João Barbosa AKA Branko first became known on the International scene as the driving creative force in Buraka som Sistema, the worldwide phenomenon whose releases helped create a new attitude towards global sounds. Widely regarded as one of Portugal’s most groundbreaking dance music exports, the collective were championed by the producer's label Enchufada.
His debut album as Branko, ‘Atlas’, was released in 2015 — inspired by his travels around Cape Town, New York, Amsterdam and São Paulo — and featured collaborations with Princess Nokia and DJ Sliink. He has also been tapped to produce music for artists like Santigold and Anik Khan, as well as M.I.A.
Branko also hosts a monthly radio show on NTS, ‘Enchufada Na Zona’, which is broadcast live from the label's HQ in Lisbon, and formed the inspiration for a compilation of the same name.