Seriously Hot Mix here from our boy Streamer taking in all of his recent remixes, edits and originals.
This mix travels from Africa to the Middle East and goes to some weird and interesting places in between. It also takes in some tracks from the recent “Walking with Camels Remixed” EP. Covers Voodoo, Gqom, Footwork, Afro House, Samba, Dubstep, Neurofunk and Arab Bass. So much quality in this.
Whilst you’re at it download some of the tracks that feature in the mix:
This artist from Portugal first caught our attention way back in about 2013 when he was about 15 years of age. His productions range from Tarraxo, Afro Beat and Kuduro through to Kizomba.
For this EP we’ve chosen some of his most brutal of tracks in a dark dystopian apocalyptic vein.
When we first heard these tracks, they just blew our minds with their immense power and unique sound. The tracks exhibit a raw, unpolished demo-like quality which we would not change for the world. They also demonstrate a maturity way beyond the 15 years of age of the producer when he made some of these tracks.
The brutal beauty of these tracks is further mythologized by the fact that pre-masters or wavs just don’t exist anymore as Dj Doraemon’s computer crashed and he also did not back up any of his stuff.
So we are left with just the unmastered MP3’s in 160kbps! You must think we’re mad but this fact didn’t deter us from releasing this EP because this is essential music that needs to be heard and which we must have on our label regardless of quality and bit rate. It also ties in with the way in which a lot of underground artists of African heritage actually drop their tracks without giving a f**k as to bit rate. Now that might mean an epic fail on a great sound system but paradoxically this is the real deal in many ways!
Over the 5 tracks Dj Doraemon creates distorted polyrhythmic beats interspersed with gun shots, sirens, bells that toll for thee, animated voices, crash cymbals, screams, groans and static interference. There’s a naiveté and doom laden atmospherics to create bleak yet enthralling imagery.
3 of the tracks belong to the Tarraxo genre whilst the latter 3 to Kuduro. This is a name to watch out for in the future but we couldn’t wait and so here he is in all of his rawness!
BIO: Dj Doraemon aka Ivan Lima is from Cova Da Moura, Lisboa, Portugal. He is now 18 years of age but started producing at the age of 10 after he saw a friend working in FL Studio 4. He feels he has developed his own style and vibe but also acknowledges that he so much more to learn.
Following his previous releases on Generation Bass Digital as part of DZC Crew, the time has come for Portuguese Bass Underground artist 2Pekes to branch out on his own for his next release on our imprint. However, he is not completely alone as he enlists the services of fellow Portuguese producer JayPross to deliver the ear catching melodies on this new tune named “Zourney”.
This new track keeps all of the hallmarks of the recognisable 2Pekes journey sound, a dark, unrelieved tension that makes you expect a breakdown or drop any second, which never comes but keeps you on your toes with its slow kick drums and double time percussion. With bleeping, thin, whiny synths and a beautiful percussion layer, this is another beautifully understated #FutureTarraxo track from one of the leaders of the New Wave of Portuguese Bass.
2Pekes from the famed Portuguese Bass Underground collective DZC Crew just dropped a Dub playlist which features remixes of the infamous MikeQ track “Ah Dub” rewerked in an Afrobeat style. Check it below.
Watch out too for his forthcoming release on Generation Bass Digital of a great track called “Zourney” with fellow Portuguese producer JayPross!
GAN GAH is a young DJ and producer borned in the suburbs of Agadir but now based in Brussels.
Fed by traditional « Gnawa » and Berber rythms since ever, this accomplished
musician, who has been performing for many years as a beatmaker under various
pseudonyms, knows how to shake a dancefloor with his bewitching beats!
The mix of all his influences ended in an awesome combination of club music and traditional North-African music/rythms/melodies.
Now he just released his first EP “Souktronics” in a declaration of love to his Moroccan
roots and to modern electronic music which is more than likely about to make a lot of noise on worldwide dancefloors !!!
Enjoy it !
Jus Now (UK)
Really Interesting music!
Im hearing influences from all over the world here! Im sure some of these will be getting some play in my DJ sets!
Kush Arora (US)
Very into the first and third song man…will be playing on Surya Dub Radio on monday 94.1 FM california’s oldest and largest independent station. Big up from Surya Dub, really enjoy the basement.
Samrai (swing ting/uk)
” an interesting blend of Eastern sounds and ruff club aesthetics taking on Jersey stylings, funky and grimy rhythms, EYWA is the standout for me “
Rafael Aragon (Tropikal Masala/ FR)
“vraiment bon le EP de Gan Gah !! Snake Dance défonce tout !”
Schnautzi(Argent Sale / CH)
“Glad to hear new influences into the bass music family! EYWA and The Snake Dance are little dancefloor bombs”
Crazy, energetic new track & Apocalyptic video by Gato Preto featuring Edu K, both of whom have appeared on Generation Bass Digital in the recent past.
“The word “Barulho” is translated into “Noise” in english. The songs message is “Make Noise”, Jump around and wild out!!!
Hard african Kuduro rhythms meet Punk Guitars, portugese Raps and Electro Bleeps – Africa meets Europe meets Brazil!! Sounds crazy?!? Yes it is…
Gato Preto, the energetic duo with their roots in Ghana,Portugal and Mozambique team up with a true brazilian music legend Edu K. Hes the lead singer of the famous band Defalla and is known for his Bailefunk hit “Popozuda” released on MAN Recordings.The mixture of these different backgrounds in music show that creativity has no limits once you start to create.
Here’s a mix I did paying tribute to a great new sound that I’ve been falling in love with for the past few years, #FutureTarraxo.
The term “Future Tarraxo” first came to my attention via a track so named by Bison on his Wave of Tarraxinha EP that we released a while back.
As soon as I heard Bison’s sound, I was just head over heels in love with it. In forging this sound, he borrowed a lot of inspiration from the great DJ Znobia but he took it to the next level. Hence why his first EP was called “The Wave of Tarraxinha” suggesting a New Wave had hit our shores and indeed, it had.
This was a new sound albeit it was born and built upon the sounds of before from Angola – Tarraxinha, Kizomba, Zouk & Tarraxo.
Bison formed a partnership with Portugal’s Squareffekt where they both nurtured this sound to include a European Club vibe. They released 2 EP’s which defined this sound “Odyssey of the Mind”.
Others came along taking this sound as an inspiration and they did their own take on it such as Photo Romance. Whilst, another, Tilha was doing something similar but took it an altogether different and much darker, gothic direction.
Then the most famous name of all in this micro-scene, Arca (who has produced both Bjork and Kanye West) dropped some #FutureTarraxo from out of nowhere with a devastating impact.
Arca didn’t call it #FutureTarraxo and none of the numerous publications who covered it on-line (given his Bjork & Kanye fame) knew what it was or what to call it.
We knew what it was, we knew what to call it. There is no denying that this was #FutureTarraxo 100%! Having checked Arca’s soundcloud page around that time, I could see that he had been checking out some of the producers in the Portuguese Bass Underground and so this further confirmed to me that “Thievery” was a deliberate take on #FutureTarraxo!
To me, it is an evolving sound, nothing else sounds quite like it and I’m really interested to hear where its evolution will take it to in the coming years.
This mix is made up of mostly Bison and Bison & Squareffekt tracks with a few by Tilha and one each by Arca & Photo Romance. It is underpinned by the spirit of DJ Znobia, as it could be argued that this sound might not even exist were it not for him.
Space Age Beats from Africa, born in Angola, nurtured in Portugal and presented to the world.
Samim who found massive fame almost 10 years ago (I can’t believe it’s coming up to 10 years!!!) with the classic Tech-House Cumbia banger “Heater” just sent us this this Trap track fusing Africa with Japan.
Not sure if he has used stuff from Kodō, a professional taiko drumming troupe from Japan but it sure sounds like them.