Branko (8)

Real Name:
João Barbosa
Branko (formerly J-Wow) is the driving force and one of the main producers in Buraka Som Sistema. The Lisbon group released their debut album 'Black Diamond' in November 2008 to rave reviews and acclaim from a who's who of relevant producers, and continued to make waves with sophomore album "Komba" in 2011. As a diagnosed workaholic, when Branko is not touring or in the studio with Buraka, he's either scouting for new music for his Enchufada label or making beats by himself.

His solo material is not a 180 turn from the Buraka sound, but it's a freer approach to electronic music. "With Buraka we would start with a rhythm or a beat, but my songs are built with melodies and loops as the starting point. The sound is a little more personal." He applies almost ten years of research and travelling to his creative output. Operating as the Anthony Bourdain of ghetto dance music, his mission is to expose the world to as much unheard music as possible, focusing on artists who aren't easily discoverable through the usual channels.

With releases on Mad Decent (main room smasher "O Dedo" in 2010) to free downloads like "Going in Hard", featuring Dominique Young Unique, one of the most promising new rappers in the US, Branko has kept things in constant movement. He also curates the 'Hard Ass Sessions' for his label Enchufada with original productions coming from some of the most interesting new artists on today's dance music scene (

2013 marks the return of Branko with an 8 track long mixtape entitled "Drums Slums & Hums," featuring collaborations with some of the most exciting names on the scene, resulting in an international fusion of sounds, as innovative as they are addictive. Fully available on April 2nd, the mixtape continues to showcase Branko’s astonishing ability to spread his message through international rhythms while casting a vast array of unobvious vocal contributions for each song including Zebra Katz, Ezekiel, Njena Reddd Foxxx, Dominique Young Unique, Compadre, Okmalumkoolkat and Buraka's own Kalaf.
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- Branko (8) - Drums Slums Hums album art Branko (8) Drums Slums Hums(CD, MiniAlbum) Enchufada - Portugal 2013 Sell This Version
ENDG073 Branko (8) - Atlas album art Branko (8) Atlas (Album) Enchufada ENDG073 Portugal 2015 Sell This Version
ENDG102 Branko (8) - Nosso album art Branko (8) Nosso (Album) Enchufada ENDG102 Portugal 2019 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

JEFF019, none Branko (8) - Going In Hard album art Branko (8) Feat. Dominique Young Unique Branko (8) Feat. Dominique Young Unique - Going In Hard(4xFile, MP3, Single, 320) Jeffree's, Mad Decent JEFF019, none US 2012
ENDG042 Branko (8) - Time Out EP album art Branko (8) Ft. Orlando Santos Branko (8) Ft. Orlando Santos - Time Out EP (EP, Single) Enchufada ENDG042 Portugal 2013
ENDG051 Branko (8) - Control album art Branko (8) Control (EP, Single) Enchufada ENDG051 Portugal 2014
ENDG069 Branko (8) - Eventually album art Branko (8) Eventually(2xFile, MP3, Single, 320) Enchufada ENDG069 Portugal 2015
ENDG085 Branko (8) - Reserva Pra Dois album art Branko (8) & Mayra Andrade Branko (8) & Mayra Andrade - Reserva Pra Dois(File, MP3, Single, 320) Enchufada ENDG085 Portugal 2016
ENDG091 Branko (8) - MPTS album art Branko (8) + Pedro (100) Branko (8) + Pedro (100) - MPTS(File, MP3, Single, 320) Enchufada ENDG091 Portugal 2018
ENDG098 Branko (8) - Over There album art Branko (8) Feat. Miles From Kinshasa Branko (8) Feat. Miles From Kinshasa - Over There(File, MP3, Single, 320) Enchufada ENDG098 Portugal 2018
ENDG099 Branko (8) - Stand By album art Branko (8) - Umi Copper Branko (8) - Umi Copper - Stand By(File, MP3, Single, 320) Enchufada ENDG099 Portugal 2018
none Branko (8) - Vinte Vinte album art Branko (8), Ana Moura, Conan Osiris Branko (8), Ana Moura, Conan Osiris - Vinte Vinte(File, FLAC, Single) Enchufada none Portugal 2020


ENDG088 Branko (8) - Enchufada Na Zona album art Branko (8) Enchufada Na Zona(14xFile, MP3, Comp, 320) Enchufada ENDG088 Portugal 2017
ENLP120 Branko (8) - Branko presents: Enchufada Na Zona Vol. 2  album art Branko (8) Branko presents: Enchufada Na Zona Vol. 2 (12", Comp, Ltd) Enchufada ENLP120 Portugal 2020 Sell This Version