Diron Animal was born and raised in the Angolan ghetto of Cazenga, and moved to Portugal to study but music became more than just a passion. He released his debut album 'Alone' on Soundway Records (2017) and his 2nd album 'Pair' on Rebel Up Records (2019). But he is not a newcomer: for the last 6 years he sang, danced and traveled the world with the act Throes + The Shine, who released 3 albums (Rockuduro, Mambos de Outros Tipos and Wanga) and played festivals like Dour, Rock en Seine, Paleo or Roskilde. They mixed rock and kuduro, becoming an explosive ensemble.
"Cazenga is a place where a lot of the Angolan dances were invented, where children roam around barefoot and have no food but can transform their struggles into creativity”, says Diron. "I come from tribal music. I had a traditional music group, then I moved to a Capoeira group where I was a main corrido and I played batuque. Around that time I also started introducing Hip Hop and Kuduro styles. Then I mixed Kuduro with Hip Hop and Kuduro with Rock. Now I am making music for all people and all ages."
His sound is a wide mix of afro house to kuduro, tropical bass, afrodisco and electro funk. He sings in kimbundu (a dialect from his home country Angola) but also in Portuguese and English. He... Read More|
... wants to reach the maximum number of people with his music. If you are curious about where the name Diron Animal comes from, you will have to see him perform live. He is a beast. Don’t take it wrong. He is a true animal on stage. Well, even when there isn’t a stage. Diron can dance, he designs his own clothes, he doesn’t stop for a second. He wants everyone to have a great time with his music.