Bubba Brothers — Eliseo Correia and Justino Santos — is a Portuguese DJ and production duo that formed back in 2015. And since their formation, the duo have produced and released an increasing number of dance floor rocking hits, including:
- 2019’s “Carla’s Beat” which landed at #21 on Beatport’s Top 100 Chart and at #6 on the Top Releases Chart. The track received airplay on London-based Trickstar Radio’s Metropolis, and as a result they were invited to play at Spain-based Los 40 Radio.
- 2019’s “Tonyca,” which was selected as one of the songs of the summer at Faro, Portugal-based club LICK.
Adding to a growing profile across the European Union, the Portuguese act have made appearances on a number of TV channels including TVI 24. They’ve played sets at the international electronic music festival circuit including Faro Academic Week, Sun and Moon Festival, Dancefloor Leiria and Pete Tha Zouk’s Infinity Sunset. They’ve also played clubs like London-based Ministry of Sound.
Over the past couple of months, I’ve written about five singles in the Portuguese duo’s growing catalog:
- “Amandla (Tutu),” a euphoric, Balearic house meets tribal house banger, featuring skittering and percussive beats and a soulful vocal sample.
- “No Name Song,” a deep house banger, centered around tweeter and woofer rattling beats, explosive hi-hats, glistening and a trance-inducing groove meant to get you off your ass and moving.
- “Karma” a seemingly Ibiza-like deep house banger centered around percussive, tribal thump, skittering beats and glistening and oscillating synths placed within an expansive, hook-driven song structure.
- “Make House, Not War,” another club banger, centered around a reverb-drenched, chopped up vocal sample, tribal beats, deep bass drops and a propulsive and melodic bass line. And although the song continued a remarkable run of euphoric bangers, the song draws from our uncertain and tumultuous time: “Music has always been a form of peaceful statement and freedom of expression,” the duo explain. “Our message is clear in this track: More House. No War.” They add that the strong and intense drops in the song specifically represent the violence and bludgeoning of war while the melodic bass line represents the peace that they hope prevails in the end.
- “Let’s Have Sax,” a propulsive club banger centered around skittering hi-hat, tweeter and woofer rattling beats, chopped up vocal samples paired with a mournful, modal-like sax line. The end result is a warm, soulful yet playful banger that simultaneously nods at classic, Larry Levan-era house.
Their latest single, the expansive “Bass” is a bit of a return to form with the song being a straightforward Ibiza meets Larry Levan-like take on house music, featuring a spoken word section with a female narrator talking about what bass means to the listener/dancer at a club. The track continues a remarkable run of crowd-pleasing bangers.