Alma Negra are Basel-based twins Dersu and Diego Figueira and they have been spinning funk, house, disco, latin, boogie and African rhythms across Switzerland and Europe since their teens. With Cape Verde roots, they got their start as first dancers, then drummers and soon jumped into production with releases on Sofrito, Heist, Basic Fingers and Lumberjacks In Hell along with numerous jams on their own Alma Negra Recordings that sit comfortably on the dance floor but bring unusual sounds and arrangements to the club. The DJ duo have also been developing a live set with a cast of musicians that has seen them tour festivals throughout Europe post-Covid. They’ve just dropped the brand-new Harambee EP and it’s some quality dance floor action that’s equally quirky, funky, deep and definitely disco.

Shan & OB chat to Dersu about their career to date, what it’s like getting love from Giles Peterson and viral live jams for Red Bull. The boys also drop 2 fire sets of funk, disco, dnb, hiphop, soul and mashed-up beats.

Alma Negra - Harambee (Voilaaa Remix)
Alma Negra - Harambee (Voilaaa Remix)
Heist Recordings with Alma Negra and Fouk
Heist Recordings with Alma Negra and Fouk


Groovescooter - Oopside Partee Nite
Cliff Beach - Wildflower (Strings Version) feat. Constellation Quartet
Brettina - Spell (Radio Edit)
Melonyx - Energy (Zero T Remix)
Lexsoul Dancemachine - Lazy Breeze
Alina Bzhezhinska - Paris Sur Le Toit (DJ Spinna Remix)
Freedust - Beleedat
Chicken Grass - Woman (Monte Carlo Magic Mix)
P-SOL - Ponder This
Beds - Dub Bed GoodW
Meem - Remember Jazzie's Groove (7" Vinyl Edit)
Eric B & Rakim - Paid In Full (Nick Bike's O'Jays Edit)
Mr Doris & D-Funk - Perfect Timing
Lucky Sun - Vocabolo Resano
JKriv feat. Adeline - Another Night (Greg Wilson Version)
Alma Negra - Harambee

Alma Negra - La Gozadera
Alma Negra - When We Used To Dance
Alma Negra - This Is The Place

Alma Negra - Live Session (Recorded in Zurich)
Stelee Up - Waiting For You (Extended Version)
Shaka Loves You - If You Give
Crowd Company - You Ain't Ready (Smoove Remix)
The Beatnuts - Watch Out Now (Altered Tapes Rework)
Fatboy Slim - Champion Sound (Hereldeduke Remix)
Flashbaxx - Jack Of All Trades (Maximilian Lopp Remix)
UZI - U Can Do It
Zeitgeist Freedom Energy Exchange - Rendezvous (Close Counters Lazer Tag Flip)
Louie Vega - Barely Breaking Even (Matthias Heilbronn's BKNY Mix)
Black Hawks Of Panama feat Bisi - Dance To This
You Man - Nosso Lar
Dormidontov & Newzs - In The Bus (Albepiacos Remix)
Madox - Bootsycall
Mico Wave - Star Search (Shep Pettibone Mix)
Uptown Funk – Riding (55’s Too Slow Mix)