Audio

Buraka Som Sistema, JSTJR & More In 'We Call It Zouk Bass Vol. I'

Buraka Som Sistema, JSTJR and more feature in Enchufada's 'We Call It Zouk Bass Vol. I' compilation.


About a year ago Buraka Som Sistema played a Boiler Room set in which they 'introduced' the world to zouk bass — a screwed, electronic take on French Antillean zouk music from the 1980s. Buraka's Kalaf explained it to us in an interview, “While recording Komba we were exploring other rhythms such as zouk and kizomba… [and] we had this idea to share more Lisbon sounds (besides kuduro) with the world. Since we like to twist things up we [thought] 'zouk bass' would be perfect name to label those beats.” Since then, the genre's been proliferating all over the place.

Buraka's  label Enchufada just put together and released this We Call It Zouk Bass Vol. I compilation, featuring a slew of producers from around the globe that have taken on the genre like JSTJR, Mala Noche, DZC Deejays and Buraka themselves. Stream it below and grab it on iTunes.

Music

Listen to Tems' New EP 'If Orange Was A Place'

The buzzing Nigerian is also announcing her signing to Since '93/RCA Records and her placement as Apple Music's Up Next artist.

Tems is striking while the iron's hot and sharing her new 5-song EP, If Orange Was A Place.

The new release comes a few days after she dropped its lead single, "Crazy Tings," an addictive and bounce-heavy track produced by Ghanaian beatmaker GuiltyBeatz.

If Orange Was A Place also features a single guest appearance from American singer Brent Faiyaz — who lends his vocals to "Found" — and production from Jonah Christian. It was mixed and mastered by Spax.

The new EP comes alongside the news that Tems has signed to Since '93/RCA Records and been announced as Apple Music's latest Up Next artist.

Tems has been a highly-buzzing name in the last month with her feature on Drake's Certified Lover Boy, in which she appears on the song "Fountains," and for the massive popularity of her single alongside Wizkid, "Essence," which recently got a Justin Bieber remix.

Keep reading... Show less

get okayafrica in your inbox

popular.

Liya Wants to Stand Out

The rising Nigerian artist, who has been crowned the 'First Lady' of Davido's DMW label, tells us about how her life has changed and details her new Alari EP.