Singer, lyricist and composer Nirox Romão aka Diron Animal was born and raised in Cazenga, Angola. Diron’s involvement in the music world began early: he was part of a traditional Angolan music band and a capoeira group, followed by a hip hop project. 12 years ago he moved to Portugal to study, but music became more than just a passion when he landed into kuduro.
For over 6 years, he 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 during 2018, such as at Paléo Festival Nyon, Trans Musicales Festival, Amsterdam Dance Event and others.
On ‘Pair’, his 2nd album and released on Brussels outernational label Rebel Up Records, he has worked hard to enhance his special formula. Inspired by the cruel death of his nephew, it became a testament against oppression via the mixed sounds of… more
released June 25, 2019
Musical production: Nirox Romão aka Diron Animal
Lyrics: Diron Animal & Luis Clara Gomes
Synth: Luís Clara Gomes (Moullinex)
Guitar: Pedro Teixeira
Mix: Dj Ademar
Digital Mastering: Dj Ademar (Ta Doce Studio)
Vinyl Mastering & lacquer cut: Frederic Alstadt (Angstrom Studio)
‘You and Me’ Video Shot & Directed by: Vasco Mendes
Photography: Heloisa Barreira and Ines Mendes
Actor / Dancer: André Cabral
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