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Diamond Bass' Kuduro-Influenced 'BOMBOM'

Download Lisbon/London producer Diamond Bass' kuduro-meets-UK bass "BOMBOM"


Producer Diamond Bass, a signee of Buraka label Enchufada, has been taking a  UK bass approach to kuduro for some time — see his 2011 banger "Lwanda." In his latest single "BOMBOM," the Lisbon/London producer chops up a vocal sample asking for 'more kuduro' (mais kuduro mais forte), laying it over a bombardment of Angolan-influenced percussion. The song's best moment, however, comes in around the 1-minute mark when a lone synthesizer takes over the track with its twitching melody. Download Diamond Bass' "BOMBOM" below.

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Rema Welcomes 2021 With New Single 'Bounce'

The Don Jazzy produced track reminds us of why the Nigerian singer-songwriter is topping charts.

Nigerian golden boy Rema took his time on deciding how to start of 2021—and we're glad he did.

The afropop hitmaker is out with his first project of the year, "Bounce", after stunning fans with word of an upcoming album, and the cooks in this kitchen have not disappointed.

Keeping it in the Mavin Records family, legendary producer Don Jazzy sprinkles his magic on the track, while undoubtedly motivating the young singer-songwriter to be his best self. And with this track being like nothing we've heard from Rema before, one could say Jazzy succeeded. "Bounce", fast-paced and fierce, is a love song dedicated to bewitchingly beautiful and blessed bottoms. The candid declaration and hip shaking beat are a force duo and we can't help but love it.

Of the single and collaboration with head honcho Don Jazzy, Rema says, "This record was inspired by the luscious and magnificent body of the African woman. Furthermore, I'm really excited about this tune because it's my first single with the legendary Don Jazzy."

Honestly, when you start the year off with a banger, you get to make songs about butts.

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