Generation Bass Dance flavours from all over the globe Fri, 22 May 2015 18:48:49 +0000 en-US hourly 1 SHANGAANBANG : LOADS OF FREE SHANGAAN ELECTRO & GQOM Fri, 22 May 2015 18:44:22 +0000 984279_770798596349181_2978409826572322432_n
Some really great stuff here which you can grab for free from a promising London-based label specializing in the South African genres of Shangaan Electro (which we helped to break to the world) and Gqom. Man, I’m enjoying these, HOTTTTT!]]> 0 AFRICA IN YOUR EARBUDS #62: MARAMZA [MUTANT GQOM] Thu, 21 May 2015 20:01:43 +0000 maramza-earbuds-62-715x715
Maramza also used to go under the moniker of Richard the Third and we use to show him a lot of love on Generation Bass like HERE and he’s just laid down this awesome mix for Okayafrica’s “Africa In Your Earbuds” series of mixtapes. He tells Okayafrica the following: “an all South African mix of Cape Town bass, Jozi hip-hop and Durban kwaito, with sprinklings of gqom, Soulection-style turnup & iKapa rap.” Also whilst you’re at it grab some of his Mutant GQOM that we told you about some time ago:]]> 0 OPTICAL PANDA [AMBIENT INDIA] Thu, 21 May 2015 19:25:06 +0000 PnrnkIdp
5 years ago I made a lil’ mixtape called “India Calling” consisting of artists who for me heralded a very bright future for the Electronic music scene in India. The idea was that these artists who included Bandish Projekt, Nucleya, Deaf Bass Twins and others would be the catalyst for an explosion in the Indian music scene but instead of that explosion happening, it went all quiet. Some of those artists like Bandish & Nucleya carried on making exceptional music of a very high standard but the spark did not ignite the fire as I was expecting it to do. Then again, maybe it did, but instead of a raging fire, it was a slow-burning flame that has eventually started to develop into a much brighter burning flame over the past 2 years or so. That burning flame is fast developing into a raging fire as the talent that is coming from that sub-continent is demonstrating today. This dude, Optical Panda is another stand-out talent that I’ve discovered recently. It’s hard to believe that this is music coming from India but then again is it? I mean we live in a virtual Transnational World right and the technological progression more […]]]> 0 SARANTIS : 20 INSTRUMENTALS Thu, 21 May 2015 17:43:07 +0000 a0542842585_10
The brilliant Sarantis returns with a 20 Instrumentals release packed with the finest bashment, dub, footwork grime and juke. A must have!!! 20 INSTRUMENTALS by Sarantis]]> 0 ADHAM SHAIKH : BASSWALLA Wed, 20 May 2015 00:08:31 +0000 Basswalla
One of the original Transnational Bass Dons from the 90’s is this dude, Adham Shaikh. When most of you were still in your nappies or tweaking on your mommy’s nipple, this dude was laying down Transnational Bass light years ahead of most of the current big players in the scene. He now returns after a 5 year hiatus with a new album to rival most of the present Global Bass bombs hitting the scene. The album consists of new material and revisits older material with a new re-imagining rather than mere remix treatments. There’s a predominant Asian influence throughout paying homage to his part Indian and part Kashmiri background but it also travels to places like Armenia and Moorish Spain. A lot of the material still has one foot stuck in Trans Bass sounds of the 90’s but it is imbued with more recent bass applications in the guise of Dub, Dubstep and Glitch. Really worth checking out all of this if you feel like floating on a cloud or whirling like a dervish. We got a cool premiere in the form of some Flamenco Dub for you which once inspired tears from audience members at its live debut! We […]]]> 0 Björk : tri angle records birthday dj set [Transnational Weirdness] Tue, 19 May 2015 20:03:31 +0000 artworks-000117211930-u20sgy-t500x500
A DJ set by the amazing Bjork, well what can you say about this, it’s BJORK!!! It’s truly Transnational too starting with some Pakistani Qawali and taking in Brazilian Baile Funk, Portuguese Fado, Chilean flutes and so much more including a track by Kramphaft who we first blogged about at least 4 years ago. Totally trippy and weird, just like the great Queen herself. Here’s what she says: i would like to wish tri angle label an incredibly sublime birthday and thank for having been invited to dj at their party . couldnt possibly been more honoured than to play in that company !!! the mix i played was my present to them : merging together some of my fav beats last year with some of my fav vocalists doing some of their best songs : !!! this is my tune-tinder !!! warmthnesss björk the musicians in the mix are : abida parveen/rabit kate bush/lotic/vessel mariza/rabit chilean flutes/the haxan cloak/lotic john tavener/haxan cloak amália rodriquez/rabit abida parveen/bloom hans reichel/sudanim baka people mc brinquedo c.z. shut up and dance hanz/virtua mima cut hands death grips david hykes kate bush/rabit lung/lotic remix kramphaft jeremih total freedom brandy]]> 0 Essential EP’s #3 Fri, 15 May 2015 20:19:23 +0000 EssentialEPs3
While you and I were sleeping, a lot of brilliant stuff has been released again. Making a selection is always painful. Excellent new stuff is appearing so fast that this series can hardly keep up with it. Even as I’m writing this post, I’ve got at least another five EPs in store for the next edition. But these 12 made it through this time, all of them exciting examples of where the underground of music is heading in 2015. 1. DJ Dotorado - African Scream EP Within a year since it first appeared, DJ Dotorado Pro‘s track African Scream is becoming somewhat of a genre classic of the new kuduro and afrobeats movement, being remixed into different genres and widely used for dance vids in different European and African countries. Last month, Enchufada re-released the original track, together with a kizomba remix and a free rework.. An absolute must-play on the dancefloor this summer! *** 2. Nidia Minaj - Ta Sair um Vento Aqui The name of Nidia Minaj is rising and rising, providing recent mixtapes for the influential London based Radio channel Rinse FM and for Daniel Haaksman’s Luso FM. Last month, she released a fresh 2-track EP with 2 variations on a theme. Unique grooves, […]]]> 0 FERAL SOUNDS : LIFE AFTER MATH MIX Thu, 14 May 2015 16:22:18 +0000 tumblr_n2jm3qMsoO1qz6f9yo1_500
Great mix here featuring a bunch of killer tracks from that awesome dude Fox who we wrote about a few weeks back. There’s also tracks here by him in his former name “Vax”! Those Fox tracks are just a cut above most stuff I’ve heard this year! :Tracklist:: Fox – Wendigo Fox & Sinerise – Mousai Dub Vax – Wintermute Vax – Deleted Scene Fox – Attachment Fox – Chthonic Vax – Naive Vax – Unrest Vax – Vulpineal (Undrig Remix VIP) Fox & Sinerise – Fairweather Dub Fox – Sidhe Fox – Marketing Casualty Fox – Jaded Fox – Missing You]]> 0 Dorothy Parker ϟ : The Supercute Mixtape [SuperPop] Thu, 14 May 2015 15:59:03 +0000 11084299_433196983516033_3770635986442223330_n
The first thing that drew me to this mixtape was the name of the Artist “Dorothy Parker” which all purple people will recognize from the brilliant track “The Ballad of Dorothy Parker”, quite possibly one of my favourite Prince tracks of all times. The second thing that struck me was the title of the mixtape, it is, as it says, “Supercute” and I love the tag “SuperPop”. Thirdly, I really like the artwork too. Finally, the sounds are pretty funky and it’s a lil’ weird mixtape which I really dig too. Hawaii Tiger Moves – Toby Gale Cat vs. Dog (Kane West RMX) – Kero Kero Bonito T.R.U.E.L.O.V.E. – Kane West Big Boob Bitch – Dai Burger Elevator Elevator (Lucid x DJ Dior) – Rizzla Up & Down – Vengaboys Boss Ass Bitch vs. Drunk In Love (BYRELL the GREAT RMX) – BYRELL the GREAT feat. Nicki Lewinsky & Queen Bey Y.A.L.A (MikeQ Bootleg) – M.I.A. I Chant, You Vogue – Leggo Bug-A-Boo – Hoodboi P’casso Baby (MikeQ RMX) – MikeQ feat. Jay-Z Yass Bish (BYRELL the GREAT RMX) – BYRELL the GREAT feat. Lewinsky Dump Challenge – DJ Taj feat. Lil E & Sliik Lemonade – SOPHIE 1+Only – […]]]> 0 UMB has left the building…….. Thu, 14 May 2015 13:20:21 +0000 Xjw0Jxa-
Some of you might have noticed my absence on Facebook, well, I’ve left. In order for me to stay present, they (Facebook) want me to prove that my name is UMB, which it is, and which I can easily prove, but rather than do that I’ve actually been enjoying my time away from it and so I’ve decided to stay away for a bit to see how I get on without it. Obviously, if it proves to be tricky for me promotion-wise for the blog/label, I guess I’ll have to come back like a spoilt little child being ordered back into the room. For now you can follow me on Twitter and please feel free to do so. If you want to stay ahead of the game and want to know which wicked release is forthcoming on our label, who the next Superstar DJ is gonna be, who all the big, small and dumb labels are gonna be clamouring to sign up next, what the next exciting Trans Bass genre is gonna be, if you just wanna keep up with my wicked mixes and warped sense of humour of if you wanna send me hate mail, you now know where to get […]]]> 0