yaaaaay, I can finally wear that sweet Buraka Som Sistema shirt I got thrown at me at their show during WMC last year. it was like an XL and had some mystery stain near the top right, so I turned it into one of them baseball tees.
If there is a group that embodies all the transformations that ocurred in Portugal – and in the Western world – it’s them, through music and aesthetics, where everything is untamable, in construction, plural. – Vítor Belanciano
Six years after the release of the prophetic ‘From Buraka To The World’, kuduro kingpins Buraka Som Sistemainvite everyone to revisit the discography that made them into one of the most cherished electronic groups around the world. From that first EP that lit up the fuse to the global-ghetto-bass-world-weird music revolution back in 2006, to the global consecration of Angolan kuduro via a group of Lisbon beatmakers in ‘Black Diamond’ and the evolution of this groundbreaking sound in ‘Komba’, the band who made us sweat on dark dancefloors and well-lit arenas will also be showing us fresh remixes and rare tunes, thus creating the definitiveBuraka encyclopedia.
This special collector’s edition will be released on December 3rd and will include the debut EP ‘From Buraka To The World‘ (2006), the ‘Black Diamond‘ (2008) and ‘Komba‘ (2011) albums, and also the the new ‘R3W1ND – Mambos Raros’, a collection of rarities, edits and remixes which includes previously unreleased tunes, new versions of the classic Buraka tracks and brand new remixes by producers such as Julio Bashmore,MastikSoul, Caspa or Hot Chip, effectively turning this deluxe box set into a must-have collector’s item.
Buraka Som Sistema (Parte1)
Festival Antena 012 Festival de Cultura y Música Dance presentado por 8106, Sicario y Los Amateurs.
Buraka Som Sistema - Tira o Pe (JWLS Remix)
Buraka Som Sistema - Tira o Pe
Video directed by Joao Pedro Moreira and Buraka Som Sistema
(We Stay) Up All Night - Botnek Remix
Portugese electronic collective Buraka Som Sistema’s “Up All Night” was a clear dance highlight onKomba, the group’s second album released earlier this year. It’s partially thanks to the group’s signature pop-meets-kuduro spin on the track, where the traditional Angolan carnival sounds of soca and zouk are mixed with Buraka’s own house and techno inflections. Here Montreal’s DJ duo Botnek’s edits the already energetic original track to create an explosive club banger. The song’s ominous intro synths are subdued to make way for a thudding bass drum, rapid cowbell melodies, and an addictive clap track that has an almost ghetto-tech feel to it. A third of the way in, the piercing set of laser-gun rave synths kick in. And so begins a pattern: A gradually building wave of sub-bass, bloated drops and uptempo drums lead into yet another penetrating alarm. If the original wasn’t already enough to motivate you on the dance floor, this acid-trip of a remix surely will.