On February 16, Enchufada will release We Call It Zouk Bass Volume II, the second volume (duh) of the label's compilation series surveying the slowed-down, throbbing sounds of the emergent genre. Portugal's dance fiends Buraka Som Sistema have been one of the artists introducing zouk bass to the greater world, and that group's Branko has contributed a lovely and surprisingly eerie cut to the forthcoming comp.
"I made this beat thinking about the unlikely possibility I would ever be sitting in a studio with Cassie, I think she would be into zouk bass," Branko told FADER in an email. "Personally I think zouk and kizomba could really add a new direction to r'n'b and take it back to the roots in a really creative way. Thats where i was trying to go with this beat. I also think couples need to start dancing together again! It's an important part of social behaviour that's getting a bit lost in the 21st century, the physical contact, the tension and the whole 'I don't know how to dance dilemma' made life more interesting."
Lead image: Nian Canard