JONAH K : EYE OF THE STORM EP

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Awesome new release from Permanent Damage Records.

This is really deeeep and dark stuff man and in parts darkly comic too!

My faves are Odin’s Beard, atmospheric and deep, and Hippies, which is darkly comic and playful.  The other two tracks are great too and in all there are no peak time bangers but great set openers and builders.

Check out the vid to Odin’s beard which reminds me of early Prodigy/Apex Twin stuff:

 

Check out the mix below too and here’s what the PR says:

With his bass-heavy and seamlessly mixed sets, Jonah K is one of the most sought-after DJ’s on Toronto’s underground party scene.  Cutting his teeth on the jungle and drum and bass circuit in the 1990’s, Jonah quickly earned a reputation for his forward thinking track selection and flawless skills on the decks.

In turn, this led to spots as a headliner at local events including the seminal Om Festival, as well as gigs across the country at the Evolve and Eclipse festivals.  As a DJ, Jonah is always ahead of the curve, and in recent years helped spread the sound of dubstep across the city.

“Jonah K has long been one of our favourite DJs. He’s become a first choice for dubstep fans.”

Dave McLeod, event promoter (Promise, Harvest Festival)

One secret to Jonah’s success as a DJ is his arsenal of self-produced material. Armed with drum machines, synths and a catalogue of samples cultivated from field recordings and obscure music and films, Jonah’s tracks can set any mood, from dubbed-out confusion to balls-to-the-wall bass madness, and everything in between.

His newest EP, Eye of the Storm, covers a range of emotions and influences, recalling artists like Kryptic Minds, Luke Envoy and Distance.  Dark and playful, the tracks are characterized by rising tension and immaculate detail: Unexpected noises emerge from hidden corners, basslines vanish into thin air, and drum patterns teeter on the verge of chaos.

“Listening to Eye of the Storm, you can tell Jonah knows how to rock a dance floor. The tracks are polished, contemporary and original.”

Dominic Owen, producer (The Notorious B.I.G., Nas, The Love Theme)

The EP opens with “Odin’s Beard.” In a fitting tribute to the god of both war and poetry, the track juxtaposes a headsplitting bass melody with moments of ethereal contemplation.

Moving on to the title cut, “Eye of the Storm” is dubstep from the insane asylum. With angry melodies, frenetic synths and a driving sub supporting the track, the diagnosis is full-fledged wobbling madness.

Toning things down momentarily is “Big Mouth.” Slicing and dicing rhythms, the mythical sea monster hits a bizarre dancehall vibe before finally tearing up its dinner and spitting out the bones.

Closing out the EP is “Hippies,” a refreshing and playful tune that winks at a certain unwashed demographic in the dubstep scene.  With a quirky groove and odd syncopation, you can almost smell the spaced out drum circle jamming along with Jonah.

“These tunes are fresh and exciting. Once I popped, I couldn’t stop!”

Cottonmouth (DJ, producer)

Eye of the Storm is Jonah’s first release on Permanent Damage Records. He has previously released other material, most recently the full-length album Dwaallicht, which combines world influences and breakbeats in a style reminiscent of Beats Antique.  Jonah is also one half of the curious chamber pop duo Squidlid, whose work defies comparison.

Grab a freebie via the link below and stream the track from the soundcloud player:

PROMO TRACK: The Love Theme “Boogaloo – Jonah K Remix”

The Love Theme – BOOGALOO – (Jonah K Remix) – Permanent Damage Records by Jonah K

DJ MIX

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Also here’s a dj set featuring our very own Fleck & Fish Finger and Bandish Projekt ;-)))..awesome!!

 

Jonah K – Live from Wembley Stadium, Or Not – Feb 2011 by Permanent Damage Records

Jonah K drops science in a non-linear algebraic fashion, featuring tracks from his EP EYE OF THE STORM available on Permanent Damage Records.

Track List:

Savior – Burst Into Fire
Ben Verse – Good Feeling
Fleck & Fish Finger – Rude Profile
The Love theme – Boogaloo [Jonah K Remix]
Bassbin Twins – Roller Choon
Jonah K – Nightfall
Bandish Project – Brown Skin Beauty feat. Last Mango in Paris [Astral Abduction Remix]
Jonah K – Odin’s Beard
AntiSerum & No Thing – Animal
Distance – Menace
Cotton Mouth – Chinese Breakaway
Jonah K – Big Mouth
Quartus Saul – Hagakure
JFB – Time Collapse
Jonah K – Eye of the Storm
Ylem – Lava
Sub Swara – Koli Stance [David Starfire Remix]
The Love Theme – Indian Girl [Alexis K Remix]
Organikismness – Form in Motion Part II [Remix]
48k – Shiverscrape

EARLY DJ & RADIO SUPPORT

Ninja Tunes Solid Steel Radio (UK) – radio support Feb 2011

BCR Radio 103.1 / www.bcr1031.fm radio play Feb 6 2011

CIUT 89.5 – radio support Feb 9 2011

DJ Wonder – rinse.fm – radio support Feb 2011

Spyne – dubplate.fm radio support Feb 4 2011

Nicholas Coghlin – duplate.fm radio support Feb 2011

“Big Mouth is the one for me!” Noah Pred (Thoughtless Music)

“Lots of layers to each sound….This is for the heads,” Timothy Wisdom (timothywisdom.com)

“BIG!” Mensa (Cheese on Bread Records)

 

Permanent Damage Official Home: www.permanentdamagerecords.com

Permanent Damage Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Permanent-Damage-Records/201978852179

Jonah K Official Home: www.teknotribes.com

Jonah K Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Jonah-K/237090798104

 

 

DUBSTEP MONDAY

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[Thanks 2 my Italian sis’ Monica-ca-ca-ca for the image]

MonStePPers!

1. AlexisK

2. Co-Captain

3. Paranoise Collission

4. Defemate

5. Th0r Music

6. Toro 43

7. Titch Beats

8. Steve Glen

9. Madeline Puckette

10. Maribou State

11. Blunt Instrument

12. Snafu

13. Sheeqo Beat

14. Unity HiFi

15. Celt Islam

16. Mojo

17. Danejah

18. Kurt Kokane & Filth Collins

19. Kanno

AlexisK – New Zealand Earthquake Appeal

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We needed to repeat this!

Generation Bass would just like to pass on their condolensces to all the people affected by the recent earthquake, our prayers/good wishes are with you and your families.

Here’s Alexis K with a track for a very good cause!

Minuit – Except You (Alexis K) [Empathy] – ALL PROCEEDS TO CHCH RELIEF by AlexisK

Buy this track here

All proceeds from this track go to the Red Cross Quake Relief in Christchurch, New Zealand

Part of the Minuit Mix series, Alexis K has offered this mix of Except You so we can send some support to the emergency response being supplied by the Red Cross in Chch. The track will also appear on Empathy Records donation compilation on junodownload coming out this week which features tracks from many NZ producers (including Minuit’s own Funknslocuts). Check it out as well.

See original video here: youtube.com/watch?v=bgK3D71jsf8

Pic from BDO Boiler Room
Much love to the many in and out of Christchurch
We all know someone effected.
Everything has changed. Do what you can.

I never like anything I see, but i’d like to see you sometime..

Co-Captain – KlezmerSteP

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Transnational Dubstep inlcudes KlezmerSTeP!

Den Flygande Bokrullen (The Flying Bookroll/Scroll) is a Swedish Klezmer Band which have been favourites of mine for quite a while now (http://www.denflygandebokrullen.nu/). Then one night after a strong cup of coffee on Saturna this remix happened. Thanks to the band for permission to post the tune and for making rad music! Very likely more Flygande Bokrullen remixes coming soon.

Den Flygande Bokrullen – Honga (Co-Captain’s Klezmerstep Remix) by Co-Captain

Operation Yeah by Co-Captain

Paranoise Collision

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The up & coming duo Paranoise Collision continues his rise in the Dubstep game. Open Fire is a tune matching the higher standards with its haunting vocals and superb beat production. On the flip, Riskotheque gives it a proper wobbling version that will make you scream again and again.

Buy @ Juno

Paranoise Collision – Open Fire (Riskotheque Remix) by Totaal Dubz

Paranoise Collision – Open Fire by Totaal Dubz

Defemate

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Some good stufff here from this dude based in Belgium, dark and deep!

Defemate – Hah (Unmastered) by Defemate

Th0R Music -Dre Dre/Eminem

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Skylar Grey is the star of this track, here’s a good remix!

I Need a Doctor (th0r Dubstep Remix) by th0rmusic

Toro 43

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I am a dj/producer/live PA of heavy bass music. i want to share my music to all bass loving souls and promote positivity in all forms.

One Love.

T2 Ft. Jodie-Heartbroken (TORO 43 Remix) by Toro 43

Baby Food by Toro 43

Titch Beats

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Titch Beats is Sam Knowles, a 16 year old Midlander from my neck f the woods and he shows a helluva lot of promise.  The OG Killer track and the freebie are da ones for me!

Nothing new or ground-breaking BUT there’s something there.  Her kind of like reminds me of a mix between Subscape, Liquid Stranger and Datsik.

I think he’ll mature into an awesome producer & so keep your eye on him!

Released / Forthcoming Tracks by Titch Dubstep

Refer

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A simple edit wobbles bootleg remix by this dude from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Feed Me ft. Tasha Baxter-Cloudburn [dubstep] (Refer bootleg Woobles edt Remix) by Refer

Coasthill

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Can’t pretend that I’m a Linkin Park fan because I ain’t but I do love Popstep remixes and this one is good man!

Linkin Park – The Catalyst (Coastill Remix) by Coastill

Three Colours/Evolve or Die

Evolve or Die’s remix of London post-rock outfit Three Colours, about to be released as part of a free EP through bandcamp on the 28th February…

Three Colours – Calvaire (Evolve Or Die Mix) by PRESSONPR

Suicide Dub’s very own Evolve or Die is given the remixing reigns on Calvaire. Turning the original into a bonafide Bassbin Destroyer. One for all you dubsteppers out there…

We’re extremely excited about the EP’s release as we’ve managed to secure two top notch remixes. One is of a very dark, progressive house vibe, the other, which I’m sure you guys are more interetsed in is straight up Dubstep. Suicide Dub’s very own Evolve or Die has kindly put his midus touch to the original following a string of previous successes including his huge bootleg of Massive Attack’s ‘Teardrop’. This remix of Calvaire sees EoD takes the reigns and turn what was a rather emotive and engaging piece of post/math rock into an unadulterated bassbin destroyer, ready for the dancefloor. With Evolve or Die having already released singles on High Rankin’s Suicide Dub Compilation’s, should already know what to expect!

Steve Glen – Willow Smith Dubstep

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Yes I have just posted a dubstep remix of Willow Smith.lol…F**k all the haterz..ahhahahaa

Whip My Head (Steve Glen Dubstep Remix) from Steve Glen on Vimeo.

DOWNLOAD

Madeline Puckette

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This is pretty DOPE and deeep, out now!

GLO004 Madeline Puckette – Everything Is Alright (TRRBO Remix) by TRRBO

Maribou State

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Staying with the Post-Dubstep feel, here’s some awesome stuff from Maribou State (fka Ghost).

Introducing Ghost by Maribou State

Blunt Instrument

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It’s become apparent to anyone who’s paying attention that the West Coast of the US has become the forefront for glitch hop and experimental bass music, but from time to time producers from far fetched corners of the world chime in on the conversation with their take on what it means to whomp.

Example: Luke Latimer and Rocco Mico are a production duo from the rural northern coast of the New South Wales province in Australia. A chance 5 minute encounter with a set of turntables started the duo on a 5 year journey to become the glitch hop act Blunt Instrument.

Drawing early influence from instrumental hip hop maestros DJ Food and Shadow, the two have been on a constant mission to create the most cutting edge beats available; its no wonder they’re currently working in glitch hop and don’t see stopping anytime soon. With recent chart success on “Acid Crunk Volume 3” (Beatport Breaks Charts #2), appearances in support of Ant-ten-ae and Ill Gates, and releases on notable labels such as Muti, among others, the duo is quickly kicking up some international dust in the global glitch arena.

On Blunt Instrument’s debut release for Simplify, the duo draws heavily on a 00’s era funky nu skool breaks production style in creating their midtempo shlump funkers. On this five pack, Blunt instrument combines swing samples, heavy bass lines, dance hall cadences, and spooky classic dub ambience to carve out a gleaming slice of funky glitch they can call all their own. Buy now at Addictech.com!

PLUS FREE TUNE PACK!

Includes the first single from the new EP “Turtle Slap” and the following remixes:

Beatnuts – “Watch Out” (Blunt Instrument Remix)

Bob Marley – “Get Up Stand Up” (Blunt Instrument Remix)

Dillinja – “Twist Em’ Out” (Blunt Instrument Remix)

Radiohead – “Street Spirit” (Blunt Instrument Dubstep Remix)

Rolling Stones – “You Can’t Always Get…” (Blunt Instrument Remix)

Toots & The Maytals – “Funky Kingston” (Blunt Instrument Remix)

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD

Snafu

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This is an outtake from the Producer Snafu album “The Beclouded Guilt Of Nothing That Never Was”

Sheeqo Beat

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Sheeqo is our dude from Mexico.  One of Toy Selectah’s boys who usually does something called Tribal Guarchero and also he developed what we call, “GuaracheroSteP”.

Here he is with a straight dubstep number and man I gotta say I do prefer his GuaracheroSTeP stuff as it’s more innovative!

My Pill – Electrixx (Sheeqo Beat Remix) by Sheeqo Beat

Unity Hifi

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Time for some Digital Reggae!

I KNOW feat KING SOLOMON BY ARKITAL SOUND by Unityhifi

Celt Islam

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Staying on the Reggae vybz, here’s some Dub Reggae!

A couple of old tracks from Celt now available for free!

Down in the Ghetto by Celt Islam feat DanMan { Free Download } by Celt Islam

Sinking Sand feat Bongo Chilli { Free limited Download } by Celt Islam

Mojo

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Sheffield’s Mojo back with a couple of new collaborators, diggin’ this tune!

Boppin’ (Produced By Mojo) – Sav & Lyrisis by Mojo.

Danejah

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Danehjah’s got the Hotts for Lily!

Lily Allen – Fuck You (Danejah’s 2011 Dubstep Bootleg) by DANEJAH

Kurk Kokane & Filth Collins

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Staying on the F**k theme, here’s Filth Collins, have not had him on here for a while now.

Kurk Kokane & Filth Collins – Break Up [Free Download] by Filth Collins

Kanno

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This Argentinian dude is coming on with his productions and this ain’t bad stuff!

Kanno – All Are One (Original Mix) by Kanno!

Kanno – Soul War (Original Mix) by Kanno!

CHRISTCHURCH EARTHQUAKE APPEAL

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Generation Bass would just like to pass on their condolences to all the people affected by the recent earthquake, our prayers/good wishes are with you and your families.

Here’s Alexis K with a track for a very good cause!

Minuit – Except You (Alexis K) [Empathy] – ALL PROCEEDS TO CHCH RELIEF by AlexisK

Buy this track here

All proceeds from this track go to the Red Cross Quake Relief in Christchurch, New Zealand

Part of the Minuit Mix series, Alexis K has offered this mix of Except You so we can send some support to the emergency response being supplied by the Red Cross in Chch. The track will also appear on Empathy Records donation compilation on junodownload coming out this week which features tracks from many NZ producers (including Minuit’s own Funknslocuts). Check it out as well.

See original video here:

Here’s what she says:

Much love to the many in and out of Christchurch

We all know someone effected.

Everything has changed. Do what you can.

I never like anything I see, but i’d like to see you sometime..

Chip Bass Monthly

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Boom! A bunch of great releases out this month and it is fantastic to see artists who keep making there way into these posts through consistently releasing quality material.

Cheapshot

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The EP that Tokyo resident Cheapshot has been hinting at for a while has arrived and on 8bitpeoples no less. This is a fantastic collection of gritty gameboy chip bass that has incredible instrument and sound design throughout. I also found the whole EP rhythmically engaging from track to track maintaining a mid-range tempo with a complex array of syncopation and grooves that are just designed for rocking out to. An instant Chip bass classic. Download the whole thing free here. You can prelisten to two standout tracks below.

Chigu

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Sievert

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A chipbass monthly exclusive Texan Sievert has been writing a bunch of killer drum n bass tracks and this one is a little preview of his current material. He played earlier this month with fellow texan IAYD (who released an EP of epic tunes on 8BP this month as well) and all reports are this new material is awe inspiring!

Assassin Droid

486

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The prolific and talented 486 is at it again. As if making killer wobbly chipstep wasn’t enough he has now started up his own 7″ label with the first release scheduled in March with pre-orders available now. The label Teknomadix, aims to deliver high quality lo-bit bump in a physical format and this first release Digital Drugs/Digital Fix is a nice mix of Skweee style wonk and chunky chipstep wobble. Preview and Preorder the tracks now!

Kodek

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While on the topic of Teknomadix and 486, Kodek dropped this amazing preview that is due to be the second release on the label and sees these two chip bass titans team up. LARGE!
FILTHY AZ MY SWETTY PANTZ @ 6-AM (THE486KID MIX) by KODEK

Gameboy

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I actually came across this guy from another Generation Bass post, there isn’t much Chip Cumbia out there, Super Guachin is about the only other I have come across. This guy isn’t strictly Chip, mixing it in with other production techniques and isn’t active within the Chipmusic scene but his sound is great and he does use a Game Boy and chipsounds throughout his work which is good enough for me. This month he had a release on Cabeza.. download it here or preview a track below. He also dropped a nice little instrumental on soundcloud that has really grown on me! It’s great hearing square wave leads over cumbia beats.

Cabeza! 033 – Gameboy – 2011 by Cabeza!

Sangre (instrumental) by Gameboy

Byzanite

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The versatile lad from Swansea is at it again. Putting out a sample of what will be his first full length, containing his epic chipstep as well as some classic hairtune (HA! such an insider term… basically it refers to trance, house, four-to-the-floor style melodic chiptunes, sometimes has negative connotations but I promise I mean it nicely!) He has also put out a track called “The Final Step” from the forthcoming  Enigma LP and it is great (hope the song name doesn’t mean he is hanging up his chipstep cape)
Enigma Full Sampler by Byzanite

Download Final Step

Ultrasyd

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This track by multi-chip wielding french artist Ultrasyd has actually been around for a little while but it took a certain website to be down for a few weeks and this song to get re-uploaded  for  this song to get a bunch of notice and rightfully so. Vocaloid robot vocals mixed with straight up wobbly SID bass, really a perfect mix. You can grab the Instrumental and a High quality mp3 version (even the .sid file if you have a C64 and or emulator around) from his website.

Heretical Chip

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Thanks kids see you next month!!


ROYAL MOOMBAHTON & REBEL MOOMBAHCORE

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When Moombahton & Moombahcore ruled the world!

ROYAL MOOMBAHTON

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A Royal Wedding is on the cards in the UK and this is London based Nadia Oh’s ode to that.  Wonder if they’ll play it at the reception disco..lol..

No idea who Nadio Oh is/are but glad she/they friended me cause this track rocks!

Nadia Oh ‘Kate Middleton” by nadiaoh

REBEL MOOMBAHCORE

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Rebelliousness has always been linked to some aggression and Moombahcore by it’s very nature is slightly aggressive, allows you to release all that pent up frustration of whatever source.

Here’s an awesome track I found posted on Dave Nada’a tumblr site.

How appropriate that the title seems to be an ode to the creator and original rebel Moombacore producer, our Munchi, who is sadly still holed up in some Hawaiin hospital.

Munchi, we hope you get well asap brother, we miss you and our prayers are with you <3

MOOMBAHTUMBLR EXCLUSIVE MP3: Billy The Gent – “Munchicore”

Ay dios mio, hide ya wife hide ya kidz this is fucking bonkers.

BBC Friction Mix – LuvSteP 2 Apocalyptic DubSTeP 2 Transnational DubSTeP

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Listen back to the mix.

Scroll FF to 2 hours in and hey, presto!

Listen back to the mix here!

In the first half of the 30 minute mix, expect some Transnational LuvsteP to get you all luvvved Up and then some Apocalyptic Dubstep followed by some Transnational Dubstep. The mix includes some forthcoming releases on Generation Bass and some other exclusive shizzle!

Hope you enjoy!

What Friction said:

“What a mix……he delivers massively…..an absolutely brilliant mix”.

Tracklist:

1.
Phil RetroSpector — Intro Shout & Singh (All you need is Love)
White
2.
Fish Finger & Lokrian — Soma
White
3.
Tears For Monks — Opium Lounge (Miraja Remix)
White
4.
Fleck — Down Like (Feat. Eski)
Generation Bass
5.
Nuphlo — Heer (Feat. Satnam)
White
6.
Ill-Esha — Sullen Sultry (Knowa Knowone Remix)
White
7.
Lh1 — Dance Dance
White
8.
Shem — Accidentally on Purpose
Generation Bass
9.
Shock One — Adachigaharas Theme
Viper Records
10.
Eskmo — Nowhere To Run (Datsik & Excision Remix)
White
11.
H3 (We Are Mutants) -The Kabukistep
White
12.
Cyberoptix – Geisha
White
13.
Barabrix – Shiva Step
White
14.
Son Of Kick — Guacha (Feat. Natalia Clavier) (Broad Rush Rmx)
White
15.
Celt islam – Dub Reflex
Urban Sedated

Perfect Loosers present Akwaaba Remixed – Megamix!

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Perfect Loosers present Akwaaba Remixed – Megamix! by Akwaaba Music

It all started one year ago, Akwaaba head dood Benjamin Lebrave met up with the Perfect Loosers in their studio right outside of Paris. He came with a mountain of songs by Ahmed Fofana, Baba Salah and Onyenze. Treasures he’d accumulated on his travels to West Africa. And he met an enthusiastic trio: Waly had been fed Tunisian music since birth, Mast grew up listening to his Congolese step dad’s addictive soukous jams. He also ripped walls with Sigisbert Tartanpion, his head filled with the Caribbean sounds of his parents.

At the time, the Perfect Loosers had already made a remix for Angolan kuduro artist Ze Bula, but clearly they were hungry for much more. And it really didn’t take much for this impromptu meeting to give birth to yet another project in the Akwaaba constellatioWith such a diverse musical background, connections in the international DJ and club circuit, and the skills to create dancefloor killers and the artwork to go with it, the trio agreed to go a few steps beyond remixing, and piece together a full length compilation where Africa would meet the club.

The concept is to let artists and producers from around the world rethink handpicked, eclectic West African songs. With one rule: staying away from bland, uninspired “world music remixed” releases. Instead tapping into a bubbling scene of up and coming artists, not only receptive but more importantly inspired by music from Africa.

The stems were a mess, the artists had jam-packed schedules of projects, yet month after month, the album took shape. The result is a diverse blend of club aesthetics and African tradition. Not some trendy, artificial music: it is the sum of creations by original artists with deep musical roots. Artists from Europe and North America – as usual, but also from Africa itself, Latin America and the Middle East. Pushing Akwaaba’s mission further in connecting the dots between artists and music lovers around the world.

Sexxy Saturday Cumbia

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OK, enough blablabla, I wrote a lot last times, today only GOOD SOLID music; one word & one good track.

1- Animals: “it’s not good to be a chicken !” But it’s good to listen to Hat and Hoodie… Buy it !

Legobeat – Rooster Riddim (Hat+Hoodie’s Cockfight Remix) by Hat+Hoodie

2- History : Tunisia, Egypt, Lybia, which one next ? FREE John Newell !

Private Bellydancer-Hossam Ramzy-Sehr-oyounik-John Newell Nu Cumbia Remix by John Newell

3- Organic: leave a free life in harmony with mother nature and you’ll do that type of remix. Nixtamalization of a cumbia classic ! FREE

Cumbia Caletera-Billo’s Caracas Boys-Nixtamal remix 128K by Nixtamal

4- Chan ! Galambo comes with this good refix of Giolito y su combo: FREE

Chan! by Galambo

5- Dreams:

Falda De Montaña (Original Mix) by Orquesta

6 – Chill and don’t cry !

Dany F feat Caballo- No Llores by DCB AKA Dany F

BOMB SQUAD DROPS A BOMB OF AN AFRICAN INSPIRED MIX!

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Woah…Hank comes to Generation Bass, meets us and we share with him some of the sounds we’re digging and he joins in the fun and sticks “some” of our influence on this sublime mix.

It’s great that he starts of with Shangaan Electro, the same Shangaan Electro that moi sent him..friggin’ huge man…

Man this is HUGE, I can’t tell you how influential this man has been in the history of modern music 🙂

This is the dude who produced one of the greatest albums ever, to have graced this planet…….Public Enemy’s “It takes a Nation of Millions”!

Sublime mix man!

Here’s what he says:

BOMB SQUAD Mix 005 switches things up with this tribute to Nelson Mandela with fresh new sounds inspired by the big tunes coming out of Africa. Tapping into the roots…big up to all the African massive worldwide!

BOMB-SQUAD-MIX-005 by SHOCKLEE

Producer Hank Shocklee is one of the preeminent figures of the rap world. Producing successful albums for Public Enemy, LL Cool J, Bell Biv Devoe, and EPMD, as well as remixing albums for Peter Gabriel, Tricky, and Sinéad O’Connor, Shocklee pioneered a new brand of production in hip-hop music with his noisy, layered style based on equal parts rap, punk, and rock.

Starting his career as a DJ with the party crew Spectrum City, which included Chuck D among others, Shocklee helped run a nightclub as well as host mix shows at Aldelphi University’s student-run radio station.

After gaining momentum with his Spectrum City DJ Crew and the Super Spectrum Mix Show radio show on WBAU, the pause tape song Public Enemy #1 that was played on the air caught the attention of a just starting out Russell Simmons and Rick Rubin.  Hank put the group members together and got it signed to Def Jam in 1987.

With the signing of Public Enemy to Def Jam Recordings and the eventual group’s rise to stardom, Shocklee’s efforts shifted to the studio full time and he assembled the Bomb Squad Production team. He served as Producer and Executive Producer for the group and led them to the success of 1 Double Platinum, 4 Platinum and 2 Gold Albums.  Shocklee also managed Public Enemy along with Russell Simmons.  Public Enemy soon became Def Jam’s biggest global act and went on the road for a series of successful world tours. As the Bomb Squad, Hank went on to also produce groundbreaking albums such as Ice Cube’s Amerikkka’s Most Wanted and many more classic hits for artists like Slick Rick, LL Cool J, Madonna, Janet Jackson and many others.

Shocklee’s success led him to MCA records in 1991 where he created the S.O.U.L. label with Bill Stephney and signed acts such as Ed Lover & Dr. Dre, The Young Black Teenagers, Son of Bazerk and released the soundtrack for the movie Juice which introduced the late Tupac Shakur to the world.  S.O.U.L. helped to create the template for MCA’s Black Music Department.  Always drawn to his creative pursuits, after a couple of years with MCA the S.O.U.L. label was dissolved and Shocklee returned to the studio and developing artists.   In 1994 Shocklee returned to MCA Records as Senior Vice President where he oversaw the A&R, Marketing, Promotion, and Sales divisions for the company. During his tenure there, he Executive Produced and supervised projects for many Multi-Platinum artists such as Mary J. Blige, Pattie LaBelle, K-Ci & JoJo, Gladys Knight, Avant, Res and Immature.

After many years of working within the confines of a Major Record label, Shocklee decided to pursue his visionary and creative interests and launched his own independent company, Shocklee Entertainment in 2000 along with fellow ex MCA employee Jo-Ann Nina.


GoldRush – Monsters of Bass Tonite in LA!

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Our boy GoldRush has this huge gig tonight supporting some major Bass heavyweights as indictated on the above flyer.

If you’re in the LA area, try not to miss this tonight!

His new EP is available exclusively @ Beatport and has attracted some serious blog love and blistering appraisal, which does not surprise us in the least 🙂

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DJ SUPPORT:

Starkey
“GoldRush is pretty exciting because he’s doing something original, using his organic electronic textures with dubstep-ish basslines and drum patterns. I’d compare it to the first time I listened to Julian Fane… had a similar reaction.”

The Liquid Stranger
“A unique multi-genre listening experience with depth, clarity, and captivating twists and turns” –

Ill-esha
” Thoughtful, crooning melodies weave through well-crafted synth work, intriguing arrangement and warm live elements to create something that I can both play out and relax to.”

+Verb
“GoldRush will pull you into a realm of evolving soundscape with his wonderful ability to craft intimacy with bass, acoustics, and vocals. The light around GoldRush is shining strong and is about to explode into a vortex of harmony. Are you ready?”

Bandish Projekt
Its definitely some of the freshest sound I have come across recently, Sound of 2011 .

ill.Gates
‘A richly creative and deeply capable first release. GoldRush is one to
watch in 2011! ”

Sugarpill
“GoldRush’s debut ep is definitely some jaw dropping, awe inspiring ( . Y . ) shit that is melting my brain right now”

Stephan Jacobs
“The pure emotion that spills out of every beat is Outstanding – I Love GoldRush” –

Engine Earz Experiment
“An interesting combination of emotional elements and beats that fuse to create a very original style of soundscape, look forward to hearing more!”

David Starfire
S.C.Honey ………….Slamming melodic track!!!! Love it!!!

Shem
“Love Hz” by GoldRush is a perfect mix of melodic elements, glitchy & experimental attitude and 8 bit influences which are spiced up with Dubstep drums and bass heavy material. I’d recommend this album to anyone who looks for harmonic, mellow substance combined with sequenced creativity of Dubstep. Definitely a keeper!

Chebb I Sabbah
Finally one step ahead!

African Dope Records
How good is this guy? It was only a matter of time before someone stopped the button gluttonry of dubstep and started some music out of it. Congrats! (Paul Stubbs)

Permanent Damage Records
S.C Honey lulls you into a false sense of cut copy type security then the bass drops and and all my clothes blew off – just how it should be on valentines day. (Ben)

Bob Duskis – Six Degrees Records
This is the kind of super creative, well produced, eclectic music that I wish I was hearing a hell of a lot more of! Who is this guy and where has he been all of my life? Great stuff!

Moveltraxx Records
Very good dubstep release, both of these in my crate !(Big Dope P)

Flore (Botchit & Scarper/Mixmag)
Hell yeah I support 🙂 it’s a very interesting package, it’s sound soooo different from dubstep we hear at the moment, love it!! really human, vibrant, sensitiv. top job, congrats

BeGlitched
These songs evoke a vision in my mind of mountains of shimmering jewels- each sound is a precious stone sparkling in the bright sunlight.

Pathaan (IDJ-Mag)
Very interesting sound design and style – will defnitely be keeping an ear out for this chap !!

LISTENERS:

Here’s what being said about Carpe Diem:

*oh jesus god

*Oh yes, i love this

*wicked drop!

*Pretty epic with the note selection

*blown away O_O

*Damn awesome!

*This is great!

*HUGE, luv it!!!

*awesome track!

*wow !! dude! awesome track . love it

*holy ! : o

*Fuckin’ wicked chopping/warping bruh!

*Beautiful track

*This EP is going to be straight fire, mang! So excited for the finished project!

*Really diggin the vibe here bro. Great work on this tune!

*Fantastic bass!

*moody shnizness :))

*like it ! pretty melody

*nice vocal touch….thx for sharing!

*nice nice

*this is great

*good job

*like this chord progression

* yes love the acoustic, and the vocals, and of course the dub

*oh my. d -_- b

*so friggin awesome…that guitar is ace…the whole song is amazeface.

*You, Minnesota, and +Verb… the world couldn’t possibly need guys like you any more than it does right now.

*wow this is amazing!

*The lyrics sound amazing with this, good work.

*most amazing song ive heard in a long time

*Dig the vocals !!, Deep !

*Mad track nice work

*Sick sounds man!

*Wooow, the BASS !!!

*fucking awesome!!!

*siiiickie choon !