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 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 four 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.
The Portuguese duo will be playing their first ever club gig in Ibiza at El Paradis on June 26, 2022. And to celebrate the occasion, the duo recently released a new single, the propulsive club banger “Let’s Have Sax.” Centered around skittering hi-hat, woofer and tweeter rattling beats, chopped up vocal samples paired with a mournful modal-like sax line, “Let’s Have Sax” finds the duo crafting a warm, soulful yet playful banger that nods at classic, Larry Levan-era house.
The duo paired their latest club banger with a punny and sultry visual that shows a hand unzipping a little black dress, that same hand running up the woman’s body with interspersed split screens with a saxophone player. The couple becomes increasingly sensual as it glides to its conclusion.