Kuduro

Kuduro has been around for ages, but it’s been the resurgence of the sound by Portugal’s Buraka Som Sistema that has really made the genre globally recognized in the dance music community. J-WOW of Buraka Som Sistema was delegated as the selector for the most recent Hard Ass Compilation on Enchufada Records, calling on producers from across the globe to take a crack at the percussive sound including Bok Bok, Kingdom, Douster, and many more. Download Bok Bok’s contribution to the compilation and stream the entire release below. The compilation is available now on Beatport.

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I know what you’re thinking – Yes, that dirt babe has a GDD tattoo. Well, according to photoshop she does. The 42nd edition of The Dirt is a good one. Encompassing multiple genres and artistic styles, Jonah and Bones have come up with a 10-pack of tunes that hit all the right spots to get you ready for the weekend. Let’s get dirty.

1st Part: jonahberry – The Dirt #42 .zip

• Dennis Ferrer – Hey Hey (Atjazz Remix) √++
A great Deep House track. I love the continuous build of the vocalist’s intensity. A must have for late nights and early mornings.

• Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs – Trouble (Chad Valley Remix) √+ [Beatport]
Mellow, summertime vibes. From it’s opening avian sounds to Orlando’s soothing vocals, this remix released on Polydor earlier this summer will be a crowd pleaser to any sun-drenched soiree.

• Brenmar – Waiting On (Original Mix) √+ [Purchase]
This track was released on Buraka Som Sistema‘s Enchufada label for their 6th edition of Hard Ass Sessions. If you’re into Kuduro, you’re into this.

• Sound Pellegrino Thermal Team – Bassface (Ardalan Remix) √+ [Beatport]
It was such a pleasure having Teki Latex play our VS. party last week. This is the remix of Bassface that he played and the crowd went wild.

• Duck Sauce – Radio (Bastille Edit) √+
Our friends, Bastille, just came out with this edit of Duck Sauce‘s latest track, and it’s a goodie. 100% party starter. Come on out to VS. in Santa Monica tomorrow night to see these guys get down.

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2nd PART: BONES – The Dirt #42.zip

HOUSE
• Spencer & Hill – Shy Boy (Ron Vellow Remix) √+
A groove master killer track, first time I heard this I was bouncing off the walls. Vellow takes S&H’s progressive house vibes with soulful vocals and rips in an unforgiving bassline that makes this a huge club favorite.

DIRTY
• Etienne De Crecy – Hope (Alternate Studio Version) √+
The already well known track got a rework by the Cube master himself, and it proves superior for the DJ set. Perfect if you’re like me and love a vocal intro you can blend into the previous track before it rips into its own transition.

MOOMBAH
• Slap In The Bass – Egypt (Neki Stranac Moombahton Edit) √+
First heard this seeing Nadastrom @ HARD Summer this year. The bass in this is humongous, definitely meant for big systems to do it its justice. If you dare download this one make sure you have some low end to really give the full effect. You’ll know what I’m talking about if you do.

TECHY
• Alex Kenji – Let’s Get This Thing Started (Original Mix) √+
Great intro track for those tech house, minimal or fidget sets. This sample has been used in several different tracks, but Alex Kenji proves it’s not overdone and makes sure of that in this funky techy tune.

DISCO
• Tensnake – Need Your Lovin (Original Mix) √+
You can’t go wrong with most of the disco production these days, and one of the leaders in that regime is Tensnake. His live album is pure gold from start to finish, and this is one of the many tracks you can’t listen to just once. You’ll get hooked and I’m betting this will get some serious play in your automobile. Make sure to pick up the Tensnake live mix HERE.

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The origins of Kuduro can be traced back to Angola in the 1980s when musicians blended African percussion with calypso and soca rhythms. This unique amalgam of sounds then migrated back to the Portuguese homeland after becoming so popular in the former African provinces, and since then, Buraka Som Sistema is credited with founding Progressive Kuduro, which incorporates original Kuduro elements with electronic sounds. Now on their 6th ‘Hard Ass Sessions’ compilation, the Buraka crew called upon some top producers for the next Enchufada release on July 25th including Brenmar, Cardopusher, Schlacthofbronx, and Kry Wolf. Give a listen to the latter’s below.

Kry Wolf – Picadinho Di Pedalina (Radio Edit) by enchufada

PSKuduro translates to ‘hard ass’ in Portuguese. How cool is that?

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