New Audio: Portugal’s Bubba Brothers Share a Euphoric, Politically Charged Banger

Portuguese DJ and production duo Bubba Brothers — Eliseo Correia and Justino Santos — formed back in 2015. And since their formation, the duo have produced and released an increasing number of dance floor 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 WeekSun 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 three 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.

The Portuguese duo’s latest single “Make House, not war” continues a remarkable run of euphoric club bangers featuring a reverb-drenched, chopped up vocal sample, tribal beats, deep bass drops and a melodic and propulsive bass line. If this song doesn’t make you get up and start moving, you might probably be dead by now.

But while euphoric, “Make House not war” is deeply informed by our wildly 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.”

The Portuguese duo add that the song is their message for this time with the strong and intense drops representing war and the melodic baseline representing the peace that they hope prevails in the end. May peace prevail — and may you get out there and cherish the freedom of being on the dance floor.