Duarte Carvalho and Emanuel Oliveira are No Maka, a music production and DJ duo from Lisbon, Portugal. Their moniker means “no problem” in Kimbundu, an African language. Together they create electronic pop music combining sonic elements from distant geographies with a strong Latin and Afro vibe.
Their biggest accomplishment so far? Having a song chosen by Madonna herself and included in Madame X (Deluxe) in a duet with Anitta, “Faz Gostoso (feat. Anitta)” was originally composed for Blaya, a Portuguese singer, and released in 2018 amassing a huge success and reaching double platinum record status in Portugal, remaining five weeks on #1 of the singles chart, being played in the radio nationwide and harvesting over 33M views on YouTube alone. Madonna’s version, released on June 14th, has surpassed 10M streams on Spotify alone, remaining her most popular song on that platform to this day.
No Maka, as even without the Queen of Pop’s blessing they have under their sleeve hits like “Nota 100 ft. Laton”, and that has already reached way over 3M views on YouTube. On the production side, their new song with Blaya Só Love (feat. Laton & No Maka). Kazzio’s Vou Seguir and Blaya’s Eu Avisei (feat. Deejay Telio) have over 5M views on Youtube, Sweet California’s “Loca” harnesses over 9M views alone.
Innovators and trendsetters they released #Sextou with ILBF and Favela Lacroix, on June 28th, and it that same day the song reached the #1 spot on iTunes Portugal chart.
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