Sexxy Saturday Cumbia – Summer of the Black Snake

My head has been all over the place with music this week. One of my favorite bands (favorite band around today) The Mars Volta released their long awaited new album on Tuesday which inspires me to pick up my guitars and jam out which in turn makes me miss my old band days. The thought of forming a new band or joining up with old friends came across my mind but I have to seriously ask myself if I’m up for another band where I write 90% of the music and gig where people end up covering their ears or walking out. I used to love this actually. It made me feel like I was progressive and ahead of the times like when The Sex Pistols first took to the stage. But in reality we probably were simply awful. The good thing about those experiences (which weren’t all that bad) is that they humbled me. That’s the life of being in a psychedelic progressive band. I wonder if the same experiences were shared by Genesis in the old days when Peter Gabriel was the lead singer.

Also I do remember when The Mars Volta first came out they were an opening act for horrendous main stream bands like System of a Down where I would end up fighting aggressively with other audience members who despised what they were hearing from TMV. I had a similar experience when they opened for The Red Hot Chili Peppers even with Flea and John Frusciante’s support. Now however they are the headliners. Sometimes it just takes the audience time to get on board.

The audience getting on board aspect of my above story has changed significantly in the past few years. Due to the mainstream now a term meaning just another stream losing its influence on the airwaves because of our wonderful internet experience, we now have access to all types of music where no middle man, save bloggers, is needed. Generation Bass started just at the right time for this now true mainstream takeover. I must say I’m quite proud of being able to blog here as the middle man. Hopefully I won’t lose any steam if Anonymous pulls off their great hack, which to be honest I’m excited for.

To start things off I choose the track that’s been the talk of the week from Caballito’s Bigote. Creating a deep vibe graveton remix Bigote chose Guillotine by Death Grips. Bigote is an eccentric genius making this a perfect example of what may or may not be how his mind operates.

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Here is a dope video for the same track.

Maybe I’ve missed it but this is the only cumbia edit I’ve heard of this Loca People. El Salto De Tigre blends in the cumbia flawlessly creating a perfect edit.

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I have a couple here from Albert DJ showing his love for classics respectfully. Anyone gigging should download these for their next night.

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Explosian Negra is a Colombian group in Medellin that stays true to their Afro-Colombian roots mixing in chirimia, currulao, and porro elements. But also with a more modern hip hop dancefloor aesthetic. By the way this is produced by Thornato.

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More from producer Thornato is this Armando Hernandez edit.

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It was a pleasure stumbling upon DJ Lukas. His tracks are dope and hit me just right. I know nothing about him. Therefore you can call what I’m doing here New Journalism. Pumping out a massive blog a week limits my ability to communicate and reach everyone in the time span allotted. However I try my best for you.

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Though this is not always the case for me because I do have the privilege to speak to many weekly. One of my favorites to listen to and even speak with is the hard-working Captain Cumbia in Paris. While not setting up shows for him and others he finds the time to produce some of the best cumbia edits and remixes one can find on the streams.

Mashing up the great legendary producers Sly and Robbie with western movie themes to the back drop of a cumbia rhythm as the heartbeat, here is Captain Cumbia’s newest product.

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If you would like to hear cumbia mixed with electro, house, and disco then I have just the thing for you. From G. RabbitDirtyRedEyes comes El Dirty Sonidero – CumbiaBoom.

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One can always count on Sound Way to bring the coolest new cumbia to our attention. In Cali, Colombia lives producer Quantic and his studio band Los Miticos Del Ritmo. They have a new entirely instrumental analogue recorded LP coming out on April 30th. Here is a single from it, a new take on Another One Bites The Dust.

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If you find your head stuffed up due to allergies this season this may not cure you but it will join you with your stuffy headiness as almost the soundtrack for your thoughts.

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A small mini mini mix from JC Kiru mixes together Jerry Rivera (I refuse to say Shakira, hey respect is due) and one of my all time favorite cumbia tunes Todo Me Gusta De Ti. Amor Ciego a cumbia love mix.

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Axolete Pachuco came out with this dope cumbia dancehall track this week fitting perfectly with my warm city heat outside.

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I love Terror Negro records of Lima and plan to write an expose about them in the near future. One of the best people on board with them is Sonidos Profundos.

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[email protected] dropped this dope dubby cumbia edit this week.

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Sonido San Francisco has brought us some fun cumbia over the recent years. Genero Romantico is the one track most of us know. Enrikisimo puts his nice golden touch on it.

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DJ Avatar takes on a trip to a world of the old and new with his new tropical minimix. This is perfect road trip music for me. I might just purposely take a road trip this weekend for that reason alone.

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Quiza quiza quiza two of Fiestas Pirata members Spike Devil Disco and Pa Kongal will make a great collaborative effort. Quiza es verdad? Si, es muy verdad.

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Speaking of Spike check out his newest work a fuzzy cumbiaton edit.

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Turbo Sonidero Futuristico has been faithfully keeping his tumbia of the week series alive for 18 weeks now and this one is my favorite of all of them so far. In the spirit of the Caifanes cover of La Negra Tomasa here is his own dark version.

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I have to give it to Canalh followed by DJ Umb for turning me on to Los Chinches when Canalh covered them on his blog recently and Umb sent over an email. I as anyone who knows me favor psychedelic chicha in the world of cumbia. Los Chinches is the band I wish to be a member of. Mixing Peruvian rhythms with UK based sounds. Movimiento Records will be releasing Los Chinches new album Fongo this summer. But don’t fret here you can have access to a free download as well as a mixtape showcasing the tracks on the album.

Here is the mixtape.

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The free download of La Serpiente Negra is right here.

If you happen to live in the UK region of the globe then I have some dates where you can catch them performing live next month and into the summer.

April 7th: Hootananny Brixton (London)

April 13th: Worm, Rotterdam (Holland)

April 14th: Rasa, Utrecht (Holland)

April 15th: Paradiso, Amsterdam (Holland)

April 27th: La Linea Festival, Village Underground (London)

June 30th: The Making Festival, Basingstoke

July 21st: Secret Garden Party

July 22nd: Ealing Global Festival

August 7th: Olympic Village

More dates to come so keep an eye and ear out.

These posts seem to keep growing in size and I love it. I love how many of you out there keep getting inspired to produce nu cumbia tracks. It’s hard keeping up with all of you, it’s practically a 24/7 process for me but I love it and wouldn’t change things for the world.

Keep the dope work coming.

Would you like to follow me through out the week when I find and post new tracks? Then do so here,

Oh here’s my new edit of Billy Idol in a cumbia style.

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Globalibre – Mixtape Trilogy Vol. 3

3 nyce mixxtapes from my bruvva’s from another mutha’ in Germany!

Showcasing their variety as a DJ Team, House, Electronica and Moombahton mixxxxes!

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1-MacGrackleton – Graphics (Unreleased)
2-Chaim & Jaw – Robots On Meth (David K Benzona Remix)
3-Claude VonStroke & Eats Everything – Ignorance Is Bliss (Original Mix)
4-Dirty Doering – I Would – KMLN RmX
5-Worthy – Shy Look (Original Mix)
6-D’Angelo – Untitled (How Does it Feel) (L-Vis 1990′s Own Way Edit)
7-SBTRKT – Atomic Peace (Hannes Fischer Edit)
8-Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs – Dream On
9-King Kong – Ghetto Rush (Original Mix)
10-Yuna – Live Your Life (King Britt Dream Mix)
11-Viadrina – Luna (Coat Of Arms Rmx)
12-Pizeta – Belesa (Original Mix)
13-Basti Grub – Hang Over (Feat. Mike Trend)

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1. Apparat – King Of Clubs
2. Blawan – Potchla Vee
3. Bonobo – Kiara (Cosmin TRG RMX)
4. Four Tet – Nothing To See
5. Rocketnumbernine – Matthew & Toby
6. Radiohead – Little By Little (Caribou RMX)
7. Morphosis – Too Far
8. Robag Wruhme – Bortonkk
9. Pinch & Shackleton – Rooms Within A Room
10. Toasty – The Knowledge
11. Photek & Kuru – Fountainhead
12. Burial – Loner
13. Mount Kimbie – Carbonated

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1. Claude von Stroke – 8A (Remix)
2. Missy Elliott – Work it (Go’Nasty Moombahton Remix)
3. Bomba Estereo – La Boquilla (Julius Sylvest vs. Copia Doble ‘Bounce’ Remix)
4. Ben Tactic – Coroa de Ouro
5. Andrés Landero Y Su Conjunto – La Pava Congona (Señor Sabor Remix)
6. Aunty Adoley (Maga Bo vs. Sabo Remix)
7. Dennis Ferrer – Hey Hey ((Sabo Moombahton Remix))
8. Sabo – Patchy Moombahton
9. Munchi – Me And My Bitch
10. Javier Estrada – Careless Whisper
11. Kid Cedek – 20 TWELVE
12. Craze & Heartbreak – Summer Riddim
13. Nadastrom & Heartbreak – Church
14. Lucas Santtana – Ela É Belém (BONUSTITLE!!!)


All Aboard The Transnatty Express! Sarah Young drops a BELTER of an EP which will rattle the rafters in every Bass club from Babylon To Brazil and back to Blighty again.

Well well well,this Young lady been causing quite a stir lately. In the past year or so she has hooked up some pukka little sponsorship deals an got herself some pretty happenin hype. Clash mag  just interviewed her but that didnt stop us lot from wantin to poke our collective Gen Bass nose in her Badgyal bidniz. More to come on that later.

In the meantime,it hardly needs to be said,the ubiquitous Sarah Young is a busy bee. Djin in Clubs  all over Londinium,she has teamed up in the past with with a pretty exciting bunch of trailblazers such as; Donaeo, Mz Bratt, Mistajam, Toddla T, Swindle, Jammer, Roses Gabor, David HeartBreak, Lioness, Dynamite MC, J2k and RedLight. She even has her own Radio slot and has had her mixes played on the likes of BBC 1Xtra. Her  shows on Nasty FM are professional, chirpy, thorough and she always drops a ton of class beats and just as many exclusives. Before we get down to propa bizniz lets establish some ground rules.

First up this is a Global Bass EP from the UK (UK=The Untied King dom or The North Atlantic Isles as some of us non Jingoists prefer to call it 🙂 This EP is also ‘TRANSNATIONAL’. What are we on about?

Who better than Dj UMB to give us his Definition Of A Boombastic ‘Transnational’ Thang. I asked him, what encouraged him to redefine that, which is more commonly known among certain ‘twoddle class sandle wearers’ as ‘World Music’ (arghhh the pain, I’m melting) like a whirlwind on Pro Plus UMB replied as only he could;

”World Music to me is a Colonial term.

It represents to me all that is wrong and bad in this world.

It represents a f****d up mind-set. It says to me that non-western music is not worthy of a title like Rock or Hip Hop or Jazz and you know why? Cause the mindset that came up with that term were still living on colonial time and they didn’t feel that Rai, Gnawa, Bachata, Salsa etc etc were worthy of being a 1st class citizen like Rock, Jazz, etc etc.

They felt it was inferior and so they bracketed all music from such countries in an umbrella term and called it World Music.

Apart from that f****d colonial mindset, what does world music mean?

To me it means Madonna, Rihanna, U2, Coldplay etc etc, that is all world music. All music is from this World, so it is World music.

It’s a term that makes no sense cause it was invented by nonsense people trying to continue the British Empire.’

Gallus,any excuse to post this for the uninitiated.


Now we’ve squared that up lets get this show on the road. An buckle up eh, cos were goin a magic carpet ride, an we’ve a mighty scirocco on our tail, btw, that’s not the wind u hear whislting, it’s a Sufi Heterophony, back of the class, pay attention, it’s party time and everyone has to bring their own psilocybin punch.

Ok,this is Traveller’s music and lets be honest here, we’re ALL Travellers, we’re all moving to an from somewhere, whether its in our minds or in our Earthboots, we all travellin’ thru time. I’m also thinking Oceans of Consciousness, Transcendental Vibrations, The Universal Field, The Fantastic Voyage and other Supracensory Meditations.

Now were onto my Bombastic Definition of The Transnatty. Yup,that was defo a ripple in the phorce. I’m hearin’ Inner Growth, Jasmine chords, Jade green synths, percussion like a butterfly wing colliding with raindrops in Monsson season. This is musical colour with scent of Saffron, ancient Myrrh and Olive Branch. Scintillas of pearly dew drops scuffle with seven octaves. Thirteen notes are pursued and harnessed by the seering wind and heat of a Sub Saharan sandstrom. As the Sun (SOL-omon) rises in the East, I’m sure I hear Ibn Al Arabi whisper somethin about vastness, light and depth, now theres talk of the Evolution of Creativity. Father Imhotep Himself just popped his head though the Nebulus, breathed deeply three times an bellowed something about The Origin of All. Original.

The meaning of @Sarah’(in Hebrew and adopted by Gitano/Gypsy-Etymology of GYP-sy being Out Of e’GYP’t) is Princess.Young (In Irish Gaelic is ‘Og’ = ‘Tir Na Og’=’Land of The Young’, which is Irish ‘Nirvana’ or ‘Heaven’.(It’s where we all go when we shake off our silted mortal coil)

I told you eh, today is Transnatty Definitions Day. An’if u havent got it yet we are exploring The ONENESS of all things whilst ‘ceremoniously’ smashing through borders, chekpoints and frontiers. One Love anyone? So yeah, Sarah Young has taken music home. Alpha to Omega and back Home again to Afrika. Good on her, she’s heard the call. Give Thanks And Praise.

Ok back to the jive, am hearing Ancient MusikAlchemical reverberations. The World Lies Within’ avec a Trinidad of Treble Clefs and Upanishads pon d mic. Hope you dont mind if we try and sharpen the owl Musical Intellect now.

You can even hear the bass rumble in far off Pleiades and not the crappy Alpha Male keech that smells like the underside of Beezlebub’s leftover steak pie but a warm Algebraic type of Bass. Subtractive even, as in resonating from the Kemet, like old school Ethiopian ‘Pebble Counting’. U know the one, yeah that one, the ancient code broken by African merchants hundreds of years before the modern computer was even invented and on which our entire modern Computing system is founded, Global(ly) Bass’d even.

Binary bass codes mixed with Hue-Man.’Not enough Afrika in Computers’ apparently, (cheeky Brian Eno- our Global Bass comps are gem packed full of Africa) Indeed  computer DNA is inherently Afrikan, as Ethiopia is in Afrika, it’s a continent not a country, remember? Also massivley diggin the Drum pattern Geometry on this EP, despite the lockjaw’d tempos, Sarah still manages to capture the essence of those highly adept Anlo-Ewe Polyrhythmns.

This EP is like an oasianic cul de sac of verdant palm trees in the middle of the concrete jungle where we dwell. It’s II Tone Music that boots Enoch Powell flat on his decomposing fandango, it boots him so hard even Eric Claptout is wincing. Rivers Of Dread Beat Ina Blood, Streams of collective consciousness, streets paved with Gold, Frankinscence and Myrrh (again gifts from Abyssinia) and these streets, our streets, are now embalmed with Cola nuts, Palm wine, Khoisan, Igbo Yoruba, Fulani, Bameleke, Zulu, Incata, Sufi, Masai, Songais, Highlife,  Bantu, Quawali, 12 Tribes of Judah, Lions on Mount Zion.  Arc of The Covenant. African Fractals launch into hyperspace and fly through the galaxy talking Native Tongues.  It’s a new Paradigm.  A Kaleidoscope of Afronauts climbing The Intergalactic Tree of Musical Knowledge and hand in hand we dance to The Mystery.  Medicus Curat Imhoteps Musica Sanat. The Trinity is complete. Idaltu to Sapiens. Herto Bouri. Repeat Ad Infintum and Create.



‘I Am Sarah Young” Tracklist and Line-up

1. Ajambo Si ft. Slick Don and Lioness ( Kuduro, featuring Lioness & Slick Don)

2. Dumbahton ( Moombahton, Bhangra, Dutch House & Dirty South style Mash up)

3. Ride & Whistle ft. Dynamite MC & Natasha Shyrose ( Soca )

Heres what UMB had to say about Sarah’s EP:

“Sarah Young is establishing herself in the UK Transnational Bass scene in no time at all with her vigorous self-promotion and hype BUT her free debut EP released in conjunction with world-wide brand Addidas, more than lives up to that hype! This EP surprised the hell out of me because if this is just a taster of things to come, I have no doubts that we will be witnessing the birth of something very special here. One of the most refreshing things I’ve heard in 2012 thus far in the Transnational Bass scene! This has commercial hit written all over it!!!!'”

Heres a lil’ peak behind the scenes ie ‘the making of’

KDL- And now to the interview mobile!

KDL-I see this is a CD release,when will it be available to download digitally?

SY-Same day! We’re releasin’ an online version too. xx

KDL-Haha ok i was a bit worried there, can u tell me more about the Mcs, why u chose them, what impressed u about them  and did u let them do their thing or was there a theme u wanted them to address?

SY-Yeh, i wanted to get UK talent on the EP as although i do Global Bass and all my influences are from across the globe its important to rep your own. I had to have a female mc on Ajambo si, and Lioness was perfect, she a big  MC here in the UK and always comes up with the lyrical goods. On the Ajambo track i also wanted to create a conversation between Lioness and a male MC, so i chose Slick Don who’s worked with man like Toddla T. He’s real fresh talent from up north, i love his accent, he’s got a really nice rythmical flow and is cheeky, which is exactly what i needed for this track as its all about boooootay. As for Dynamite mc, what a legend, known him for years and years from when i was about 17/18 and always secretly wanted to work with, so when i sent him Ride & Whistle and he said he loved it, it was like, yessss! i love writing so i was quite involved in the lyrical process and direction, i think that’s very important.

KDL-Ok great stuff can now just tell me a bit about ur musical background, home school, college to present day. Also do u play instruments? What software do u use and what kit u have in the studio.

SY-Grew up in a mad musical family, my Mother played like a million instruments including piano, classic guitar, flute etc.Whilst growing up, however,my choice of instrument was the drums. I hated school so much, the only time i was happy when i was in music and art class, there was something about creating things that gave me peace. I sung from when i was 7 to 15 quite intensely, i went to the Academy of Contemporary Music here in the UK between the ages of 12-15, studied Song Writing, Production and Vocal Training, this is where i really came out of my shy shell and got a taste for performing. I didn’t really know djing was a career option until i was 17 and started going out, and the boyfriend of my best friend at the time was a dj and we would be out every night behind the dj booth, and i would watch him and think… hmm i can do that! Rest is history! So yeh i play drums, im alright on the keys, i use Logic and just went to Ableton for live gigs, which is weird after being on CDs for so long, but i love it. I really wanna buy Maschine so bad, and dunno Melodyne for vocals! i’m just moving house now so i cant wait to set up my own home studio!!

KDL-Amazin,So what is ur favourite Organic Musical Instrument sound?

SY-The instrument you hear on Ajambo si in the intro is from a carved out sweet potato with metal pluckers attached, kinda like a Sanza, i picked it up in South Africa 4 years ago, so i love that. But i especially love the Sitar, its the most beautiful sound in the world.

KDL-Can u list lifetime influences plz, from cradle to present day

SY- From day 1 until 5 -Mozart, Billie Holiday, Ravi Shankar. Ages 5-13. Sergio Mendes, Latin music parents would play at parties. Samba and Mambo, Spice Girls, Bob Marley (+ David Rodigan on Radio) Luck and Neat, early UK Garage music, Craig David (ahhhhh!) Eternal, Warda and old skool Arabic music. Ages 13-18 started out djing Grime, loved all things lyrical!! Dizzee Rascal, Roll Deep, Jill Scott, Timbaland, Soul 2 Soul, Vybz Kartel and Afrojack, De Opposites (Dutch rap group) Beyonce, all day everyday, would drive parents mad. De la Soul Slick rick,I’m obsessed with 90’s hiphop! I also tried out mixing Dutch house with latin sounds when i first got booked for gigs. Ages 18-22 Kuduro, Baile Funk, Reggaeton, Neo Soul, Dirty South, Chicago Footwork,Juke, Rap, Bhangra and then met Moombahton! rest is history 🙂

KDL-Interesting list! Ok what gigs u got coming up?

SY-Playing at hidden on the 20th april along side all the Big Boys, Munchi, Nadastrom. gonna be sick + a whole load more, check the website!

KDL-(behold below d flyer 🙂

KDL-Any albums in the pipeline?

SY-yikes. i’m hoping 2013 might be album year!! i’ve got a few more EPs to go before that .

KDL-Where do u live in London, do u feel ur environment has a big influence on ur music..I see u speak a few languages as well, do u find being bi-lignual is a major influence on ur love of global bass?

SY-Yeh London in my eye is the only city in the world i’ve been too where it is so so so ridiculously diverse. On one street you can have over 30 cultures living together. London is like a mini world, in terms of music, it is very rich and blessed. Here in london reggae, dancehall and bashment there is a big scene and i would say that has been a major influence on what i play and what im starting to produce. In terms of languages, i think for any global bass producer its wise be able to converse in a few different languages and have an understanding of many different cultures and even religions. Holland has been a massive influence on my music, the whole dutch house scene and defo being able to speak it has helped me understand the culture of their music. In terms of Arabic and other influences, this is the music i grew up listening to and a culture i can really relate to, i actually really want to research Yemenite music and music of Hebrew/Jewish origin.

KDL-There are lot of noises bein made right now emanating from the Moombahton quarter, what would u like to say to the knockers on the outside and which artists do u think are making headway and impressing u the most within the scene

SY-Big fan of boyfriend and Cabo Blanco. Also big on what Frank Mendez has done for the scene, he is really pushing. Babysteps and 2deep seem to be constantly releasing bangers and there hussle seems to be right on point! Punx Sound Check are also putting there experience with big dubstep basslines into making some Moombahton and Core bangers. Also big up all the UK moombah fam, the boys beind Moombah Ldn, Smutlee, Ginger etc All of those crew are trying to form a Moomabah UK group, i think thats the way forward!

KDL-Likewise can u show some love for Global Bass Artists

SY-David Heartbreak, Munchi, Oliver Twizt, Buraka Som Sistem (and Blaya) Hard House Banton, Schlachthofbronx, Diplo,Slick Shoota, Guerilla Speakerz, Baloji, Rashid,Brenmar, Gnucci banana … i could go on!

KDL-What would be ur ideal dream gig and with whom and where?

SY-I have 2 ideal gigs, maybe more dream gigs! One on a huge massive stage in central park in new york, with Common as my hype man and Jay Z as a surprise guest and it would be a free gig so everyone could roll through. Second would be headlining one of those mega shows in Brazil, because when they do concerts over there, they do it BIG, i’d prob get Dave Nada, Heartbreak, Munchi and Beyonce to pop through for that:) Oh also I would love to play a straight Moombahton set in Jamaica on a beach, i think that would be dumb dope.

KDL-So whats next for Sarah Young?

SY-For the month of April apart from playing out im gonna be locked away in the studio geeking out with all my new equipment working on next ep, also re launching website and gonna aim to give a free track away each 3 weeks to a month. gona be in North America and hopefully plans to go to the UAE at some point this year, can’t say much more, but keep it locked! Also i am pretty independent, as in i dont have an agent or manager or label, i’ve tried to keep it like that for as long as possible, but i think cause it’s all getting a bit busy i’m gonna need to give in and get a team lol maybe ill acually be on time for things then!

KDL-Nice one Sarah, thanks for ur time. Good Luck with all, Go In Peace To Love and Serve The Bass! 🙂

Now for the goods:

Sarah Young – Ajambo Si feat Lioness and Slick Don

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Sarah Young – Dumbahton

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Sarah Young -Ride & Whistle Feat Dynamite MC & Natasha Shyrose

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Official Press release;

‘Sarah Young would like to introduce ”i am Sarah Young” EP out 29th March 2012 Representing Global Bass, DJ Sarah Young brings you her highly anticipated debut EP aptly titled ‘i am Sarah Young’ . Kuduro, Dutch House, Moombahton, Bhangra, Soca and Dirty South, Sarah takes inspiration from native traditional music from a selection of countries and continents and pulls it apart to create a cultural blend of music that is made for the club.Go grab your free CD at the Earlham street adidas Store from the 29th March. A free download will also be launched to the public on the 29th on the adidas Facebook Page and Twitter.An ‘Introducing DJ Sarah Young’ behind the scenes mini documentary will also be launched online on the 29th.’

Post Script;

Brought to you by Adidas, same company that kitted out Jesse Owen with his track shoes in the 1936 Olympics.

Addis Ali Babassynia.Abaracadabra.1001101010010 Arabian Binary Nights.

*Waves at the blingy book burning Anti-Intellectual division*

Hasta la Proxima – Khev de Leon

GoldRush – YOUniversal

Our Golden Boy, GoldRush, did this track a while back but he just let it loose for free download and so you can now grab it and also read all about his most recent Remixes EP below!!!!

People been waiting a long time for this, finally it is out now. It will be followed up soon with a brand new EP of original GoldRush content, def an artist from the future!

Stream the release here:

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BUY it at Beatport exclusively for the next 2 weeks:


A little over a year ago we dropped a sublime Luv gem on you. The “Love HZ” debut of LA based producer GoldRush turned many heads with his own interpretation of what dubstep is or could be.

GoldRush dropped dubstep with symphonic elements and added multi instrumentalism and complex melody layers to boot. These are awesome tracks that work on multiple layers of listening. The release got some great reviews and DJ support by dudes like: Starkey, +Verb, Liquid Stranger and David Starfire.

So GoldRush returns with his second EP for Generation Bass and this time he asked some of his and our friends to rework the cuts from his debut EP and they sure did.

Remixers like Gladkill, Stephan Jacobs and Sugarpill crystallize the melodic elements and add playful percussion and percussive elements to the original tracks to give them a new breath of fresh air. Richard Sweat adds a healthy dose of steady banging beats to the cut too, taking it back to the dancefloor. Most of these cats are fam to GoldRush, and are also a part of the Headtron Crew, some of today’s most progressive electronic music producers and cutting-edge visual artists in North America.

We are just ecstatic that we, at Generation Bass, get another chance to hand you a dose of new and refreshing electronic music by GoldRush, revised and re-imagined by forward thinking producers that defy the term and concept of dubstep.

Don’t sleep on this game changing release….


Yep, time for a bit of self promo to begin this week, with a little global bass excursion from andykisaragi (aka me), followed by Huskii with half an hour of Electro Champeta and finishing with a Twin Peaks-themed curveball from Gabriel Jasmin.


So this is a mix I recorded for myself last month but it’s suddenly come into its own now that the sun is shining here in the UK and it feels like time to share it. Bhangra / moombah / haus / funky. Special shout out to Old Money cos not only did I use their tune Mothership in this mix, I also first heard Nina Simone’s See-Line Woman on an Old Money mix I posted here a while back, and it’s a pivotal tune on my mix here.

DOWNLOAD: andykisaragi Feb 2012 mix

Jagmohan Kaur – Jagga Jammiah
Ashok Phralvi – Banh Tut Gayi
Gurbhej Brar – Gidheh Vich Nach
Panjabi MC – Mundian To Bach Ke
Seeed & Elephant Man – Shake Baby Shake
Sticky K – Persian Algebra
Shazalakazoo – Bang!
Ackeejuice Rockers – Wade in the Water
Nina Simone – SeeLine Woman
Fatima Al Qadiri – Hip Hop Spa
Donaeo – Party Hard
Sticky – Jumeirah Riddim Sequel
Old Money – Mothership
Zed Bias & Omar – Dancing (instrumental)
Round Table Knights – Calypso
Gucci Vump – Shashtilism


Have you heard the theory that consuming two bananas and a kiwi fruit releases the same amount of serotonin in your brain as Prozac?
Half an hour of Electro Champeta has the same effect.

I can confirm this.

DOWNLOAD: Now That’s What I Call Electro Champeta!

La Turbina – Artis Elio Boom
Undele To` La Champeta – Luigi Sound Selectah
El Sapo (Ken Remix) – Son Palenque
El Vacilon Del Mike – Yeye Dj
Suelta La Manca – Mr Black
Pull Up (Criollo Champetup Rfx) – Mr Vegas
Bondo Décalé – Grandpamini
El Gozon (Electro Champeta Remix) – Kinky Electric Noise
Fraudian Slip (Uproot Andy Remix) – A.J. Holmes And The Hackney Empire (Ft. Kastro)
El Maki Man (Aj Holmes & The Hackney Empire Remix) – La Makina Del Karibe

Gabriel Jasmin

I just started watching Twin Peaks for the first time ever last week (yeah I know, over twenty years late to that party, it’s still mind blowing now though) & the soundtrack has been rattling round my head the whole time. This mix I found on Slackula requires little introduction beyond the title: New Music That Could Have Been On The Twin Peaks Soundtrack. Great selection of creepy ass songs.

DOWNLOAD: New Music That Could Have Been On The Twin Peaks Soundtrack

1. Cocteau Twins – Lazy Dream
2. Lantern – In the Night Alone
3. Sleep Over – Outer Limits
4. Mazzy Star – Blue Light
5. Julian Lynch – Garden III
6. Dirty Beaches – Europa Auto Body
7. Mojave 3 – Love Songs on the Radio
8. Jen Paul/No Lakes – Valentine Grove
9. Jeans Wilder – Light Sleeper

Playmodes – Visual Glitch


Hola !!!

It’s been quite long i didn’t post anything .SORRY!  I’ve been so busy setting up companies , preparing a release and basically setting up a label . News soon .

I kept this gem , for long time . Now it’s time to post it .

Before I introduce the artist you have to watch this video . IMPRESCINDIBLE. Put your speakers loud and close your lights. Get ready for an amazing experience . I must spoil this is happening in a REAL building .

Telenoika Audiovisual Mapping @ Kernel Festival, Desio, 1 & 2 july / 2011 from Telenoika on Vimeo.

The man behind this video is Playmodes, a guy with a very catalan name Santi Vilanova , he is not only making the audio he’s also collaborating with the video with the Telenoika mapping team.I’ve been in one of their shows , and it’s the perfection made art. I must confess i’m a big fan of glitch and watching this people is just like a little orgasm .

Check his soundcloud , he has amazing glitch-step tracks :

More videos of mapping with his sounds :

Encounters – 光影大三巴. Macau Arts Festival (China) from Telenoika on Vimeo.

Telenoika Audiovisual Mapping @ Ingravid Festival, Figueres 9/2009 [FULL] from Telenoika on Vimeo.

I hope you really enjoyed this post!




So today is Doc Adam’s day, the fifth in line to shine as “THE MOOMBAHTONISTA”!

Previously we have had:

Jorge Melo




You should know the score by now:

-An Intro
-Brief Q & A with our Moombahtonista
-The almighty EXCLUSIVE!


Not as consistent in putting out the Moombahton as he use to be or as much as others currently do in the scene but imho he did enough quality stuff in the early days and also continues to do so in his latter days, to warrant his inclusion in my list.

Lets not forget he did release an awesome free EP not so long ago in September of last year, “La Reconquista”, which left a lasting impression on many.

So it’s more a question of “quality” over “quantity” and as far as I am concerned & he is a deserved Moombahton Master!

Plus he was also on the original mutha’ of all Moombahton compilations, “The Summer of Moombahton” put together by Munchi back in July 2010.

So his presence in this scene is of some historical importance but besides that, I really dig his version of Moombahton. I feel it’s dance-floor friendly and more accessible to the commercial masses than some other stuff and it’s always funky & groovy.  That’s understandable given that he normally dj’s in Top 40 clubs to pay his bills and therefore has to find a good balance between something nu & underground and something that crosses over to mainstream crowds.

So he holds his own in the scene with his own take on the genre and in true Moombahtonista style!

This edit of “Calypso” was the first track that did it for me:

And this is the track that featured on Munchi’s and the first ever Moombahton Compilation, The Summer of Moombahton:

He was also one of the first to do 80’s MoombahPoP edits:

Not only 80’s pop edits but Cumbiaton too:

MoombaHop too with his first track above and also this:

Moombahluv too:

And here’s that fabulous La Reconquista EP again:

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So all in all, his influence and contribution has been pretty immense!


What was the first Moombah track you heard and how did it make you feel?

I couldn’t say which track I listened to first, but it was unquestionably something off of the Dave Nada Moombah EP. I didn’t really know what to make of it at first. My initial thoughts were a mixture of, “Awesome, I have a huge gap between 105 and a 115 BPM in my DJ sets, this will fill that a bit,” and, “These are just slowed down records, right?,” and “Didn’t Toy Selectah already do this?” (I was obsessed with his remix of Nadie Como Tu ever since it came out, as I was a long time fan of Reggaeton). All of those thoughts dropped by the wayside when I decided to drop the edit of Riverside off of that EP the very next day at one of my bigger open format residences. I think I sandwiched it between Da Funk and Pass That Dutch – the crowd went nuts. And from then I was hooked. I have always been a fan of dance music in the 106 to 115 BPM range, I feel like it’s a very ‘natural’ pace for people to dance to and it has been largely ignored in EDM with the exception of certain varieties of Disco in the last few years. I have also always been a huge fan of Latin, Caribbean, and West African rhythms – so the fusion seemed perfect to me.

What was the first Moombah track you made & when did you make it?

That would be my edit of Drop The Lime’s Sex Sax on top of which I threw the acapella from Tried by 12 by East Flatbush Project. I wanted to find a way to start introducing the Moombahton tracks I was feeling into my sets more, but it was a constant struggle as they were too big, too hard-hitting for me to play early in the night, but too off the radar to get over during peak hour – as I’m primarily a hip-hop DJ playing at somewhat Top 40 inclined clubs for the most part. So I decided to make a track with some rap vocals on them to give people something to latch onto. It sort of worked. But I posted the track on my Soundcoud page and on the Hollerboard back in (I think) June of 2010 and kids went apeshit for it. I remember seeing a write up on Marcus Dowling’s TGRI about how Dave Nada had a saxophone player come in and play along with the track at one of the OG Moombahton Mondays in D.C., which totally blew my mind – considering I made that track in about 15 minutes on a total whim. Given the success, I started churning out more tracks for the rest of the summer, getting more and more intricate and trying to depart from doing straight up edits.

How do you see the future for the Moombahton scene.

I don’t know, honestly. I assure you that I’m not trying to be a hater when I say this, but I personally am not a fan of how loud, wonky, dissonant and chaotic the sound has gotten in large part. I feel like a lot of the elements of Dubstep that steered me away from much of that genre have infiltrated the production style of a pretty big portion of the Moombahton I’m hearing these days. I respect the hell out of the people making that stuff well and playing it well, it just isn’t really my sound. Under the right circumstances, I will totally rock that shit on the decks – but you’re unlikely to find me making it. That being said, there are still plenty of people that are inclined towards the more Latin, the more rhythmic, the more sexy side of the genre that always allured me. Everyone working within the soul side of things is in the line that I am still really feeling and that is largely inspiring all of my new work. I also love hearing tracks pulling more from the Latin, Caribbean, and West African rhythms and vibes that I see having undergirded the genre from its inception.

Moreoever, I have been hyped to hear people experimenting with the more complex and intricate rhythms and syncopated tonal patterns that are present in deep house and minimal techno. I don’t enjoy electronic music that makes me feel like I’m being hit with a blunt instrument, by and large. I know a lot of people do. To that end – and given everything that I have said – I think that Moombahton can demonstrate its validity by splitting up into different worlds where everyone finds the aspects of the genre that they enjoy – just as happened with House and Techno and Drum N Bass and Dubstep and everything else. Accordingly, my capacity to hate may actually be a mark of the growth of the genre and a benchmark of the fact that it is really coming into its own.


In the contemporary era of DJing in which many selectors neglect the fundamentals of the craft, Doc Adam strives to hold fast to basic elements of the art: technical skill, quality selection, and the ability to rock any party which confronts him.  Holding a Ph.D. in philosophy, Doc Adam is the thinking man’s DJ – but this doesn’t hamper his ability to throw himself full-swing into the center of a party.  The skill set which he possesses today is something developed over the course of a decade-plus behind the turntables during which he has refused to let his abilities or his musical knowledge stagnate.

Doc Adam cut his teeth in the turntablist and party scene in the late ’90s in Detroit and Ann Arbor, MI where he grew accustomed to rocking crowds and DJ battles alike, flipping back and forth between hip hop, downtempo, ghettotech, and minimal techno.  Having gained the utmost respect for the craft of DJing and the power of nearly all genres of dance music as a member of Ann Arbor’s Unfadeable Crew, Doc Adam persisted throughout his years spent living between Germany and Oregon, honing his skills in various capacities and growing accustomed to rocking to anyone who is thrown in front of him playing any conceivable genre of music – he prides himself on his encyclopedic knowledge of music and his ability to both read and push the dancefloor.

In the past few years Doc Adam has performed everywhere from Düsseldorf to Detroit, Tucson to Minneapolis, Philadelphia to Honolulu and beyond.  He can be found rocking parties multiple nights every week in Portland, usually with his fellow members of the Ante Up crew, Ronin Roc and DJ Nature.  Currently a member of the Wolfpack DJs with DJ Excel, DJ Evil One, DJ Impulse, Rick Rude, & DJ-R, he has played with DJs and performers ranging from The Pack to Parliament Funkadelic, Tony Touch to Sammy Bananas, Spoek Mathambo to Scottie B and more of the top-tier DJs in the world than can be listed here.  Doc Adam is also one of the premier producers of Moombahton – his work has been featured on blogs including Mad Decent, Generation Bass, Hat+Hoodie, Global Ghetto and Tropical Bass.  He is the in-house engineer for working with artists including Onra, Waajeed, Mayer Hawthorne, Invincible, Blu, and Buff One.  He is also member of the Crossfaded Bacon family of DJs and producers and has worked for corporate sponsors including Red Bull, Nike, Adidas, Scion, Macy’s, and VTech.

Doc Adam’s resume and history in the game speaks for itself, but he refuses to rest content.  Keep your eyes and ears open, as Doc Adam is only getting better with time.


Drop The Lime x East Flatbush Project – Tried By Sex Sax (Doc Adam Edit)

Drop The Lime – Sex Sax (Doc Adam Edit)

Kill The Noise x Aaliyah – A Million In My World (Doc Adam Edit)

Afrojack x Busy Signal – Born & Grow Real High (Doc Adam Edit)

Nu Shooz – Point of No Return (Doc Adam Remix)

Herve – Dibby DJ (Doc Adam Edit)

Baltimora – Tarzan Boy (Doc Adam Remix)

Round Table Knights – Calypso (Doc Adam Edit)

Magnetic Man – MAD (Doc Adam Edit)

Dillon Francis & Ammo x Tupac – Westside, Bitches! (Doc Adam Edit)

Guido – Mad Sax (Doc Adam Edit)

Culture Club – Tumble For Ya (Doc Adam Edit)

Matthew Wilder – Break My Stride (Doc Adam Edit)

Michele Wylen – Gimme Gime (Doc Adam Remix)

La Sonora Dinamita – Yo Soy La Cumbia (Doc Adam Edit)

Matias Aguayo – Minimal (Doc Adam Remix)

DJ Bigga – Boeke (Doc Adam Remix)

Steve Angello x Clipse – When’s The KNAS Time (Doc Adam Edit)

Steady B – Serious (Doc Adam Remix)

Doc Adam – West Coast Shit

Doc Adam – Bang With Me (You Don’t Wanna)

Doc Adam – Wu-Tang Slang

Doc Adam – Talk Too Much

Doc Adam  – Jet Black Stinger

Doc Adam – Moombah Original Mix for Bmore Originals

Crazy Couzinz – Bongo (Doc Adam Edit)

Steve Angello – Flonko (Doc Adam Edit)

Cajmere – Horny (Doc Adam Remix)

Human League – Things That Dreams Are Made Of (Doc Adam Remix) – La Reconquista EP

Hackney Colliery Band – Africaton (Doc Adam Remix) – La Reconquista EP

Strafe – Set It Off (Doc Adam Remix) – La Reconquista EP

Slum Village – Raise It Up (Doc Adam Remix) – La Reconquista EP

Ohio Players – Funky Worm (Doc Adam Remix) – La Reconquista EP

Grateful Dead – Fire On The Moombahton (Doc Adam Remix) – La Reconquista EP

Mark The 45 King – 900 Number (Doc Adam Remix)

Doc Adam – Es Gibt Kein

Doc Adam – Weigh Up

Doc Adam – Slow March Forward.

Symarip – Skinhead Moonstomp (Doc Adam Edit)

The Exclusive:

For his exclusive, Doc Adam has once again done something that few have covered already, he goes back to the 60’s with an edit of a track by an infamous UK ska/reggae band.  This was the skinheads movement before they were sadly tainted by the racism of the movement in the late 70’s in the UK!

This is a peak time crowd howler, you can just imagine everybody pogoing to this!!!



Symarip (also known at various stages of their career as The BeesThe PyramidsSeven Letters and Zubaba) were a ska and reggae band from the United Kingdom, originating in the late 1960s, when Frank Pitter and Michael Thomas founded the band as The Bees. The band’s name was originally spelled Simaryp, which is an approximate reversal of the word ‘pyramids’.[1] Consisting of members of West Indian descent, Symarip is widely marked as one of the first skinhead reggae bands, being one of the first to target skinheads as an audience. Their hits included “Skinhead Girl”, “Skinhead Jamboree” and “Skinhead Moonstomp”, the latter of which was based on the Derrick Morgan song, “Moon Hop”.

Symarip – Skinhead Moonstomp (Doc Adam Edit) 

Lucas Santtana – Brazilian Beauties!

Absolutely amazing stuff here by this Brazilian including some awesome Moombahton like this first track below!!!

He sounds so much like one of my all time favourite vocalists Joao Gilberto and he is indeed influenced and was also taught by Joao and other Brazilian greats like Antonio Carlos Jobim!

Grab the above track and some others HERE

Lucas Santtana, born in Bahia in 1970, is a musician with a compelling background that merges popular and classical culture. A follower of candomblé (a Brazilian sect of an African cult), since childhood, Lucas Santtana was brought up among Afro-Brazilian rhythm.

At the age of 15, he enrolled into a pioneer music school in Salvador, where musical theory was taught through scores of Tom Jobim, Dorival Caymmi, João Gilberto and others.

Later on, he graduated from the University of Bahia, where he had contact with classical music and composers such as Bach, Stockhausen, Stravinsky, Debussy, Mozart, Anton von Weber… During his studies, he traveled around Brazil, getting involved in Young Orchestras, and also played with a Cuban band in music floats around Bahia.

In 1993, Lucas Santtana got a scholarship from the Karlshure School of Music (Germany) but he preferred to accept the invitation to join Caetano Veloso and Gilberto Gil on tour for the album ‘Tropicália 2’.

The following year, he was invited by Gilberto Gil to record the album Gilberto Gil Unplugged MTV, a job he maintained for three and a half years, having participated in two tours of Europe, North, South and Central America.

His solo career started in the year 2000, with the album ‘Eletro Ben Dodô’, produced by the renowned Chico Neves and mixed in Realworld Studio of Peter Gabriel. The album was praised by critics in Brazil and in important musical publications around the world like Village Voice, Down beat and Chicago Tribune (EUA); Le Monde and Vibrations (France); Latino and Esquire (Japan), apart from having been included in a select list of the best ten independent albums in the year 2000 by The New York Times.


HellFire Machina & Infuze Good Love ( Heartbreak's Aggressive Soul Remix )

No stopping Heartbreak and his attempt at mastering most EDM genres, can only be a good thing in the long-term cause he’s learning shit-loads by doing this.

Electro-House fused with soul battered by some agressive dubstep breaks!!! WTF!!!

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Grab it FREE:

HellFire Machina & Infuze Good Love ( Heartbreak’s Aggressive Soul Remix )

Here’s what he says:

A remix I did for the group from london and brooklyn… aggression/soul/dubstep… hard electro.. beautiful noize…