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BURAKA SOM SISTEMA By Seb Wheeler

KOMBA
13 December 2011
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Buraka are back with a sophomore LP launching right from where their 2008 debut left off. The Portuguese/Angolan team bring their trademark party power, this time with a neat twist. It’s based around ‘Komba’, an Angolan ritual that celebrates the life of a person who’s just died, and so it bumps, grinds and bangs like there’s no tomorrow. Buraka’s ballistic bass take on kuduro comes cut with Dutch house, ghetto-tech and electro, and a generous dose of hedonism. It’s lent a visceral edge by a gaggle of guest vocalists, and the overall effect, when played loud, will have you dancing like your life depended on it.

File under Voodoo booty
Download ‘Voodoo Love’ (feat Sara Tavares & Terry Lynn), ‘(We Stay) Up All Night’ (feat Blaya & Roses Gabor), ‘Hangover (Bababa)’
Like this? Try Schlachthofbronx ‘Mudders’ (Mixpak)

TAGS: ALBUMS / BURAKA SOM SISTEMA / REVIEWS / ROUGH TRADE

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