that, with a huge range of influences merging into a unique sound.
Much of this excitement comes from just a few independent networks with big visions. In this panel we’ll discuss:
- Building a global following while staying true to local audiences
- How the traditional label format is giving way to more informal distribution networks
- The links between the Lisbon sound and other lusophone scenes – kuduro, afrohouse and baile funk
- The inspiration with other global genres such as grime
Delegates will come away with ideas on how to grow their own scenes, build connections and share knowledge.