Audio

Video: Buraka Som Sistema "Hangover (BaBaBa)"

Portuguese kuduro pioneers Buraka Som Sistema are back with the spastic single, "Hangover (BaBaBa)," that apparently isn't kuduro according to their soundcloud. "This is how we see club music and this is what we like to hear when we're out late at night. It's not House, it's not Dubstep, it's not Techno and it's not even kuduro."


Official release is slated for June 6th on Portuguese imprint Enchufada, and is supported with remixes by Tony Senghore, Swick and Oui' Wack. "Hangover's" kuduro-esque backbeat, alloy womps, minimal tech bleeps, and a vocal chant reminiscent of Babatunde Olatunji's "Jin-Go-Lo-Ba" circa 1959, illustrates the ever-expanding melting pot of global electronic music today.

Interview

Interview: Wavy The Creator Is Ready to See You Now

The multidisciplinary Nigerian-American artist on tapping into all her creative outlets, creating interesting things, releasing a new single and life during quarantine.

A trip canceled, plans interrupted, projects stalled. It is six months now since Wavy the Creator has had to make a stop at an undisclosed location to go into quarantine and get away from the eye of the pandemic.

The professional recording artist, photographer, writer, fashion artist, designer, and evolving creative has been spending all of this time in a house occupied by other creatives. This situation is ideal. At least for an artist like Wavy who is always in a rapid motion of creating and bringing interesting things to life. The energy around the house is robust enough to tap from and infuse into any of her numerous creative outlets. Sometimes, they also inspire trips into new creative territories. Most recently, for Wavy, are self-taught lessons on a bass guitar.

Wavy's days in this house are not without a pattern, of course. But some of the rituals and personal rules she drew up for herself, like many of us did for internal direction, at the beginning of the pandemic have been rewritten, adjusted, and sometimes ditched altogether. Some days start early and end late. Some find her at her sewing machine fixing up thrift clothes to fit her taste, a skill she picked up to earn extra cash while in college, others find her hard at work in the studio, writing or recording music.

Keep reading... Show less

get okayafrica in your inbox

popular.

The 10 Songs You Need to Hear This Week

Featuring Wizkid, Alicia Keys x Diamond Platnumz, Manu WorldStar, Maya Amolo, La Dame Blanche and more.