The fearsome Buraka Som Sistema take over London’s XOYO for a special one-off DJ/MC set later this month to take a break from recording session for their new album, due out after the summer.
See an exclusive Buraka Som Sistema DJ/MC show.
In three years producers Lil’ John, Riot and Conductor along with MC Kalaf have released critically-acclaimed debut album The Black Diamond, torched the blogosphere with their MIA featuring viral video “Sound Of Kuduro”, and wowed audiences all over the world with a mesmerizing dance-driven live show. Their extended extended family of dancers and MCs from around the globe has all contributed to their success and at XOYO there’s the opportunity to see an exclusive DJ/MC show.
Buraka have invited two acts they have been supporting in Lisbon through their own Enchufada label to support them at XOYO. Diamond Bass is already making a name for himself with DJ sets fusing traditional African and Brazilian sounds with house music. His remix of J-Wow’s “Fogo” got a lot of love from Clash Mag, XLR8R and Juno. Paus are a horse of a different colour. A live act with a “Siamese drum kit” – two kits joined together with a shared bass drum – they make driving, heavy sounds with layered synths and compelling vocals. Fans of At the Drive In and Fugazi take note. NYC label Trouble & Bass signing Zombies for Money round out the bill.