Generation Bass presents: GBMIX#5! S X M B R A

It’s been a while, but we’re back.

With alot going on behind the scenes at Generation Bass, I managed to re-launch the mixtape concept. With many names still to come, we look at one of our own members again, this time the pioneer S X M B R A made his addition to the series.

 

S X M B R A

One of the main things that keeps fascinating me is the blurring line between science-fiction and reality. The rapid technological changes taking place in today’s world as well as the extreme, pre-collapse, manifestations of capitalism and growing inequality mirror the dystopian visions of the cyberpunk movement of the 1980s.
 
The 1980s inspired a wave of all kinds of dark music which contrasted with the sounds from the previous decades. Now, in a similar way, after the innocent optimistic 90s and the hyper-hedonistic 00s, a new dark era is taking shape around us, but this one is truly digital and the internet is changing everything around is that has existed before by continuous destruction and reconstruction of existing concepts and realities. Underground movements like cyberpunk, hiphop, goth and club culture are at the same time completely dead and completely alive online in the most absurd hybrid forms.
 
At the same time, the hyperreal experiences that we can have online and in movies and games, blurs the line between real and unreal, reducing ideas like rebellion to mere aesthetics that can be consumed from a safe distance. This is also my problem with traditional notions of dystopia and apocalypse. In many cases these are fantasies of the privileged afraid to loose their privilege. We constantly need to remind ourselves that for many other people in this world, people of color in particular, these visions have already been totally real for many generations.
 
The final trigger was a quote I came accross on Tumblr that says: “Ferguson Police Department exists to remind us all we are actually in the sci fi dystopian movies we used to watch on tv as children and comforted ourselves by thinking we were 100 year away from.”
 

This mixtape, combining music from scenes as far apart as the upcoming trax club avant-garde, chicago drill, vaporwave and alternative hardcore is the musical expression of that message..
Mixtape produced by S X M B R A in collaboration with Gideon.

Tracklist

Michael McCann ft. Louis Farrakhan – Deus Ex Mankind Divided Trailer Soundtrack + Chicago Militarization speech (Sxmbra mashup)
OnlyNow – Dante
Dj LyCox – Não Brinques Comigo
TCT BEATZ – D I S C O B O P
Siete Catorce X Bison & Squareffekt – Bantungo
ID – ID
Nazar – 10 000 Africans
S x m b r a – Entiende (World Domination VIP)
Kamixlo – Mata Lo
Maffalda – Diversidade Putaristica
DODBB – Planetary Riot
Dahrk Wheb – 遅いブレード
Yung Internet – Herman Bredeh
King Louie – Throw Yo Sets Up
Maramza – Dogs N Robbers
Ekman – The Tresspasser
Mystification – Contaminated Soul
ANGEL-HO – REVOLTER
Monotronique – Voodoo
Volkanos – Lwas Collected…
Gameface X Bruno Alison – Prophecy
Dj LyCox – É So Aviso
Ragnarok X Synaptic Memories – Groundwalkers
2 8 1 4 – 真実の恋
Elysia Crampton – Axacan

LIKE & TAG a friend to win tickets for TROPICALE BASSCLUB @ Hedon Zwolle 27 June 2015!!!

Tropicale Bassclub

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Mother music and Topbillin Records are hosting new events in the tropicale bass scene: gathering some of the greatest Dutch tropical bass representives, and placing them on the best pop stage in the Netherlands. This will be the place to heaten up for summer. Having two great shows already, the next edition will be held in Hedon, Zwolle the 27th this month. Followed by another two editions in the Netherlands.

Featuring acts from:

Cookachoo (Live)
Zanillya (Live)
RBBP
KUDDEDIEREN
Theprinceofbeatz
ZANADA
(Generation Bass)

 

Win free tickets to Tropicale Bassclub

In collaboration with Hedon Zwolle, Generation Bass is proud to give away 2×2 tickets for the third edition of Tropicale Bassclub! Al you have to do is go to the Generation Bass Facebook post of this article, like- and tag a friend in it! And you’re participating. The winners will be notified Monday the 22nd.

KUDDEDIEREN In action

 

 

Good luck with the competition, see you there!
Hedon

Generation Bass presents: GBMIX#4! Tribilín Sound

Next edition has landed: April Mixtape mixed and compiled by Tribilín Sound!

Tracklist:

01 Qapac- Solar
02 Babylon Fall feat. JMan (Silly Tang Remix)
03 Lascivio Bohemia – La Cumbia de Los Viajeros
04 El Tunche Soundsystem – Cumbia Insurgente
05 El Barba Dub – Tenga Pa Que Se Entretenga
06 Lascivio Bohemia – Saboralia
07 Los Ribereños – Silbando (Tribilin Sound Treatment)
08 Dj Neber – Cumbia inzolente
09 Pa Kongal – Guayaba
10 Black Mandingo & Relo – Trippin
11 La Luna – Ther Mind
12 Tribilin Sound – Faquer
13 Chulkiboi – Eat Me

Generation Bass presents: GBMIX#3! RSS BOYS

March Mixtape by RSS Boys!

We’re in april so it’s time to take a look back in March: RSS Boys have something for us!

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Tracklist

00:00 W R RSS B0YS
01:04 PYTYK 1 *
07:48 NDAZA APA NDIAMA (CEWA) **
07:59 00T0P
11:11 RSS B0Y TLLS TH TR00TH
14:07 B0YS ***
17:10 TSAR P0L0Z – MAMB0 (RSS B0YS G0 M00MB0H RMX)
24:31 PYTYK 2 *
31:51 SKR00 *
33:32 MANYANDA (CEWA) **
36:40 YYST WYYST ***
39:02 PYTYK 3 *
46:00 PYYGMYY YYLL00SY0NS CR00CKS
58:05 MUNGABE (CEWA) **

* – PRYVY000SLY 00NRYLYSYD
** – FR0M „S0UTHERN AND CENTRAL MALAWI 1950-57-58 NYASALAND (SWP REC0RDS 2008)
*** – FR0M HDDN YLB00M (MIK MUSIK / BDTA 2015)

Generation Bass presents: GBMIX#2!

February Mixtape!

 

Last month I told you everything about the developments that take place in the global bass scene and that we keep track of them. We have launched a monthyl mixtape concept and now it’s time review Febraury!

This edition was compiled and mixed by Sonido Del Principe from the Generation Bass Soundsystem! A solid state of the art mix!

Listen to the mixtape below and see what happened!

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Tracklist:

1. Charger#0 by Drvg Culture
2. Eco by Chancha Via Circuito
3. Altar De Muertos by Don Chon El Enterrador

4. Tarracho Nervoso by Dj Nervoso
5. Amadora Zouk by Drvg Cvltvre
6. Soy El Diablo by Stark
7. Cock & Bull by Jet Airess
8. Monadnock by JSTJR
9. Estilo by Neto8a
10 .Asesino by Bad Panda Y Rafa Caivano
11. Klajnak by Frikstailers
12. Mañana by Monarka
13. Batucada Das 04h by Leo beatz
14. Zulu Carnival by Tony Quattro
15. Bubbah Meck by Banginclude

Generation Bass presents: GBMIX#1!

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Lost track?

In the Global Bass scene, it’s all about new developements, movements and new mixtures. It’s always progressing: new tunes appear from all over the globe, new fresh productions from young kids. Keeping up with these creations is what we do. We spread them. But over time it gets hard to see through what actually happened. Before we aware of it we’re already weeks into digging into something knew.

Generation Bass Mixtapes?

Alot can happen in a month. So we came up with the idea to summarize events that took place in a month into a mixtape! Not only recapping all releases, but also introducing new names and genre’s that emerged that month. Giving us and the world an understanding what actually took place in a few weeks time! And looking back at these mixtapes over months gives us a better clear image of the highlights that time.

Who?

The first edition will be performed by me, for the upcoming ones, you’ll have to wait. Occasionally, we’ll have guests create the mixes! Giving their view on the recent music developements.

January

Like I just mentioned, these mixtape will introduce not only hot new productions by the trend setters but also bring new names into the game. As for this edition, names such as Mr. E, Bazooka Sound and many many more with amazing tracks. All mixed into one mixtape.

As hereby starts January, let’s see what happened! Enjoy!

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Brutal death of an ELECTRO CHAABI dj

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We just got word of this report about the brutal death of Ahmed “Zo’la” Mohsen, one of the main electro chaabi artists, and a very talented and kind guy. I only had a brief meet with him when he and his friends SADAT and FIFTY were over at the Incubate festival last year. We only talked a bit about gear and beats in very broken english, but he struck me as a genuine nice guy.

From the EGYPT INDEPENDENT: Zo’la was buying clothes with his friends and sustained the gunshots when he was leaving back home, stressing that the deceased had no political affiliations.He revealed that doctors at the Zeitoun Hospital were trying to convince his family and friends to sign a postmortem claiming that he committed suicide, presumably to spare themselves lengthy investigation procedures required should his death be registered as by gunshot.

Abdel Aziz said that his family, however, rejected the suggestion, adding that they were taking him from the hospital to a morgue to carry on procedures with prosecution services. “We just want to bury him, it is unfair for him,” Abdel Aziz said.

Read the rest for yourself here below… Our thoughts are with his family & friends.

LINK TO EGYPT INDEPENDENT RIGHT HERE

NEW DREXCIYA EP OUT NOW!

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UPDATED!
Yes you read that correctly! Long time silent electro and afrofuturism pioneers DREXCIYA have just dropped a new EP for free on their bandcamp. And its a killer. Although one of the two members has passed in 2002, this sounds exactly like their older stuff. mind blowing!

>>>>> THIS JUST IN<<<<<< It appears this is NOT a DREXCIYAN related release after all..

Detroit electro-techno outfit Drexciya was conceived in 1989, but first came into the public eye in 1994 with “Aquatic Invasion” – the first of a thematic series of releases. Drexciya’s James Stinson and Gerald Donald remained hidden behind their alias for much of the group’s existence, communicating a complex personal mythology of a “Drexciyan” race of underwater dwellers descended from pregnant slave women thrown overboard during trans-Atlantic deportation. Within this fiction, their music – which they claimed was recorded “live in the studio” rather than programmed – was imagined as a “dimensional jumphole” between their black African roots and the contemporary USA.

YOU CAN STILL GRAB THIS EP HERE

GENERATION BASS SOUNDSYSTEM live in GENEVA!

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Making a very VERY rare live appearance tonight at the LA GRAVIERE CLUB in Geneva is our cat SONIDO DEL PRINCIPE. representing the GENERATION BASS SOUNDSYSTEM, he’ll be spinning som serious GB vibes between 01:30 and 03:30 AM! Expect some heavy duty cumbia of course, but also some banging Tarraxo, Borneo Bass, Moombahton and all that good stuff inbetween…!

so if you are around, drop by and hang out! GENERATION BASS SOUNDSYSTEM will be joined by Schnautzi- Argent Sale-CH // Waterproof-Phono Mundial-FR // Mambo Chick et Jean Toussaint- Gravitation-CH and you can expect some all over the place stuff by them as well. Everything from Une grosse dose d’Afrique de l’Ouest (Highlife, Afro-Funk, Soukous), de musique tropicale (Cadence, Compas, Cumbia), lusophone (Cap vert, Angola) et de rock oriental (Psyché Turc, Libanais, Funk Iranien) qui croise la Disco de Bollywood et le Séga de l’Océan indien!!!

How did that SONIDO guy sound again??????? something like thissssssss:

SONIDO DEL PRINCIPE – CUMBIA DEL FUTURO EP:
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SONIDO DEL PRINCIPE – NUEVA CUMBIA RONDA 2:
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Drvg Cvltvre presents: North By Northwest

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It’s been a while! sorry guys, trying to balance running a festival, my own music and all the other things I work on like this blog sometimes tips to other things. I will however keep you updated on the latest in avant techno, weirded out house and all that other good stuff. Lots of links in this one, not so much blabla, here weeee goooo!!!

kicking if off with a great CHRIS MOSS ACID joint. free download, get them while they last folks!
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over to STEVE SUMMERS label CONFUSED HOUSE, with a heavy duty, 16 minute slab of the good stuff:
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and how about this one. keep watching CONFUSED HOUSE folks!
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OPAL TAPES is bringing the heat with this awesome streak of distorted darkness:
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all courtesey of FLORES DEL VICIO!

Our french friend ARNAUD LE TEXIER just unleashed this beast on humanity… wow..
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RECKONWRONG is the new one on PINKMAN. and its a solid slice of the good stuff!
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and when two leading forces in industrial techno join up, you know its gonna pop up here right??
ASCION & D CARBONE join hands and minds in this icebreaker of a record. sharp as steel.
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the only ‘edits’ I listen to these days is the stuff by KLUENTAH. cause its always fresh and original. check this out:
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local boys HEKKLA and ROGUE TRADES drop a new one thats also a free download, dont sleep:
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the absolute killer this week is this new EP though on MORD, the first track.. wow.. RADIAL brings it all together in a slab of 7 minutes of hypnotic, acidic techno of the highest quality!

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time to cool down and zone out with the WHERE TO NOW boys. two great jams by Eugene Ward, experimental listening, the advanced class!

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