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Buraka Som Sistema
1. Gone Too Far [Buraka Som Sistema Remix] - (remix, featuring Sizzla)
2. General [Stenchman Mix] - (remix)
3. General [L-VIS 1990 Mix] - (remix)
4. Tsu Bo - (featuring Anbuley)
6. Kurum [Roulet Mix] - (remix)
7. Underground Sound
9. IC19 [A1 Bassline Attack Mix] - (remix)
10. United Groove [Buraka Som Sistema Remix] - (remix)
12. Mermaid Dub
13. Dynamite Sandwich - (previously unreleased)
14. Rock Yo Hips - (featuring Lil Scrappy)
15. Danca Da Mae Ju [Buraka Som Sistema Edit]
16. Quem Me Rusgou?
17. Afro Nuts [Douster Remix] - (remix)
18. Joga Bola
19. Aqui Para Voces [Buratronic Mix] - (remix, featuring Deize Tigrona)
20. Gum Attack
21. Caked/Kalemba (Wegue Wegue) [Acapella] - (featuring Pongolove)
22. Run for Cover [Dub Mix] - (remix)
23. Machete - (remix)
24. Puto Mekie - (previously unreleased)
25. Luanda-Lisboa [Nic Sarno Mix] - (remix)
26. Stickin - (remix)
27. Bruk Out [Buraka Som Sistema Mix] - (remix, featuring Ms. Thing/T.O.K.)
28. Tiroza [Bert on Beats Mix] - (remix)
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): fabric98
Remember kuduro? No? You're not alone: although it remains popular in certain club outposts in Africa and Portugal, the Angolan techno subgenre never did catch on deeply or persistently in the rest of Europe, the U.K., or the United States. Kuduro incorporates elements of soca, hip-hop, rara, and dancehall reggae to produce something that frankly sounds mainly like a rather stiff, chilly electronic version of soca. For its contribution to the Fabriclive series, the Portuguese DJ team Buraka Som Sistema decided to put together a generously packed continuous mix of traditional and progressive kuduro tracks of their own and by such favorite artists as DJ Malvado and DJ Znobia; they also give a kuduro treatment to contributions by artists as far afield as Sizzla (on the album-opening "Gone Too Far") and Major Lazer ("Bruk Out"). Most tracks are two minutes long or shorter, and they segue so seamlessly (and some of the tracks are samey enough) that several may go past before you realize it, but that's not all bad; on standout selections such as DJ Riot's reggae-flavored "Mermaid Dub" and the Kraftwerk-at-Carnival bleepfest of Mastiksoul's "Run for Cover," all the genre's disparate elements come together beautifully. (One or two others demonstrate how awkwardly house and rap tend to go together.) The ultimate result is a quirky but enjoyable party album with a faintly exotic touch. ~ Rick Anderson
Pitchfork (Website) - "[I]t's thrilling to hear these sounds unified in a way that exhibits the universality of a certain beat..."
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