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Audio: Buraka Som Sistema “(We Stay) Up All Night ft. Blaya and Roses Gabor”


Kuduro enthusiasts Buraka Som Sistema take a(nother) step towards the club floor with "(We Stay) Up All Night,” a synth-flanked Portuguese/English ode to, well, partying. But Buraka's J-Wow insists the track is about much more than 4AM ragers, he explains: "[the song] started as a dedication to all the freaks, geeks, and nerds who stay up all night on the Internet, on Facebook, Twitter, iChat and so on, but also in clubs, raves, concerts and parties all over the world." So there you have it, a globalized kuduro-meets-Euro electronic jam for an all-encompassing, nerd and raver audience. Buraka's upcoming Komba LP drops October 31 via Enchufada.

(We Stay) Up All Night feat. Blaya & Roses Gabor by burakasomsistema

Photo by Meztli Yoalli Rodríguez

Dying Lagoons Reveal Mexico’s Environmental Racism

In the heart of a traditionally Black and Indigenous use area in Southwest Mexico, decades of environmental destruction now threatens the existence of these communities.

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