Generation Bass Dance flavours from all over the globe Sat, 20 Dec 2014 17:11:44 +0000 en-US hourly 1 JAPANESE YOUTHWAVE Sat, 20 Dec 2014 17:11:44 +0000 tumblr_mbqdvvq5Gs1rhjlbxo1_500
Noticed that some artists from Japan started following me on Soundcloud and so being the curious cat that I am, I checked some of them out. Some lovely stuff here from Shoegaze through to what they call Youthwave and also Electronica. Interesting and delightful! Only started scratching the surface of this stuff…lot more digging in due course!!!!]]> 0 Step One – Good Taco Sat, 20 Dec 2014 16:28:28 +0000 10882252_10205646255302238_8656190621714929644_n
A new one from Step One who’s been noted for his bangin’Moombahton tracks. Here he indugles in some Zouk in a kind of DZC style. Official Website: www.steponemusic.comTwitter:]]> 0 Traveler’s “Dub The World” Mix Thu, 18 Dec 2014 19:04:28 +0000 six_deg_logo
The Six Degrees label have been at the helm of Transnational/Global Bass since the late 90’s, early 2000’s and they just don’t get enough of the praise and credit that they deserve for it. They use to do a wonderful Traveler series of compilations curating great Indian, African and Arabic Global Club anthems and I use to use a lot of their material for my early DJ sets. Of course, a few years ago it was also the perfect home for our ground-breaking and classic compilation “Generation Bass Presents Transnational Dubstep”. In addition to their brilliant releases as a label, they have also been running one of the most interesting, eclectic and diverse radio shows/podcasts for a number of years, lovingly put together by Bob Duskis. Each week, usually, consistently, without failure, he compiles a bunch of awesome tracks behind a different theme. The theme could be anything, it might be something to do with the weather or it could just be somebody’s name and he curates a bunch of tracks around that theme, all having something in common with it. I think it’s a brilliant and unique idea and he should be given a much bigger platform to express […]]]> 0 New Kid On The Blog – roundup 3 Thu, 18 Dec 2014 03:15:56 +0000 artworks-000090509666-yto9p4-t500x500
  Another month and another roundup. This month I’ve tried to again bring some diversity to my roundup with some underground remixes of mainstream hits from the likes of Rae Sremmurd or Ariana Grande and even the newest release from the internet phenomenon that is the label PC Music.]]> 0 SpaceDelica – Light Thu, 18 Dec 2014 00:40:21 +0000 SpaceDelica Light top
I’ve been meaning to do this for a while. This mix is based on one of the first ever mixes I heard that literally blew my mind and got me into dance sounds. My much older cousin (the same one who got me into LIME) was into Hi-NRG dance culture and he gave me a hot mixtape many years ago on cassette. It was the first mixtape I had ever heard and is perhaps still the best one I ever heard till this very day. Sadly, I don’t have it anymore as I wore it out within months of having it. It was my introduction into dance sounds and I was just intrigued by the energy and new sounds flowing from it. From that cassette I got into stuff like Lime, Yello and Bobby O’s awesome productions. At the time, I didn’t know any of the artists on the cassette except Kraftwerk’s “Trans Euro Express”. The cassette didn’t have a tracklist and neither did I know which DJ had curated the mix. I think my cousin just nabbed it from a DJ spinning at one of the club nights he went to. I spent months searching out the tracks at […]]]> 0 Kush Arora and MC ZULU – Witch Doctor: The Factory Versions featuring Searchl1te and China White Wed, 17 Dec 2014 23:13:07 +0000 Fremont_Solstice_Parade_-_witch_doctor
2 great new remixes of the brilliant “Witch Doctor” tune by Kush Arora. Loving the industrial vibes of both remixes and the China White remix has a fantastic Kraftwerk & 80’s Electro undercurrent about it! Kush Arora and Searchl1te team up for a pair of fetishistic, industrial-inspired remixes of MC Zulu’s “Witch Doctor”. Kush’s remix, done under the “China White” alias, falls in line with the balearic and industrial versions he released on Dutty Artz, Sugarcane Recordings, and in collaboration with Mega Banton. In a Wax Trax fashion, it seemed fitting to have Chicago’s own industrial bass pioneer Searchl1te remix the tune, as well. This release pushes a rare combination of industrial, drum & bass, and reggae vibes.]]> 0 INSANE FENNEL : REMOVE THE STONES ALBUM [WORLDWIDE STREAM] Wed, 17 Dec 2014 18:00:24 +0000 Remove The Stones EP
Worldwide stream of Insane Fennel’s new album “Remove The Stones”. Insane Fennel’s 2nd album on Generation Bass “Remove The Stones” comes 1 year after his previous magical album “From Russia With Love”. Insane Fennel continues to be a name to watch. Since bursting onto the Transnational Bass scene, he has been one of our favourite artists in that scene. He fuses African Tarraxo beats, Juke and DnB with native Russian melodies and instrumentation and it’s an intoxicating & enthralling combination. His music is melodic, cinematic, exciting and moving. He paints a sound scape that is unique to him and that’s what we love about him. The new album will soon be available for free for only a limited amount of time. It will be available in MP3 and also in glorious WAV in due course on all the usual digital outlets in due course. BIO: Insane Fennel is one of the most powerful representatives of Russian underground Transnational Bass scene. The starting point of his musical activity is considered to be in 2005 participating in grindcore group “Katse”. His passion for electronic music led to experiments with techno, dnb, dubstep but his meeting with Zouk Bass in the Buraka Som […]]]> 0 ARTHUR : Pájaros EP Wed, 17 Dec 2014 01:06:57 +0000 a3637226776_10
Yet another amazing, slept on release, WTF is going on!!! Why isn’t this kinda shit doing the rounds on the blogs? Another majestic ambient, lo-fi, electronic offering that really deserves greater attention. This is gorgeous! Endless Plains Records: Our 26th Release comes from Endless Plains vet Arthurr . Taking his sound to a new level with these tracks, Featuring vocalist Charlie Tappin’ on the third track. Pájaros EP [ENDPR026] by Arthur Tip O’ Hat 2 AnnaK <3!]]> 0 DOLOR : SISTER EP Wed, 17 Dec 2014 00:42:25 +0000 a0813675572_10
Seriously mind-blowing, heavily slept on release here. Wow, not sure why everybody isn’t talking about this Lorn mastered/engineered EP. Taking a lot of atmospheric pointers from The Weeknd without getting too slushy like some of his stuff does, the material on this EP retains a fine balance between emotional electronic soundscapes that stab you right through the heart and a dark, brooding, menacing back-drop that maintains the street-cred! This is like listening to The Weeknd, a Miami Vice soundtrack,  the moods of #FutureTarraxo and Vangelis all rolled into one. This is deadly Serious…..Halfway a Siren 1&2 are just something else!!! Tip o’ Hat 2 AnnaK! SISTER by DOLOR]]> 0 Telemachus : In Morocco Album & ‘Locust’ Video Tue, 16 Dec 2014 19:17:57 +0000 a1765525299_10
This is def worth exploring. You can tell it’s not “really” Moroccan or even something new but it mos def soaks in the atmosphere and vibes of the place. I was transported back to one of my most favourite places on earth whilst listening to this and I guess that was the main aim. If you haven’t been there, you really don’t know what you’re missing. Here’s what the Artist says: The London-based producer follows up his 2013 debut with his latest album ‘In Morocco’; a potent brew of wistful North African strings, wild percussion, howling dogs and lashings of tape hiss. The album marks a further departure – both musically and geographically – from Telemachus’ Hip Hop roots. Having re-located to the village of Mirleft in Southern Morocco for 2 months to surf the Atlantic and make the album, the result is tapestry of rich experience; a well-weathered body of work hot-footing through the sands to the electric beat of it’s own bohemian ambitions. 14 instrumental tracks deep, Telemachus employs the sonic sensibilities of a youth misspent soaking up the sounds of London’s bashment raves and pirate radio stations to take us on a Super-8 cinematic trail through the […]]]> 0