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BURAKA ARE BABABA BACK WITH A NEW SINGLE & SUMMER LIVE DATES
Portugal's Kuduro kings Buraka Som Sistema are readying brand new single 'Hangover (BaBaBa)' for release this June, their first without a guest MC, and with DJ support already incoming from some of the biggest names in the business including Diplo, Switch, Sinden and Crookers, it looks set to be a Summer smash.
The track's maddeningly catchy 'BaBaBa' hook originated when the group were in Rangel 'City' in Luanda, Angola, visiting some of their favourite Kuduro producers including DJ Znobia. As Buraka's Kalaf Ângelo remembers, "He played us one of his tracks featuring Nacobeta, a local MC, where he used this hook and it immediately got our attention! We then used it in some of our early shows and the crowd loved it because of its simplicity and raw energy. While working on the new album, the beat we produced with Stereotyp had that same energy so it made perfect sense to bring it back for the chorus and close the cycle."
João Barbosa aka J-WOW elaborates on the references behind the track: "This is how we see club music and this is what we like to hear when we're out late at night. We wanted to capture the (not so) classic kind of sing-a-long vocal club melody and smash it against the most genre-bending futuristic instrumental we could think of. It's not House, it's not Dubstep, it's not Techno and it's not even Kuduro."
'Hangover (BaBaBa)' is out on June 6th on Buraka's home label Enchufada and the package will include remixes from Swedish house hero Tony Senghore and newer names Swick and Oui' Wack. The single precedes their new album, due out later this year, which is set to show - in DJ Riot of the group's words - "that Buraka are increasingly at ease on the unique musical field which we have created, and that each day we risk more and more."
After a sold out headline show at London's premier new venue XOYO and an explosive set at the Roundhouse for Sónar Festival's UK launch, fans can catch Buraka Som Sistema touring across Europe this Summer, including a UK date at the Big Chill festival in August: