MUNCHI’S LABEL “SELEGNA” IS BACK: GODWONDER – "AIH AIH EH EH!" EP

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Munchi has been away for some time but he’s decided to make a comeback in 2016 with promises of some forthcoming back catalogue releases and this new release on his Selegna imprint by Godwonder.

You might remember Godwonder with his Skullbass release on our very own little label Generation Bass about a year ago with “Black bat – Looking Scary” and now he’s even better company with Mr Big hair himself, the saviour of the Global Bass scene and one of our fave ever underground producers, Monsieur Munchi!

This is a most timely return as there’s a bunch of new kids like Kamixlo, Happy Colors and many others who have drew inspiration from the Munchi sound and are taking it to different dimensions. It’s only right that the King returns to reclaim his crown!

Munchi uploaded a preview mix on his label’s soundcloud a few days ago to rapturous applause. He has the kind of fan base that is authentic, passionate and willing to go to any extreme to grab his unreleased material. When you hear Munchi fans, you know you’re listening to real fans of the kind that superstars like Elvis The Beatles, Prince, MJ and Kanye West attract. He is that kind of artist in this small underground scene.

Godwonder is from the same place as Munchi, Netherlands and also has the same origins too, Dominican MF Republic! On the preview mix uploaded there’s signs of that ‘Munchi” sound Dembow Bombastics, Moombahton Madness and Skankin’ SkullBass Bastardery!

Munchi told me “After having a long hiatus of my own work as Munchi and the Selegna Records label, we are releasing this EP to start of the year properly. Introducing Godwonder with his first EP that will be focusing on Moombahton and Dominican Dembow.”

There will be more info to come soon on the tracks on the EP which also include a Munchi edit of ‘La Campana”!

For now, they have dropped a video for one of the lead tracks “La Baina Ta Bien” which embodies the heart of a Missy Elliot sample. Munchi says “This was made at last years ADE where we were crashing the parties and trolling the lyfe over there with a bunch of Dominicans for no reason at all lol. It was made with a fucked up camera too but who cares – it was fun!”

And may I add to that, in true Munchi style, it’s real too and that’s pretty rare in this industry.

If Munchi is coming back, it might just inspire all of us to make a comeback too. Best news of the year thus far!

• Video by D. van Hauten

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1. Godwonder ft Dari Caramelo – Capo
2. Godwonder – La Baina Ta Bien
3. Godwonder – Dale Patra
4. Godwonder – Ay Que Rico
5. Godwonder – Aih Aih Eh Eh!
6. Godwonder – Sin Jockey
7. Godwonder – La Campana (Munchi Edit)

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• OUT 21/01/16

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Godwonder Bio:

It all started at the age of 10 when he met this famous program called “Fruity Loops”. He felt in love with this program so much that he started making music every day! Artists and rappers of the neighbourhood visited him and loved his original style of music. They came to his house every day to watch him making music.

After the years passed by he decided to live in Holland, Amsterdam

Website:
www.godwonder.com/

SoundCloud:
@godwonder

Facebook:
www.facebook.com/pages/GodWonder/…93631146?fref=ts

DJ WOO • Rasterinha Booty Mix 2014

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Awesome Rasterinha mix direct from Brazil by DJ Woo sent to me by one of the Pearls Negras production team featuring all the hottest Rasterinha tracks that have come out recently.

A great intro to this exciting new scene:

featuring
LEONA • DENNIS DJ • DJ SHAUN •
MC DEBBY • AMASSA • ANITTA.
SISTAH •MARCELO NEUROSE • MC POCAHONTAS • 
• MC BRITNEY • KAPTAIN CADILLAC• DJ WALLY •
DJ RD Da nH • PONCHO GONZALES •
PHOTO ROMANCE • DJ FUNK • VINI • MC GUIDANNY
BAGINCLUDE • NA XAPA • SUGAR CRUSH •
MISSY ELLIOT • OMULU • CHRIS BUSHNELL •
MIAMI BASS WARRIORS •MUEVELO • YSULI BROS • S.S.P.

JSTJR : TOP 10 TUNES THAT INFLUENCED ME AS A PRODUCER

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JSTJR’s Top 10 tracks that influenced him as a producer.

In no particular order:

1. MF Doom – Sorcerers

I got into MF Doom when I first started at Hofstra University for a short semester studying film on Long Island, USA.  I spent every minute listening to music and MF Doom had a really big impact upon my life.  I produced my first hip hop/rap (yup) song because of this track and that was the first step that led me to JSTJR.

2. Cornelius – Point

Took me too long to pick a Cornelius track for this list.  I think I could make a top ten of Cornelius tracks that influenced my life, but I’ll stick with this one for now.  Cornelius is an artist, he’s a genius, and he was the soundtrack to my formative years.  He inspired me to think outside of the box as much as possible while adhering to this illusion of “pop” music.  I studied his sound and music for awhile and he got me thinking about electro/acoustic relationships.  You can hear Cornelius in my music if you really listen.

3. Dabrye – Hyped-Up Plus Tax

Here’s another artist that I could really list any track from, though this one sticks out most in my memory.  Dabrye brought 2 worlds together for me in a way that influenced me more than I realized.  Plus, I spent more time than I know listening to these weird tempo-change moments in this track and I think that helped me develop my ear for music analysis.

4. ATB – Don’t Stop

When I was 12 or so, I got my first taste of “dance music” through Tiesto and ATB.  This song just made me feel so wonderful, still does as I listen to it now. I love that pitch bend, man.

5. Tokyo Police Club – Cheer it On

Repetitive, rough, raw.  This track has so much energy and emotion packed into 2 minutes.

6. Missy Elliot – Get Your Freak On

How do you even make a track like this? I’m not really sure…. I guess it’s just pretty perfect.

7. Sublime – Badfish

White guys doing non-white music.  I think that says it all.

8. M.I.A. – Galang

Was I obsessed with M.I.A. as a teenager? Yes I was.  I was exposed to dancehall and reggaeton as a kid through a few interesting life experiences and those rhythms ALWAYS caught my attention.  So, hearing M.I.A., where I could sing along and still rock out to some sexy stuff… man I’d marry this woman.

9. Debussy – Clair de lune

I’m not gonna get all deep and say this song had some profound affect on my music about ass jiggling.  As a human though, and as a musician, this song captivates me unlike any other.  Music is vibrations, that’s it.  So, how can something so simple make such a difference? I don’t know, but Debussy does it.

10. 9th Wonder – The Righteous Way to Go

Keep it simple.  9th Wonder says that in so many ways.

CHECK OUT MORE IN OUR TOP 10 SECTION HERE

JSTJR is  another one of our Generation Bass sons but like all our children, he is a free agent, free to think, free to move, free to create whatever he wants for whomever he wishes because we believe in FREEDOM!

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KJS – ZMACK! [ZOUK BASS EXCLUSIVE]

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James and Taz are the 2 dudes behind UK based KJs who brought you that great Zouk Bass “Ziren” track that started off the Missy Elliot trend.  I was unsure about that track when I first heard it but now it has become one of my favourite Zouk Bass tracks.

The dudes have returned with a new track, again in Zouk Bass stylee, and it’s a heavier & gnarlier track  than its predecessor “Ziren”, which was deeper in atmospherics and vibe.  “Zmack!” does give you a right smack in the face and is at the pretty bass heavy spectrum of Zouk Bass.  It’s another dope one tho’!  Keep your eyes on these dudes!

Grab it here exclusively at Generation Bass:

Moombahton Madness Continues : The Fall Of Moombahton!

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Ok, as I said in the title, the Moombahton madness continues!

Totally unexpected this week, we’ve had a Moombahton week without really planning it.  Sometimes, that’s the way the best things happen.

The Hearbreak Kid has compiled this new Fall of Moombahton compilation following on from Munchi’s first one, The Summer of Moombahton.

If you follow the blog, yes it contains some of the stuff I already blogged here but also it contains some exclusives and previously unheard stuff and plus it’s presented in one great package and it’s FREEEE!

This is what the HeartBreak Kid says;

As the genre grows larger and larger the nay sayers are starting to become believers. The movement of moombahton is so strong and continues to build. As the genre grows so does the names of the producers. Moombahton is here to stay!!! and this is only the beginning.

I took time out to contact most of the moombahton producers to put out a follow up to the summer of moombahton ep. this ep is represented by almost every contient. This is the ultimate fusion of tropical music. I hope you enjoy the compliation, and continue to support the movement. In the words of Dave Nada, Dale Moombahton!!

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Grab it here:

http://www.mediafire.com/?bc8ye1ojka2ck the entire ep

FLORE'S "RAW" MASTERPIECE!

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Ok Flore’s new album Raw is out now.  It’s been on my player for the past few weeks non-stop.

It’s a great dance album, one of the best I’ve heard this year thus far.  It contains everything you want from a dance album and more.  Not a weak track in sight and such a wide variety of styles and genres, Breaks, Hip Hop, Tropical, Dancehall, Fidget, House, Dubstep, Experimental, Kuduro-esque beats and pure Bass music.

I gotta say, man I’m very impressed cause it far exceeded my expectations, not that I ever considered Flore a lightweight at all.  It’s just that as with most dance albums, they’re usually quite disappointing and very patchy.

Raw, however, kept me fully entertained from start to finish.  Not everything on it is my cuppa and neither does it contain anything extraordinary or ground-breaking but for sheer entertainment value, it’s pure entertainment!  I think it has a great chance of breaking through into the commercial market.

My stand out tracks are:

*electro-fidget groove of “Raw” feat. Shunda K

*experimental vybz of “LWFRQ” & “No.107”

*techno hip hop beats of “La Folie Des Glandeurs”

*127 bmp dubstep of “Anyking”

*emotional electronic Radiohead soundscapes of album closer “The Overnighters Song”.

I was not so sure upon first listen of the cover of Gary Numan’s “Cars”, as the original is such a classic and still sounds timeless, but Flore’s Kuduro-esque Missy Elliot rendition grows on you.  I got to say though that Shunda K does sound like a clone of Missy Elliot but that ain’t no bad thing 🙂

I really can’t recommend this album enough cause upon repeated play, it just sounds better and better, which is the sign of a great album.  In places it has a lot of emotional depth too.  Usually with dance albums, the converse is true, and after a few initial plays the album becomes boring but this is not the case with Flore’s “Raw” masterpiece!

I would love to hear her develop the Moderat/Radiohead-esque aspects of the album on the experimental-ish tracks, perhaps for a future EP, cause she sure knows how to give machines an emotion!

Stream it below and purchase it from that link too:

Here’s what the propa’ journalists..lol.. are saying:

IDJ (2 pages feature) –

Raw lives up to its name in every way. Flower POWER!” *****

DJ Mag – ALBUM OF THE MONTH-

“A killer blast of Baile funk, electro and bass heavy breaks from French firebrand Flore

Tilllate (1 page feature),

“Original, forward thinking and massive. Gorillaz and Missy Elliot watch out!” *****

Mixmag

“bumping beats, blistering bass, top vox… this summers must have has landed”

MJ Cole

‘A delicious blend of UK musics. This is an exciting time for music and Flore is leading the way with energetic production and an impressive list of collaborations.

TRAX – SELECTA OF THE MONTH

TSUGI – FRENCHY OF THE MONTH + “The Test” on the cd sampler

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Flore has done this special promo mix  for the album launch and so grab it as it’s full of exclusive and unreleased remixes of some of the tracks on the album.

FLORE – RAW promo mix by Flore

Finally, grab these free tunes too:

FREE REMIXES by Flore