SEXXY SATURDAY CUMBIA – NOVEMBER

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Art by Tropi Delia

This month, La selva moves into winter cumbia style, with bigger warmer basslines  to keep everyone cosy at home and on the dancefloor! There are loads of amazing tunes out, here is a selection of the best below! We hope you enjoy!

 

Silly Tang selected:

Carmelo Torres

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To start this month Sexy Saturday Cumbia, some very sad news indeed, but that we can all help towards. The great maestro Carmelo Torres got his sweet accordion robbed last week. Here is a page where you can actively participate in the buying of a new one for him. Even if you cannot put any money, share it! A very good cause for a much needed artist

 

Lascivio Bohemia – La Visherita Flashera

To follow getting on some deeper vibes via our champion Lascivio Bohemia ! Once again he comes through with a delicate but very hard hitting cumbia called, La Visherita Flashera. The production behind this man is top notch every time but in this one we can feel the drum patterns being really worked on. Very spooky synth or instrument noises which would have blended perfect into your Halloween fiesta.

 

San Ignacio – Os Ventos (Fertil Discos)

I wanted to stay within deep cumbia and what better track to bring you than this one by San Ignacio! Also on a great label which I have had the pleasure of meeting the owner, the great Jin Yerei . Normally not my type of music but this track caught my ear via its guitar strings and deep kicks. Very soothing tune indeed.

 

Stereo Beaver – Pelicula (Folcore)

Let’s stay down there within the deepness for a while eh! This is an altogether bomb of a compilation compiled by the mighty label Folcore. Lots and lots of good tunes on here but a couple have really grabbed me. I’m not sure what exactly pointed me in choosing this particular track apart from the way it has been put together. I think the lay out is absolutely on point. And as the winter is settling here in Madrid this melody goes perfectly with the clouds passing by.

 

Nixtamal – Eru Ara (Folcore)

So people will start saying “your French, his French” you campion him a lot! Well lol I have actually never had the pleasure to meet Nixtamal and I can tell you I would love to! Now to come back to music and production (no hippie business here). This track also to have come out on the Folcore compilation first of all has vocals which reminded of the very famous French film “The Chorists” even though I’m sure it’s not taken from there. That’s what grabbed my ears first and then the pushy mids Nixtamal always brings in his tunes are larger than life. Lovely drum work, but oh god I love this bassline!!!

 

Poupa Honk – The Great Dog (Folcore)

So this month for me Folcore came and did it properly, and I know personally that next month they have plenty of other surprises.

So this track is by a producer I didn’t know before, which really interested me because he has come through with a whole album of various beats. I love strings and kicks so you will understand why I chose this one to present this album.

 

Loquera Tradición – Santa Muerte

As you might have realised, I dig a lot of acoustic Cumbia and I truly respect its foundation. Where here is a cumbia track which blends at first the very sharp acoustic sounds and then drops into a slow digital monster! Never came across these guys but I love the way they combine the old and the new.

 

El Remolon – Radio Gladys Palmera

Here I wanted to present this fabulous video of the great El Remolon which I met last month. This video has been shot in the studios of a great local radio called “Radio Gladys Palmera” which I really respect for all there efforts and work. To come back to the video this is from his new EP on Fertil Discos called Senderos. A very political piece of music if you ask em and here an superb version of the track called “Guerreros del Amor”.

 

Aztek 732

Was it Halloween this month passed? Well yes it was if you weren’t already aware… No this mix is no joke! A person I had the pleasure to meet about a year ago has dropped this killer skilled mixtape for all our Halloween musical needs. I have to say sometimes in the Cumbia world we encounter some djs which are good but not topatop, well here is an ill mixed session by Aztek732!

 

Dj Masaya

Cumbiah! Mixtape (Selected and Mixed by Dj Masaya)

https://www.mixcloud.com/estebanmasaya/cumbiah-mixtape-selected-and-mixed-by-dj-masaya/

Just a little mention of this real nice mix from our good mate my Dj Masaya ! Look out for its filled proper nice cumbia hits and as always very smoothly mixed from the most famous moustache in the cumbia world.

 

Rafael Aragon

And to finish my month´s selection who else than our top shotter badboy Rafael Aragon. Real tropical vs Bhangra gangster this time he has come to run it with this tight little mix dedicated to the Colombian folklore. It is filled of rudeboy styles and proper dapper tunes. (Hopefully Mr Rafael would have got the joke) No seriously this is an excellent mix to get more Colombian musical culture within you!

 

Coconutah selected:

6Blocc – Ragga Cumbia 4

Bass music producer 6Blocc presents a “round of cumbia edits of classic reggae and dancehall classics”. What a great release! I have been secretly hoping to have cumbia edits of these classics for years, and here they are! Brought together by heavy bass and trappy cumbia beats, this is sure to get the dancefloor grooving!

 

Angeles Azules – Cumbia Suavecita (Nacho Libre Remix)

Digital style! Atmospherics, synths and guitars take you on a journey into digital cumbia as a stylish beat pumps in the background. Sound good? This is cumbia suevcita remix by Nacho Libre.

 

Dengue Dengue Dengue! – The Enemy (Sonidero Sabotaje Bootleg Remix)

Here´s a nice little edit of Dengue Dengue Dengue´s the enemy, remixed into a slow cumbia sonidera style stomper. It keeps the vocal hooks and the atmosphere while radically switching the beat up – the guiros are pretty relentless and the result is hypnotising.  Check out Sonidero Sabotaje!

 

Jairo Mendez & Tropikore – Peru Bass (6to Aniv. Cassette Blog)

Bass cumbia in full glory with Jairo Mendez & Tropikore distilling a cut of dirty, bassy cumbia, full of their signature sound. Wobbly bass lines are matched to perfection with a funky guitar and choice vocal cuts, while a heavy guiro rounds it off. Check this badboy out!

 

Kaygee selected:

Kike Pinto – Mi Corazon (El Búho Edit)

What better way to begin my month’s selection than with an edit by El Buho. I will probably be repeating myself when I say that he has once more managed to bring in his world to the original tune with smooth and deep touches all around whilst keeping the original folkloric vibe. It’s an absolute beauty !

 

El Búho – Pehuenche (Gente De Los Piños) (D R O S S E L)

And this month El Buho delighted us with another release, which came out on an amazing compilation: ‘VAgabunden Teil 1’. The whole tune is incredible, but I’m sure you will notice how the subs just take you to the next level. I simply recommend that you press play and enjoy the journey. And don’t forget to check out the whole compilation, which has loads of great tracks including a wonderful one by San Ignacio.

 

Cigarra – Hilda (Dj Nirso Edit) (Tropical Twista Records)

This is a beautiful spaced out edit by DJ Nirso. It has a lovely electronic approach to the usual cumbia beat, with a load of atmospheric shakers and cowbells to enhance the trip. It’s always a pleasure to hear Nirso’s works. Make sure you check out the whole Remix Ep on https://tropicaltwistarecords.bandcamp.com/album/cigarra-l-mbica-re-edits-tropical-twista-records-2016

 

INTICHE – Zurka (Cassette Blog)

Now this is hot hot hot !!! Cassette Blog have just released another one of their banging compilations, celebrating their 6th anniversary, and Intiche landed with this incredible bass business. The progression in the whole tune is amazing; it takes you, slowly but surely, into a profound undergound atmosphere.

Grab the whole compilation for free on https://cassetteblog.bandcamp.com/

 

King Coya feat. La Walichera – Tierra de King Coya (ZZK Records)

Yes yes yes, King Coya is back ! Here’s the first preview of his forthcoming second album on ZZK Records. This tune shows a great mix of traditional elements mixed in with heavy kicks, basslines & spaced out synths for an all in one wicked tune, leaving us eager to hear the whole album in 2017.

 

LA VIDA ES DURA (versiondub) INTI ZIMAN

Some of them drop cumbia bass, and Inti Ziman has just dropped Salsa Bass !! Absolute rinse out ! I love how he has maintained most of the salsa rhythm and added a fat bassline to it.

 

Bert Kaempfert – Afrikaan Beat (Time to beat)

So this is not cumbia, nor salsa, but I’m sure a lot of view here love a bit of Samba, and especially when it has a hint of drum’n’bass added to it ! Straight out of Madrid, Time To Beat always releases some really nice sunny and groovy dnb edits. Make sure you also check the salsa dnb edits he has on his soundcloud.

 

Ondatrópica – Hummingbird

Ondatrópica are preparing a new album, ‘Baile Bucanero’ on Soundway Records or 2017 and it’s looking tasty.

 

Tropical Frequencies: A brief history of Peruvian cumbia (Native Instruments)

Native instruments are coming up with interesting short videos recently, including this one, with a little introduction into part of the traditional Peruvian cumbia sounds.

 

Like every month, as well as he great amount of releases that have come out, there has been a huuuuge amount of lovely mixtapes from all over the place for us to enjoy, and here are some of them:

 

Dj Nirso Mixtape 031 – Festival Nómade Colombia

 

Kazike en Estado de Trance Mixtape 032 – Festival Nomade Colombia

 

San Ignacio – Camaronbrujo Mixtape #002

 

El Remolon en La Selva Radioshow

La Selva Radioshow - 08.11.2016: BUMBAC JOE & EL REMOLON

https://www.mixcloud.com/LA_SELVA_radioshow/la-selva-radioshow-08112016-bumbac-joe-el-remolon/

 

Barda – SKYY Vodka Mix 18

 

Dr Gato – En la montaña

 

See you next month for some more cumbia action!

 

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SEXXY SATURDAY CUMBIA – AUGUST

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Artwork by Tropi Delia

 

Welcome to this month´s journey into the hot, misty world of intergalactic cumbias. This selection reflects the sweet, sweaty sound of the tropical summer, and the relaxing, poetic ambience of the oceans. There is a never ending stream of tasty musical treats around at the moment – here are some of the choiciest cuts below:

 

 Kaygee selected:

V​/​A – Entre Tiempo Y Espacio (Tropical Twista Records – 2016)

WAOW ! I wouldn’t know where to start with this one. There are loads of amazing compilations coming out these days, but this one hits the spot on the variety of artists and diversity of sounds & rhythms it offers: “As a whole, the album offers an exquisite journey into the mysteries of time and space and reflects a Latin America that is united through a new musical scene that is strong, independent, transcending geographical barriers, and creating new connections.”

Make sure you listen to the while thing, it’s full of gems, as mentioned by the Silly Tang further below.

 

YEAHMAN! – Minca

Confluencias I: Selva (Shika Shika)

This track is just bangin’. It has it all: a sick beat, a wicked groove, and most of all, a set of beautiful and pure sounding instruments. I’m not sure how they were recorded or sampled or whatever, but they sound great. YEAHMAN is on my hotlist these days; he’s releasing some great tunes. Keep an eye out for the man !

This tune deserves its place in this great compilation, brought to us by Shika Shika. I love that they always find new artists from around the globe; this compilation has indeed brought to my attention many new ones who I had never heard of and who produce some serious tunes !!

 

GUAZÚ – El Club del Condor

Confluencias II: Montaña (Shika Shika)

And if one wasn’t enough, here’s another set of tracks for our delight from Shika Shika, with the second part of ‘Confluencias’. Another great selection for us to enjoy, with tunes from Nicola Cruz, Spaniol, Quixosis, amongst others; but there’s one that stuck out for me every time I listen to it. He was a stranger for me: Guazu. His tune is so deep, powerful, with a hint of darkness, slowly progressing towards the top of that mountain ! I love it !

 

Urban Cosmonaut Tales (Urban Cosmonaut Radio)

It’s like Christmas has come early, and it’s snowing tunes and compilations in August ! It’s amazing ! They are all so diverse, and bring to us so many new artists who deserve to be heard around the planet; as seen in Coconutah’s selection further below.

Here, Urban Cosmonaut Tales travels through the tropical diversity of this globe, stopping in different electronic environments. I strongly recommend you take the time to enjoy all of the tunes. They are all very different and come together very nicely in this compilation. The tune ‘Uwi’ by Geju, Betelgeize & J.O. seems perfect to close the whole thing!

 

ElPeche – Calorzito (Tropikalia Vol.1) (University of Tropical Sound)

Who said compilation ? Here’s another one fresh on the block, straight from the University of Tropical Sound, who we had the pleasure to see play and meet @Tropical Camp. Here’s another great variety of artists, including our beloved Silly Tang and 2G1B and many other ones who we often mention on this blog, as well as this banger by ElPeche. I’d heard this accordion before and really love how he’s used it here, with that groovy guitar and a fat bassline! Wicked !

And if you’re in for a more Shamanic type of experience, check out El Camo’s Ritual.

 

Contoneo Tropical 2016 (Taciano Records)

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Stream/Download: https://tacianorecords.bandcamp.com/album/contoneo-tropical

And here’s another compilation that’s well worth a listen. It has a totally different approach to the sounds than the ones mentioned above and definitely has some heavy dancefloor bangers in there!

 

Vruno – Oxytocin (AKUMANDRA)

Bim ! Vruno’s in the place ! I adore his productions, and particularly enjoy the slow and progressive touch he has! A deep techno beet & bassline to get you going and allow all the rest to slowly build around you. You can really feel how this story needs these 8 minutes to be fully enjoyed & completed ! Big ups !

Make sure you check out the label AKUMANDRA ! Proper deep world business to make you travel through their amazing releases.

 

Intiche – Ulmos

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Stream/Purchase: http://intiche.bandcamp.com/album/ulmos

This beauty also came out at the end of last month. A wonderful musical journey signed by Intiche. Another slow & progressive approach which always works on me, leaving time to appreciate the whole atmosphere and thickness of the tune, catching every little sound & detail right into the jungle.

 

With so much music for our ears, here are a few good videos to check out:

The Nu LatAm Sound – Ecuador Episode 1 – The Amazon Voices (ZZK Films)

I was really looking forward to this coming out and really enjoyed the watch. It gives us a great insight into the Ecuatorian artists, influence, roots, environments present in todays scene, and how they are reviving and merging with ancestral sounds. This will be a great set of episodes to watch.

 

Animal Chuki – Luna (Radio Gladys Palmera)

During their stay in Madrid for Guacamayo Tropical’s event, Animal Chuki recorded this live version of one of their new tunes @ Radio Gladys Palmera. Really nice chilled vibe on this one !

 

Sesiones Bajo Tierra – QUIXOSIS – “Cordillera” (Episodio2)

Episode 2 of ‘Sesiones Bajo Tierra’ brings to us Quixosis performing ‘Cordillera’ live. I think we just went one floor deeper; I love it !

 

Lulacruza – Gente Mariposa @ Szimpla Kert

While we’re on the live performance, you can enjoy Lulacruza’s performance of ‘Gente Mariposa’ @ Szimpla Kert in Budapest. Her voice is beautiful; I really hope to see her live soon.

 

Nomad Frequencies – Teaser Medley 2016

Here’s a wicked project we had the pleasure of seeing live a few months ago in France, a French live duo between machines & instruments, who go from Cumbia to world techno/trance with a hint of Balkan d&b. Great live show !!

 

Mataga – Mixtape · Viveylate Radio 1×012

Another interesting journey but this time in a flight straight to Brazil with Mataga, presented to us by Viveylate Radio.

 

And like every month, on top of all these tunes, compilations, videos, projects, which I mentioned above, there are always some delightful mixtapes to be enjoyed, here are some of them:

San Ignacio \IST 045 (Casa Caos)

 

YEAHMAN! InterCities # 5 (Summer Moments MixTape)

 

Sonikgroove World Electronica Mixtape

 

Griffin Crafts – Flavour of The Month -Julio (Shika Shika)

 

 

Silly Tang Selected

Kumbiamberos Internacionales – El Siguiente Nivel Vol. 12

This month of August is hot, festive and full of vibes as always! To start my selection this month I wanted to forward this compilation full of great artists. Some of my favourites of course; Turbo Sonidero, Dj Classic y mas! A very good selection out of the true cumbia family from, Mexico, Argentina and USA. All in all, very classic and unmissable with a twist of craziness!

 

Señor Chancho – Bacallao (Tropical Twista Records)

On this original killer track was the all mighty Bacallao. And then, I came across this remix with the all-around Cumbia Rastafari lol Señor Chancho ! The production of Señor Chancho, one half of the Regional label, is always getting much tighter and solid by the months. This unreal and futuristic beat must hit all the chill outs this summer to get people vaping and getting some cocktails down! So fresh it reminds me of a blend between a strawberry mojito and a lime ice cream 😉

 

Bigote – Tabaco (Tropical Twista Records)

The grime village king is back for more as always ! On this tip he hits a very deep note with these succulent vocals and this low deep bass. In some notes of this tracks it reminds me of a Mala (DMZ) production because of its atmos and all around production deepness. Bigote is part of the might label Caballito but this has been released on another label called Twista Records. Get the towel out and go run to the beach to stick this on your mp3 players 😉

 

Unqa – Panoja De Quinua

Now this is what I called a discovery ! The first kick and low bass reminds you of a funky disco tune . Then, Unqa follows with some lovely dubby effects and tribal percussions. On a very minimal tip, this tune is actually full of suprises. Love the flute with a slight effect added on and the real groovy bassline. Great song once again to listen once your sat in your hammock enjoying a nice beer.

 

VA – Y Desde Monterrey (Rebajado Mx)

Now now now J Another compilation in one month – what a month ey ! This time around it is the Mexican collective Rebajado Mix which are bringing this delight full of Cumbias Rebajadas. The history of this genre is funny and interesting you should check it out if you don’t know it. Rebajado mix have managed to combine such a list of wicked producers under one roof. Producers such as Hydro Selekter – Hnry – Freebot. Really great work from all producers and a superb compilation from it !

 

El Buga – Mini Conga (Señor Chancho Remix)

Now it seems like Señor Chancho is in full form at the moment. Inspiration and remixes and its best, two great artists from the tropical scene in one superb track. Really groovy bassline with some hits of marimba and flutes works a treat on this one. As I said before it seems like Señor Chancho is full of love for the dub these days and that shows in his production. Really recommended track and also free to grab so go run tell your friends, and keep an eye out for more remixes of ‘Mini Conga’ to follow on Regional

 

Chakruna – Sabor a Selva ([email protected]éxico)

Chakruna is a producer I had never heard of if i´m honest but I came across this video the other week and it totally gripped me. I love the combination first of all of old and new technologies. Transmitted here is an old cumbia song remixed via Maschine MPC type and added effects on top of that. All manual control, and lovely composition of breaks. I´m sure we will see more from this guy.

 

To end this month’s selection I would like to add some info on where to grab your musical hits at festivals this summer. Here is a list of festivals where you will definitely have a good dance:

Tropical CampIbogaGoulashBalterVisual BrazilFusionBoomtownSecret Garden Party

 

 

Coconutah selected: 

Sistema Beat Andino – Cumbia Explosiva remixes (Regional Label)

Regional label is an amazing outlet and an even better inspiration for many artists and music lovers. Here they do not disappoint; Sistema Beat Andino open the ball with Cumbia Explosiva, a brooding cumbia dub riddim that takes no prisoners. The torrent of remixes that follow are very diverse , going all the way from sonidero vibes with Sonido Mamalon´s version, to a more trappy version courtesy of Mister teen, to a full steppa dub experience thanks to Loko Bono. Small Fall & Owem G, Barda, El Buga, and Lascivio Bohemia round off the compilation. Big up to all involved for this great EP!

 

Dr. Dre’s Cumbias (Sumohair Remixes) (Kumbale)

Sumohair returns on German label Kumbale with some two chronic tunes that will take you back, back, back…. Featuring legendary Dr Dre, these are dynamic cumbialistic riddims that are full of chops, changes, and funny little edits.

 

Nato – Babiley (Urban Cosmonaut Tales)

“Bed time stories you tell to a younger generation”, Urban cosmonaut radio presents a compilation of down tempo, melodic tunes. Here, we focus on Babiley by Nato. Charango´s combine with spacy synths, crazy oriental vocals and groovy percussion to great effect. Very relaxing!

 

G-Sound – Ritmo Universal Feat. Los Master Plus (Rebajada)

Cumbia dub vibes on show from G-sound with Ritmo Universal, featuring los Master plus with awesome rebajado vocals. G-sound´s signature sound is present with layers of catchy synths and a ton of trippy FX. The rhythm is slow and langorous while the bassline has a deep, gravely touch. Great summer tune.

 

Tribilin Sound X E.Vax – Hijas (Terror Negro Records)

Tribilin sound is ever-present on our monthly cumbia blogs, and for good reason; new tracks are frequent and always bring heavy, heavy vibes! This is no different, as this collaboration with E. Vax takes us to the very core of spacy electro-cumbia. Check it out!

 

Motin – Salida Del Sol

Here are some techno-cumbia vibes to begin rounding off this month´s selection; Motin presents Temazcal EP. This is a journey through electro Andean sounds. Harmonious flute and string lines capture the listener´s attention, while a heavy techno beat is accompanied by some cumbialistic Guiros and percussions. Both tunes are a must-hear!

 

Selector Guita – Business, Share Trades, Easy Money

And an added bonus to finish this summer edition of Sexxy Saturday Cumbia: worldwide, heavy-hitting money maker Selector Guitar presents ‘Business, share trades, easy money’. A very futuristic, capitalism driven sound, this is not traditional electro-cumbia but is an interesting blend between juke, trap, and guiro-madness. Funny vocals add a Guita touch to uplifting stabs and accordion melodies.

 

We hope you enjoyed this month´s tropical summer selection! See you next month for more stomping, psychedelic cumbia.

 

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SEXXY SATURDAY CUMBIA

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Art by @misskgp

 

We are back and pleased to be here once again with our monthly cumbia selection!!

It never seems to get old as this edition delivers more than ever before!

We hope you enjoy:

 

KAYGEE:

Inti Che – Manantial (Folcore/Konn Recordings/Aztec Electronic Music)

This is one of the greatest releases that I have had the pleasure of listening to this month. Inti Che never fails. Hypnotic atmos and synths progressively meet potent drums and shakers, and create this all in one profound dense atmosphere. The panning on these tracks is fantastic and boosts the whole experience so well. I couldn’t choose one track to represent the whole album, so make sure you check out the whole thing. There’s even a track featuring Rodrigo Gallardo from Matanza. And thanks to those involved in making this album free to all of us !

 

Lulacruza – Orcas Remixed Vol. 2 (Black Swan Sounds)

Uno Resuena (Chancha Via Circuito Remix)

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(Link to bandcamp: http://music.lulacruza.com/album/orcas-remixed-vol-2 )

I mentioned Nicola Cruz’s remix from the 1st volume of Orcas Remixes a few months back and was pleasantly surprised to see the Vol 2 taking shape so quickly, and with great names on board: Chancha Via Circuito, David Last, King Coya & MI. Chancha Via Circuito’s deep & organic remix of ‘Uno Resuena’ has left me eager to discover the 3 other remixes which should be available by the time you read this blog. In his remix, I love how Chancha integrates his world into the original vibe of the tune; you can really feel his sounds progressively surrounding her voice; the drop half way through is amazing !!!!

If you missed them, don’t forget to check the original ‘Orcas’ album released on Jumpsuit Records in April 2015, & ‘Orcas Remixes Vol 1’ released a month ago on Black Swan Sounds with remixes by Nicola Cruz, El Búho, SaQi & Sleepers Work.

 

VA – Sonidos De La Jungla (Fértil Discos)

“After receiving contributions from more than 40 artists, Fértil Discos is pleased to announce its first compilation, gathering the most interesting representatives of the south american electronic scene. Following the wave initiated by albums such as Chancha Via Circuito’s Amansara and El Remolón’s Selva, we’ve decided to adopt this environment as an inspiration, taking home recordings of birds, crickets, rivers, ayahuasca’s ícaros and amazonic sounds as leit motivs.” (Fértil Discos)

This album is beautiful and brings a really diverse insight into the current tropical wave. The sounds are organic, crunchy, vibrant, true,,…. and each track feels like it could be a different path in the jungle. And to make it all even nicer, the whole thing is available for free. Thank you to Fértil Discos and all the artists involved in this album.

 

Lascivio Bohemia – María Arrullá la Guagua

https://soundcloud.com/lasciviobohemia/mariaarrullalaguagua

“María arrullá la guagua = María calma al bebe = María calm the baby.”

Absolute tune !!! It has been on repeat since he kindly sent it to us a few weeks ago. Thank you from La Selva. The vocals are amazing, so powerful; just like the more instrumental moments in the tune, with beautiful marimbas, violins, bongos, congos, ….and a wicked subtle, crunchy bassline. The tune continuously evolves, with really good drops catching you on the way! The great news is that this is apparently one of the tracks from his forthcoming EP !

 

Gaiteiros De Lisboa – Se Fores ao Mar Pescar (El Bu?ho Remix)

https://soundcloud.com/el-buho/gaiteiros-de-lisboa-se-fores-ao-mar-pescar-el-buho-remix

I’d never heard of the Gaiteros De Lisboa and was amazed when I heard these pipes ! We’re used to tracks with LatinAmerican gaita sounds in them, but here, combined with the melancholic vocals, they bring you into a completely different world; it’s more like a slow walk along the misty Lisbon waterfront. El Búho has kept the essence of the vocals and pipes and added a lovely deep beat to them, full of atmos, reverbs, delays, and little details that enhance the whole atmosphere. Love it !

 

Tactical Groove Orbit – Trujillo Alto (TGO feat Calle 13 “Atrevete te”)

Tactical Groove Orbit has released several really cool remixes and new tunes over the past few months, but this one is a personal favorite. Proper dancefloor business. The production is really tight and potent. I hadn’t heard anything using Calle 13 vocals in a while and it was worth the wait; they work really well here. TGO also leaves a lot a room in his tune for the instruments to take over and add to the festive and bouncing vibe. We will have the pleasure of playing with him for the first time in Rodez (FR) next week, alongside many other french tropical ravers (more info: Balkan Vs Tropik https://www.facebook.com/events/363453160445203/ )

 

Tribilin Sound – Cholo Cósmico

This guys never stops ! Everytime I am on soundcloud I have the great surprise to see that he has uploaded something new, and this time he’s gone deep and I love it.

A deep and thick atmosphere with heavy cowbells and shakers that take you on a 4 minute journey into some sort of synthesized tropical jungle. Close your eyes and enjoy.

 

Chakana – Inkarri (Colectivo Huachuma)

Another incredible musical journey ! Seems like 2016 is starting off with a very deep and atmospheric vibe; I like it !! Thanks to the almighty Silly Tang for sending this one my way. I had heard of the Colectivo Huachuma and their parties around Rennes in France (check them out if you are in the area), but hadn’t had the pleasure to hear Chakana’s productions before. This tune is a constant progression and develops profound sounds, with new elements and superb vocals that come & go in such a smooth way that you are taken into a progressive psychedelic tropical journey right into the Andes !

 

Shika Shika – Flavour of the Month – Barrio Lindo

https://soundcloud.com/shikashikacollective/flavour-of-the-month-enero

And you can keep on travelling with the Second mixtape in the Flavour of the Month series on Shika Shika, which was released at the end of January and mixed by Barrio Lindo. It’s a beautiful hour long smooth tropical trip around the globe with a great selection of tunes, including some amazing forthcoming releases which I had the pleasure to discover.

 

Dj Turbo Boom-Boom – Tropical Hit Parade 2016

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“3 hours Tropical Beat & Tropical Bass demo mix 2016”

It’s not often that you have 3 hours of spare time to listen through a mix of that length, but when you do, or when you have a few mates at home for a few drinks, you’ll be glad to have this great selection by the French Dj Turbo Boom-boom. Originally from the Grenoble and Saint-Etienne area, where he is still involved in the organization of several tropical parties such as ‘Tropical Clash’, he is now based in Paris and ready for some action ! This mix covers it all, in a really nice varied way, with classics, older tunes and recent releases of Cumbia, TropicalBass, Afro, Caribbean, Latin, Champeta, Kuduro, Tribal, Bullerengue ..

 

Perro Agradecido – Mata Hari Spy Dance (Official Video)

A cool new video came out last month from the Mexican psychedelic cumbia band Perro Agradecido. Might be a good opportunity for us ‘guiris’ to take note and learn a few moves.

This video reminded me to listen to their last album again,’Ánima en Pena’, which came out last summer. Pure psychedelic chicha business ! It’s amazing.

 

La Yegros – Chicha Roja (Official Video) (Soundway Records)

La Yegros is coming back at us with a new album in March: ‘Magnetismo’, to be released on the great label Soundway Records. Meanwhile, here is a really cool animated video for one of the tracks on the album. It’s sounding & looking great: full of life, with a catchy rhythm, traditional instrumentals, subtle electronic hints, her lovely voice,…. ! As most of you will be, we are really looking forward to and are curious to hear the whole album. Keep your eyes out.

 

A Musical Journey – ZZK Films

“A Musical Journey is a documentary film exploring the story of the Argentine digital cumbia movement accompanying a band as they tour across Europe for the first time.”

ZZK Films brings to us a great insight into La Yegros’ band’s first European Tour, as well as a great outlook on the label itself, and an interesting overview of the development and growing of this tropical/cumbia scene all over Europe. It’s really worth a watch.

For all English speakers, the documentary is subtitled !

Keep informed about all forthcoming ZZK Films on http://zzkfilms.com/

 

 

THE SILLY TANG:

Celia Cruz – Virgencita (Happy Colors Remix) (Fania Records)

I have to say I was gobsmacked when I saw this title appear on Fania Record´s soundcloud page. Celia Cruz remixed by the one and only Happy Colours. It has both the Celia and the Colours vibe and it creates this unique piece of sublime music.

 

Zurvolt – Shake (Caballito Netlabel)

Once again Caballito brings us some pure niceness ! This time it is the producer called Zurvolt who brings us this Ep “Tentacion” which to be honest is an all in one banger release! I love the production and the dark edge to some of these tunes. I choose this particular one because it has this kind of Dinamarca sound. Very dark but still very dancehall orientated.

 

Tropical Terror – Crujiente (Caballito Netlabel)

While I´am talking about Caballito, this is another work that was put out this month on their label. Watch out! This one is much more Cumbia orientated and has the perfect twisted psychedelic flavours we all love. Get a snake and start teaching him how to dance 😉

 

Radio Rebajado Vol.3 (Rebajado Mx)

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Rebajadoooooo ! I wanted to mention this radio show somewhere on the blog as it is a show I follow regularly. On this mix you can get some previews of some tracks by our hermano El Barba Dub, El Buho o Los Brujos. A very fine selection of lovely cumbia. Big up Radio Rebajado !

 

Turbo Sonidero Mix for Club Chai

Now this mix ! Once again THIS MIX ! I came across it at the beginning of the month and I truly love it ?¡ All the cumbia versions are very solid and it has this slight twist which makes the whole mix a very trippy journey ! Big up Turbo Sonidero everytime !

 

Bigote – Xiloton (Caballito Netlabel)

The new village grime favourite Mr Bigote once again hits us with this dope beat. Following the lines of artists such as the N.A.F.F.I crew, this track has the ability to make you feel intensely strange and make you brock out at the same time.

 

HNRY – Dónde estás Satanás!

Here we have it for me; The banger of the month. This track brought to us by HRY is a real pleasure to the ear for me, as I love the original. The re-edit of it sounds great. Minimal work but a true refix that keeps a real nice deep production. Been listening to this on loop all month !

 

Kumbia Boruka – Live 2015

Kumbia Boruka is a group originated from Lyon, France and when I caught a glimpse of this live video it really made me want to dig more into what they do and maybe try to get myself to Lyon to see them live¡ Wicked old school sounding cumbia band¡

 

 

COCONUTAH:

La Sound – Diplo’s Riddim (Cumbia Reboot)(WorldwideMX)

Take your shoes off and get your booty shaking, this lovely bit of cumbia injected tropical funk really does the job. It combines catchy accordeon hooks with a lovely guitar and some sweet, sweet electronic atmos including everything from vocal cuts to party lasers. A nice fresh tune that makes you wish summer were here already!

 

DJ Caution – Donna Summer Vs Fito Olivares

One of the main protagonists of Madrid’s explosing tropical scene, Caution never fails to blend his sense of humour with a sense for the dancefloor. This Mash up features Donna Summer and Fito Olivares, an 80´s disco classic combined with a cumbia booty shaker. I haven´t had the opportunity to play this in the club yet but as usual it’s pretty tight and I can just imagine the happy faces!

 

Haris Pilton – Green Mamba 2016 (cumbia version)

Haris Pilton is back with a trademark Balkan Cumbia style, mixing catchy eastern riffs from a variety of instruments with mad vocals and a stepping beat. It also espouses a dub influence – I´m pretty sure this will sound good on a big system. Big up!!

 

Pablo Pachacutik – Afro-Andino (Hermanados En El Ritmo) (Regional)

Regional Label always brings something slightly different to the table. This release is no exception and sees Pablo Pachacutik bring us some cumbia mentalism. The album boasts a variety of style and features an avalanche of crazy sounds, where trippy synths mix with futuristic influences to great effect. Roll one up – it is a very interesting listen.

 

Club Popozuda Mixtape #42 (Andrés Digital)

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As usual from Andres Digital, expect an absolute belter of a mix for this 42nd mixtape from club Popozuda. He mixes guiros with ragga, tropical bass and moombah with a dancefloor vibe. Check the tracklist out, and enjoy the tunes. Don´t forget to get your lighter out!

 

Tincan – Ora Esatta Cumbia Edit

This is some experimental orchestral cumbia business! Epic uplifting melodies blend with lazer sounds with some crazy electronic beats for a pounding backdrop. Tincan brings some very original ideas to cumbia here, got to love the way it drops.

 

La Inédita – Chicha chicha (Pachanguito Remix)

This is a great piece of music – Pachanguito nails it with a party banger: this has upbeat fast cumbia beats and some great guitars and organs. The vocal touch on the top rounds it off nicely. A track for festivals and the great outdoors as it has a very summery vibe, it no doubt will work in the club just as well.

 

Cumbia With Colors (Dj Neber)

DJ Neber has undoubtedly been polishing his Hip hop cumbia style for a long time, and it really shows with a nicely executed stepper. Rootical colombian cumbia with hard hitting beats!

 

Folcore 050 – Sampler

This album was only slightly too late to fit into our last edition, so we were keen to make it up this time. This is a nicely varied LP with a nice mix of artists. There are some great cumbias, a few tropical dancefloor numbers, but also some tasty experimental / chill out bits. Listened to as a continuous LP, I found it really put me into a space, hitting me in all the right places. Check it out, there is something for everyone in this Folcore release.

 

CONSPIRACIONES TROPICALES MADRID, VOL1

Madrid´s tropical music scene has been making waves for a good couple of years, and, like a tropical avalanche, the progression seems to grow at exponential speed. Aside from the many parties that take place week in week out (special mention goes to Guacamayo Tropical, Sonidero Mandril, Manglar, and the many other very special events one can have the pleasure of attending), the radio shows (La Selva), Madrid´s tropical scene is also special for the collective it has progressively spawned, Conspiraciones Tropicales.

A meeting point where the city´s artists come together to promote the scene and culture, organise events, and showcase Madrid´s finest tropical creations.

After a long tropical winter, one of the collective´s many projects has borne its fruits. This one will get you sweating so hard you will remember the experience. Conspiraciones Tropicales Vol1 showcases a special part of Madrid´s nightlife, and the album certainly provides a tasteful example of what to expect in these gatherings.

Featuring a very special mix of tracks, Los Candeleros kick things off with a trippy chicha track. 2G1B delivers a killer 8 bit track featuring Secta Selectah, DJ Caution does his thing and gives us a funky Dembow that will rock any dancefloor, while Cholofoniks follows with an incredibly rolling experimental cumbia.

Guacamayo tropical brings the Jungle didjeridoo madness: Tropical Yisus´ contribution is a tasteful 80´s remix, and la Tremenda Jauria have an atmosperic electronic cumbia (beautiful!). Skywaka shakes up the dance with a lifting champeta, and Coconutah & Kaygee bring marimba flavours to 2016. Finally, the Silly tang offers an incredible dancefloor remix of a Juaneco classic!

The compilation was released on the 15th of February thanks to CASSETTE BLOG (BIG UP!), and is available for free download:

Conspiraciones Tropicales-Compilado Vol 1 (por Pablo Borchi – Exclusivos Cassette)

We hope you enjoy listening to it as much as we did 🙂

Thanks to all for reading as always, and see you next month!

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Get ready for Christmas with Generation Bass in Berlin !!

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There are only three days left before Berlin will burst out in Latin-flavoured happiness. We are looking forward to Esperanza just as much as you do so we decided to give a little warming up already. Get in the mood with this mouth-watering teaser..

So, what exactly can you expect?

Our main act, Tunche Soundsystem, an Andean-electronic band, which you can see in action here, will open the night with a vibrant and colourful live performance!

Intiche is another marvellous act who delivers ancestral-futuristic grooves with a combination of different live-electronic techniques.

https://soundcloud.com/intiche/intiche-wachi-electronative

Not unimportantly.. our own soundsystem will be rocking it, represented by alround tropicalist Zanada!

http://www.mixcloud.com/zanadaofficial/maio-duas-mixtape/

But the principal mind behind this fantastic event is Kumbale‘s René Gamez, a.k.a. Skrupersounds a.k.a Sonidero Sin Dinero Sound System! His sets seamlessly connect almost every corner of the Latin-global spectrum, from classic cumbia, Mexican rebajadas and urban flavoured cumbiaton, to catchy latinhouse, bassful moombahton and 3ball bangers!

Finally, eclectic retro-dj Seraphim will warp you back in time with a noiresque-funky mix of swing-tech, oldskool hiphop, balkan beats and Brazilian-vintage.

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Book your last-minute trip here !!

Win tickets to Celebrate Christmas with Generation Bass in Berlin !!

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Christmas is approaching and we are celebrating it with the first edition of a fresh, diverse Latin-bass event in Berlin. Generation Bass teamed up with our friends from Kumbale to make this happen and YOU can be there!

The only thing you need to do is go to the EVENT PAGE on Facebook, click ‘GOING’, like and share this post.

>> WE EXTENDED THE CONTEST winners will be announced on THURSDAY 25 DECEMBER ! <<

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LINEUP:

– TUNCHE SOUNDS SYSTEM (GER)
——Live Band —–
Cumbia, Ragga, Tropical Bass, Punk

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– INTICHE (ARG) (Konn Records – Folcore – Aem)
——Live DJ——
Ancient Cumbia Elektro, ElectroNative-

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– GENERATION BASS SOUNDSYSTEM (NL) (ZANADA)

——DJ——Generation Bass-Crew–
Urban Beats, Global-Eclectic

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– RENE GAMEZ – SSDSS (MEX)

——DJ——Kumbale-Crew
Latin roots, Latin footwork

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– SERAPHIM (BRA)

——DJ——BaumHaus/Live in Berlin–
Elektro Cubiaswing

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SPECIALS:
– Deko-Support by Lucy Libre and Lucha Libre Mask-shop

– bring a gift and get a gift at the entry 😉

– lovely support by Generation Bass http://www.generationbass.com/

– support by Per4- Tatoo & Supply –> win a tattoo 😉

DOORS OPEN: 21:00

PRESALE: 7€ (More at the door)

GENERATION CHILL : “WACHI” by Intiche

Not all of this works but there’s some really nice stuff on it, first track in particular.

Nu Cumbia Chill!

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The time that we live in today, time in the awareness of the Pachamama (Mother Earth) and consciousness of human beings and all living creatures, it expands.

The time has come to our original connection with the source of the universe awake.This magnetic connection that is in motion, magical and powerful in its root with the earth and the deep knowledge of our ancestors.

Music, dance, consciousness, love, struggle, respect for nature and all living, beating heart living, full of love, strength, change, believeness, hope, that we can live a life in all its splendor, alternative, independent of this system and society that day to day more and more shows that its not good for us , and for all the creation (Konsumo + technocracia).

Human beings can not buy everything, can not through war and tirany to have everything, we are a part of the Pachamama, we do not have anything or were aren´t made to posses.

We are bright, pulsating stars in the great festival of our universe were we danced our dream dance.

This mix of music which with all pleasure and gratitude electronative handled the call.

This is simple music, basic concepts, Harmony, melodies, instruments, with influence of modern sounds “Native Roots” (original roots) mixed with electronic music, samples, beats, percussion.

With the hope at the end we realize we do not need technology anyway.

Wachi is an ep that was putting together themed that represent that approach, that trip to our original connections through fresh, powerful music to dance the dream, vibrate and connect.

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Intiche:

Our global village has helped bond cultures which roots are sometimes thousands of kilometers apart. What has happened in London with the nu-asian movement and New-York with afrobeat is now occurring in Berlin with a surge in modern Native music. This great multicultural alternative city has recently given birth to one of the most avant-garde, cumbia inspired, Andean/Amazonic flavored movements, equally creative as the music scenes of Buenos-Aires or Mexico City.

Intiche is at the heart of this movement. His projects: Intiche & Pachazonica, and some specias guests like Nim alae mc from Guatemala, Adora Ariam Nigeria-Germany merges native, sounds and electro propped up by rebellious protest lyrics. 

Born in Buenos aires (Arg) 1975, intiche starts his journey into the music at the age of 12 years old, 
als he gets his first guitar from his grandfather. 
He founded his first band when he was 14 and didn´t stop playing on stage since then. 
he starts to producing the style electro nativo-mestizo 
at the beginning of the 2000 century. 
He Developed in: Amazonic steppers, andino breaks, new cumbia roots, electropical, electro patxanga, urban beats. 
Now he lives in Berlin (Ger) and plays in Europe and soon Southamerica with his own projects:Intiche & Pachazonica.

CAMALEON – MishMish [Free Compilation]

Some great stuff here from a great artist who recently featured on our Moombahton EP by Shazalakazoo, “Bang! Bang!

Do not sleep on this, check it out!!!

MishMish´s first Cd Camaleon is a compilation featurings some Producers and Djs all over the world. From Cumbia (Sonidos Profundos de la Cumbia and Bigote) to Dub with Flamenco accent (Avi), and also mixing new Andino sounds (Intiche).

She is a Spanish MC based in Berlin. Colaborating with Shazalakazoo and featuring with producers like Sonidos Profundos de la Cumbia, Deltatron and Neki Stranac, MishMish´s voice mixes cumbia, hiphop, flamenco and african roots. Street poet and worldmusic lover, she studied several traditional ways to sing since her childhood. In Madrid, she started to MCing at the age of 20, she recorded some tracks with the hiphop collective La Plataforma and performanced as opener for Soom T, Jahtari, Moyenei and Drowning Dog. Then she moved to Berlin and was Frontwoman of the band Sonora Milagrosa, performing on the most important berliner clubs and stages. Later she created with Intiche the proyect Pachazonica.

Her song “Rojo Rubi” with the serbian band Shazalakazoo was chosen for their album Bang Bang, that achieved the Top 1 on the Juno Singles Chart. Her first work “Camaleon” is a compilation of featurings with producers Sonidos Profundos, Intiche, Avi & Bigote (Caballito Netlabel).

Here the link to download:
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=OW3HFLPW

Links:
www.soundcloud.com/mishmishberlin
www.mishmishberlin.blogspot.com
[email protected]

 

CAMALEON MishMish by MishMish

TRACKFEST : LIKE, BIGGISH TUNES MATE!

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SkinnyLickers:

1. Intiche

2. Freqnik

3.  DJ Azdjmelo – BOOMBAHCHERO

4. Hopa Band

5. Dorian & Dorian

6. J-Wow (Canblaster remix)

7. Contents Hot

8. Frikstailers

9. Panteon De Belen

10. Stereotyp

11. Moombahtron

12. Riva Starr

13. Peter Pozorek

14. Doma Tornados & Pernett

INTICHE
Death Proof (Grind House)

You’ve heard the Goran Bregovic and Iggy Pop original. You’ve also probably heard the dubstep versions by 16 Bit and also by our very own Process Rebel.

You have not heard this Cumbia version though, well not until now!

I just love the original and this cumbia version ain’t bad!

In the Dead Car – Iggy Pop # Goran Bregovic Rmx by INTICHE

FREQNIK

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Been a while since I really felt any Baile Funk but I’m really feeling this numba!

I remember Tim Turbo did one too a few years ago of another Tech House tune “Drei Tage Wach” (”Three days up”) by Lützenkirchen and it was amazzing!  This one comes close to that!

Baile funk remix of Steve Angello’s gypsy.

Gypsy Baile Funk Remix by Freqnik

BOOMBAHCHERO with DJ AZDJMELO

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This guy jumps on most new bandwagons but he does so with great enthusiasm for it, a bit like ME..lol..

Good stuff here!

Boombahchero by azdjmelo

HOPA BAND

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For me, one of the best bloody Balkan tracks I’ve heard all year by a long shot!

These dudes are from South Africa!!!!

KILLA!

hopa! hopa!

Electro mediterranean (pre-mastered) Balkan dancefloor dubbed out with a moustache

Hopa Banda by Hopa Banda

DORIAN AND DORIAN

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KILLA!

Dorian and Dorian are tag-team Dj’s from Toronto, and co-hosts of MAMA: Global Psychedelic Dancehall every second Saturday of the month at Teranga.

MAMA crew spins naija, kwaito, dooombia, ghettotech, kuduro, dancehall, mbalax, folkstep, and other vicious unnamable styles. We’re gonna make you sweat.

MAMA X Sweat and Tears by doriananddorian

J-WOW (Canblaster remix)

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Xceptional remix!

Grab it from here as a download

J-Wow – Fogo/Spark (Canblaster remix) DOWNLOAD LINK IN COMMENTS by CANBLASTER

CONTENTS HOT

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This really IS HOTTT Content from these Munich based dudes!

Just chek out this shiiiit!

Been meaning to blog this for at least a month or 2 but just got around to it!

Hottest Ghettotech shiiit I’ve heard since Schlacthofbronx!

Contents Hot- We All Love To Play… by contentshot

Iko Iko (Contents Hot Bootleg) by contentshot

Schlachthofbronx- Mad Instrument (Contents Hot’s Monacoton remix) by contentshot

Winning submission of the schlachthofbronx remix contest http://www.mediafire.com/?c9uija9g4klwxf5

Contents Hot- Boombahton by contentshot

FRIKSTAILERS

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Downloads ran out so grab it from here and you really DO need to get it!

Frikstailers vs. Los Rakas – Sudaka Invasor vs. Soy Raka by FRIKSTAILERS

Panteon De Belen

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Strange kinda numba from this dude based in Mexico but man, I like it.

Panteon de Belen SS – No soy Niña (original mix) by panteondebelen

STEREOTYP
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Stereotyp jukes Destiny’s Child!

Juke my name by stereotyp ©

MOOMBAHTRON

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I would describe this track as something someone would likely get pregnant to.

Somebody Gonna Get Pregnant – Ninjasonik (Moombahtron Double Up Edit) by moombahtron

RIVA STARR

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One of my favourite House producers of recent years just let loose on this one!

DOTH_IF I WERE YOU (RIVA STARR DUB) FREE DOWNLOAD! by Rivastarr

PETER POZOREK

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This is a cinematic piece from one of my favourite dudes of all time, Mr Pozorek.

Yeah, he’s my bro’, my pal, a juke boy but above all he’s one of my favourite producers.  This track, like most of his stuff, is just UNIQUE!

L’Avventura Peter Pozorek by PeterPozorek

PERNETT & DOMA TORNADOS

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Here’s our boy Doma giving a Pernett track a Funky Latin Percussive make-over!

Ponte Firme_Pernett (DomaTornados remix) by Doma Tornados