Generation Bass Dance flavours from all over the globe Wed, 29 Oct 2014 15:26:06 +0000 en-US hourly 1 DUBNOTIC : ARABESQ DUB MIXTAPE Wed, 29 Oct 2014 15:26:06 +0000 10351009_575452352556433_4858770373583768122_n
Interesting dark Arabic Dub mixtape for you all to enjoy.  Good stuff for Tribal Fusionists!]]> 0 Thias – Let’s Fly (Odesza – say my name vox) [Norwegian Bass] Wed, 29 Oct 2014 12:00:24 +0000 avatars-000110964437-6pf2nx-t500x500
Norway seems to have been hit by the dance bug following a few of their producers hitting the big time such as Cashmere Cat and Kygo. I think you’ll find their numbers swelling in the coming year as more young Norwegians aim to emulate that same success. Here’s one guy that shows some promise, Thias. Don’t know anything about him, except that he only has 35 followers and this 1 track on his cloud! He has flipped this Odesza track into a sublime jazzy Future Bass beauty. Interested to see how he progresses. In the meantime, keep your eye firmly on Norway.]]> 0 RATHERO : COUNTDOWN Tue, 28 Oct 2014 17:19:01 +0000 1461777_746231652090764_1169074564116550506_n
We’ve been saying for a while now that Rathero is a name to watch out for and he is surely continuing to prove that with some of the most interesting stuff that’s come out recently.  This new track testifies to that and it kind of verges on the fusion between Minimal/Tech House, Moombahton and some great Transnational flava thrown in all for good measure. This is really interesting stuff indeed and deeply atmospheric: You can still cop his recent and second EP release with us for free:]]> 0 DJ SU REAL : “TRAPISTAN” [India's First Trap Album] Tue, 28 Oct 2014 16:37:53 +0000 10743502_10205580039444746_397890343_n
India has always shown some great promise when it came to Electronic music in a dance context. From the time of the Asian Underground in the 90’s when a clutch of artists from India joined in and experimented with the exciting sounds emanating from the immigrant populations who had settled in the UK through to the noughties when artists like Midival Punditz and Bandish Projekt were showcasing a respectable and underground Electronic scene in India. Right through to the last 10 years when acts like Bandish Projekt, Nucleya and Sound Avtar and some others consolidated their positions as India’s Electronic forerunners. It saddens me however, to see that over the past 3 years India has started to emulate their Bollywood model of copying Hollywood and are now following the same dumb EDM formula of the USA. It really saddens me! However, there is still some really good stuff still coming out of India like this intelligent concept and release by DJ Su Real, possibly India’s first Trap album!.  So this really gives me some hope for the future! Some nuggets in this, even though as many of you know I’m hardly Trap’s biggest fanatic. Here’s what he says: “Trapistan” is […]]]> 0 Gameface, BLVCK & Watengwa: Looking Back Mon, 27 Oct 2014 21:36:13 +0000 GroupPic
Gameface (left), with the singers Pculture and Novena, producer Daudi a.k.a . Daz Naledge and Incubate project leader Maarten (right) Last month, we announced a collaboration of the Tanzanian hiphop crew Watengwa with the Dutch dark-trappers Gameface and BLVCK, organised by Hivos, Incubate Festival and ourselves. A month later, we look back at the project with Incubate project leader Maarten and Gameface. “The first surprise was that most of the crew-members of Watengwa didn’t actually come,” Maarten tells me. “They sent a producer and two female singers, who weren’t part of the core-crew but regularly performed with them. But there were no rappers. That made the project a little bit different from what we expected, but not in a bad way of course. More reggae-oriented than strictly hiphop, for example.” Gameface agrees. “But just the fact that we were able to work with people from a whole different part of the world and be connected in music was already an amazing experience.” One of the first things that Maarten remembers is the first night. The members of Watengwa had arrived just some hours before and were almost immediately dragged onto the stage to perfom with complete strangers they had barely exchanged a word so […]]]> 0 Bison & Squareffekt X Photo Romance – G13 [FUTURE TARRAXO] Mon, 27 Oct 2014 21:14:25 +0000 future-city
The laid back vybz of “Future Tarraxo” has excited me for some time now and so glad more of it is coming. Here’s a great new track by 2 of the pioneers of this mood Bison & Squareffekt and they’re joined by the brilliant Photo Romance to present more of this style that I hope will sprout more in its wake in the coming months. Future Tarraxo is essentially Tarraxo imbued with a sense of new sci-fi mood and dollops of Purple Wow hues. Get ready for G13 by Bison, Squareffekt and Photo Romance! Fasten your seatbelt because we three of the greatest Future Tarraxo producers on the same track! We definitely hope you will enjoy this hybrid, atmospheric, tune. Press play, get trippy and enjoy the musical ride!]]> 0 Roundup Sessions #8 Mon, 27 Oct 2014 15:41:39 +0000 abca
8th version of the Roundup sessions. At the end of the Month I’ll do a “October Roundup” so stay tuned for that to peek what were the best unknown tunes of the month. Here goes this week’s tracks:]]> 0 SARANTIS : WHOLESALE EP Sat, 25 Oct 2014 13:03:12 +0000 CS2597172-02A-BIG
We’ve been HUGE Sarantis fans since the beginnings of this blog, we feel he was years ahead of a lot of people but has never quite received the same mass acclaim we feel he truly deserves. He’s been a crucial part of Senseless Records output and has also released via Black Acre and Chrissy Murderbot’s label. He’s been bigged up by Skream, Brenmar, DMZ & Mary Anne Hobbs amongst others. He’s got a lil’ something special dropping soon on our lil’ influential Generation Bass label too that I helped to shape in the sum total time of 24 hours and it’s going to blow quite a few minds I think. For now, however, he has just released this brilliant EP for London-based Modern Ruin Records. It’s a 4 track EP with a bonus track and it soaks in flavours from all periods of his career, 80s Sci-Fi, Purple wow, Techno, Electro Funk through to Grime, Dubstep and Footwork. It’s another stellar work that you really need to check out. “Wholesale” opens up the EP with a mission with that beloved 80’s Sc-Fi Electro-Funk sound that he specializes in. Then you hit the “Highway” with some awesome Purple Wow, this one […]]]> 0 RSS B0YS : POST APOCALYPTIC TRANSNATIONAL TECHNO [BENIN VIA POLAND] Sat, 25 Oct 2014 12:19:35 +0000 10628121_778111405581875_3600094476643911655_n
Scouring my news feed, I just came across this sublime stuff via my bro’ Drvg Cvltvre who is chiefly responsible for introducing me to key new dance sounds more than anyone else I’ve ever known on planet earth. RSS Boys are shrouded (given the image above, sorry for the pun) in mystery. Apparently there’s 2 of them and they’re from Poland and prefer to remain anonymous. They say “as legend suggests – they met in the middle of Africa, in Benin!”. They have released 4 albums, 2 of which came out this year “N00W” and “00 FLY”. They fuse raw Techno with “exotic samples” (lol courtesy of Baauer) to create a dystopian world of Post-Apocalyptic Transnational Techno. A mind-blowing sound scape that is dark, nihilistic and thought-provoking. This is some real exciting shit and the start of something new, I’m really feeling it. Check out this brilliant Podcast: [Podcast #9] RSS B0YS by Nie Sluchasz Techno on Mixcloud Check out all the 4 albums, YOU NEED TO! TH T00TH 0F TH FTR by RSS B0YS 00 FLY by RSS B0YS RSS B0YS – W D0NT BLV N HYP by RSS B0YS RSS B0YS – 777 0MG RMXS by RSS B0YS]]> 0 DJ Chrisz : Corridos, Cumbias, Tribal & Huapangos Mix Fri, 24 Oct 2014 18:31:59 +0000 10570372_395890377231073_1163998101016487259_n
Cool mix here from DJ Chrisz, originally from Mexico but currently living in Texas. As the title says, it’s a mixed bag of Corridos (Mexican Ballads), Cumbias, Tribal Guarachero and Huapangos (in short, another form of Mexican Folk music). This is authentic stuff that would kill it at any Mexican or other party and it’s intoxicating and as Baauer would say, “It’s Exotic” lol.]]> 0