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PBS Beat Making Lab Pt. 5: The Final Episode Fiji + Bure Beat [Download]


The PBS Beat Making Lab rounds out their time in Fiji with a music video for their super tough tropical trap masterpiece, the "Bure Beat". Before dropping the full track, the crew schools us on what a Bure is. You might be surprised to know the thatched straw structure is a traditional home once built upon a foundation of human bones. It would seem that the people in Suva have been trill for quite some time. The beatmakers have transformed their Bure into a working studio and subsequently delivered a heaping helping of heat with the final product - a joint constructed to go hard anywhere in the world. Dancers in traditional dress are joined by a breaker as they run down some ancient choreography with the track blasting in the background. The video shot by Saleem Reshamwala brings the Fijian chant to life and spotlights a new generation of producers primed to bridge the generational divide with sounds that translate their rich musical heritage through trunk thumping music. Check the Bure Beat video from the final episode of the PBS Beat Making Lab in Fiji below. Scroll down to listen and download the latest track from the lab.