Buyakano’s first EP Boom is an extremely groovy homage to real sound, and a further milestone in their rapid development. After only a year in their current line-up the extended percussion-combo featuring horns and bass around bandleader Julius Oppermann have made themselves heard well beyond of the borders of the Netherlands. In the studio all percussion was recorded “as is” – simultaneously and live – without the almost mandatory click-track in todays CD-productions. Horns, bass and vocals then recorded on top of that, just as they would in a concert. This old-school process of recording makes for the very distinctive sound and attitude of the band’s debut EP: Nasty and rough, untamed and dirty. The first two songs of the album feature exceptional MC Andy Smart, whose rap is comparable to a mixture of Cypress Hill and Eminem. After the rough opener Sascha Fabulous, a track that lives through the suspense of the bassline and smashing horns, the atmosphere gets notably lighter with Buyakano‘s take on Outkasts‘s Hey Ya. Jenny Thiele‘s Haus is a firework of analog drum‘n‘bass rhythms, features her cristal-clear voice and the intriguing sound of unison bass- and trombone lines. A catchy refrain that somehow resembles of a dwarf-choir invites the listener to sing along. The end of this album is the complexly layered percussion arrangement From 12 til 8, an homage to the bands brazilian and afro-cuban roots. While the actual genres of the individual songs are very widely ranged, all of them have the group’s recognizable sound and energy, seamlessly transitioning from one to the next. On four fulminant tracks Buyakano let’s the world know what they stand for. Modern Samba, with a very big boom indeed. Buyakano‘s Debut EP has been released in Mai 2012 by the label Hey!blau Records from Cologne.