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3. Sango. Young midwestern producer Kai Wright AKA Sango Beats was already one of our favorite beatfreaks on the scene. Along with Atu, Kaytranada and Ta-Ku, he is one of the producers who defined the sound of the cloud in 2013; a glitchy post-Dilla knock which leans heavy on the flange and then goes heavy on the lean. That was before he busted our heads open this very week with “Pa’Mala” a trap-influenced take on bachata that ventures into totally new tropical waters; recalling Buraka Som Sistema’s Ku-bass sound or a cypernetic response to Rita Indiana’s mutant merengue, “Pa’Mala” feels like the first shot of what we hope is a whole new rhythm assault of Sango Beats.

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