Lisbon producer/dj’s Branko and PEDRO (formerly known as King Kong) collaborate on the hypnotic sounding, funked up tribal club bomb “MPTS” (= a shortened, Portuguese SMS term for “Meus Putos” — which loosely translates to meaning “my crew”). The track is released via Enchufada and it’s the first in a series of new Branko singles, his first new material since 2016’s much acclaimed “Reserva Pra Dois” and follows up the 2017 compilation “Enchufada Na Zona”.
Lisbon producer Branko dropped his debut solo album “ATLAS” last year, a track that didn’t make it onto the album is the soulful song “Reserva Pra Dois” which features hypnotizing vocals by Cape Verdean artist Mayra Andrade. The track sounds like what you would listen to after a cleansing summer rain.
“I made this song back in march 2015 while I was working on my debut album ‘Atlas’. I’ve been a fan of Mayra Andrade’s work for a long time, so when the opportunity came for me to get in the studio with her I had to grab it like my life depended on it. I called Kalaf to come help us with the words and all together we came up with the concept in less than 24 hours. It wasn’t part of the album because I wasn’t fully happy with my production work, but after a while I picked it up again and was able to put together something that sounded a lot more interesting to me.”
Buraka Som Sistema is gearing up for a final tour before they go on an indefinite hiatus (I KNOW WE’RE SOBBING TOO), and in April, they will be venturing into the US leg of their tour. We asked them what they were blasting while they toured the Northern hemisphere, and they gladly gave us some of their fantastic secret weapons.
“African Scream” – Dotorado Pro
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“Champions League (Afro Trap Part 3)” – MHD
“Baile de Favela” – MC João
“Herencia Africana” – Celia Cruz (Branko rmx)
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“Não Atendo” – Deejay Telio & Deedz B