OK I know it’s not usual Generation Bass fare but I’m still massively on a disco/house mission so this week’s mixxxtapes are all along that theme… Alfresco Disco’s Tom Hodgson opens with some chunky freeparty disco house / Repeater brings some cosmic Italo action / Seka comes with some more techy house vibes

(on a totally non-disco related tip, catch me spinning cumbia in Bath tonight)

Tom Hodgson

This dude played a frankly heroic set at my wedding, on the decks for about 8 hours or something ridiculous. And it was near impossible to get him off them 😀 Lush, chunky freeparty house from one of the dudes behind Alfresco Disco.

Tracklist is on the way, I’ll post it when I get it.


via New Worck, repeater brings us 90 minutes of spaced out cosmic Italo disco, interspersed at expertly chosen moments with big uplifting cheesy vocal tunes. Absolutely love the Washing Machine tune.


The Love Supreme – Tiefferre (Tirk)
Mushrooms Project – Phalcon Crest (Bear Funk)
Alien Alien – Sambaca (Slow Motion)
Crimea X – 10pm (Hell Yeah)
The Heels Of Love – Slow (Nang)
Marcello Giordani – Chubby Rain (Slow Motion)
Clap Rules – Pericoloso (Bear Funk)
Golden Bug & Rodion Feat Lavinia Claws – Washing Machine (Bang Gang)
Luminodisco – Questo Amore Splendido (Danny Was A Drag King)
Enzo Ponzio – Electroboogie (Pizzico Nobel)
Johnny Paguro – Igadadadoo (Pizzico Nobel)
Jadoo Feat. Hard Ton – Voodoo Love (Danny Was A Drag King)
Nassau – Errol Flynn (Club Edit) (TBM)
Bottin – Galli (Give It Up) (Eskimo)
Nic 2 Birilli – Boogie Ornella (Pizzico Nobel)
Ajello Feat Hart Ton – Chocolate Black Leather (Danny Was A Drag King)
Tobor Experiment Disco Experience – Guitar Voodoo (Bear Funk)
Brioski – Radio Anatomy (Nang)
Marco Antonio Spaventi – Partire Ritornare (Pizzico Nobel)
Out Of City – Phobos (Lipservice)
Rotary Disco 76 – Cotillon (Disco Volante)
Billy Bogus – Disco Lambro ’76 (Mad On The Moon)
Repeater – Corrodromo (Duplikat)


Deep techy haus vibes right here. Some of these tunes go on a bit for me but there’s gems in here too, like David Keno’s – Stars Above which is ultra classy.

1. Boards Of Canada – Ataronchronon
2. Iron Curtis – Goma
3. Homework – I’m Into This (Michael Gracioppo Remix)
4. Jaffa Surfa – Pimpin’
5. James Braun – OD
6. Seka – Beluga
7. Wally Lopez & Ismael Rivas – Save Love (Danny Serrano & Hector Couto Remix)
8. Andre Butano, Miguel Lobo – Brunch
9. Tapesh, Albert Marzinotto – Will You
10. Dave Kurtis – Sundari (Loko Remix)
11. Tim Green – Lemon
12. David Keno – Stars Above
13. &ME – Glaced
14. Subb-an – This Place
15. Campion – You Want It (Demo)


Heartbreak comes back with Part 2 of his brilliant Cloud 9 series of sumptuous, delicious, down-tempo, late night, future bass grooves.

On Part 2 he twists “Missing” by EBTG on the track “Lost & found”.

On “Burial Soul”, he opts for a take on the Burial sound, haunting, melodic, atmospheric vocals pining for a lost love.

“A reflection and appreciation to the one they call burial…..Drugs….. like James says… we trippy mane!!!…”

Finally, he includes, “Reasons” to top it all off. This is one of my favourite tracks from his whole catalogue, it’s simply beautiful. Here he takes on the AraabMuzik sound. Tranced, blissed out, dubsteppy vybz.

If you loved his Moombahsoul series and are into tranced out, dubsteppy future bass vybz, which pay tribute to forlornness and lost love, then this for you.

Grab it now:


Disc Jockey Nappy XXX Danny Brown – The RefiXXX EP

I’ve made a name for myself by giving up literally HUNDREDS of refixes and saturating the scene with dozens of studio mixes spanning several genres in the past several years. To anyone that knows my name or the ‘Thugstep’ brand, this EP won’t be enticing.

This project came together in 2 hours. I have this weird habit of checking my messages if I ever wake up in the middle of the night (which happens more often then I’d like), and realized that at 3am my dude over at Fool’s Gold shot me the digital 320’s of the Danny Brown acapellas that were released on vinyl for record day. I rolled out of bed to start knocking out this EP at 4am after thunder shook my house and woke me up. I was uploading the finals at 6am.

I think the average consumer will hate this project. Danny Brown isn’t palatable. I picked the most unsuspecting beats to lay under these vocals. But the Generation Bass readers aren’t average consumers. We’re all here because we have a deeper knowledge of GOOD electronic music.

This features a couple of my favorite tunes, and includes ‘Harlem Shake’ by Baauer. While this project has been up as a stream since before this track popped EVERYWHERE, I kept downloads locked until I hit 1000 plays. Share. Comment. Blog. Hate.


Lost Generation – Back to 90's

Interesting stuff here from Chile!

Diamante Records its a collective of djs and producers from Santiago de Chile, a label to show the brightest Bass Music from around the world.

The city of Santiago has become in recent years in the epicenter of different latinamerican cultures, creating a multicolour palette of sounds, rhythms and music, who directly reflects in the sound of the label, mixing Funky Steps, Tech House, Dubstep and Future Bass all together.

Diamante Records is 100% Ghetto. We are the underground sounds of Southamerica, revolutionizing the dancefloors from Chile to the whole world!Be prepared!


We are proud to present Back to 90′s the second release of Diamante Records, this time by Lost Generation aka Francisco Arevalo, formerly known as DJ Bristol on the national scene.

Lost Generation has a long musical career, with roots in Drum’n Bass, gender in which he has became known in Santiago since the 90′s.

Back to the 90′s is the sample of the sound that has permeated Lost Generation, many machines like the Roland TR-909 or the classic 808 groove makes the LG merge with beats from the Ghetto, a mix of Hip-House 90′s restructured by the current UK Funky and Kuduro. The EP contains 6 tracks, 3 original mixes and remixes by 3 emerging talents from the European underground scene such as Lobot’s Head, CDBL & Nah Like.

Lobot’s Head (France) crushed the track ‘To Night’ to make it a tune 100% Club, this is an aggressive remix for classic UK Funky lovers.

CDBL (France), the sound of Techno has rebounded in recent years and the French duo did with his remix of the track ‘Slow Time’ a progressive acid hit, creating a pleasant trip from start to finish. Sounds of Acid House and Techno make this effective remix for nostalgic romantics.

Nah Like (Belgium), the surprising rise to the Belgian producer has had in these last years. His music has been included in the sets of various DJs around the world. Nah Like chose the track ‘Back to 90′s’ to transform it in a mysterious and apocalyptic tune, with streets sounds from the Ghetto. Inside the remix there is a breakdown leaving behind old structures in order to evolve into a track influenced by Jersey Club, with offbeat vocal samples and agitated drum patterns for the dance floor.

The cover art of Back to the 90′s EP was realized by Pablo Díaz aka Benzo. Visit Benzo.cl to check his works.

Artist: Lost Generation
Title: Back to 90′s EP (DMNT#002)
Label: Diamante Records
Release date: May 2012
Format: EP

01- Back to 90′s (Original Mix)
02- To Night (Original Mix)
03- Slow Time (Original Mix)
04- Back to 90′s (Nah Like Remix)
05- To Night (Lobot’s Head Remix)
06- Slow time (CDBL Remix)

Produced by Diamante Records
Music by Lost Generation
Mixed by Lost Generation
Master by Emmerson Hernandez
Post-production by Daniel Klauser
Cover art by Pablo Díaz aka Benzo

Ciara Mazakwe – The Lady from South Sudan (Not Wewe)

Dope tracks here from a new name from a new country, South Sudan!

Good sunshiney vybz and some of the Reggaeton tracks would make great Moombahton tracks and so producers get on to her!

Check out more of her tracks on her soundcloud and below.

Here’s her new vid:

It’s interesting to note that in the above song, Ciara is singing about how she is perceived by her some of her own Southern Sudanese people because of the colour of her skin. She says that some of her own people tend to think she is from one of the neighbouring territories like Uganda, Kenya and Ethiopia and not from South Sudan. “Wewe” is a word from “Kishwahili” and it is used by Southern Sudanese to indicate a lady not from South Sudan but from one of the said neighbouring territories. In the song she is trying to convince her own people that she is from South Sudan and is not “Wewe” 🙂


We started off the New Wave late last year and handed over the baton to Moombah-Thong who did a great job with Volume 2. We then decided that the baton should be handed over to Walmer Convenience who have done a sterling job of reppin’ Moombahton since the early days.

New Wave is about kicking down the barriers (hence the artwork on Vol 1 of kicking down the door).  It’s about new producers saying if you don’t let us into your club, we will gain access by breaking down those barriers.  The sentiment is to try to ensure each new volume features new producers not on previous editions.  Volume 3 encapsulates this is a nutshell, it’s simply brilliant!

Walmer Convenience have done us proud with New Wave 3.  It is strict proof that Moombahton is improving and reaching higher standards.

It’s a compilation, which has tracks that will work well in the club but also it’s a great listening experience and that’s all you can really ask for from a compilation.  Volume 3 works on both those levels as well as showcasing the growing strength of Moombahton as a genre.

I don’t think I have personally enjoyed listening to a Moombahton compilation as much as this one, outside of the ones we have previously put out ourselves


So many stand out tracks on this baby and so grab it and play it LOUD!

Stream it here:

What Walmer say:

Here it is. Volume III of the New Wave of Moombahton Series. Really happy how this turned out especially when Generation Bass and Moomba-Thong had set the bar so high. Some of these names you should already know, some of these names will be known to you soon. Wanted to really show the different directions you could take the genre in and this group of track exemplifies that. Wanna thank everyone who submitted and took this seriously, the hard work fucking shows. Wanna thank Evan Langley (Dj Vous) for doing the mastering. People have nothing but good things to say about it and wanna thank Bad Idea for the cover.



ECHUFADA : Hard Ass Compilation

Awesome compilation here from the premier Kuduro label in Europe, all put together lovingly by Buruka Som Sistema frontman, J-Wow!!

Stream the whole compilation and also grab the free Bok Bok track!


Taking advantage of Buraka Som Sistema’s introduction of kuduro as part of the global musical landscape, J-WOW quickly understood it was meant to last. As the percussive madness imported from Luanda began informing beatmakers and producers all over the globe, people started re-imagining it and giving it new forms and purposes. They cross-bred it with house, techno, dubstep and the list goes on: it became a very strong influence for producers who like to see sweaty bodies on the dance floor.

It was inevitable. J-WOW started recruiting some of his favorite producers from around the globe and challenged them to reinterpret the kuduro phenomenon in their own unique ways. Artists like Bok Bok, Douster, Seiji, Zombies For Money or Canblaster – among many others – heeded his call and came forth with the most eclectic, weird, crazy and awesome blend of pumped-up percussive bangers that shot the kuduro genre to Outer Space and back. The result was the mini-compilation series we lovingly called Hard Ass Sessions.

Three years and six volumes later we bring you this full-fledged compilation, featuring J-WOW’s personal favorites of the series, hand-picked to give you the best possible experience inside the Hard Ass universe. This seasoned DJ and founding member of Buraka Som Sistema selected tunes from Nic Sarno, Melé, Pocz & Pacheko, Poirier and many other members of the Hard Ass family, casting a new light on some of our favorite tunes from the Enchufada catalogue. As an added bonus we’ve reached out to the really cool Hungarian production duo Slap In The Bass and decided to welcome them to the family by including the previously unreleased tune “Tapa”.

Buy online:
Juno Download – http://www.junodownload.com/products/hard-ass-compilation/1969342-02/


2 Classic albums by one of my favourite bands in 8-Bit!!!


Nah, just a bit of fun, I dig!


Radiohead – OK Computer [8-bit]
00:00 – Airbag
04:36 – Paranoid Android
10:49 – Subterranean Homesick Alien
15:10 – Exit Music [for a Film]
19:46 – Let Down
24:28 – Karma Police
28:50 – Fitter Happier [Yes, this was a joke]
30:49 – Electioneering
34:42 – Climbing up the Walls
38:40 – No Surprises
42:33 – Lucky
46:56 – The Tourist


Radiohead – Kid A [8-bit]
00:00 – Everything in its Right Place
04:15 – Kid A
08:44 – The National Anthem
14:20 – How to Disappear Completely
20:06 – Treefingers
23:27 – Optimistic
28:06 – In Limbo
31:10 – Idioteque
36:25 – Morning Bell
41:18 – Motion Picture Soundtrack

GENERATION CHILL : Hiatus featuring Smoke Feathers: Change Up EP

Soothing new release from an artist we’ve featured in the recent past with the brilliant vocalist Shura.

On this new release he is working with vocalist, Smoke Feathers, and it’s an another atmospheric affair perfect for a Sunday Morning chill.

Watch the new vid:

Grab a Freebie:


Change Up is the first collaboration between electronica producer Hiatus – real name Cyrus Shahrad – and Matt Falloon, singer of breaking UK soul band Smoke Feathers, but it’s a record more than fifteen years in the making.

The pair met as English students at university, where they legitimised a reluctance to attend lectures by forming a band, Holy Smoke, which also featured Hot Chip’s Alexis Taylor on guitar.
After graduation, Matt and Cyrus went their separate ways. Falloon moved to Guyana in South America and later Kingston Jamaica, working as a crime reporter and spending his spare time writing songs saturated with the reggae sounds that surrounded him – songs he eventually channelled into Smoke Feathers, the band he formed on his return to the UK.

Meanwhile Cyrus moved to London and began dividing his time between journalism and music production, in 2005 embarking on a three-month trip to Iran during which he collected many of the samples that would later inform his work as Hiatus.
In 2010 he released his debut album Ghost Notes, which spawned two singles – Middle Eastern love lament Save Yourself and Insurrection, a track marking the 30th anniversary of the Brixton riots and featuring vocals by dub legend Linton Kwesi Johnson. A subsequent collaboration with folk singer Shura, Fortune’s Fool, turned Hiatus from an emerging star of the electronic underground into a producer with the potential to turn heads and break hearts around the world.
With Change Up – for which Hiatus wrote music and lyrics – that’s a promise he comes one step closer to fulfilling, creating an uplifting ode to the ability of every person to change their life for the better at any given moment. Matt Falloon contributes lyrics to the spiritual, reggae-inflected B-side Book Of Prayer, while Cyrus pens Flickering, a psychedelic paean to the power of the past.

Fifteen years in the making, it’s a collaboration that was well worth the wait.


“Love these tracks.” Bonobo on Hiatus

“A truly gorgeous album of uplifting electronica.” Eddy Temple-Morris on Hiatus

“An unbroken wave of haunting electronica that allows you to forget – albeit briefly – that people like James Blunt walk the earth.” The Stool Pigeon on Hiatus

“Vivid, eloquent… with shades of Jackson Browne and Paul Simon.” Uncut on Smoke Feathers

Sexxy Saturday Cumbia – The Diversity and Long Life of Cumbia

Sometimes I am asked the question “Don’t you ever get tired of cumbia week after week, day after day?” The answer is a resounding “No”. Believe it or not I do not tire. The thing about cumbia is that it’s in an ever-evolving process. Every week I encounter a whole new approach to the sounds of cumbia. Whether it be a remix of a classic from its respected country of origin or something completely new with elements of other genres or even elements I can’t pinpoint exactly the origin of. This puts all fear of nu cumbia dying to rest, for me anyway. I can’t tire of an ever-evolving sound, different tempos and crazy feats of creativity. I found for myself personally to attempt to use elements of genres I favor and mash them into the nu cumbia universe. This has been a personal challenge of mine that keeps me from feeling stale and uninterested in working on new projects. My personal sound comes from my influences of post-punk, new wave, and ambience to the likes of Eno and Bowie. Others take their own personal influences into the genre (if one can actually label it as a genre anymore).

One of the big things happening right now is the whole Andean respect. Will Eede is working on finishing up his new incredible Andean mixtape that I promise will move your soul. I can’t wait to be able to post it here but I have to respectfully wait until he’s ready. But others have tapped into this style very recently. One new to this blog in particular is Señor Griff.

Here is a slow electro-huayno cumbia track totally chilled out mixing traditional sounds with nu.

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And then we have one of the greatest and one of my favorite live cumbia bands Cumbia Tokeson. I’ve posted about them before and to my joy they continue to record new tracks. They mix chicha elements with live guitars, reggae grooves mixed with traditional cumbia rhythms. As long as these guys are around cumbia surely will not die. So book them if you can!

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Speaking of unique live bands you might remember these lads from last week remixed by Stereo Reveulta. Here they are Santa Leyenda Ska in live band form. A lot of their tracks are ska based but they tap into cumbia as well.

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Mikael Palner the boss behind Urban World Records shared a mix with me this week. Featuring much cumbia and related vibes, he mixed this live at Symbiosis Gathering 2012 in Pyramid Lake, Nevada. I was excited by this to hear some of the teams he promotes mixed by the boss himself.

For another example of old mashed with nu Snow Balderas and La Typica Soundsystem uploaded this video teaser for their new remix. It’s another prime example of the long life and diversity of cumbia.

Mezcal Sound System dropped this incredibly dope remix of Strobelight a few days back. Even better than the original, MSS did an incredible job with this cumbia futuristica.

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Switching gears now back to live bands I have this new track from a group in Lima Peru. They bring another nu sound influenced by chicha of the past with originality and uniqueness all their own. Their percussion is simply incredible and addicting. Also awesome guitar licks throughout. This is Olaya Sound System.

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Turbo Sonidero Futuristico apparently is just less than a month older than I am. It was his birthday on the 23rd of May. Here is his chopped and screwed tumbia he made to celebrate the day of his birth. What better way to do so?

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With sounds like this next one I can’t possibly see an end of innovative nu cumbia in sight. Mr Jagz takes us on a crazy trip with this one.

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The innovative sounds continue with this dope track from Rescate DJ. It’s another perfect representation of classic with nu innovation.

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Extra-Estrada records features some of the best modern Balkan tunes. With this new one we come to the very popular sounds of Eastern European cumbia.

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A long time back I posted Noia’s cumbia remix of Joe Meek’s early electronic classic Orbit Around The Moon. Hector Heathcote aka The Mathematical Brain always at work on new video mash-ups, decided to mash the track with a short film much to my pleasure.

A leader in the world of nu cumbia and 3ball innovators is of course Yelram Selectah aka Tijuana Experimental.

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My boy DJ Melo is someone I’ve known personally for a long time. We’ve worked alongside each other many times over many long nights. It’s always a pleasure to hear a nu cumbia from him since he’s the one who pushed me into producing nu cumbia. I’m also proud to witness his achievements in moombahton innovation.

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The incomparable Andres Digital made this edit of a reggae classic Ken Boothe tune featuring Ms. Dynamite. I remember I attempted a Ken Boothe edit once but it was nowhere near as good as this one. That’s why you’ll never hear it.

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And Intiche! Intiche is crazy! Talk about futuristic nu cumbia (or better yet electronativo) and I will tell you to listen to Initche.  Here are new Intiche tracks. Check Intiche’s tour schedule on SoundCloud, some cool dates are coming up.

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To hip hop mixed with cumbia we also have a never tiring sub-genre that continues to please audiences live. Check out Stereo Revuelta with his dope new track.

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Returning to the other end of the world you’ll find Turkish cumbia even. If you look close enough you’ll find DJ Delay making it happen. My brilliant (far more brilliant than I) colleague Cumbionico interviewed DJ Delay on NuCumbiaExperience.Com earlier this week. What a wonderful interview it was too. He exposed me to some really cool tracks from the Midi-East by DJ Delay. Check them out in all their digital insanity.

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Even farther east you’ll find the ever-evolving Japanese tropical bass and reggae scene. Ever since bringing Nice J on board I’ve been exposed to some great music I might not have heard other wise. Here is a nu cumbia Japanese style from a recent post about Part 2 Style.

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I truly do enjoy writing these weekly posts but this one in particular was a real pleasure for me. I don’t know exactly why that is but I just felt good writing it. Maybe it was the virtual travel all over the world through the sounds of cumbia, or maybe it was the joy in presenting the case for cumbia’s immortality. It probably was largely both reasons.

Peace cumbieros!