A1 BRANKO - SRA
A2 BRANKO & MS MAVY - AUX
A3 BRANKO - ADRT
A4 BRANKO & FUMAXA - ETA
A5 BRANKO & IÚRI OLIVEIRA - CTG
B1 BRANKO & TRAZ ÁGUÁ - MEL
B2 BRANKO - ABR
B3 BRANKO - NAFÉ FEAT. ÉLLÀH
B4 BRANKO - SDDS
B5 BRANKO - VDD
B6 BRANKO - OOO
Współzałożyciel Buraka Som Sistema i szef wytwórni Enchufada Branko prezentuje OBG, swój trzeci album. Najbardziej osobiste i refleksyjne dzieło artysty, to miłosny list i podziękowanie dla społeczności, która go otacza, do zapierających dech w piersiach krajobrazów Portugalii i do synkopowanych, dudniących w oknach rytmów, które emanują z klubów i samochodów portugalskich miast.
Buraka Som Sistema co-founder and Enchufada label-head Branko presents OBG, his third album. The artist’s most personal and reflective work to date, it’s a letter of love and thanks to the community around him, to Portugal’s breathtaking landscapes, and to the syncopated, window-rattling rhythms that emanate from the clubs and car stereos of Portuguese cities.
As a musician, DJ, label curator and promoter, few have been as pivotal as Branko (aka João Barbosa) in bringing the sound of underground Portuguese electronic music to a global audience. Since his formative years growing up in the city of Amadora on the fringes of Lisbon, Barbosa dedicated his career to elevating the unique club music hybrids–mutations of kuduro, kizomba, zouk, baile funk and more–that were spreading in the communities around him.
Branko initially achieved success as part of the collective Buraka Som Sistema, before beginning a career as a solo artist and releasing two LP’s, Atlas (2015) and Nosso (2019). But Barbosa’s creative output is just one side of his work. As a curator Branko launched the Lisbon festival Enchufada Na Zona in 2019 and in 2022 will curate a stage at the first Sonar Lisboa. Through his label, Enchufada, he works tirelessly to raise the profile of up and comers from Lisbon and the global Lusophone (Portuguese-speaking) diaspora.
OBG is an album of organic textures and inviting rhythms, created in Branko’s signature style, and inspired in part by a series of outdoor DJ-sets performed and streamed from beautiful locations across his native country. Opener ‘SRA’ starts with a beckoning vocal, wasting little time setting the tone with warm piano chords and a low-slung, kizomba-esque beat. On the brooding ‘ETA’, written with Portuguese beatmaker Fumaxa, subtle sliding bass tones underpin a brooding, colourful arrangement.
FOR FANS OF: BURAKA SOM SISTEMA, DENGUE DENGUE DENGUE, SANGO, QUANTIC