Entries tagged with: Buraka Som Sistema

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photo: Buraka Som Sistema at Terminal 5 in 2010 (more by Zachary Alex Stern)
Buraka Som Sistema

Portuguese electro outfit Buraka Som Sistema are playing some 10th anniversary shows both in the US and elsewhere starting in February. The three US shows will happen in LA, San Francisco and NYC.

That NYC date will go down on April 9 at Webster Hall, and tickets are on sale now.

The group last released their third album Buraka in 2014. You can watch a video from that album and check out their upcoming dates below...

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Rock Werchter

We try to keep tabs on various festivals around the world here on BrooklynVegan, many of which you'll eventually see pictures from. Today we focus on Belgium.

Pukkelpop goes down from August 16 - 18. That festival includes The Stone Roses, Bjork, Bloc Party, The Black Keys, Refused, Wilco, The Hives, The Shins, The Afghan Whigs, Lykke Li, Hot Chip, Feist, Flying Lotus, tUnE-yArDs, Chromatics, Cloud Nothings, The Tallest Man on Earth, Baroness, Ceremony, A-Trak, Rustie, Hudson Mohawke, and more. The full lineup is listed below. Tickets for the festival are on sale now.

Rock Werchter, which falls a bit more on the mainstream side, happens in Belgium even sooner, running from June 28 - July 1. That lineup includes The Cure, Jack White, X, Mastodon, Garbage, The xx, M83, Metric, Amon Tobin, Skrillex, Perfume Genius, Bat For Lashes, Michael Kiwanuka, Alabama Shakes, My Morning Jacket, Regina Spektor, Florence + the Machine, The Vaccines and more. Tickets for the festival are on sale now sold out.

The full lineups for both Pukkelpop and Rock Wercher are listed below.

Continue reading "full 2012 Pukkelpop & Rock Werchter lineups"


We just posted about Austra who's coming back to North America (including 9/19 at Music Hall of Williamsburg) after a tour of Europe. She's also one of many artists playing the 2012 Osheaga Festival in Montreal which happens August 3 - 5Tickets are still available for the three-day event.

In addition to Austra, Osheaga plays host to The Black Keys, Snoop Dogg, Justice, Metric (who play Radio City Music Hall soon), Sigur Ros (who play Prospect Park and are streaming their new LP), Florence & The Machine (who plays Jones Beach this summer), The WeekndPassion Pit (who play Governor's Ball soon), The Jesus & Mary Chain, MGMTSantigold (who just played Irving), Zola Jesus (who just played the Guggenheim) and many many more.

Full Osheaga lineup is below.

Continue reading "Justice, Metric, The Black Keys, Sigur Ros and more playing Montreal's Osheaga Festival in August "

DOWNLOAD: Buraka Som Sistema - "Hangover" (Stereotyp remix) (MP3)

Buraka Som Sistema at Terminal 5 in 2010 (more by Zachary Alex Stern)
Buraka Som Sistema

Portuguese electro/tribal group Buraka Som Sistema released their most recent LP, Komba, on October 31 via Enchufada. The album features a number of collaborators, including Roses Gabor, who also sings on the SBTRKT album, and Stereotyp, whose remix of "Hangover" is being premiered in this post, and you can download it above. You can also stream the track "(We Stay) Up All Night," which features Roses Gabor and Blaya, below. The album's artwork and tracklist are below too.

Buraka Som Sistema is coming to North America in January for the Holy Ship! Cruise and will stick around for a few shows including one at NYC's Bowery Ballroom on January 11. Tickets for the NYC show are on sale now.

All dates, song stream, album art and tracklist below...

Continue reading "Buraka Som Sistema released 'Komba', announce shows, got remixed by Stereotyp (MP3 premiere & tour dates)"

St Vincent

Treasure Island Music Festival is returning to San Francisco, CA on October 15 and 16. The lineup includes Cut Copy, Beach House, The Hold Steady, Flying Lotus, Death From Above 1979, YACHT, Shabazz Palaces, The Antlers, St. Vincent, and many others. 2-Day passes go on sale Wednesday (7/27) 10 AM and single day tickets on Friday (7/29) at 10 AM.

Speaking of St. Vincent, if you haven't already, check out her new track at StrangeMercy.com. The full album is out September 13th via 4AD. More info and tour dates HERE. Still no info on tickets for her Met show.

Full Treasure Island lineup below...

Continue reading "Treasure Island Fest announces 2011 lineup, includes St. Vincent (who recently released a new song)"

photos by Brook Bobbins

A-Trak @ Terminal 5 on April 30th

HARD Events, Cloud 9 Adventures, and Bowery Presents have announced the first Holy Ship! cruise (which is the new name for "HARD Cruise"). The cruise leaves Ft. Lauderdale on January 6 aboard the MSC Poesia with stops in Port Lucaya, Bahamas and a private island, returning to Ft. Lauderdale on January 9. The lineup includes Fatboy Slim, Diplo, Rusko, A-Trak, Steve Aoki, Skrillex, Destructo and others. Tickets go on sale June 15 via the Holy Ship! website. The full lineup is listed below.

A Pre-Cruise kickoff party will take place at Revolution Live in Florida on January 5. More details and lineup to be announced.

On January 8, 2012 the cruise stops at a private island where Fatboy Slim, Diplo, Buraka Som Sistema, and Dillon Francis play the first ever Holy Ship! Beach Boutique party.


Fatboy Slim also plays the new Dance.Here.Now Festival which is taking place on the Beach at Governor's Island from July 1st-4th, 2011 (Paul Van Dyk, Benny Benassi, and Victor Calderone are also headliners at the Pacha-presented event). Early Bird tickets are on sale at their website.

A-Trak played a headlining show at Terminal 5 back on April 30th with Clipse and the Gaslamp Killer. More picutres from the show with the full Holy Ship! lineup and flyer, below...

Continue reading "Holy Ship! (not Hard Cruise) lineup ++ Fatboy Slim also playing 'Dance.Here.Now' on Governors Island ++++ live A-Trak pics"

photos by Zachary Alex Stern

"Major Lazer was wicked last night at Terminal 5. Made me act like a fool." - Jake Shears


HARD PACKED Terminal 5 full of sweaty bodies on Saturday night (4/3). Pacifiers, bright colors and eyes rolling back into people's heads were in abundance. Skimpily outfitted dancers often decorated the stage at what was otherwise mostly a DJ show. Destructo opened the night (but Zach missed them). Then came Russia's Proxy followed by Portugal's always-fun and lively (and mc-led) Buraka Som Sistema. Headliners of the night were Boys Noize who actually kept visuals to a minimum, and Major Lazer (aka Diplo and Switch) who, like at SXSW, kept things over the top. In Austin they had one kind of monster. In NYC there was a dragon.

HARD's next NYC party takes place in an even larger venue this summer...

Global trendsetter & cultural icon M.I.A. will make her 2010 national stage debut at HARD NYC on Saturday, July 24th at the South Island Field on Governors Island. In conjunction with M.I.A.'s NEET Recordings label, confirmed performers for this two-stage festival include Sleigh Bells, Theophilus London, Skream, Benga, Ninjasonik, 12th Planet, Nguzunguzu, Borgore, Destructo & much much more TBA.
Tickets are still on sale. More pictures from Terminal 5 below...

Continue reading "Major Lazer, Boys Noize, Buraka Som Sistema & Proxy @ Terminal 5 in (HARD) NYC - pics "


Tickets are on sale (@ noon) for the Dinosaur Jr. shows coming up at Bowery Ballroom and Music Hall of Williamsburg.

Tickets are on sale (@ noon) for the "Doveman and Friends" show coming up at Mercury Lounge.

Tickets are on sale (@ noon) for the upcoming Here We Go Magic / Midnight Masses show at Music Hall of Williamsburg.

The dance party HARD is returning to Terminal 5 on April 3rd. Boys Noize and Major Lazer (Diplo and Switch) headline the bill that also includes Buraka Som Sistema (MC/DJ Set), Proxy, and Destructo. Tickets are on sale (@ noon).

Tickets are on sale for the Fucked Up / Kurt Vile show happening at Europa.

Check out some holiday shows coming up at BB King's.

Pixies play TWO shows at Hammerstein Ballroom tonight (11/25). Tickets are still available for the late one.

Prefuse 73 @ Terminal 5 in November 2008 (more by Zach Stern)
Prefuse 73

David Ellis is an artist born into a family immersed in music. His paintings are often recorded in a form of digital time-lapse animation he calls motion painting. Like jazz, these works provide Ellis with an opportunity to combine ideas with collaborators and work solo within a form that promotes improvisation and spontaneity.

Ellis often stages events when exhibiting his motion paintings, inviting musicians, performers, and sound artists to interpret the work live. His motion painting, Paint on Trucks in a World in Need of Love was exhibited at MoMA. Ellis further explores sound with kinetic installations that produce analogue sequences in rhythm. His latest work, often in collaboration with composer Roberto Lange, deconstructs the inner workings of player pianos to create sprawling sculptures that automatically play percussive rhythms with recycled typewriters, buckets, bottles and cans.

(Le) Poisson Rouge is hosting an opening party for David Ellis: Recollect on Tuesday, November 10th. Performing at the free show (besides Ellis himself) will be Prefuse 73, Jon Hopkins and Mixhell.

Not free, but also a party at (Le) Poisson Rouge, Buraka Som Sistema are back. Maluca and DJ Geko Jones open the show which takes place at the West Village venue TONIGHT (11/4) @ 11pm. Be prepared to stay out late.

All Buraka Som Sistema dates, a video of Ellis painting a piece and a song from Prefuse's latest LP, Everything She Touched Turned Ampexian, which came out earlier this year, and more below...

Continue reading "Buraka Som Sistema are back (dates) - show w/ Maluca @ LPR tonight ++ free Prefuse 73 & Mixhell art show Tuesday"

Buraka Som Sistema @ Bowery Ballroom in May (more by Tim Griffin)
Buraka Som Sistema

Buraka Som Sistema will be back in NYC for a show on Wednesday, November 4th at (Le) Poisson Rouge. Tickets are on sale now.

If you're wondering what a BSS live show looks like, the pics from their May performance (read: insane party) at the Bowery Ballroom seem to capture the mood pretty well. In July, the group put out a free (for your e-mail address) mixtape titled Blood Diamond, of which they say "it's a different version of an album we would have made if clearing samples wasn't an issue." Their debut, Black Diamond, came out in the US in April of this year.

Videos, the mixtape tracklist and tour dates are below...

Continue reading "Buraka Som Sistema - free mixtape, a NYC show (tix on sale)"

photos by Tim Griffin

Buraka Som Sistema

"On Saturday night, we went to Buraka Som Sistema who are also a band that's more about getting people together and making them happy than anything else. Yes, they make amazing music but it was their attitude that really made the gig more enjoyable, I danced my head off, feeling alive and lucky and grateful... a feeling I intent to keep cultivating. It seems that when bands really come from a more positive place the fans respond with the same response. I will keep checking out this energy-theory in future shows." [You seeing, You believing?]
More pictures from Saturday night's show at Bowery Ballroom below...

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Buraka Som Sistema @ Coachella 2009 (aaron_humphreys)

Buraka Som Sistema is here. The show tonight (5/2) is at Bowery Ballroom. Check out a video from Coachella below...

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by Andrew Frisicano

DOWNLOAD: Buraka Som Sistema - Kalemba (Wegue Wegue) (Hot Chip remix) (MP3)


"Kuduro is the new baile funk. No, check that; kuduro is the new kwaito. Or was that grime? Reggaetón, maybe?

For a particular sort of cultural trainspotter, tracking down the newest strains of dance music from diverse parts of the world with the assiduousness of a modern-day Alan Lomax, this Angolan style is the current ne plus ultra.

Built on the fundamentals of house music, with the chilly, playful textures of electro and early rave and faint echoes of the Caribbean, kuduro is full of coarse break beats and bass lines that vibrate just at the edge of collapse. It's lately gained traction in Europe, particularly in Portugal, which has a significant population of immigrants from Angola, a former Portuguese colony.

That's where the Lisbon trio Buraka Som Sistema hails from.
[NY Times saw them DJ at Santos Party House in October]

Portuguese DJ's/producers João Barbosa (Li'l John), Rui Pité (DJ Riot), Andro Carvalho (Conductor) and Kalaf Ângelo - together, Buraka Som Sistema - will visit our country again in 2009 for a tour that brings them from Coachella in Indio, CA to NYC to play Bowery Ballroom on Saturday, May 2nd. Tickets are on sale now.

Unlike last time they visited NYC in October though, this time they'll be with "Full Live Set-Up" which is being further advertised as an "explosive multi-decked live show, involving physics-defying dance troupes, serious percussion and rotating rapid-fire MCs."

Fabric is reissuing/releasing Buraka Som Sistema's full-length debut, Black Diamond, on April 7. Its single, "Sound of Kuduro," featuring M.I.A., is out now at iTunes, and appeared as a bonus track on last year's Kala reissue. The video for that song, and all tour dates, below...

Continue reading "Buraka Som Sistema - 2009 'live' tour dates (Coachella, NYC), album re-release, Hot Chip remix (MP3) & MIA (video)"


Headliners Paul McCartney, The Killers and The Cure are among the 130-plus acts set for the tenth COACHELLA VALLEY MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL (APRIL 17, 18 AND 19) at the beautiful Empire Polo Club in Indio, CA, the same grounds where the COACHELLA VALLEY MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL debuted in 1999. Other artists confirmed for America's most critically acclaimed music festival include Morrissey, Amy Winehouse, Franz Ferdinand, My Bloody Valentine, Leonard Cohen, Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band, Thievery Corporation, Yeah Yeah Yeahs (the complete line-up is listed below).

Paul McCartneyThis marks the first ever U.S. festival appearance for McCartney who is currently supporting his latest release ELECTRIC ARGUMENTS.

"I have heard that Coachella is one of the greatest festivals in the world. I'm really excited to get out there and rock!" McCartney says.

Tickets for COACHELLA go on sale Friday, January 30 at 9:00 AM (PT) at all Ticketmaster locations.

Throbbing Gristle and the rest of the full (real) line-up (as of 1/30) is below:

Continue reading "Coachella 2009 - OFFICIAL lineup announced (My Bloody Valentine, Leonard Cohen, Paul McCartney, Morrissey, The Cure, Antony, Amy Winehouse...) - tix on sale"

DOWNLOAD: Buraka Som Sistema - DJ Mix (zSHARE ZIP)

Miss Kittin & the Hacker @ Irving Plaza - September 29, 2008 (More by Zach Dilgard)
Miss Kittin

Last week my tiredness got the best of me and I voluntarily sat out the last Ete d'Amour party Thursday night (which I immediately regretted the next morning), and I accidentally slept through Ruff Club at the Annex Friday night. I finally managed to make it out Monday night for Miss Kittin & the Hacker at Irving Plaza though. From 10 until about 11:30 the duo treated the eager to dance crowd to a combination of early electro beats and dominating vocals. While there were people dancing everywhere from the beginning, I thought things started off a bit slow. However, by the third or fourth song the tracks got a little more upbeat and complex and the momentum of the set kicked in. The Hacker was responsible for the beats for most of the set, with Miss Kittin covering vocals which she periodically tweaked with what looked like some type of effects box and a laptop. About 3/4 through the set she played some live basslines which was a nice touch, while the duo fiddling with some electronics together toward the end yielded some of the evening's more interesting beats. Throw in a well done cover of Donna Summer's "I Feel Love" and you really couldn't ask for more from these electroclash pioneers.

Somehow we're already at the beginning of October. The combined amount of deejays & bands in town for CMJ plus the usual load of electronic acts passing through our city make this month unrivaled in terms of the amount of dance events scheduled to happen. Here we go with week #1, starting with Thursday (10/2), and ending with a chance to win free tickets for an event this Friday night...

Continue reading "the Thursday night in Dance w/ Showtrotta"

Santos Party House

Fucked Up (the band) (I know you realize that is a band name by now, but just in case there's someone reading this who doesn't) asked if I would mention that they got a ton of emails requesting guestlist for the Saturday show at Santos Party House - too many to answer, SO they are putting EVERYONE that emailed on list, BUT they want people to realize they "have no control over who gets in or what the cap at the venue is tonight", aka go at your own risk and get there early. All advertised upcoming Santos events below...

Continue reading "about Fucked Up tonight, upcoming @ Santos Party House"