July 21, 2013
Everyone knows Kelly Rowland from Destiny's Child. What everyone doesn't know is that many of her songs are zoukable! She's a very diverse singer with a mezzo-soprano range. The songs we usually dance to are the dirty R&B ones like "Work it Man" and "Motivation". We also love her sweeter ones like "Keep it Between us".
June 25, 2013
Vitaa is a famous French urban singer. She was the first artist signed onto the Motown France label in 2007 releasing her first album "A Fleur de Toi" (a choreography is done by Pasty and Josta to the title song). There are many stylistic similarities between her and Zaho as she explores a full range of urban musical genres.
March 24, 2013
Denis Graça (aka D.G) is currently based out of the Netherlands. He produces his own music and runs his own record label DG Records where he helps produce songs for artists such as Suzanna Lubrano and Neuza. Some of our all-time favourite songs by D.G are "Ka Cre Perdebu" and "Nha Linda".
January 15, 2013
Allan Z belongs to the famous Zouk Night Love group (founded by Mafie Zouker). Since 2009, he has made a name for himself by creating remixing an extraordinary amount of music to zouk. Sometimes it's hit or miss but there are definitely some gems there. Oh yeah, he's also from Brazil.
January 1, 2013
Banda Aíxa was formed in 2003 by Eduardo Filizzola who wrote most of the songs by himself or with a partner. You can see a fantastic interview on Zouknation with him where he describes the transition from Lambada to Zouk.
Our favourite song is likely his most famous song "Mais Que Um Amigo", remixed by Mafie Zouker.
July 21, 2013
Jennifer Dias is a 28 year old Cape Verdean singer and dancer that fuses R&B and Kizomba. She in fact also dances Kizomba beautifully (check out her music video "Viens Danser"). Her voice is rich and sexy, likely from jazz influence and we love her songs "Mama Africa" and the sweet "Reste Avec Moi".
March 28, 2013
Si Cox is a sick DJ from Australia. He specializes in trance-zouk and his songs are intense. We particularly love his songs "Your Soul" and "So Small". Listen and let us know what you think!
January 22, 2013
DJ Kakah (Karina Batista)
DJ Kakah is currently one of Junyan's favourite DJs. She is a West Coast Swing and Zouk DJ in Brazil and makes some of the most zoukable tracks since Festo DJ. In fact she's even better than Festo. Check her out on Facebook here. She's only been DJing zouk since 2011 but has already produced many amazing tracks. Sample our selection below!
January 8, 2013
Everyone knows Rihanna. Born in Barbados this pop sensation is currently one of the most popular artists in the world. What people don't know about Rihanna is that so much of her music zoukable. Barbados is so close to the Caribbean that it's no surprise that her music carries it's flavour. I've included a few of our favourite Rihanna songs!