Fabriclive.49

Fabriclive.49

by Buraka Som Sistema
     
 
Remember kuduro? No? You're not alone: although it remains popular in certain club outposts in Africa and Portugal, the Angolan techno subgenre never did catch on deeply or persistently in the rest of Europe, the U.K., or the United States. Kuduro incorporates elements of soca, hip-hop, rara, and dancehall reggae to produce something that frankly sounds mainly like a

Overview

Remember kuduro? No? You're not alone: although it remains popular in certain club outposts in Africa and Portugal, the Angolan techno subgenre never did catch on deeply or persistently in the rest of Europe, the U.K., or the United States. Kuduro incorporates elements of soca, hip-hop, rara, and dancehall reggae to produce something that frankly sounds mainly like a rather stiff, chilly electronic version of soca. For its contribution to the Fabriclive series, the Portuguese DJ team Buraka Som Sistema decided to put together a generously packed continuous mix of traditional and progressive kuduro tracks of their own and by such favorite artists as DJ Malvado and DJ Znobia; they also give a kuduro treatment to contributions by artists as far afield as Sizzla (on the album-opening "Gone Too Far") and Major Lazer ("Bruk Out"). Most tracks are two minutes long or shorter, and they segue so seamlessly (and some of the tracks are samey enough) that several may go past before you realize it, but that's not all bad; on standout selections such as DJ Riot's reggae-flavored "Mermaid Dub" and the Kraftwerk-at-Carnival bleepfest of Mastiksoul's "Run for Cover," all the genre's disparate elements come together beautifully. (One or two others demonstrate how awkwardly house and rap tend to go together.) The ultimate result is a quirky but enjoyable party album with a faintly exotic touch.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/26/2010
Label:
Fabric
UPC:
0802560009826
catalogNumber:
00098
Rank:
106020

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Performance Credits

Buraka Som Sistema   Primary Artist
Lil Jon   Conductor,Toy Guitar
Ms. Thing   Vocals
Bruno M   Vocals
Mick Trovoada   Percussion,Vocals
Pongolove   Vocals

Technical Credits

Laidback Luke   Composer,Producer
Stefan Morth   Composer
Alistaire McCalla   Composer
Roshaun Clarke   Composer
Craig Thompson   Composer
Skream   Producer,Engineer
Mastiksoul   Composer,Producer
Buraka Som Sistema   Remixing,Additional Production
Ku Bo   Producer
Zomby   Composer,Producer
L-Vis 1990   Producer
DJ Znobia   Composer,Producer,Hook
Bruno M   Composer
Rui Pite   Composer
Andro Carvalho   Composer
James Connolly   Composer
Jonathan "Lil J" Lewis   Producer
DJ Malvado   Composer,Producer
Harvard Bass   Composer,Producer
Stefano Ritteri   Composer,Producer
Anthony Rodriguez   Composer,Producer
Thomas Wesley Pentz   Composer,Producer
Johnson Peterson   Composer
Sylvester Martinez   Composer
Thomas Pentz   Composer,Producer
Jérémy Cottereau   Composer,Producer
Franco Laguna   Composer
Engracia Domingues   Composer
Del Solar   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Deize da Silva   Composer
Xavier Davidson   Composer
Li Carrillo   Arranger,Composer,Producer

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