For the 24th installment of our Keep Watch Mix series, we bring to you the tropical bass stylings of Portugal’s Buraka Som Sistema. Given the group’s somewhat reclusive nature over the last few years, this mix is a particularly prized addition to our already illustrious collection. Their sabbatical has not been in vain, and if anything, these dudes have developed an even stronger grasp on the scene during that time off.
For those of you who know nothing of this MC/DJ unit, I’m here to alleviate any preconceived notions. First off, the crew is made up of two MCs (Kalaf and Conductor) and two DJ/Producers (Riot and J-Wow) who have been responsible for the ongoing rise of tropical-influenced dance music. Most notably, the crew has been associated with the infusion of broken bass beats into classic Kuduro – the perfect recipe for ass-shaking.
Given the instant notoriety that has been garnered by Moombahton recently, Buraka Som Sistema’s return to the scene couldn’t come at a more perfect time. With their fingers on the pulse of both the past and present, this gang of bass-laden misfits are poised and ready to strike a dancefloor near you.
Those of you already well versed with the group and the tropical dance scene in general probably already know that this Keep Watch Mix is gonna get you dancing – but let me just tell you right now that you have no idea what you’re about to get yourself into… Vibes from every end of the world accented with the crew’s signature Kuduro flex with a touch of bass weight. With that said, I leave you with a brief list of instructions to fully utilize this offering: download, blast at max, sweat to it, and repeat until desired effects. Full tracklist after the jump.
Keep Watch Vol. XXIV: Buraka Som Sistema
1) MJ Cole – TGV
2) GSUB – Hudu
3) Sapabonde – Vai Nao Se Esconde (Diamond Bass Remix Dubbel Dutch Edit)
4) Savage Skulls – Caravan
5) Pacheko & Pocz – Zarbak
6) Egyptrixx – Drive U Cazy
7) Oui’Wack – Jungle Wars
8) Poirier – Vivendo Juntos
9) Soulja Boy – Pretty Boy Swag (Club Cheval Remix)
10) Kito – LFO
11) Caspa – Neck Snappah
12) Kelis – Milkshake (Munchi’s Kuduro Remix)
13) Znobia E DJ Ketchup – Ketchup (Bss Edit)
14) Munchi vs. Bss – Pop Your Mini Game (feat. Missy and Busta)
15) Buraka Som Sistema – Luanda Lisboa (Riot Remix)
16) Magnetic Man – Perfect Stranger (Benga Remix)
17) Ku Bo – Kaggua