Dj Doraemon – Apocalypse EP [FREE]

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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.

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Anderson Teixeira : [FirmaDoTxiGa] – 2k16 Tarraxa

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The Portuguese Tarraxo scene is still wildly unexplored even though (mainly thanks to DJ Marfox) in the past 18 months it has managed to grace the covers of most of the reputable blogs and mags, something we predicted long before it happened.

This dude is still yet to be recognized for the phenomenal talent that he is. He first hit our radar when he appeared on an EP release by Dj Paparazzi almost 3 years ago and then on The Portuguese Bass Underground EP.

This dude is still unleashing lethal, intoxicating riddims that many others can’t hold a candle to. This stuff is still so, so good and still relatively unknown!

Gato Preto feat. Edu K – Barulho Video [Kuduro vs Punk]

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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.

This track will set your ears and feet on fire!”

Dj Nervoso : Original Dj's Di Ghetto member drops hot new Tarraxo

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We first encountered Dj’s Di Ghetto back in 2010 even though by that time they’d be going for quite a while creating some wild Tarraxo beats.

They received a renaissance in 2013 when Marfox collated and released a bunch of old material dating back to 2006 on the Principe label.

They were made up of 6 members, some of whom we have since released on our label including Dj Marfox and Dj NK. The other members were Dj Foxfuxo, Dj Jesse, Dj Pausas and this man, one of my faves, Dj Nervoso and they started out in the early/mid 2000’s. They are all Portuguese based and drew inspiration from Angolan Dj Znobia’s Tarraxinha creations

So, this dude is a bit of a legend and he’s just dropped some awesome new tracks that are as intriguing as a lot of his older material. The Abubu & Braba tracks tho’!!!!!

This is ORIGINAL 100%:

#Future Tarraxo

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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.

Download:

Stream:

#FutureTarraxo (Sept 2015) by Dj Umb on Mixcloud

A New, Mutant strain of African Diaspora soundtracked to the Future by:

Tracklist:
1. Bison & Squareffekt – On it’s way to Orbit [Generation Bass]
2. Bison & Squareffekt – Voyager [Enchufada]
3. Bison & Squareffekt – Lightning on Jupiter [Generation Bass]
4. Arca – Thievery [Mute]
5. Bison & Squareffekt – Saturno [Generation Bass]
6. Bison & Squareffekt – Praia Morena [Enchufada]
7. Bison – Ghetto Tarraxo [Generation Bass]
8. Bison – Dangerous Tarraxo [Generation Bass]
9. Tilha – Nada Importa [White]
10.Tilha – Hole [White]
11.Antae – Alma (Photo Romance Remix) [Regional]
12.Bison & Squareffekt – Night Crawlers[Generation Bass]
13.Bison & Squareffekt – Futura [Generation Bass]
14.Bison & Squareffekt – Solaris [Generation Bass]
15.Bison & Squareffekt – Magnetism [Generation Bass]
16.Bison – O Demonio Do Tarraxo [Generation Bass]
17.Tilha – Tarraxo N’Zouk [Generation Bass]
18.Tilha – Esta Noite [Generation Bass]
19.Bison & Squareffekt – Passengers [Rimas & Batidas]
20.Bison & Squareffekt – Neon Lights [Rimas & Batidas]
21.19.Bison & Squareffekt – TGYP [Generation Bass]
22.Bison – Future Tarraxo [Generation Bass]
23.Bison & Squareffekt – Odyssey of the Mind [Generation Bass]

LINKS:

BISON

SQUAREFFEKT

ARCA

TILHA

PHOTO ROMANCE

AFRICA IN YOUR EARBUDS #65: AFRICAN APOCALYPSE [OKAYAFRICA EXCLUSIVE]

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Go over to the site and read what Okayafrica  have to say about the mix.

Download here:

Africa in your Earbuds – African Apocalypse

Here’s what I have to say:

Okayafrica asked me for an Africa in Your Earbuds Mix at least 2 years ago. It’s taken me this long to get around to it because I always wanted to do something extra, extra special for this mixtape series and for this site. It’s a site and series that I really love. And it’s taken me over 2 years to get into this extra special mood to lay down this mix for them.

As usual, recorded live on CDJ’s with manual mixing, basically, a live DJ mix, like all my mixes are.

Artwork – Underdog
Beat Laden – Mastering

Don’t book for me for gigs, book one or more of these guys below and enjoy the mix:

Dj Znobia
Dj Paparazzi
Bison & Squareffekt
Deejay Anderson
Dj Liu K
Mambos Da Casa
Nigga Fox
Dj Marfox
King Kong
Lx Monkey Beatz
Roulet
Dj Marshall
Nazar
Beat Laden
Dj Doraemon
Dj BeBeDeRa
Dotorado Pro
Dj Lilocox
Dj Finicox
Dj Zulox
DZC Crew
MZK
Dj N.K
Nidia Minaj
Diamond Bass
Dj Satelite
Dj UmbFox
TxiGa Pro
DJ PutOo Helder
Blacksea Não Maya
Deejay KarFoX
Babaz Fox
Power Music Beatz
And the list goes on…….

Black(s) to the Future : Mixtape #1 by MC-C IMPERATRIZ

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Cool summer mixtape here from the MC-C Imperatriz for the Black(s) to the Future project which is described as the following:

BLACK(S) TO THE FUTURE : A MODERN, SUSTAINABLE YET POSITIVE, INSIGHT OF AFRICANITY AND ALL OF ITS MEANS OF EXPRESSION

Black(s) to the Future is a project which develops an Afrofuturistic imagery upgrading our outlook on what’s up in Africa and among its diaspora. It is conceived as a transmedia platform and leans upon broadcasting a new format, a hybrid medium associating visuals and articles around the theme AFRICA + FUTURE.

01 – Rocky Marsiano – Kassula (feat. Sagaz) – Portugal
02 – DJ Lilocox – La Party – Portugal
03 – Freddy Da Stupid – Ta Xuxuado – Mozambique
04 – Staff Paulo – Sapeleme (feat. Gaia Beat & DJ Ricardo Orange) – Angola
05 – O.C Los Bradas – Mokwatzoto (Angola)
06 – DJ Ganyani – Xigubu (feat. FB) – South Africa
07 – Tilla – Alamdullilah – Cameroon
08 – Jovi – Et P8 koi – Cameroon
09 – Kiff No Beat – Tu es dans pain – Ivory Coast
10 – Amenem – Thobghe Si – Gabon
11 – Tour 2 Garde – Pistolet Moutouba – Ivory Coast
12 – Tweezy – Pata Pata – South Africa
13 – Alma Negra – Kuduro da Alma – Netherlands
14 – Gazza – Shuna (feat. Uhuru & DJ Buckz) – Namibia
15 – Max Le Daron – Gulder Riddim – Belgium/Ghana
16 – Owiny Sigoma Band – Changa Attack – UK/Kenya
17 – Batida – Bazuka – Portugal
18 – Kaba Blon – Moriba Yassa (Daniel Haaksman Edit) – Mali
19 – Dr.Dragon – Sonny – Gabon
20 – DJ Rashad & DJ Spinn – DJ Rashad & DJ Spinn Meet Tshetsha Boys – US/South Africa
21 – Yola – To Mbora Brinca – Angola
22 – Os Nove Beijos – Dança Mexe Mexe (feat. Puto Cossa) – Angola

2PeKes : Kuduro (Afro Remixes)

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2Pekes is one of our favourite producers from the Portuguese Bass Underground and a member of the fantastic Portuguese Power Group, DZC Deejays.

He’s just put together a playlist of his Kuduro bangers focusing on Afro remixes and it’s a must grab if you haven’t downloaded these already:

Dj Satelite

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Dj Satelite aka “Hermenegildo Braulio Humberto Mahapi” is an established Angolan artist whose main musical hub has always been Kuduro! Indeed, he is written into the history of Kuduro as he was one of the artists who featured on the ground breaking album by Os Lambas “Estado Maior do Kuduro” which was the first album to sell over 10,000 copies in Angola.

In addition to Kuduro, Dj Satelite also produces Afro-House and has his own Production Company “Seres Produções” (Beings Productions) whose current output has included work by Vivi Vida with Mc Nellc & Wilson Kentura and Mama na Bheto with Dorivaldo Mix & Os Bamfumus. Dj Satelite is currently producing new work with Jackie Queens, MC Nell C, Tp Twini and more.

As a Producer and Dj he he has played all over the place both nationally and internationally in Africa, Europe and South America. He has even played at a private party for the legendary Fatboy Slim, Big Brother Angola and Elite Model Agency and has had music featured in the movie “I Love Kuduro”.

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Hermenegildo Bráulio Humerto Mahapi aka DJ Satelite. Talento nativo que começou muito cedo a mostrar sinais de sua criatividade como produtor de Kuduro. Ele tem o seu nome escrito na história do Kuduro ser um dos produtores do álbum Estado Maior do Kuduro Lambas (primeiro álbum a vender mais de 10.000 cópias em Angola), Produtor do álbum Batida Unika de Bruno M, outro grande nacional referência do Kuduro. Este produtor nativa também produz actualmente Afro-House. Tem a sua própria produtora “Seres Produções” Mais Actualmente tem contracto Também “The After Ex”. Produções actuais, Vivi Vida com Mc Nellc & Wilson Kentura, Mama na Bheto Com Dorivaldo Mix & Os Bamfumus.

Actualmente Produzindo novos trabalhos Com, Jackie Queens , MC Nell C, Tp Twini e muito mais tendo a sua carreira em Alta Internacionalmente e Nacional aonde ja passou por Europa, Ibiza International Music Summit, Savnanah Beach Club, Sants com Os Kuduristas, Festa Privada do Lendario DJ /Produtor Europeu Fatboy Slim, Italia, Berlin, Kenya por Ten cities. WinDhoek Por vários Eventos Brazil Rio de Janeiro Club Zero Zero Na Zona Sul e Tendo Participado por duas Edições Do União Electronica Luanda 2012 e 2013 Passando por Cabo Verde Elite 2012 Model Look Club Cockipit, Lisboa No Music Box para o Evento de Batida lançamento do Álbum dois, Big Brother Angola, Elite Model Look Angola 2013 tendo Participei na Trilha Sonora do Filme I Love Kuduro… passando também por uma das casas mais tradicionais de Luanda Elinga Bar, algumas províncias de Angola,

Fui representante da Redbull Music Academy em Luanda…

RELEASES ON GENERATION BASS;

CONNECTED TO THE WORLD EP (FEAT Dj MARFOX)

Links:
www.facebook.com/DjSatelite1
@djsatelite
twitter.com/djsatelite21
instagram.com/djsatelite/
www.youtube.com/user/TheDjsatelite
@thexchangeproject