The kuduro kings will release their first ever commercial mix CD for the Fabriclive series next month.
Lisbon's Buraka Som Sistema are set to enter the Fabriclive annals with the release of next month's Fabriclive.49
Andro Carvalho, João Barbosa and Rui Pité make up the bass-obsessed Portuguese trio, who have taken the Angolan sound of kuduro and dragged it into the 21st century. Kudoro started out when a group of young African producers began to make techno on old analogue equipment, but by the time it had reached Portugal (which has a post-colonial relationship with the country), European dance music was already a popular sound in the clubs. "We bought this kuduro compilation and there were so many amazing ideas! Nothing was valid as a whole song, but the ideas, the loops, were amazing," explain the trio. "The genre exploded in popularity at the beginning, then it went back to being something leftfield that producers were trying to develop; artists were exploring the possibilities, sampling really crazy things – and coming up with something people had never heard before."
It was this ethos that they continued to follow on their debut album, Black Diamond, merging bass music tropes with African rhythms and plenty of energy. Their Fabriclive.49 mix showcases plenty of kuduro from DJ Malvado, DJ Znobia and Buraka themselves, melding their sound with urban textures from the UK: Mastiksoul's rowdy house and Skream's ravey dubstep both feature. New remixes from L-Vis 1990, Stenchman and A1 Bassline also appear, with a heavy emphasis on new and exclusive tracks. "We also wanted to avoid making a compilation of twenty club bangers that two months from now are going to be totally forgotten and people are going to be totally sick of them because they’ve heard it in the club so many times already," they explain. "We also wanted to have a lot of our fresh material on there. And thirdly, we wanted to achieve a kind of flow where there are moments in the mix for you to relax, like Zomby's track."
01. Dre Skull – Gone Too Far Ft Sizzla (Buraka Som Sistema Remix)
02. Buraka Som Sistema – General (Stenchman Mix)
03. Buraka Som Sistema – General (L-VIS 1990 Mix)
04. Ku Bo Ft Anbuley - Tsu Bo
05. DJ Znobia – Pausa
06. Buraka Som Sistema – Kurum (Roulet Mix)
07. Seductive - Underground Sound
08. Diplo & Laidback Luke – Hey
09. Buraka Som Sistema – IC19 (A1 Bassline Attack Mix)
10. L-VIS 1990 - United Groove (Buraka Som Sistema Remix)
11. Skream – Fick
12. DJ Riot – Mermaid Dub
13. Zomby – Dynamite Sandwich
14. Crime Mob – Rock Yo Hips Ft Lil Scrappy
15. DJ Znobia – Danca Da Mae Ju (Buraka Som Sistema Edit)
16. Batida - Bazuka (Quem Me Rusgou?)
17. Yolanda Be Cool - Afro Nuts (Douster Remix)
18. Solo – Joga Bola
19. Buraka Som Sistema Feat Deize Tigrona – Aqui Para Voces (Buratronic Mix By Buraka Som Sistema)
20. Djedjotronic - Gum Attack
21. Harvard Bass – Caked / Buraka Som Sistema Feat Pongolove – Kalema (Wegue Wegue) Acapella
22. Mastiksoul – Run For Cover (Dub Mix)
23. Nova Lima – Machete
24. DJ Malvado - Puto Mekie
25. Buraka Som Sistema – Luanda-Lisboa (Nic Sarno Mix)
26. SonicC - Stickin
27. Major Lazer – Bruk Out (Buraka Som Sistema Mix)
28. Buraka Som Sistema Feat Bruno M – Tiroza (Bert On Beats Remix)
Fabric will release Fabriclive 49: Buraka Som Sistema on December 7th, 2009.