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Mayra Andrade and Branko’s ‘Reserva Pra Dois’ Will Light Up Your Day

Buraka Som Sistema founder Branko and Cape Verdean singer Mayra Andrade link up for the hypnotizing "Reserva Pra Dois."

For his debut solo album Atlas, Buraka Som Sistema co-founder Branko travelled the five continents creating cross-genre collaborations with artists from around the globe.


The last time we caught up with him, the producer had just dropped a beautiful pantsula video for his collaboration with South African vocalist Nonku Phiri and Mr. Carmack.

Branko is now releasing new original songs and remixes from the Atlas sessions in the 8-track Atlas Expanded.

“Reserva Pra Dois” (“Reservation for Two”) is a hypnotizing and uplifting tune that features Cabo Verdean singer Mayra Andrade, one of the leading voices championing the sounds of the island nation.

A behind-the-scenes video (below) reveals that the track was written in Lisbon with the help of up-and-coming Cabo Verdean vocalist and guitarist Cachupa Psicadélica and Buraka’s Kalaf.

“It can be a dialogue with a place,” Kalaf is heard saying of the song in the video. “That place that defines you. That you’re only certain about once you’re far from it.”

Stream our premiere of Branko and Mayra Andrade’s new track “Reserva Pra Dois” and check out the track list for Atlas Expanded below.

Atlas Expanded

1. Branko & Mayra Andrade – Reserva Pra Dois

2. Branko – Take Off (feat. Princess Nokia) [Rastronaut Laser Baile Mix]

3. Branko – Out of Sight (feat. Rodes) [Max le Daron Remix]

4. Branko – On Top (feat. Zanillya, Capadose & The Ruffest) [Ckrono & Slesh + Beauty Brain

Remix]

5. Branko – Eventually (feat. Alex Rita & Bison) [Dotorado Pro Remix]

6. Branko – Let Me Go (feat. Nonku Phiri & Mr. Carmack) [Jumping Back Slash Remix]

7. Branko – Paris-Marselha (feat. Cachupa Psicadélica) [Siete Catorce Remix]

8. Branko – Whole Night (feat. Okmalumkoolkat & Lewis CanCut) [STAS Remix]

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Whoisakin Channels His Love For Anime In the New Video For ‘Magic’

The single, featuring Olayinka Ehi, comes off his latest EP Full Moon Weekends.

Nigerian singer-songwriter Whoisakin is sharing a new music video to accompany his hit summer release, "Magic".

His roots certainly show true as his Lagos inspired trap soul/R&B sounds fill us up with feelings of summer and a love made from dreams.

High off of a recent feature in Rolling Stone, Whoisakin's latest music video comes off of his debut EP Full Moon Weekends, his first release as a part of Mr Eazi's #emPawa30 project.

With all of the successes and accomplishments that have come along with it, the original story behind the song isn't as sweet, "Magic was actually inspired by a summer 2019 fling I had with some girl", the 22-year-old singer says, "Even though I thought the relationship had potential at the early stages, she never felt the same way and it was just 'vibes' for her. I mean the moments were beautiful but they never lasted. I made the record a few weeks after we were over. She got upset at me and that was it."

He went on to speak about his first release into the music industry as, "a full story about me and my relationships in 2019, basically. I was doing an internship with some construction company at the time so I had a whole lot of time to live life (especially the nightlife), experience new things. So, I felt like an animated series for the whole tape would be the best way to share the story better. Plus, I'm a big anime fan."


Check out Whoisakin's music video for "Magic" here.


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