Diron Animal – Pair LP
An exploration of afrohouse, kuduro, afrodisco and afroboogie by Angolan artist Diron Animal (ex-Throes + The Shine)
For over 6 years, Nirox Romao aka Diron Animal sang, danced and traveled the world with Afro Portuguese act Throes + The Shine, mixing rock and kuduro, becoming an explosive ensemble. At one point, Diron wanted to record a solo album to show a bit more of his own personality and in late 2017 his debut album ‘Alone’ appeared on Soundway Records, where he himself worked out the melodies, rhythm, vocals and even the guitar parts between classic funk to afrohouse and kuduro bass. Through that album he explored major festivals in Europe last year.
On his 2nd album ‘Pair’, he has worked hard to enhance his special formula. Inspired by the cruel death of his nephew, it became a testament against LGTB oppression and social injustice via the mixed sounds of afro boogie, disco, funk, afrohouse, coupé décalé and kuduro, with English and Portuguese lyrics.