Boogey​The​Beat : Pow Wow Bass

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Coming hot on the heels of A Tribe Called Red is a producer from Winnipeg, Canada, Boogey The Beat. I think he’s an indigenous First Nation producer but I couldn’t find any info about him.

Well he has the backing of ATCR and so I am presuming what he is doing is pretty cool and non-offensive, I hope so anyway.  ATCR seem to be cool about it and they’re well-known for their brave and outspoken political stance on things like this.

A few incredible tracks here, check them out. mesmerizing stuff:

Fish Finger Ft. Sinerise – Hazy (Fish Finger & Tosti Dub Version)

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So great to hear Fish Finger with his finger back on the pulse and this new Dub number that he’s dropping with Canadian vocalist Sinerise and Tosti from the Netherlands sounds pretty damn amazing.

Can’t wait for the whole thing to drop, wow!

Really feeling the Sinerise stuff too, gorgeous vox and some awesome productions, keep your eye on her too:

PETER POZOREK : LONELY PLACE

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Our favourite Canadian via Poland, Mr Pozorek (one-half of the infamous Juke Boyz) has been dropping some great down-tempo tracks of late.

If you wanna know what a real man sounds like (lol), take a listen:

LIME : LOVE MIX [Hi-NRG]

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There’s something strange about Canadian music that has a strong connection with me as some of my favourite bands and artists come from there, Rush, Neil Young, Cowboy Junkies and Lime. They have something pretty unique in the Canadian water that produces this one of a kind type of sound.

Lime are the first band who were chiefly responsible for getting me into Dance sounds via my Cousin who was like a much older brother to me and a gay older brother to boot. Through him, I first heard “Your Love” and my mind was blown and my life changed forever. Lime introduced me to Electronic Dance sounds and the Hi-NRG scene which, in the UK, was a predominantly gay scene.

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During the 70’s and 80’s gay people really reaped the benefits of the long overdue de-criminalization of homosexuality and they enjoyed the first strands of liberation in the UK. Their clubs and dance scenes developed with greater and more open prominence than ever before.

Ironically, as a straight male, that also benefited me in a great way. I actually achieved liberation through gay music and culture and I have that scene to thank for that. Much of my early (under-age) clubbing life was spent in gay clubs with my older cousin and his numerous boyfriends where the music was far superior, the crowd much friendlier and less drunk and the women much, much prettier. Subsequently I introduced a lot of my other straight friends into the gay clubbing scene. My best mate at the time (a foreign student from Finland) and I would spend our weekends at the gay clubs dancing until we dropped. It was a liberating time for me, away from the constraints & predicability of other clubs and also some of the best years of my life.

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After I had discovered Lime, it led me on to other discoveries like Yello, Bobby O’, The Flirts, Pet Shop Boys, Mike Mareen, Fancy and the whole Italo Disco & House scene too.

I still have a vast collection of Hi-NRG music on vinyl stored away. I use to buy it from the only gay record store I knew about in my city. Each time I’d go in and the guy there called Funky Dunc, who use to spin in the gay clubs, would play me a bunch of new stuff from all around the world that just use to blow my mind. We‘d spend all or money in that store picking up the latest Hi-NRG, Italo Disco & House records. That scene is still one of the best scenes in the world to me. I love the people, the culture and I still love the music.

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The first thing that got me about Lime was the feel good & uplifting factor of their music, it was so catchy and emotional and you could dance to it and get lost in it all, pure escapism. I’d never heard stuff like that ever before in my life, it was and still is truly unique! It was Denyse LePage’s falsetto trills that gave me the butterflies in my stomach, One commentator said that she sounded like a “…yippy chihuaha doggie with a lit firecracker up her ass”. You either loved it or hated it but I LOVED it! I fell in love with her; I think I’m still in love with her. Then you had Denis LePage’s deep raspy, gravely tones that Divine ripped off. All underpinned with the most gorgeous melodies, the melancholia and the up to date advancements in music technology, synthesizers, drum machines and the BPM. Records were always categorized by BPM’s back then!

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There’s an Urban Disco myth that Denis and Denyse were in fact the one and same person and that he sang both the deep vocal and the falsetto, it’s not true but added to their mystery back then. They never toured either but used to hire younger and apparently more attractive couples to do the tours in their place, to appear as them with backing tapes whilst they did the vocals themselves. I caught them live once at some gay club in the UK and I was so disappointed that it wasn’t the LePage’s themselves as the vocals were nowhere near like they were on the studio recordings.

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I’m still amazed that Lime are not looked upon in the same way as some of the other Electronic pioneers like Kraftwerk, Moroder, Yello and Depeche Mode. Ok, maybe they were not as experimental or ground-breaking as those artists but their music still stands up, even today, it’s basically timeless and genius! However, there were 2 sides to Lime, a great genius side and a not so good cheesy side but the genius side triumphs over all for me.

If you’ve never checked them out, it’s never too late. One of the greatest dance acts EVER in the world for me and their music still moves me just like it did all the way back when……In fact, upon revisiting their music recently, I am even more mind-blown by their genius, over 30 years has not diminished it one bit. I discover something new each time I listen and that only happens if the artist is truly GREAT. Their sound is timeless!

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So here is a mix of some of my favourite Lime tracks, music that still sends shivers down my spine! Some absolute classics on here like “Your Love”, Unexpected Lovers”, “Guilty”, “Babe We’re gonna love tonight” and “Angel Eyes”. Some of my personal faves too like the incredibly underrated “Give Me Your Body”, “I don’t want to lose you”, the Arabic inflected “Agent 406”, “Gold Digaaaaah” and a track called “Reconciliate” that they released as LePage as it was considered too dark to put out as a Lime record. The BPM’s are all over the place, often changing multiple times on the same track, making old skool manual beat-matching quite difficult and that’s another surprising thing about the genius that is Lime!

Download the Mix!

1. Your Love
2. Unexpected Lovers
3. Agent 406
4. Babe, We’re Gonna Love Tonight
5. Come and Get Your Love
6. Guilty
7. Angel Eyes
8. I Don’t Want To Lose You
9. Take It Up
10. Give Me Your Body
11. Cutie Pie
12. Gold Digger
13. Reconciliate

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New Kid On The Blog – Roundup 1

First of all, let me just thank the family of Generation Bass for giving me this opportunity.

I’m César Teixeira and like you probably figured it out at this point I’m gonna be one of the new bloggers. Like i told to the rest of the team, I’m gonna try to do my best and most of all try to bring something new and exciting to this extremely diverse blog.

On this first Roundup i’m gonna try to show to you guys a little bit of what I usually listen and some new stuff that I’ve found out this week.

Step One – Turn up the Bassline [ #Carnival]

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Second time we’ve featured up and coming Canadian producer Step One here on this blog and with this new track he has created something pretty fresh and innovative.

He calls it ” #Carnival”“This genre is called carnival. It sits at 140bpm with a 4×4 kick and often elements of Moombahton, Hardstyle, and other genres”.

This is wikkid mate and I can see it transitioning well with Kuduro in massive big room stylee!

Step One : Make Em Go EP

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Some really good Moombahton on this EP, some with a Transnational vibe too.

Plus it’s free:

The ‘Make Em Go’ EP features 3 fun moombahton tracks to get some asses shaking on the dance floor! Had tons of fun producing these ones and I am extremely happy to announce that it’s my first of many releases on West Ave Productions. Be sure to show them some love at the links I provided below. Grab yourself a free copy of the EP below and don’t forget to share it around! Much love!

B.Riddim releases “Back To Wild” EP on Dub Sundaes [Portugal Bass Music]

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Dub Sundaes is a Portuguese label with headquarters in Caldas da Rainha, a prodigal city in the western central part which has been revealing some of the most innovative artists in the country due in part to the art schools there. With almost a year of activity but headed by an “old school” team with very clear ideas, Dub Sundaes provides coherent events with national and international artists, tight releases and radio shows targeting the Portuguese bassheads´s fine taste.

They always brings the best of the bass music made in Portugal, so for their second release they signed the talented B.Riddim aka Luís Sequeira. Interesting how an artist that was born in one of the most cold cities in the country makes the most warm music known around here.

Born in the city of Guarda (another city known for giving birth to very creative artists) soon find himself in the middle of analog sounds, Classical Piano studies and Music Theory. Growing and giving continuity to the  exploration of Rap and Industrial sounds on the project G-Ward, a personal love for all Bashment coming from Jamaica started to became more solid and seminal in the next steps of his career.

In Madrid studying Audio Engineering; Dub, Dubstep and IDM starts to become his favourite channels of expression without never forgetting his past influences and production techniques. Canada, Mexico and then London were the following places where he traveled for improving his knowledge and influences for his work.

The EP opens with homonym track Back To Wild, 125 BPM full of meticulous and fragile textures well fitted in a solid bass. Between the exploration of the Leftfield sounds on the rhythm pattern and the spacy Purple Sound on the synths, the track keeps the imagery in the urban sights but looking very up to the cosmos.

The 2nd track, Dub is My Land, needs no comment, the title says everything. Bravio Dub is a hell of a damn impressive dubby tune with the Spanish guitar leading the way and kazoos and trumpets on a liquid effect making this one of the best tracks of the EP for me. Prepare your best cocktail and enjoy it at the sun.

Keep pushing boundaries of Dub now at 140 BPM, Dub’ipnotik like the title says is made for mind travel, so lay down on the pumping bass and let the other elements do the rest.

More heavy on the rhythm pattern D’ub – El Otro finds the perfect balance with the melodica (pianica) and strangely (at least for me) keeps sending me more to Latin America than to Jamaica with subtle arrangements.

Keep an eye on this artist and this label, more news about them soon.

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LIQUID STRANGER : THE RENEGADE CRUSADE EP [Space Bass]

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Great new EP released on the brilliant Intechill by Liquid Stranger. This showcasing more of his down-tempo side with 5 tracks of cosmic hallucinogenic bliss.

Kind of like Pink Floyd for the Progressive Electronic Generation [P.E.G.] – this really is the embodiment of Space Bass.

Go and grab it over at Bandcamp, put on your SpaceSuit and get in your SpaceShip and begin your journey into Space Bass!

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