|The releasing arm of influential London night-spot Fabric are set to put out their first foray into the world of artist albums.
Buraka Som Sistema, the explosive Portuguese/Angolan four-piece will release their highly-anticipated debut long-player ‘Black Diamond’ through Fabric Records on November 10th.
Intriguingly labeled as an “electro ghettotech take on their favourite South West African music”, the band have been championed vehemently by the likes of Diplo, M.I.A, Santogold and Switch which goes someway to explain where they have been slotting into the UK scene.
The album features a number of guest vocalists - M.I.A, Kano, Petty, Pongolove, Bruno M, Saborosa, Puto Prata, Deize Tirgrona and DJ Znobia - who all contribute to their live show on a rotating basis.
The band will play two London dates - 21st October at Cargo and 22nd October at Africa Express for BBC Electric Proms - before embarking on a DJ tour of the UK in November and a full live tour in February 2009.
Focusing solely on compilations since its inception in 2001, Fabric Records has maintained a remarkably high standard across its releases which makes the decision to move into artist album territory both a bold and fascinating one.
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21 Oct 2008
Live @ Cargo
22 Oct 2008
BBC Electric Proms @Koko
Labels: Buraka Som Sistema, electro ghettotech