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    The wild beats of Angolan Kuduro music has been big in Lisbon clubs since the late 90s and Buraka Som Sistema - AKA Branko, Riot, Conductor, Kalaf and Blaya - have fused it with 21st century electronics to create a whole new sound. Now this electro ghettotech take on their favourite South West African music has is quickening and corrupting dancefloors all over the world on the basis of an EP with sounds not many have heard before. This was only the beginning, as their interest in the sounds of the tropical ghettos kept informing their sound and pushing it into new directions, inspiring them to create two full length albums - the breakthrough 'Black Diamond' (2009) that got the world mimicking Luanda dance moves and 'Komba' (2011), the sophomore long player where their sound takes a bold new step into new directions - as well as several singles, an impressive number of remixes and many collaborations with artists like MIA, Petty, Pongolove and Roses Gabor, among others.

    Branko and Riot began making music together in their teens, but the core of Buraka Som Sistema formed when the two began working with Angolan producer, Conductor, who brought along an extensive knowledge of Kuduro music to the equation, Angolan MC Kalaf, who translates his vast knowledge of music and culture into the right words at the right time with his signature deep voice and Brazilian dancer-turned-MC Blaya, whose provocative stage antics earned her a permanent spot on the group.
    The five draw influences from the music of their youth and culture, fusing it with the inspiration taken from music genres as diverse as techno, drum'n'bass, hip hop and dance music, mixed with all sorts of exciting tropical-flavored music.

    Join Buraka Som Sistema in their never-ending celebration of life, as they cross borders and genres to bring you wild, untameable rhythms, urging the listeners to drop their cares and run towards the nearest dance floor.

    Buraka Som Sistema: Documentary 'Off The Beaten Track'

    "The concept of digging was introduced in the late '90s. It s basically going around basements and record collections in search of that perfect loop that you can sample and use in your own records. Instead of searching for old 12 vinyl, our search is based on what is going on in the world right now" Branko, Buraka Som Sistema

    Buraka Som Sistema, the hugely successful international band best known for their unique ability to bring an experimental mix of music from all corners of the globe to the clubs, announce 'Off The Beaten Track' a 60 minute documentary to be premiered in September and on a five date European tour.

    'Off The Beaten Track' is the documentary that tells the incredible story of four unlikely musicians, as they travel to Luanda, Caracas, London and the Lisbon suburb of Amadora to show how these cities, as well as their sounds, people, colours and movement helped to create the phenomenon that is Buraka Som Sistema. With the full support of Red Bull Music Academy and the talented illustration work of artist Kate Moross, Lisbon's most unlikely band venture on a trip around the world and back to the studio, as they bring their experiences home to start laying down the first beats of the next Buraka album in London.

    Branko, Riot, Kalaf and Conductor - four completely different guys from totally different backgrounds - took the furious rhythms of Angolan kuduro, mixed it with techno, grime and whatever else was handy and created critically acclaimed albums such as 2009 s 'Black Diamond' and 2011s 'Komba'. Enjoying support from the likes of Diplo, M.I.A., Santigold and Skream, who also appear in the documentary, Buraka share their intimate experiences over the past year.

    Directed by Joao Pedro Moreira who directed videos for hits 'Hangover (BaBaBa)' and 'Sound of Kuduro', 'Off The Beaten Track' will be screened at forthcoming dates before the legendary Buraka Som Sistema full live show.

    www.offthebeatentrackmovie.com

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  • 26 Nov, 2015

    Buraka Som Sistema: 10 Year Anniversary Tour

    Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Berlin, Paris, London and Brussels are the first cities revealed to welcome Buraka Som Sistema in 2016. These are the first announced dates of the tour that will celebrate the band's 10 year anniversary.

    After announcing in August they would be going on hiatus following 10 year anniversary tour in 2016, Buraka Som Sistema are now revealing the first European dates. This tour will take them to some of the most important cities in the career of band members Branko, Blaya, Conductor, Kalaf & Riot, confirming the legacy of one of the most singular international groups in recent memory.

    From their memorable live shows at Amsterdam's ADE to the historical nights at Paris and London, Buraka intend to make their presence be felt on this final tour before officially going on an indefinite break. Buraka's shows will have the support of Alo Wala, an artist who's also affiliated with the Enchufada label.

    More tour dates will be announced soon, including stops in their home country of Portugal, of course.

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  • 26 Nov, 2015

    Buraka Som Sistema: At Electric Brixton

    Celebrating the band's 10 year Anniversary, the energetic and enigmatic force that is Portugal's Buraka Som Sistema, will be performing their last UK show before going on an indefinite hiatus, at Electric Brixton on Saturday 5th March.

    Known for their legendary live shows and ability to slay dancefloors with endless bangers, Buraka Som Sistema have gained some serious momentum over the years as a mainstay in the dance music world since the early noughties. Witness them as they bring their experimental fusion of music from all corners of the globe to the dancefloor of Brixton.

    Buraka Som Sistema AKA Branko, Riot, Kalaf and Conductor took the furious rhythms of Angolan kuduro, mixed it with techno, grime and whatever else was handy and created critically acclaimed albums such as 2009's 'Black Diamond' and 2011's 'Komba'.

    The five draw influences from the music of their youth and culture, fusing it with the inspiration taken from music genres as diverse as techno, drum'n'bass, hip hop and dance music, mixed with all sorts of exciting tropical-flavored music.

    Buraka's shows will have the support of Alo Wala, an act who are also affiliated with Branko's Enchufada label. They'll be bringing their colourful sound with their fusion of bass, hip hop, dancehall and South American flavours.

    Join Buraka Som Sistema as they bring their Carnival spirit to Electric Brixton and create a really unique dancefloor experience, we assure you that this is one wild and raucous party you don't want to miss.

    "Taking music back to its humbling roots, Buraka Som Sistema speak with earthy honesty, clearly revealing the reason behind their worldwide success." Hunger TV

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  • 04 Sep, 2014

    Buraka Som Sistema: New Album 'Buraka'

    "It's not about introducing Kuduro anymore. It's not about looking back on 'Black Diamond' and how fresh it was, and it's certainly not about surrounding ourselves with bigger artists to validate our work", Branko explains.

    'Buraka' is about dance music and culture. It's about five creative individuals on a personal journey through music, determined to give the world a front row seat to experience a new global lifestyle.

    The motto 'From Buraka to the World', first presented on the title of their debut EP, is taking a 180 degree turn to become 'From The World to Buraka', as the group goes even deeper into their research for exciting new rhythms and genres while simultaneously developing a network of like-minded artists through their record label Enchufada. Guest appearances were kept to a minimum as Buraka recruited exclusively from within their own camp. Algerian-British songstress Yadi and Lisbon scene rising star Bison helped to shape Buraka's zouk bass sound into a modern pop song on 'Do Me Now', Alo Wala contributed with their Indian-inspired tropical beats for 'In a Minute' and renowned Portuguese artist Vhils jumps onboard for a visual collaboration on the explosive video for global anthem 'Stoopid'.

    This definitely feels like the beginning of a new cycle for a band that started with a clubnight in downtown Lisbon, and matured into the full-blown lifestyle that director Joao Pedro Moreira captured on the 'Off The Beaten Track' documentary. This is the world 'Buraka' lives in and everyone is invited.

    'Buraka' is released on 8th September, pre-order on iTunes.

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  • 30 Apr, 2014

    Buraka Som Sistema: New Single 'Stoopid'

    'Stoopid' the new single from Buraka Som Sistema is out now. "This song was inspired by our travels to all the amazing local dance scenes we had the pleasure of crossing paths with over the last few years. Especially Venezuela, DJ Baba and the whole Caracas Tuki crew."

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  • 08 Nov, 2013

    Buraka Som Sistema: Adidas World Cup Campaign

    Portugese band Buraka Som Sistema, have had their song 'Bota' (or 'Boot') chosen to be in the new advert for Adidas'World Cup Collection.
    Featuring Brazilian guest rapper Karol Conka, the high energy slice of baile-funk is the soundtrack for a mind-blowing psychedelic video.

    http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/latin-notas/5778269/buraka-som-sistema-tapped-for-adidas-world-cup-campaign

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  • 20 Aug, 2013

    Buraka Som Sistema: Documentary 'Off The Beaten Track'

    "The concept of digging was introduced in the late '90s. It s basically going around basements and record collections in search of that perfect loop that you can sample and use in your own records. Instead of searching for old 12 vinyl, our search is based on what is going on in the world right now" Branko, Buraka Som Sistema

    Buraka Som Sistema, the hugely successful international band best known for their unique ability to bring an experimental mix of music from all corners of the globe to the clubs, announce 'Off The Beaten Track' a 60 minute documentary to be premiered in September and on a five date European tour.

    'Off The Beaten Track' is the documentary that tells the incredible story of four unlikely musicians, as they travel to Luanda, Caracas, London and the Lisbon suburb of Amadora to show how these cities, as well as their sounds, people, colours and movement helped to create the phenomenon that is Buraka Som Sistema. With the full support of Red Bull Music Academy and the talented illustration work of artist Kate Moross, Lisbon's most unlikely band venture on a trip around the world and back to the studio, as they bring their experiences home to start laying down the first beats of the next Buraka album in London.

    Branko, Riot, Kalaf and Conductor - four completely different guys from totally different backgrounds - took the furious rhythms of Angolan kuduro, mixed it with techno, grime and whatever else was handy and created critically acclaimed albums such as 2009 s 'Black Diamond' and 2011s 'Komba'. Enjoying support from the likes of Diplo, M.I.A., Santigold and Skream, who also appear in the documentary, Buraka share their intimate experiences over the past year.

    Directed by Joao Pedro Moreira who directed videos for hits 'Hangover (BaBaBa)' and 'Sound of Kuduro', 'Off The Beaten Track' will be screened at forthcoming dates before the legendary Buraka Som Sistema full live show.

    www.offthebeatentrackmovie.com

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  • 21 Mar, 2013

    Buraka Som Sistema: Free Download 'Zouk Flute'

    The almighty Buraka Som Sistema join the Upper Cuts free download series on a mission to give the world yet another musical genre to dance to.
    The tropical downtempo madness of first 15 minutes of their now legendary Boiler Room set marked the introduction of Zouk Bass, a brand new tropical hybrid born from the meeting of the French Antillan rhythms of zouk - and its Lusophone relative kizomba - with the bass-heavy styles of the UK underground.

    'Zouk Flute' is the name of the track that brings the slow and sexy zouk rhythms to the 21st century clubs. A mischievous and downright hypnotic melody instantly puts you in the mood for dancing in dimly lit rooms, giving the style's tropical heritage a dangerous modern edge. While the charming synths reel you in, the heavy slow-paced beats and thick sub-bass pressure promise to keep you nailed to the dancefloor, ocasionally breaking the spell to ask the DJ for yet another rewind.

    As it happened all those years ago with the fast-paced Angolan rhythms of kuduro, yet another tropical revolution in electronic dance music can be traced back to Buraka Som Sistema's studio. While the beats radically change this time around, the need to make people dance their troubles away stays the same. Because dancing is always the best remedy, why not do it a bit slower?

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