SEXXY SATURDAY CUMBIA – DECEMBER

Artwork by Tropi Delia

 

So this is the last post from us for 2016 ! We believe 2016 was a very hard year for some but in general Cumbia has helped us through it and gave us that big smile we hope you are all having whilst reading this. Thank you so much for keeping this blog alive and generally giving us the love to carry on writing about this magical music.

 

THE SILLY TANG SELECTED

Kazike en Estado de Trance Mixtape 032 – Festival Nomade Colombia

To start my selection I have the pleasure and honour to present this absolute badman mix from a person that is very important to me! Yes: Kazike en Estado de Trance is his name and he is the person who taught me everything I know about classical vintage cumbia. A great person and also a great maestro. Here he presents to us a really well put together mix for the Colombian festival that is “Nomade” organised by Mr Toe. Enjoy!

 

La Orrorosa Feat. El Hijo De La Cumbia – Infeccion Tropikal

So now let’s get started with the cumbia punk, one of my favourite fusions within this musical scene. New track from La Orrorosa of the disc “infección tropical” with the participation of Emiliano Gomez (El Hijo de la Cumbia). The rhythm and vocals couldn’t go better together to be honest. Really powerful track which I recommend to any Cumbia-Punk lover.

 

Jota Karloza – Ugate Sooraj (SolSelectas)

So as I might have said before since I saw Barrio Lindo this summer I truly discovered a love for this downtempo minimal stuff and I have to say it is growing J On this particular track Jota Karloza brings us some deep ethnic vocals on a really rounded bassline. The label “Sol Selectas” always brings us the cream of the crop and on this one they have really upped the game once more. Recommended for any time spent on the beach or as my partner in crime would say in any hammock 😉

 

VIVOTROPICAL – Cumbia De Los Pajaritos (cover De Los Mirlos)

Who has seen “Stranger Things “? Well if you have, this is the Cumbia version of the synthesised soundtrack. Well not really as El Búho brought a version a while back. But you will see what I mean when you press play on this track. VIVOTROPICAL is a producer I have just discovered who seems very fluid and locked on his synth game! The beat is nice but very simple and lineal with this main guiro line, but the main work is in the composition and deepness of the effects. Brilliant vibes and I believe this has already reached our alien friends in outer space!

 

Metralleta De Oro – Doing Time (Sumohair Remix)

YES! It seems like Sumohair lives in a constant summer state, more productions he brings out, the more I need sun, cocktail and chilling L.A style. This refix of the classical “Sublime” track is all to love. Nicely made bassline rounding up some light drum breaks followed by some ragamuffin arrangements. What is there not to like about this eh? So go on if it is rainy or grey where you are close the curtains, get a cocktail and put volume on full blast!

 

Fokus – Amazonico

When Eastern Europe meets Colombian cumbia what does it give you, you might ask? Well I will reply with great joy: this is what it gives you. An absolute belter of a tune J a truly inspirational and nice friend has brought me this killer track a few weeks back and wow. He has also asked me to work on a colab with him so watch out in 2017 for the Fokus vs Silly tang stuff to appear. Coming back on this track with an amazing effort from a Jungle producer background and as always a superb construction with deep subs to get us jumping.

 

SCBdB – Jeden

So while we are in Eastern Europe I got sent this mix via soundcloud by this upcoming artist called “SCBdB” (be careful about the spelling he is meticulous) 😉 So this amazing journey within the deeper vibes of cumbia has totally rocked my world. On a different tip than the previous mix by KAzike, this takes us on a deeper more electro side of the spectrum. The great news is that you will be able to stream his first performance live on our first show of the radio via our: la Selva Radio J

 

Los Wemblers de Iquitos – Lamento del Yacuruna (Tribilin Sound Remix)

Back to basics children, back to basics. Every time I see a Tribilin Sound track come up I´m like a kid at Christmas, believe me. So when this appeared and I saw “Los Wemblers” and “Tribilin Sound” on this remix, every day is the 25th of December for me now. Really subtle as always but truly refined tune with this amazing guitar, that backs up the Wemblers. Some psychedelic notes in here and some really echoed out instruments: a perfect combination from the mighty Tribilin Sound aka Alvaro Ernesto.

 

Julio Inti – Cumbia Dub La Venenosa vol7

Here we have another fusion which I love within this Cumbia world, Dub and Cumbia mixed together in a superb mix brought to us by “Julio Inti”. As you may know this is an area of expertise for me and I have to say hats down to one of the best compiled mix of these two genres meeting each other. Run go tell your friends!

 

LolaManola – Psicosis Fem & Sziget Fest (presentación)

Here she is, our famous local from Madrid, “ Lola Manola”!! Very young on the capital´s scene, she has really made a great effort and impression on us. We have had the pleasure of hearing her a couple of times now and believe me she knows what she is doing. Here is a mixtape she brought us as promotion for the two nights she rocked in Madrid, “Psicosis tropical” and “Conspiraciones Tropicales”. Get your ears around it and it will make you digest a big New Year lunch or brock out to a pre-new year party J

 

Aslán Dub System feat. Jef Stott – Soñar (Global Barrio)

The label Global Barrio which is new to me has had an amazing impact bringing some quality music to our ears, thank you Aslan Dub. Trust me this compilation is pure gold! I have chosen this particular track to present it to you because as I said earlier Dub and Cumbia I just love it. But this is not any Dub, the production and slickness of these sounds are real soft and marvellous. Really great, great work thank you so much.

 

RCA & Tropikhongo – Delicia (Bleepolar Remix) (Regional Label)

Our friends from Regional never sleep, FACT. No, only kidding, but they are really active all the time which is a blessing for our scene. Here is a remixed Ep by RCA & Tropikhongo called Delicia. I chose this version because of its dancefloor potential. I can promise you that this track by the Colombian “Bleepolar” well mixed is a killer for the hips!!!

 

Turbo Sonidero Presenta: Kumbias Macabras en Acetato (Records)

To end my part of the selection for this year and this month who else than Turbo Sonidero! If you know how to get hold of these guys please contact me via “Silly Tang” as I have some projects but never managed to get in touch J To get back to this mix, it is as always very true and generous on the cumbia level. From the first tune you can hear the purity of the music that these boys bring. I´m a real big fan of this collective.

 

KAYGEE SELECTED:

Rio Mira – Adios Morena (AYA Records)

This was released just after our post last month and has been on repeat since then ! The original tune is simply fantastic, and is followed by 4 great remixes by Nicola Cruz, Kaleema & Chancha Via Cicuito, M.RUX, and Midnight Ravers. Adios Morena is the first single of Rio Mira’s forthcoming first album ‘Marimba del pacifico’ so make sure you keep en eye out!

 

Barrio Lindo & Wende Wen – El Humo del Fasito (Damas Gratis cover)

Stream: https://barriolindo.bandcamp.com/track/el-humo-del-fasito-damas-gratis-cover

Barrio Lindo teamed up with Wende Wen for a new ep, which includes this beautiful chilled out cover of Dama Gratis’ tune “El Humo del Fasito”.

 

Matanza & Oceanvs Orientalis – La Luna Y El Lobo (Jhon Montoya Expedition) (Shika Shika)

Waow waow & waow ! What a great journey !! I love the slow & minimal aspect of the original tune, but I must say Jhon Montoya absolutely nailed it with this remix. The progressiveness and atmospheric violin he adds is just perfect ! That’s another one that has been on repeat for the past month.

 

El Búho – Mañana En Tepoztlán (Pata De Perro Remix) (Global Barrio)

I’m a big fan of the band Pata de Perro and a huge El Búho fan, so this could only be a winner for me! They have added a proper live dubbed out groove to the original tune and it sounds great! As mentioned above by the Silly Tang, this tune is part of an amazing compilation, Global Barrio’s Vol. 1, so make sure you check out the whole thing.

 

Mercedes Nasta – Paricutín (El Búho Edit)

The man never stops and it’s becoming a monthly tradition to post about his new tunes and edits, with this one going out to Mercedes Nasta. He’s done it again and manages to take us on a wonderful journey into his world accompanied by Mercedes Nasta’s lovely soothing voice.

 

LEDA Edits Vol.1 (Fertil Discos & Folcore)

We mentioned their campaign last month and here are the first two versions of this incredible forthcoming double-vynil, which will also include great artists like Chancha Via Circuito, Tremor, Tonolec, Intiche, King Coya, Soema Montenegro, Miriam Garcia and Doma Tornados, among others. For now, here is El Remolon’s deep bass driven remix, and a wicked progressive edit by Barda. You can still support the campaign on: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/el-camino-de-leda-compiling-leda-valladares-music#/

 

Bomba Estéreo – Raíz (Nicola Cruz Remix)

This is an absolute beauty of a tune! Nicola Cruz just landed! He brings so much texture and depth to the remix, incorporating Liliana Saumet’s voice perfectly ! It’s part of Bomba Estereo’s brand new ‘Amanecer Remixed’ album so get on it while it’s hot !

 

Señor Chancho Meets El Buga – Conga Dub (Shango Records)

Fresh sounds straight out of Shango Record’s oven with this banger by Señor Chancho & El Buga. Pure dubby tropical sounds with wicked flutes and synths to groove up the whole thing, without forgetting a fat beat and a fat bassline: I love it ! This tune is part of the ‘Bora Bora’s Mist’ Compilation, which is full of other great tunes so make sure you check it out: http://www.junodownload.com/products/bora-boras-mist/3303520-02/

 

La Walichera – Sendero (King Coya Remix)

Out on La Walichera Remix Vol. 1, here’s King Coya’s cumbia bass remix of the tune Sendero. He brings an original intake to the tune, with very few drums and nearly no kicks but it works really well.

 

Eduardo Zambrano – Llamacornio (Edmoon Records)

Let’s travel to the Andes with Eduardo Zambrano’s new album. I had been waiting for this one, and it was definitely worth the wait. His music is hard to describe as it covers many genres whilst incorporating different influences, and that’s part of why I love it! He brings a potent electronic touch to the more traditional and emotional side of his tunes, switching from one rhythm to another so smoothly, and always progressing along the tune.

 

Lascivio Bohemia – La Cumbia Quitapenas

Yes yes and more yes ! Another great project by the above mentioned Eduardo Zambrano is Lascibio Bohemia, and it’s hot ! He goes back to the more traditional side of things on this one and brings to us this beauty, with heavy guiros and powerful flutes! It’s part of a new 3 track EP so hit play and enjoy the whole thing. “This is a tribute to Sixto Silgado, Paito & Los Gaiteros de Punta Brava, life was better after having seen them live”

 

VA Hystereofônica Vol. 1 (Tropical Twista Records – 2016)

Very happy to hear Tropical Twista’s first compilation entirely dedicated to female artists: “Here we have artists that come from different branches that ensnare the electronic Latin-American scene in the most variable sonic textures and beats per minute. There are twenty-two women involved in this project – and only women – , some already established and some new potencialities among them, gathered by Ágatha Barbosa (Cigarra) in a big net on the Hystereofônica project.”

 

The Nu LatAm Sound – Ecuador Episode 3 – The Andes Sounds (ZZK Films)

Here’s the third episode of ZZK’s series on new Latin American sounds, focusing this time on Ecuador and the Andes Sound. It’s always a pleasure to watch these episodes. Enjoy ! The fundraiser they had put in place to continue these audiovisual projects was reached so we can expect more to come 🙂

 

Paloma del Cerro en Tomate la tarde

Nice interview with Paloma del Cerro + live performance on Argentinian TV.

 

Don Plok – Mercedes Sosa – La Carta (remix) (La Bicha Producciones)

Don Plok in the place straight from Argentina with a live remix of Mercedes Sosa’s ‘La Carta’.

 

Chancha Via Circuito ft. Miriam García – Como Noide (en vivo en La Trastienda)

Chancha Via Circuito’s live performances are becoming more and more impressive, and including more & more people to the show; here’s an extract of what went on in La Trastienda

 

Sonido Gallo Negro – Mambo Egipcio

Brand new bangin’ psychedelic cumbia by Sonido Gallo Negro, announcing their forthcoming album ‘Mambo Egipcio’

 

Son Palenque – A PILA EL ARROZ

Son Palenque have just brought out a brand new video clip straight from the beach for us to enjoy.

 

Festival Nomade 2017

For those of us who couldn’t go to this lovely festival in Colombia, here’s a little glimpse of what went on ! Festival Nomade has another editon coming up in Chile so keep an eye out !

 

Fania Presents: MANANA Cuba Festival

Great insight into the legendary Fania Records label and the recent Manana Festival which took place in Cuba not so long ago, bringing together both traditional and electronic worlds by including a fabulous list of bands and djs.

 

As always, here are some of the mixes which I have had the pleasure of hearing over the past month:

Cal Jader’s Tropicalista Mix 2016 – Sounds and Colours

Stream on: https://www.mixcloud.com/soundsandcolours/cal-jaders-10-dance-floor-heaters-for-2016/

 

Dr Gato – after temazcal

 

IST 062\Rafael Aragon – Casa Caos

 

Shika Shika Showcase en Xaman

 

Barda Mixtape 036 – Festival Nomade

 

We hope you have enjoyed the read and we look forward to more cumbia-tropical action in 2017 !

It’s looking hot and tasty so get ready for it!

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SEXXY SATURDAY CUMBIA – APRIL

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Art by Tropi Delia

 

Welcome to SEXXY SATURDAY CUMBIA April Edition with la Selva!

It´s almost summer here in Madrid and many other places, so people are getting up and ready to get it on! This calls for an excellent cumbia tracklist to bob along to, so here we go with this month´s selection.

 

THE SILLY TANG selected:

iLLBiLLY HiTEC ft. Sonido Satanas – Suena

The first track of this month´s Sexy Saturday cumbia is a total hit by absolute hit makers. I have had the pleasure of meeting Sonido Satanas and trust me these guys are the tits. It has also been a while following Illbilly Hitec and all I have for their productions is love and respect. They always produce amazing drum work, and this banger really shows mutual work between the two gangs.

 

Chucko – Cumbia Pal Body (Original Mix) [ClubSocialTropical]

An excellent Ep brought to us by Club Social Tropical. A very ragga orientated cumbia which drops into a wobble bass. For sure, a dancefloor killer and very tight post production. I had not come across these guys yet, so watch out they are on fire!

 

Meia-lua – Lord Breu (PRAGATECNO djs)

This is the 2nd time I post on this particular producer and I love the lineal but potent work he does. Lord Bleu ! Oh lord have mercy ! This is a grower and for a sure a very Dj friendly track. For anyone who loves progressive type music this is for you. Real nice track siir ?

 

Candeleros – Chicha y Wanton (Live Sala Juglar) (Tierra Candela)

Oye oye esos Candeleros ! Our mates Los Candeleros have put up this live version of their first hit single Chicha y Wanton. I particularly like this version as it ends on a sublime dubby outro. Big ups guys lovely live work.

 

Dazed Dog – Lao Lao

https://soundcloud.com/dazed-dog/dazed-dog-lao-lao

I absolutely love this type of crossbreed music making. Here we have a tight Chilean type intro that breaks into the weirdest and nicest bassline. Dazed dog made this tune free download, so I would suggest to jump on the occasion and grab a bargain banger !

 

Niggas In Paris Feat YEYO PEREZ (Remix ADRIAN ZA) (Kumbale)

Our brother from Pacha Mama familia, the one and only Secta Selecta brings the hit of this month for me. Featuring our good friend Yeyo Perez, this tune condenses two worlds. The world of Cumbia and the world of Rap music so well. I truly recommend you grab yourself a copy of this marvellous Ep.

 

Winick – No Comprendo

Our Russian friend Mr Winick loves his darker styles, and this is how we started chatting to each other. On this Ep he presents a proper hybrid of Cumbia which, in all honesty, could just be translated as Russian cumbia styling. Lovely production and very interesting ideas. Check it out !

 

Taiwan MC – What A Joy (Baja Frequencia remix) (Chinese Man Records)

Here we have the latest remix by the French southerners Baja Frequencia. It’s so hot, it’s very hard to handle ! Trust me daddy! From day one I loved almost all their productions and tracks, and they have gone all out for this DiskoDub Ep remix. Oh what a joy it is to hear this track on repeat 😉

 

Los Pirañas – Festival Festina Lente discos en *matik-matik*

To finish this month´s selection I wanted to include this live by Los Pirañas. Amazing group which could remind us of The Meridian brothers – or even Los Candeleros. I love the way their band sounds tight but at the same time very laid back. And the entire guitar part just takes me on many journeys ?

 

 

KAYGEE selected:

Lascivio Bohemia – Afro Andes EP (Edmoon Records)

EP of the month ?! EP of the year ?! If you haven’t heard it, get on it now ! I have had it on repeat for the past 3 weeks, at home, in my car, and when we play out ! Amazing ! I think the great thing about this ep is found in the length and progression of each tune: they never stop evolving, developing and surprising you until the end with new rhythms and broken beats. It’s a powerful experimental electronic trip into the deepness of the Andes ! add some stunning vocals, some Afro touches and a hint of bass and you’re there ! I could go on and on about this EP, I love it, so I simply recommend you hit play and enjoy the while lot. Big ups Edmoon Records & Lascivio Bohemia for this release !

 

Matanza – Existencia

Ok so this is clearly moving away from the traditional Cumbia, but I am sure a lot of you will enjoy these beautiful sounds as much as I did. Great new tune from Matanza: progressive, organic & tribal journey ! The vocals and the instruments are perfectly accommodated into this deep electronic surrounding. The production is so tight, as always. And to top it off, a remix by Nicola Cruz: proper crunchy business ! (that cowbell is wicked). You can feel his touch adding to the groove whilst keeping the original essence of the tune ! I’m a big fan ! This was announced as the first extract of Matanza’s forthcoming album “Existencia”, so keep your ears open for more sounds !

 

Lulacruza – Orcas Remixed Vol. 4 (Black Swan Sounds)

For those of you who read this blog on a monthly basis, you will know that it’s a pleasure for me every month to discover 4 new remixes of Lulacruza’s Orcas album (now on Vol 4 of remixes) The first one this month, in Montoya’s hands: boooom ! Proper deep underwater bass business ! So thick and profound ! I can’t wait to hear it on a big sound. That’s another wicked version of ‘Uno Resuena’ to enjoy ! Following a similar chilled vibe, but with less bass, hehe, there’s EVHA remix of ‘Lagunita’: it sounds acoustic and pure ! Really nice. As for Feathericci’s downtempo version of ‘El Agua Abarca’, I really enjoyed the progression in this one – with a nice housey drop half way through. Finally and with a different approach to the others, you can also enjoy a groove to Duke Mushroom’s electro/club remix of ‘Comandante’.

 

Santos – [10/2/1950]-[23/3/1994]

So this new Santos tune appeared a few weeks ago ! Hell YES ! It’s some kind of Psychedelic tropical spaced out experience ! It’s amazing ! The echoes, the highs, the space business, the fat bass, everything builds up to these amazing ‘Santos synths’ !

 

San Ignacio – Lo único que hay es el Amor Remixes (Sub Klub Recodrs)

I just about missed it when it came out last month: a really interesting release by San Ignacio, spreading the love, with 3 remixes. The tunes are all really different from one another, but really work together as a release. They go from San Ignacio’s deep eletrobass tropical vibe, to Relo’s chilled touch, to Black Mandingo’s tropical disco twist, finishing with a great dubby remix by Señor Chancho. Nice one !

 

Saudade – Bonga & Cesária Évora (Thomscat Remix)

I don’t really know how to classify this but that doesn’t matter, it’s a lovely remix, with a wicked progressive gentle beat slowly taking you all the way ! Lovin’ the vibes, even though I think this deserves to be enjoyed on a sunny beach, maybe in or very close to a hammock.

 

El Búho – The Day Is Mine (special mashup)

It seems that there’s always new tunes from El Buho to share with you guys, he never stops, so hear we go for this time, with a nice chilled ‘owl bass’ mashup, or more precisely: “A Saturday inspired mashup of a wonderful arpeggic 90s harp sample with some ghostly-sweet vocals, a bit more harp and a some swirling bass 🙂 “ as he says. I’m pretty sure this one would fit right in with the previous hammock possibility I just mentioned.

 

Cumbia de las Flores – Nochi & Jleon (Video Oficial) (Caballito)

You remember when we mentioned the wicked remix EP of Nochi & Jleon’s Cumbia de las Flores released on Cabaillito ? well here’s a brand new video for our pleasure. I’ve said it before but I really like seeing the visual aspect of things taking shape with today’s sounds ! It adds yet another approach and experience to the whole thing. And it’s true, we all love visuals

 

On another note, it seems that ZZK are launching something new, and it’s looking tasty: AYA RECORDS. http://ayarecords.net/

Please take a look and spread the word. Their work with ZZk has been and still is incredible & revolutionary, and i’m really looking forward to see what they have in the pipeline with this project. There are already 3 sounds that you can discover on their page: Mateo Kingman, Evha & Rio Mira.

 

Sauvage FM – Cumbia Tierrabomba feat. W (Studio Version) (Vlad)

Oh yes, and to finish off, here’s the badman Sauvage FM ft. W in a wicked studio version of ‘CUmbia Tierrabomba’ ! Big ups to these guys and what they bring to that part of France !

 

COCONUTAH selected:

Cholazo sound system – Cholazo

This is a stunning introduction to Cholazo sound system from Chile. A nice slice of psychedelic cumbia fully complete with swirling guitars, flutes, chopped up vocal samples, and a nice steady backing groove. The progression of instruments hits the spot and keeps the tune vibing right up until the very last beat, and contrasts with the more electronic drums. Boom tune!

 

Arrabalero – Llorando-en-monclova

The flavour of the month is definitely twisted and psychedelic as we follow on with a huge tune by Arrabalero. This is hypnotic cumbia trance and really takes you on a trip between the spacey synths, the rebajado vocals and the huge drum mix. You end up cumbia-lobotomised and slighty confused 🙂

 

Latin bass Mexico Records Volume 5

http://www.latinbassmexico.com/

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Another wonderful compilation from Latin bass Mexico Records, expect a variety of different flavours spread over 4 volumes. There´s enough music here to have a full blown rave and there some real nice cuts over the compilations. Check it out, get on the download and rave out! In the meantime, here are some choice cuts:

 

The Silly tang feat Itus – No Surrender

Huge tune from the Silly Tang featuring Itus, this is a cumbialist dub bomb ready to explode at any time. The intro is hypnotic, with a mix of trippy sounds, beautiful cwind instruments and drums that create an awesome cumbia atmosphere. When some bass drops you´ll feel it, this goes deep down into the deeper regions of bass with an awesome dubby flavour. Temazo!

 

Tropical Yisus – Volando

Volando by Tropical Yisus is definitely another trippy number. This is fast, body shaking tribal cumbia that will set the dancefloor alight. A pounding bass rides the rhythm whilst eery FX and noises stimulate the listener´s brain in strange places. Check it out!

 

Jhon montoya – Cumbia de red

Jhon montoya is on full form and as usual his music is very beautiful, and blessed with a sweet organic touch – Cumbia de red combines layers of guitar / charango riffs and solos with deep synths and some soft druims to great effect.

 

Thank you for reading – we hope you enjoyed the selection and look forward to next month´s even sunnier edition.

CUMBIA!

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Matanza : Existencia

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Matanza are back after a while with 2 brilliant tracks exploring Deep Organic Tribal vibes chokka full of Marimba, shakers and other earthly goodies.

First track is a Matanza original followed by a very impressive Nicola Cruz remix. Maybe 2 of of the best tracks I’ve heard for a little while.

No other info is avilable regarding release etc or who the vocalist is.

Yes, it’s Time for Live Bands Again

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I can’t say it often enough: what global bass and electronic music in general needs is live music. Live MC’s and vocalists, but especially bands, bands and more bands!

The idea that electronic music is made by invisible producers and performed by DJ’s (preferrably by people who can or at least pretend they can do both) is an institutionalised product of the club era. We grew up with the idea that there are three kingdoms of music: bandmusic (rock, metal, latin etc.), pre-recorded, live performed by a vocalist/MC (‘urban’ genres like hiphop, dancehall and reggaeton) and electronic dance music, starring producer-DJ’s. This seems an unchangable fact of nature and crossovers seem to be the exceptions that confirm the rule. In combination with the megalomania of the conteporary EDM industry you get absurdities like producers who need to prentend being DJs by performing a prerecorded set of their own tracks. And worse, the other way around, where DJ’s who don’t necessarily have producing talent, release other people’s music under their own name. I believe this situation has reached a dead-end.

True, many rappers or RnB singers have worked and performed extensively with a live band behind them, or have collaborated with already famous bands. Collaborations between EDM DJ’s-producers with hiphop & RnB vocalists has been a mainstream pop-formula ever since David Guetta & Akon. And yes, there are electronic music acts who perform in a band-setting, like The Prodigy or Depech mode are still famous. But most of those acts stem from a time when the formula for electronic music as we know it now hadn’t crystallised yet. In a world after EDM, one of the main things to do therefore is trying different formula’s by combining different things.

This is an area where ‘global bass’ has a lot to win but also a lot to offer already. Especially in Latin America, most music, from Mexican and Argentinian cumbia and champeta, to more mainstream genres like bachata and even a lot of popular reggaeton, involves live-band elements that can freely be combined with both electronic influences and MCs.

I picked some bands, with vastly different styles and sounds, that show how such a post-EDM global bass can move beyond the limits of the DJ-producer club formula.

A band which I wanted to blog as soon as possible anyway is the Berlin based electronic AfroLatin-funk band Checkpoint GuanabanaWe featured them more than a year ago already when their former single came out. Now they are back with a fantastic new single Merecumbe, which is a unique, almost unlikely fusion of funky Latin percussion, melodic guitars and the Berlinesque groove of deep techno.

If you dig their sound, you should definitely check out the band Pimentón from Buenos Aires, who also deliver a laidback combination of funky Latin grooves, catchy melodies and deep flavoured electronica!

Mamba, duo of DJ-producer Reptilian Commander and vocalist Pe Pa, also from Buenos Aires, has been celebrated on Generation Bass as an example for the future of transnational electronic music for more than a year now. It is not a live band yet, but for this energetic live performance they added percussionist Don Plok and it is easy to see how flexible different live elements can be combined.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZPNi8tuY8mw

Ghetto Kids are one of the leading acts of the innovative melting pot that is Mexico City’s music scene. Their drummer always jams live to all kinds of global bass beats like moombahton, cumbia, kuduro and here, to trap-bubbling with Ookay!

One of my all-time personal favourite electronic bands is the N.A.A.F.I.-signed Mexican ruidosón formation Los Macuanos. Ruidosón, 3ball’s dark, experimental cousin, already had its moment somewhat before I entered the global bass scene two years ago, so I didn’t become interested in them until I stumbled upon this Boiler Room performance exactly a year ago.

Immediately when I clicked ‘play’, I knew that these guys truly are on to something that opens huge possibilities for the future of music. Los Macuanos aren’t just another latin band spiced up with a DJ adding some electronic bleeps here and there, or a DJ with a live percussionist. The way they create their music in a live jam makes them closer to the experimental electronic bands from the pre-club era than to conventional bands as we know them.

Another genre where live and electronic elements are widely fused is electrofolk. The Chilean band Matanza is probably the best known act, who represent the genre all over the world.

But there are more examples, most of which will be familiar to Generation Bass readers, such as El Remolón

…or, the Dutch Afro-Caribbean electrofolk band Kuenta i Tambú!

Tunche Soundsystem from Hamburg, who performed on our own party Esperanza in Berlin, make the perfect bridge between Latin electrofolk on the one hand and genres like reggae, dub and reggaeton on the other hand. Check out this excellent video-portrait!

A genre that we blog less often but whith equally promising chances for live + electronic fusion is tarraxo’s mellow, RnB-flavoured cousin kizomba. Electronic bass influences are becoming a big thing in kizomba so big chance you’ll see it more often on the blog in the near future. For now, check out the multi-talented musician P. Lowe, whose live Saxo-kizomba sessions will give you goosebumps every time you listen it!

 

‘Los Machines Presentan:’ Multi-genre Compilation

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This brilliant mini-compilation from Exta Machine is the closest to ‘my kinda thing’ as music can possibly get. These three tunes combine four different bass-flavours in a setting of dreamy, mysterious, dark and futuristic sounds.

The first track is a cumbia remix of the deephouse-3ball tune Las Indias from Matanza, the second a powerful, grungy moombahton edit of RBBP‘s massive bass-banger Nanana, and the third one a crazy fusion of trap and 3ball that flows so deliciously well together that it deserves a genre-tag of its own. I suggest ‘trib-trap’.

This compilation is one of those examples that takes transnational bass in the direction where I’m seeing it moving towards!

All tracks are free-download!

https://soundcloud.com/e-xtadj/sets/las-indias-nanana-trap-a-lo

JAVIER ESTRADA IS A BAUSSSS!

Javier Estrada’s “Prehispanico” Volume 2 will be coming soon as an official release on Generation Bass and in the meantime here’s a couple of awesome freebies, which demonstrate why he is one of the hottest, most prodigious young talents to come out of Mexico in recent times in the dance scene!

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Out now: Matanza – Apolinar EP [Antartek Records]

 

The Latin American electronic movement is becoming the most inspiring thing to Western dance music in quite some time and I’m not being bias.  The same could be said about Eastern sounds in EDM jams, it really adds a fresh perspective to deejay friendly party music.  Miami Sound Machine once showed us how the rythm was going to get us, and hell yeah eventually it did.  It has been a long time coming, but Latin American dance music stretches way beyond the accessible Latin pop and reggaeton, showing that it has a place within contemporary electronic dance music, yet ironically deifying every genre that is remotely brushed with a bit of traditional Latin flavor .  In this case, house music!  And I don’t mean cheesy Pitbull remixes.  Get ready for some of the freshest house music you’ll hear for quite some time.  This is house enriched with beautiful, organic native American sounds from Chile.   It’s a spiritual journey arranged by none-other than MATANZA (The Killing) which is 3 really talented dudes from Santiago, and Munchi was the first to break them here on GB.  Apolinar EP is now available through Antartek records, including 2 great remixes by underground favorites Daniel Klauser and Hat & Hoodie.  This is a must listen.

 

“Apolinar is the story of an Indian Shaman who is initiated by a spirit of the sacred lake,
he passes through many mystical experiences and learns the real meaning of plants and ancient medication.”

 

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FREE DOWNLOAD:  Matanza – Apolinar EP

HEARTBREAK IN CHILE THURSDAY 21 APRIL 2011

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Heartbreak is gonna kill it in Chile!

ANTARTEK RECORDS y FLUORG presentan:
Ultima noche Antartek Records en Chile
::ESPECIAL MOOMBAHTON::
Desde Nueva York, David Heartbreak + Lanzamiento Oficial MATANZA
JUEVES 21 ABRIL, 22 hrs.

::LINE UP::
22:00 hrs::The Peronists:: Antartek, Chile::
23:00 hrs::Daniel Klauser:: Antartek, Chile::
24:00 hrs::Green Pepper Boy:: Antartek, Amsterdam + Mc Vozeto
01:00 hrs::Lanzamiento MATANZA:: Antartek, Chile::
03:00hrs:: DAVID HEARTBREAK

$5.000 hasta las 00hrs.
$8.000 despues de las 00hrs

VIDEO PREMIERES!!

There’s nothing more cool that visuals!! Videos are super important for many artists, some others do not really mind about that but there’s something that we all agree, nothing sweeter to see “creative” or cool vids. Today post.. only videos!! sweeet!!! and some of them BRAND NEW, or just few weeks uploaded!!!

To begin..you like spicy stuff?

Well it is not a NSFW kinda video.. but it is super funny!!  Chupa means suck it in spanish.. so i guess you wont need to be fluent in spanish to understand this lyrics lol

Video Premiere for Generation Bass:

Mambo violento from NY’s reaganomics n Caballo

You can download it alongside Villa Diamante’s already gone song, (in case you couldn’t get it)

Niña Dioz & Li Saumet – La Cumbia Prohibida (Prod. by El Remolón & Villa Diamante) by villadiamantezzk

Plus Grammy winners Chocquibtown newest tune and Chito rock banger in CANDELA
FREE DOWNLOAD

Now my lil brothers Caballito!!..lol… I dunno why these guys chose that name..but now people have Caballo ..and Caballito!!  Anyway.. They are hot!!! They drop too much porno

Caballito is too much PORNO. Por COÑO LIBRE from Caballito on Vimeo.

Next Video is super dope!!!

Las Balkanieras NU ADAPTION of russian traditional “Kalinka” in a Dubstep/Balkan/Dancehall/DJ/Balkanieras STYLEE !!!

In case you missed that sublime post. Hottest release for 2011 so far!!! EMPRESARIOS!!!! reggeaton with a filthy bass

one video that has few weeks around as well…

Shazalakazoo!!

Dub Master Lee “scratch” Perry & Dubblestandart LIVE!!!!!

Next one; from Tijuana: LOS MACUANOS( it’s only in spanish….so if you don’t understand it at all.. do not worry)

IT COMES WITH A FREE COMPILATION!! from my mates Tropic-all

Download right HERE

Check the tracklist so u wont hesistate in downloading!!!

Hottest mexican label

1- Armoniacida – El maestro del revolver
2- Pepepe – El Desastre (Original de Los Macuanos)
3- Beat Buffet – Ritmo Violento
4- Bootlegumachine – Bye La Le!
5- Chico Ye – La Primorossaa
6- María y José – Duro Duro (Más Duro y Pegao Edit)
7- Acorde On – Don Quijote Marijuana (Acorde On Refix)
8- Santos – La Revolcada
9- Los Macuanos – Bandera
10- Malandro – Infierno
11- Pedro Infame – Techno Humid Disco Fucka
12- Waya Waya – Elephantidae (Original Mix)
13- Panchitron – Hot n Fun
14- Zombiepill – Santo Santo

here it is the vid

Next one is a very ..very interesting “adult” ..clever and chic electronica
Atom Feat April White

Last one is a video response but it deserves the post as finally has decent audio!!

How to dance Dubstep!!! song Shambala 2008 by Excision