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Buraka Som Sistema's Branko Shares 'Eventually' From His Forthcoming Debut LP 'Atlas'

Listen to "Eventually (feat. Alex Rita & Bison)," the new single off Buraka Som Sistema member Branko's forthcoming debut album 'Atlas.'


Buraka Som Sistema's Branko shares his sensual new single "Eventually" featuring vocalist Alex Rita & Angola/Lisbon producer Bison. The track, which will appear on Branko's forthcoming debut album Atlas, starts off with electronic whirs and then slides into a calming mix of drum knocks, swathing effects, and the celestial vocals of Alex Rita (from Copenhagen duo Okapii). Although relatively short at just under four minutes, the song is subtly engaging in a way that makes it seem like a hypnotizingly expansive work. The pure tranquility of "Eventually" has already received positive notice from the likes of BBC Radio 1's B.Traits and Diplo.

As it is, Branko's new single is extremely danceable, but it becomes more so with a remix from New York producer Tony Quattro, who adds heavy horns and electronic beams to the Buraka producer's original. As a press release explains, the positive reaction that Branko received after recording "Eventually" at Red Bull Music Academy Studios Copenhagen spurred him to travel the world and link up with artists from various music scenes to make what would become Atlas. With its trance-like quality, the track's an intriguing seed for Branko's new full-length. Stream Branko's "Eventually (feat. Alex Rita & Bison)" and Tony Quattro's remix of the song, below. The single  is available now on iTunes.

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Reekado Banks Recalls The Carnage of The #EndSARS Protests In Single 'Ozumba Mbadiwe'

The Nigerian singer pays his respects to those lost during last year's #EndSARS protests.

Nigerian singer and songwriter Reekado Banks is back with a track that is as socially important as it is a banger. It seems fitting for the singer's first solo release of the year to be a tribute to his fellow countrypeople fighting for a country that they all wish to live in. The 27-year-old Afrobeats crooner has returned with endearing track 'Ozumba Mbadiwe', honoring the one-year anniversary of the #EndSARS protests that saw the Nigerian government authorize an onslaught of attacks on Nigerian citizens for their anti-government demonstrations.

The protests took the world by storm, additionally because the Nigerian government insists that none of the police brutality happened. In an attempt to gaslight the globe, Nigerian officials have come out to hoards to deny any and all accusations of unlawfully killing peaceful protesters. Banks mentions the absurd denials in the track, singing "October 20, 2020 something happened with the government, they think say we forget," in the second verse. Reekado's reflective lyrics blend smoothly and are supported by the upbeat, effortless Afrobeat rhythm.

In another reflective shoutout to his home, 'Ozumba Mbadiwe' is named after a popular expressway on Lagos Island that leads to the infamous Lekki Toll Gate where protesters were shot at, traumatized, and murdered. Although packed with conscious references, the P.Priime produced track is a perfect amalgamation of the talents that Reekado Banks has to offer; a wispy opening verse, a hook to kill, and an ethereal aura to mark this as a song as a hit. On "Ozumba Mbadiwe," all the elements align for Reekado's signature unsinkable sound to take flight.

Check out Reekado Bank's lyric video for his single 'Ozumba Mbadiwe'

Reekado Banks - Ozumba Mbadiwe (Lyric Video) www.youtube.com

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