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Bunde & Bullerengue EP by K.E.E.N.E.

Bullerengue is a musical style and dance from the Caribbean Region of Colombia and the Darién Province in Panama, and traditionally sung exclusively by women. This is K.E.E.N.E.'s revival on Connected.

Bunde & Bullerengue EP by K.E.E.N.E. Photo by Connected
Unwind, Relax, and Breathe

6 years ago, Panamanian producer Ingmar Herrera a.k.a. Lord Bontown & Kiribati went into the Darien jungle to record and produce the album Bunde and Bullerengue. Today the Berlin-based Cacao Records bosses and brotherly duo of K.E.E.N.E. revive some of these powerful chants and percussive elements for Connected and the electronic dance community.

The Darien Jungle and the heat are deeply present in the grooves from the off as "Bullerengue" opens things with chunky drums and vocal wails that are authentic, organic, and hypnotic. The bass is taut and tense and helps keep you locked in this most perfect moment. The brilliant "Bunde" then stays just as deep and humid, with the sound of jungle animals in the distance and a mesmeric lead synth spraying about the mix to enchanting effect.

Last of all is a remix from fellow Berlin-based duo Boot Slap who have released on Exploited and Get Physical and flip "Bullerengue" into something masterfully melodic and deep-rooted.

K.E.E.N.E. - Bunde & Bullerengue EP
Release Date 6th December 2019
Label connected

Tracklist
1. Bullerengue
2. Bunde
3. Bullerengue (Boot Slap Remix)