Buraka Som Sistema 'Do Me Now ft. Yadi (Castro Remix)' [Premiere]

Stream our premiere of British producer Castro's remix of Buraka Som Sistema's "Do Me Now" alongside Yadi.

Buraka Som Sistema's third studio album Buraka, which dropped a couple months ago, featured a collection of tracks that expanded on the group's haywire zouk bass and kuduro-influenced electronic productions (see: "Vuvuzela (Carnival)" and "Stoopid"). The Lisbon-based group is now readying the release of Buraka Remixes, a 6-track EP that'll include reworkings from a varied crew of Enchufada affiliate beatmakers like JSTJR, Copia Doble Systema, The Clerk, Robs & Duke and KKing Kong. Today we're premiering the remix EP's opening track "Do Me Now," which was given a thumping, deep low-end remake by British producer Castro who warps the original's kizomba-leaning beats & London singer Yadi's vocals into a jolting, vivid synth production. Stream the track and see the full tracklist for the Buraka Remixes EP, and download the release by signing up to Enchufada's newsletter below.

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Buraka Remixes EP

1. Buraka Som Sistema – Do Me Now (feat. Yadi) (Castro Remix)

2. Buraka Som Sistema – Lights Off (KKing Kong Remix)

3. Buraka Som Sistema – Toque (JSTJR Remix)

4. Buraka Som Sistema – Vuvuzela (Carnaval) (Robs & Duke Remix)

5. Buraka Som Sistema – Sente (Copia Doble Systema Remix)

6. Buraka Som Sistema – In a Minute (feat. Alo Wala) (The Clerk Remix)

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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)

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