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Boing Boing Feature: Zouk Bass – A Musical Primer With Generation Bass

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There’s a big Zouk Bass feature that includes stuff about Cultural Appropriation and also stuff about our label that you should check out that I did for the above publication who reach a readership of millions of people on a monthly basis.

Big thanks to The Niallist from Dangerous Minds for making this happen.

“They were playing some awesome tunes that many of us had not heard before and their MC, Kalaf, was shouting “Zouk Bass” all over them and saying it was “a brand new sound”. That’s how it started, and a lot of people in the Transnational Bass scene were going nuts about this sound.” Niall Connolly and DJ Umb explain everything.

Zouk Bass: a musical primer with DJ Umb of Generation Bass

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