THE CHEERS drop FREE EP!

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And you betta know we like freebies!

we are Turbo Phenix and Wicked Fox, we make music to make our asses dance from electro to fidget to baltimore to hip-hop to crunk to anything that moves after graduating from The Famous C.T.A Cheerleading High School we decided to take a trip across Europe to let our bodies release from the pressure we used to have there. we are dj’s too and we love to remixxx so feel free to ask us for a remix of your traxxx so we just put out an ep with new music and remixxx…

here’s the link to download the free ep : http://www.mediafire.com/?fhymjyt0yjm

15 TUNES in 15 MINUTES!

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This is a nice lil blend by ANDY KISARAGI of LBFM, check this out guys:

GRAB IT HERE
tracks:

Anything Goes – Major Lazer
Dhol – Crush Sounds pres. Indian Breaks
Fight on the Streets – Max Pashm
Soobax – K’Naan
Gravel Walk – Sean Kilbride & andykisaragi
Borino Oro – Shantel
Schuttel Deinen Speck – Peter Fox
Double Up – Killaqueenz
General – Buraka Som Sistema
Belboeli (Bob Hotskin remix) – Forty Thieves Orkestae
The Tangent Universe – Mood Deluxe
Give Me The Food – Miss Platnum
Carolina – Bucovina Club vs Taraf de Haidouks
Tigeraso – Maluca
Jungle Shadow – Kiril feat MC Wasp & Rucl

OUDADEN

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Oudaden are Beber blues muso’s who were inspired by Nass El Ghiwane, Jil Jilala and Lemchaheb.  They started in the 70’s alongside other notables of  that era, Inzanzaren, Archach and Inrzaf.

They sang in ‘Tachelhit’ (largest spoken Berber language in Southern Morocco) about the cultural discrimination suffered by Morocco’s Berber population.

They are probably my favourite of the blues bands from that era and JUSTIN ADAMS (Robert Plant’s guitarist with Strange Sensation) is also a big fan.

Here’s a track linked via AWESOME TAPES FROM AFRICA, who put up a whole album of theirs on their site -12 OCTOBER 2008 post.

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THE TORCHES OF MOROCCO – LEMCHAHEB

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“Knowing that the immense task of being another Nass el Ghiwane clone was going to prove difficult, Lemchaheb decided to go their own way since day one. Their predecessors Nass el Ghiwane were already excelling at reviving the millennia old legacy of Morocco’s musical heritage in popular music.

Lemchaheb chose to stick to just making popular music, and surprisingly, excelling at that too! Lemchaheb’s music was simpler and catchier: mandolins and guitars, percussions, and vocal harmonies. They chose not to associate themselves with any brotherhood.

Their achievements helped establish the modern chaabi music in Morocco in a way that they were among the first to play Moroccan pop music using western instruments, hence setting the rules for the genre”.

WOW, CHECK ME OUT IN THEIR TOP FRIENDS, I DID NOT EVEN KNOW I WAS THERE 🙂

Lemchaheb – Eddenya


KING & QUEEN OF MOROCCAN RAI: CHEBA MARIA & HAMID BOUCHNAK!

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Cheba Maria is the new rising star of the Rai genre in Morocco and she has worked very closely with Hamid Bouchnak and one of Morocco’s most famous DJ’s, DJ Youcef.  She has been one of the main players alongside other Artists like Khaled, Diam, 113 and Magic System in the French Rai N B series of CD’s which have been massive sellers worldwide.

She is the undisputed Queen of Moroccan Rai music.

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Hamid Bouchnak.  Put on a Hamid Bouchnak song and more likely than not a Moroccan will just get up and start dancing or singing along.  Hamid was originally a member of a band called Les Frères Bouchnak nicknamed the Chevaliers du Rai (“the Rai knights”). Hamid’s father, Ben Younas Afandi was also a very well known musician who was known to promote the genre of Arabo Andulasian scene which combined Arab, Spanish, French and Berber music tones.

Here’s one of them together with some AUTOTUNE:

Omri – CHEBA MARIA & HAMID BOUCHNAK

(Sorry about the low res but just cannot find the high res mp3!).

THE CHEMICAL BROTHERS GALVANIZED BY NAJAT AATABOU

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The source of inspiration for a stolen Arabic string loop as used by the CHEMICAL BROTHER’S in their mega-hit “GALVANIZE”.

I tell you that on good authority, namely, the Aatabou management, that the Chemical Brothers had not initially sought clearance for the sample but had to do so subsequently.

Najat’s voice is among the strongest in popular Moroccan music. Her dynamic performance and forward-looking viewpoints take her right into the hearts of Moroccan audiences and have made her a star.  Najat has released over 25 albums (but where to find them is difficult) to her name and enjoys immense popularity, in her own country and also among Moroccan communities abroad.

Her most famous track (outside of Morocco, thanks to the Chemical Brothers) is “Just Tell Me the Truth”.  It was originally a big hit in Morocco in or about 1993.  It is this song that was sampled by the Chemical Brothers in their worldwide hit “Galvanize” in 2005 which sold over one million singles.

I was lucky enough to be 1 of only 2 people ever to be granted permission to license this track for a compilation, my Experience Morocco comp.  The other being, PAUL BOWLES.  Man, if you do not know who Paul Bowles is, please look it up, I’m humbled to be in such prestigious and esteemed company 🙂

I could write a book on what I had to do to license that track and how I tracked down the copyright owner!!!!…Indeed the track on my & Paul Bowles’ compilation is only an MP3.  A WAV version does not exist.

Najat was supposed to have re-recorded the track for me at the time of my compilation but she threw a DIVA-FIT at her management and in the end did not….haa.haaaaa.  Maybe one day I will write  short book on all of this 🙂

I CANNOT give you that track, due to legal ramifications 🙁

Ayitini Belakdob-Najat Aatabou

SAGE BRAVO drops it with ARTICULATE!

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Check out Baltimore’s Sage Bravo, Supe, Rickie Jacobs, and Articulate going in over Clipse and Kanye West’s “Kinda Like a Big Deal” instrumental.
 
“Kinda Like a Big Deal Freestyle” 
 
 This joint is from Sage’s hot new mixtape, “The Trial”, which has more songs featuring Articulate, Rickie Jacobs, Supe, and the rest of Sage Bravo’s BMD fam. Check it out below:
 
“The Trial” DOWNLOAD: http://www.zshare.net/download/617867506ad6ecf1/

and here is the bonus track from the mixtape, “Hottest In The Hood Freestyle”, which features Grown Man, IJ, Kurse, Rickie Jacobs & Articulate:
 
“Hottest In The Hood Freestyle” DOWNLOAD: http://sharebee.com/2d49c9f3