Video

Video: Buraka Som Sistema x Boiler Room Lisbon 50-Min Mix

Watch kuduro heavyweights Buraka Som Sistema Boiler Room Lisbon 50-minute mix.


By virtual global standards Buraka Som Sistema is the main group responsible for the tidal-wave of kuduro sounds falling on Western ears in the mid '00s. We've been keeping close tabs on the Portuguese producers for some time and have been joyed to see them evolve from their initial "Sound of Kuduro" banger (which featured M.I.A. and DJ Znobia) to their more recent Komba LP mutations. Buraka Som Sistema's Boiler Room session is a phenomenal, tweaked-out 50-minute set at underground the electronic party's offshoot location in Lisbon. Watch the full Buraka Som Sistema set below — which is heavy-packed with some kuduro, zouk bass, and tuki gems. Stream the Buraka Som Sistema Boiler Room session directly here.

[H/T GenerationBass]

Music
Photo by Sabelo Mkhabela.

B3nchMarQ and the Art of Making Something From Nothing

B3nchMarQ's EP consists of great songs that don't require much from the listener—but it bangs.

There's nothing groundbreaking about South African rap duo B3nchMarQ's debut release ASPEN EP. But one indisputable fact is that it bangs.

Keep reading... Show less
Music
Photo by Sabelo Mkhabela.

Nasty C and French Montana Hit the Club In the Video for ‘Allow’

Watch the video to Nasty C and French Montana's new collaboration.

South African rapper Nasty C just released the visuals to "Allow," his collaboration with French Montana. The song is featured on Bad Hair Extensions, the re-release of Bad Hair, the Durban-born rapper's debut album.

Keep reading... Show less
Video
Courtesy of Jojo Abot.

Let Jojo Abot's New Afrofuturistic Video Hypnotize You

The Ghanaian artist releases the new video for "Nye VeVe SeSe," an entirely iPhone-recorded track.

Jojo Abot is rounding out a strong year which has seen her tour South Africa, release the NGIWUNKULUNKULU EP and work with institutions like the New Museum, Red Bull Sound Select and MoMA on her art and performances.

Jojo is now sharing her latest music video for "Nye VeVe SeSe," a song featured on her iPhone-only production project, Diary Of A Traveler.

"Nye Veve Sese is an invitation to let go of the burden of pain and suffering that keeps us from becoming our best and greatest selves," a statement from Jojo's team reads. "Asking the question of why pain is pleasurable to both the one in pain and the source of the pain. Often time the two being one and the same."

Watch her new "meditative piece," which was shot in Bedstuy, Brooklyn, below.

Jojo Abot will be playing her final US show of the year in New York City alongside Oshun on October 26 at Nublu 151. Grab your tickets here.

get okayafrica in your inbox

news.

popular.