The Buraka Som Sistema co-founder throws down.
As a founding member and creative force behind the legendary Portuguese group, Branko has left an indelible mark on global club music this past decade. Also the head of the Enchufada label, he’s championed the ‘zouk bass’ sound – fusing zouk and kuduro with a medley of other bass-heavy forms – and released an array of club weapons over the years from the likes of T.Williams, DJ Marfox and Siete Catorce. His debut solo album, 2015’s ATLAS, was an intercontinental journey through the sounds of hyper-localised scenes, and saw Branko build meaningful collaborations with artists in Cape Town, São Paulo, New York, Lisbon and Amsterdam.
This Saturday 28 May, Soundcrash will bring Branko to Hackney’s Shapes alongside Clap! Clap!, Anchorsong and Mo Kolours, and to get you ready for a night of sweat-soaked dancing, he’s put together this very special Hyp mix. Packed to the brim with heady dance floor anthems it catapults you across the globe over 40 minutes, via Durban gqom from Cruel Boyz, London club hybrids from Her Records’ NKC, and back to Branko’s hometown of Libson with heat from Príncipe’s DJ Maboku. Kick-start your weekend below.
Branko plays Shapes, London alongside Clap! Clap!, Mo Kolours and Anchorsong Saturday May 28. Tickets available here.
Featured image: Jasmine Safaeian
Jumping Back Slash – Fall in Luv
Alma Negra – Tribal Echoes
Branko – Let me Go (feat Nonku Phiri & Mr. Carmack) [Jumping Back Slash Remix]
The Kiddo – Akila
Ckrono & Slesh – Slang
Branko – Out of Sight (feat Rodes) [Max Le Daron Remix]
Ajebutter22 – Gbono
Mina – New Pattan (feat Sillati)
The Town – The Movement
Daniel Haksman – Rename The Streets (Dotorado Pro Remix)
NKC – BTD150
Dj MaboOku – Fuinhas do Circo
Dual Beat – The Drums
Branko – Whole Night (feat Okmalumkoolkat & Lewis CanCut)
Branko – Whole Night (feat Okmalumkoolkat & Lewis CanCut) [Stas Remix]
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Branko – Take Off (feat Princess Nokia) [Rastronaut Remix]
Cruel Boyz – Bamba
Luke West – OOOOO
Jumping Back Slesh – Life Pass Me By