Generation Bass Dance flavours from all over the globe Sun, 25 Jan 2015 00:26:08 +0000 en-US hourly 1 NEW DREXCIYA EP OUT NOW! Sat, 24 Jan 2015 20:10:39 +0000 0x500
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! 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.]]> 0 THE PHANTOM – LP 2 INFLUENCES MIX Fri, 23 Jan 2015 20:18:56 +0000 artworks-000104324157-pcm3q2-t500x500
We haven’t had The Phantom on here for quite some time but it’s time he came back as he has just dropped this great mix coated with experimental electronic sounds harking back to the 80’s consisting of some of his influences. Recognized at least one of these, Information Society and some others I have heard but I can’t remember titles, I think the last one is Sakamoto. Don’t know many of the others as they’re all a bit too abstract/experimental for my usual tastes. It’s a really enjoyable mix.]]> 0 Celt Islam : Irfan EP [Sufi Dub] Fri, 23 Jan 2015 19:38:28 +0000 a3138328228_10
Celt Islam is the world’s only Sufi Dub dude, the only one in the whole damn world, that’s how unique he is! He’s just banged out yet another great EP called “Irfan”. This one features some glorious sitar playing by enlightened American muslim convert, Dawoud Kringle aka The Renegade Sufi and British Dancehall/Reggae legend Danman. This one is scented with Eastern mysticism and Sufi sounds fused with deep Jamaican Dub and so get your incense out, spark up and let the music take control. Stand out for me is the title track “Irfan” going back to the classic and addictive Celt Islam sound! BTW, he has just been confirmed once again to play at Glastonbury 2015 at The Cave and so catch him there in the summer! Irfan EP by Celt Islam]]> 0 DIZZYBELL – Instalment 03 [Big Room Bass] Fri, 23 Jan 2015 19:18:56 +0000 artworks-000104345357-eaz9n5-t500x500
You might recall Dizzy Bell from his brilliant Nympho EP release with us a while back. Well he has just now released a 3 track Big Room Bass in Yo’ Face EP with his original label Crunchtime led by the Barefoot pioneer Stereotyp! It’s big narsty business with shades of Trap & Dubstep with a Mega Bass overcoat on and it’s free: DIZZYBELL _ instalment . 03 by DizzyBell]]> 0 Liquid Rockz – Gringo [Mind-Blowing Release] Fri, 23 Jan 2015 01:20:46 +0000 artworks-000104254091-b5aa0j-t500x500
Over the past 6-8 months, I’ve been finding less and less inspiration emanating from the Transnational Bass scene and it’s kinda hit a rut. Apart from the brilliant Tarraxo/Fodencia/Industrial Kuduro inspired stuff, in all its guises, there’s been very little to shout about. I’m sure that will soon change in 2015, I bloody hope so as otherwise I won’t find much interesting material to blog about. Here’s something that greatly interests me though and it has to be one of the best Trans Bass releases of 2015 thus far alongside our recently released #FutureTarrxo EP by Bison & Squareffkt. Clap Your Feet Records sent this to me around Xmas time and I was totally mind-blown by this very strange and quite original EP. Thematically, it’s pretty much in line with my recent moods and thoughts on Space with my SpaceDelica mix series (albeit that focused on underground 80’s sounds) and also the outer-wordly #FutureTarraxo vibes that we’ve been feeling. Sound-wise though, this EP takes its own path, fusing Psychedelic Outer Space with African & South American riddims with eerie Alien atmospherics and with strange squeaky pitched up vox creating a unique and totally captivating and trippy cinematic journey that I […]]]> 0 BISON & SQUAREFFEKT – ODYSSEY OF THE MIND PART 2 : Worldwide Stream [#FutureTarraxo] Thu, 22 Jan 2015 00:15:22 +0000 Bison & Squareffekt - Odissey Of The Mind Part 2SML
Our first EP of 2015, the year that #FutureTarraxo came to life! After their blistering set at the Boiler Room Lisbon tonight, Bison & Squareffekt really mean business in 2015. Generation Bass presents: Bison & Squareffekt – Odyssey of the Mind Part 2 “Space Age Beats from Africa, created in Portugal and presented to the world.” We were not sure how to describe their sound when they released the first ground-breaking and innovative EP of this series and so we said it was “Future Zouk”. Since then, a far more apt and accurate description has availed itself to us, “Future Tarraxo” and these guys are the innovators of this new style. Both of these producers are of the Portuguese New Wave and they hail from Lisbon. From Lisbon they have re-imagined Love Songs for The Blade Runner Percussion Ensemble. This second EP continues the Love Story from where the first EP left off. Lush melodic lines, hypnotic futuristic riddims, space-age synth-pop sounds, cinematic atmospheres, rhythmic percussion rattles the cages and the kick drums almost reluctantly gave way to bass lines and melodies but this is some serious emotional vibe. On this EP the Lisbon boys have left earth and entered […]]]> 0 Generation Bass Soundsystem up for bookings Wed, 21 Jan 2015 10:43:19 +0000 GB roskilde 2 - kopie
Comprised of some of the worlds finest digital and analog crate diggers, we offer the opportunity to bring the award winning GENERATION BASS sound to a party near you! Besides being a top notch blog and snatching up awards and nominations for our trans global music expertise left and right, we are of course also music lovers and dj’s. Depending on location and budget, you have the chance to have us play simple set, host  a full night, or even have us invite some artists from our label and go all out. The GBSS will be performing in different set-ups, trying to match the geographical location of the party with the geographical locations of our bloggers and dj’s. Expect some true next level fire on the dance floor, the newest cuts from the GB blog, mixed with classics. A whirlwind blend of cumbia, tarraxo, kuduro, electro chaabi, moombahton, all sorts of bass sounds and new genres we haven’t even defined yet. It will be dance floor oriented and it will be truly globally rhythmic music. We’ve been playing and hosting events all over the globe, including at big events and festivals like Roskilde (Denmark), Incubate (Holland), Miami (USA) and Lowlands (Holland) […]]]> 0 Europa – La Última Emoción [80’s Transnational Synth Pop] Tue, 20 Jan 2015 17:50:26 +0000 DE-020
As you know from my most recent mixtapes, I’ve been getting back into all things 80’s. Some of you will know that once I get my teeth back into something, I kinda get really immersed in it and sometimes I go overkill on it. Apart from the stuff I, myself, knew about from that era I’ve been on the look out for stuff I missed out on and especially stuff that might also fit the Transnational vibe of this blog. So I came across this Spanish New Wave act of the 80’s who sound damn fine. Check it out: Here’s loads more fascinating stuff about them: Europa was a short-lived synthpop group from Valencia, Spain formed in 1980 by Julio “Nexus” Pastor (synthesizers), Alfonso Aguado (vocals, guitar), Lino Oviaño (vocals, drum machine), and José Luis Macias (synthesizers). The quartet championed the use of synthesizers, drum machines and other polyphonic gadgets in a city that was stuck in the throws of progressive rock. They recorded and released their only album La Última Emoción in 1981 on cassette, released by DAI (Division Avanzada Independiente) a label interested in bands “capable of building electronic sounds from drum machines, sequencers, synths and effects, rather […]]]> 0 Neki Stranac – Fokken Balkan Mixtape Tue, 20 Jan 2015 16:52:49 +0000 10414889_834766493242101_3602484521970327339_n
Neki kicks off 2015 with a huge mixtape mostly of his own works of varying genres/sub-genres paying huge service to the Fokken Balkans! You need this, go nutz: TRACKLIST: 01. DJ Shotnez feat. Balkan Beat Box – Part Of The Glory (Neki Stranac Remix) 02. Chardy & Timmy Trumpet – Melbournia (Neki Stranac Reclaims The Balkans Mix) 03. ShazaLaKazoo & Chernobyl feat. Suppa Fla – Zica Memo (Gregor Salto Remix – Neki Stranac Refix) 04. Cita – Indiski (Neki Stranac Remix) 05. N4GGA & Walter Smith – Balkan (Neki Stranac Moombahton Mix) 06. ShazaLaKazoo – Bang! (Rafael Aragon Bhangra Edit) 07. ShazaLaKazoo – Bang! (Original Mix) 08. Diplo feat. Nicky Da B – Express Yourself (Robs & Duke Remix) 09. Antwerp Gipsy-Ska Orkestra – Wolves And Lambs (Neki Stranac Remix) 10. Neki Stranac – Farmer`s Trap (Original Mix) 11. ShazaLaKazoo – We Are The People (Original Mix) 12. The Worldstylers feat. Bem – Folkfloor (Neki Stranac Remix) 13. ShazaLaKazoo & Chernobyl feat. Zuzuka Poderosa – As Mulher (Gregor Salto Remix) 14. ShazaLaKazoo feat. MC Maiquinho – To Com Saudade (Original Mix) 15. ShazaLaKazoo – Cyrillic (DJ SuperStereo Remix) 16. ShazaLaKazoo – Balkan`s Not Dead (DZC Deejays AfroFunk Remix) 17. Shantel […]]]> 0 Only Now – No Escape (Preview) [Rough/Industrial Kuduro] Mon, 19 Jan 2015 20:00:38 +0000 avatars-000078507853-txm0we-t500x500
Only Now is the new alias of San Francisco’s Kush Arora, Dancehall/Ragga Bass/Kuduro bass player in the scene. This new alias draws upon the same sort of Kuduro sound invented by our dude Nazar. Check it out:]]> 0