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Singles - Breaks & Bass - Issue 507

Gato Preto

Tschukudu EP

Riot Riot

Lee Bass teams up with vocalist Carmen Brown, aka Gato Misteriosa, for a marvellous slab of baile funk/kuduro that recalls the intensity of Buraka Som Sistema when they first appeared. Rush hype words, whistles and oak-carved riddims mean this fits sweetly on the anything-goes bass music continuum, and there are some tasty remixes too. Access Denied creates a pounding electronic beast that shtonks yet removes some of the raw original's charm, and Hanuman Tribe make it into a soaring hard techno/electro powerdriver, but it's Flore's superb stripped-down percussive version that keeps most of the original's spirit.