MAJOR NOTES : MASH UP DA PLACE & NU AFRICAN DISCO

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Major Notes who hails from London via Accra, Ghana and who is a self-proclaimed  “Afro Bass Pioneer ± Uk funky disciple ± House lover ±Hip Hop educated scholar ± lover of all good music” sent us his new track which is Mashin’ Up Da Place!.

He first made a little name for himself in the underground with his brilliant “Abeka Lapaz Dance”. Latterly, he started gaining some global traction with Township Funk’s little sister from another mother “419 Riddim” which got some staunch backing from the likes of Murlo, Walshy Fire and was also picked out in Spin’s 50 best Dance songs from 2014!

Spin described 419 Riddim as thus “matched Afropop rhythms with plodding ’80s synths and a squelching hook so rubbery and sinewy that you can hear Diplo seethe with jealousy while listening. Don’t be shocked if “Riddim” shows up underneath a pop megastar’s attempt to trend-hop in 2015”. Really surprised, it hasn’t caught on more extensively in the blog world and more commercially in the dance world and is still pretty much UNDERGROUND.

Anyways, whilst listening to his new release, you can catch up on some of his other excellent stuff below including a vocal version of 419 Riddim and his Nu African Disco releases:

419 Riddim Vox:

 

Document1 : Deep Anatolian Ambient House

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Not to be confused with Document One, the famous DnB duo from the UK, this is a Turkish Artist who specializes in a haunting blend of Deep Anatolian Ambient House.

Not much more is known about him save for the fact that he resides in Istanbul.

I’m loving these delicate autumnal vibes:

NEKI – MORCILLA [SINGLE]

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Yo NEKI here, I`m proud to announce that my new single is out! It`s 128bpm kinda cumbia-house track, check this:

If you dig it you can buy it HERE. But what about free downloads, aren`t those blogs all about free downloads? Well, feel free to download my new remix of Mauro Telefunksoul:

Semma : Cut The Rope EP [Perfect Future Pop Songs]

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Every so often I love to throw in a curveball blog post and this is one of those. I couldn’t help myself though as Semma’s voice is something special to behold and had me totally captivated. Semma’s 80’s Electro R&B fused with UK Funky House sensibilities and that friggin’ awesome vocal just blew me away and a huge plus is that it’s been produced and released by Star Slinger on his Jet Jam label based in London.

One of the dudes commenting on her tracks summed it beautifully, “Perfect Future Pop Song(s)”!!!

Just listen to the way that vox kicks in at around 2:40 on the lead track and you just know that this lady is gonna be HUGE!

SOUNDCLOUDS OVER ZAJEČAR TOWN

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Zaječar is a town in Eastern Serbia nationally known for rock music because of Gitarijada, the oldest giutar-oriented music festival in the Ex-Yugoslav region. But the town has something else – electronic folk music individuals that make something rather extraordinary and hang it on the SoundCloud. So let`s check the soundclouds over the skies of Eastern Serbia. Enjoy!

 

FUKUSHIMA

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PRŽENO

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MR FOKUS

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FRESH OUTTA SERBIA: MEET THE RAWBUTT!!!

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I came across this artist the other day while i was listening to some JungleTerror… and I liked the sound very much. I`ve checked his location and it turned out to be my city: Belgrade, Serbia. I`ve seen the artist info – and it turned out that i actually know the guy! He`s well known in Serbia as SevdahBaby, doing some disco-funky-vocal-housey stuff (with a hint of Balkan music from time to time)… But this is something else, it`s a RawButt:

“Milan Stankovic a.k.a RawButt is no stranger to futuristic concepts, nor to raw, butt-shaking tribal beats. He is a veteran in both areas, as he is an architect by education and also a full-time posterior lover. This raw-butt wordplay explains the whole „robot“ idea perfectly, since the beats Milan makes are both „kraftwerky“ and also irresistibly physical and funky. If you could imagine a loud, lustful robot doing the booty shake, you wouldn’t have difficulty imagining the RawButt sound.”

 

Well, check it out, follow the guy, most of the downloads are free:

 

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URL Future’s ⒺⓂⓄⒿⒾ ⒸⓄⓂⓅⒾⓁⒶⓉⒾⓄⓃ is Rad !!

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I was too late to announce the plug.dj virtual live showcase which was held last week Sunday, but the 10-track Soundcloud compilation came online this week and the tracklist is gold!

The theme was ’emotional electronic music’, which was translated in a multitude of different styles and flavours from retro-gothic synthpop and Jersey club to breaktbeat, moombahdeep and ‘vapor-noir’ flavoured hiphop, delivered by familiar names and newcomers to the URL Future family!

>> GRAB A FREE DOWNLOAD! <<

Tracklist:

1. Audioviscerate Suction Cup Scum

2. J.Holiday Bed (ZZZ Remix)

3. CND9 Foehn in The Jungle

4. Cora Violet Moon Sad Snowman Emoji

5. Danky Stompin’

6. MiscellaneousT Messy (High Score VIP)

7. Shinji Empathy (Crystal Castles Cover)

8. Squirrely Bass  ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) (Biggie X Tyga Lil Wayne)

9. TCP – IP さん Cantforget

10. WΔGNΞR ¥ΔRDS✞ΞP  GLVG IV

Cafe Gibraltar : "Rhythm Al-Ism" by Khen Elmaleh (Laissez Passer)

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Interesting mix here incorporating loads of Middle Eastern and North African flava’s including rai, shamstep, electro chaabi and other genres like hip hop, reggae and house and even includes stuff like Vanity 6, which most Prince fans ought to already know about. Strange mixture but it works.

Playlist:
Kader Japonais- Nog3od Wahdi Je M’en Fous
Kami Phénomène- Mahboul
Too Short- Blow The Wistle
Shadia Mansuor Ft. Tamer Nafar & Rayess Bek & Samm & MBS- Lyrical Alliance
47Soul- Shamstep
Saad Lamjarred – Lamaalem
Kendrick Lamar- King Kunta
Reuma Abas- Wa’ana Fda Leumi (Apfelberg & Matushka Edit)
Marvin Gaye- Heavy Love Affair (The Revenge Rework)
Odyssey- Going Back To My Roots
Khaled- Raba Raba (Uproot Andy Remix)
Zaak Tanjawi Feat. Bnat Aissawa & Redson- Zemmita
L’algérino Ft. Kader Japonais- Classi
Vanity 6- Nasty Girl
Le Le- Number 1 Girl
Balqees & David Penn- Ya Hezzaly
Busy Signal- Money Flow/Greetings (Ribbidibi)
Qusai Feat. Sadat & Fifty- Umm El-Dunia
Mike Karoutchi- Bye Bye
Cheb Kader- Sel Dem Drai

This is what Café Gibraltar is about:

First and foremost, Café Gibraltar seeks to pay respect to human culture by creating a space for incredible artists who do not win their rightful place in Israel’s public discourse. We recognize that the hegemonic culture works incessantly to silence multiple voices in Israeli society in favor of a single melting pot. Thus, we actively resist this trend on a day-to-day basis by amplifying different opinions, experiences and life storie​s.More…

At the most basic level, we recognize that our physical and cultural place is in the Middle East. We are at the heart of the cradle of various cultures, living in a society of migrants and the children of migrants from all reaches of the globe. Cafe Gibraltar celebrates the rare diversity that exists here. The distinction between “high culture” and “low culture” does not exist for us. History shows that throughout time, certain cultures that were thought of as inferior and were subject to scorn, became popular in the span of a few genera​tions. We are not interested in waiting 30 years. We prefer to enjoy whatever today’s culture has to offer.

Cynic_Al aka oze – Zero House

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Loving this Chill house track from this Dutch Experimental producer. Heavy on the icy cool atmospherics and a perfect opening or mid set number to build things up from, great stuff. A cool sultry female vocal on top would make it even better but sounds great as an instrumental too!

Zhe Pechorin – Synesthesia EP

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Generation Bass brings back the scorching hot new talent of Zhe Pechorin a.k.a. Anđelina Mićić straight out of Belgrade, Serbia into the fast paced international Generation Bass community for her 3rd EP on our label.

After the tribal percussive excursions of her 1st EP “Smiling Tribes” and the otherworldly 2nd offering “Black Soul”, now on her 3rd EP, we have her experimentations into the phenomenon known as “Synethesia”.

Synesthesia, is a condition in which a person’s senses are joined:

“Synaesthesia is a curious condition where there is a mingling of the senses due to cross-wiring in the brain. Hearing a musical note for example might cause a person with synesthesia to see a particular colour; C is red, F sharp is blue. Or perhaps the number 2 is always green and 5 always blue. Other people may taste spoken words, for example, on hearing the word ‘table’ they might taste apricots, whereas ‘book’ tastes like tomato soup”

So it is this condition that has inspired this 3rd EP.

This EP continues in the Zhe Pechorin tradition to captivate you with its driving percussion, hypnotic synths, and compelling drums.

All 3 tracks follow a similar theme, dark, hypnotic, minimalist post club hues that lull you into a Cinematic world bringing to mind the dystopian soundscapes of Burial, Âme, Nico Jaar and Bladerunner without ever trying to emulate, duplicate or imitate them.  Zhe pays lip service to the same themes in her own, unique and beautiful way.

Zhe Pechorin delivers with style, grace and poise, sounds and riddims that many could only dream of creating. Be prepared to hear a lot more from this brilliant new artist.

“Colour is the keyboard, the eyes are the hammers, and the soul is the piano with many strings. The artist is the hand which plays, touching one key or another, to cause vibrations in the soul”

– Wassily Kandinsky whose artwork graces the cover and who is credited with painting one of the first purely abstract works and who first likened painting to composing music.

Grab her new EP for free for a limited time only:

Grab the rest of her catalogue on Generation Bass:

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BIO:

Born in Bosnia and Herzegovina in 1991, Zhe later moved to Moscow where she lived for 11 years and attended primary and music school. Later she moved to Belgrade, Serbia to graduate from her high school where she studied hospitality and tourism. Currently she resides in Belgrade where she studies Faculty of Philology (Russian, Portuguese and Czech languages).

Her percussive music speaks melodically as well as harmonically while driving her songs like traditional percussion usual tends to do.

Expect to encounter the name Zhe Pechorin a lot more often in the near future as she will surely captivate a global audience.

LINKS:
http://www.generationbass.com/2013/08/05/zhe-pechorin/

https://www.facebook.com/mrpechorin