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DEAN OF AMERICAN ROCK CRITICS – "CHRISTGAU" REVIEWS TRANSNATIONAL DUBSTEP COMPILATION

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[ArtWorK Encrusted Skull, 2005 sculpture by Amy Sarkisian www.amysarkisian.com]

Recently, I was watching a documentary on Tom Waits and amongst the high profile journalists worldwide paying homage to this great man, was a very famous American critic, Robert Christgau.  Starting in 1967, Robert Christgau has covered popular music for The Village Voice, Esquire, Blender, Playboy, Rolling Stone, and many other publications.  He is variously described as:

“Dean of American Rock Critics”

and

“Christgau is arguably one of the two most important American mass-culture critics of the second half of the 20th century. … All rock critics working today, at least the ones who want to do more than rewrite PR copy, are in some sense Christgauians.

(Wikipedia)

This reminded me of the fact that this very man reviewed our Transnational Dubstep Compilation and I feel that this momentous occassion required a blog post all of its own.

Here he is in his prime supporting a Sex Pistols teee:

He reviewed our compilation on his blog on MSN, “Expert Witness”:

“which would only feature reviews of albums that he had graded B+ or higher, since those albums “are the gut and backbone of my musical pleasure;” the writing of reviews for which are “so rewarding psychologically that I’m happy to do it at blogger’s rates

Wow, that is quite something for us man, to be mentioned by someone who arguably invented Rock Critique!!!  We are also honoured to be the first who unwittingly introduced him to Moombahton & Barefoot!!!

Here’s what he said about it all on his blog “Expert witness”:

In 1994 Wax Trax’ Ethnotechno proved a politely polyrhythmic techno reachout to straightforward international dance musics it secretly found quaint. It listened well and stuck poorly, the “ethnotechno” tag itself its main contribution to international understanding. Conceived, assigned, and sequenced by DJ Umb, the London-born son of Kashmiri exiles who promotes such all-embracing terms as “transnational bass” at his Generation Bass blog, this array of whomping exotica reflects its creator’s appetite for any Third World dance movement he can get his ears on, including such new ones on me as kuduro, barefoot, and–from the mysterious depths of the District of Columbia–Moombahton​! Plus, of course, the bassy evolution of techno beatmaking since 1994. Speaking as someone who will never enter a barefoot club (my doctor prescribed those orthotics, dammit), I hereby extend my thanks to whoever invented that shuddering synth low end that turns background music into foreground fun without requiring you to kiss your ass goodbye. And I also testify that not a damn thing here sounds quaint. Which is to make no predictions as to how any of them will sound 17 years from now. A MINUS

He made a couple of mistakes about my background:

1. I was born in Shakespeare country, Warwickshire and not London.

2. My parents were not exiles but were invited to the UK in the 60’s by the British Govt.

Those little inaccuracies aside, I’m astounded we got reviewed by him.

Wow!!! I’ll never forget this, it’s HUGE for us, HUGE!

Just to remind you that our compilation is out worldwide and here’s all the info you need:

Artist GENERATION BASS [VARIOUS]

Album Title TRANSNATIONAL DUBSTEP

Genre Transnational Dubstep

Release Date 02 Feb 2011 USA

14 March 2011 Rest of World

Description CD & DIGITAL

Tracklist

1.India Sleeping – Mars

2.Kaliyuga – Engine Earz

3.Undertow in G# – Alexis K

4. Rude Profile – Fleck & Fish Finger

5.Cumbia Dub – Knowa Knowone

6.Clownie – Innamorati

7. Valium Gitan – Sa Bat ‘Machines

8.Only Human – Shem

9.Kamikaze – Dysphemic

10.Shiva Step – Barbarix

11.Bukkake – Syndeasia

12.Bhangra Fever – Midival Punditz

13. Brown Skin Beauty – (liquid Stranger Remix) Bandish Projekt

14. Dub Reflex – Celt Islam

15. Salahadeen – Jajouka Soundsyetm

DownloadStores

Six Degrees Shop

Beatport

Juno

DJ Tunes

AmazonUSA

AmazonUK

AmazonFrance

AmazonGermany

AmazonJapan

E-Music

iTunes

Musicme.com Streaming services Spotify

So you got the CD, now get the T-shirt or get both if you don’t have any!

phpNWKFjP

Purchase CD & Tee for Women HERE

Purchase CD & Tee for Men HERE

Here’s some of the things being said about it in the USA:

MTV IGGY:

“….the nastiness previewed in the minimix plays out to one of the dopest dubstep mixes we’ve ever heard. That’s not hyperbole, that’s the power of transnational musical styles brought together over the one rhythmic style that can hold them all on the same canvas.”

NO ROCKSTARS

The fusion between a globe-spanning palette of ethnic sounds and the digitally rendered sub-sonic science of 21st century dubstep is a natural one and not once sounds forced and incongruous

With all this talk of pan-continental influence and… traditional ethnic instrumentation, you could be forgiven for thinking that this is just a pompous and cynical cash-in, tying ‘world music’ to a flaccid dubstep backbone. But you’d be wrong – the 15 tracks on ‘Transnational Dubstep’ are made for soundsystems and immense bass-bins, not coffee tables. But then, they sound just as good at home on a lazy Sunday afternoon as they do blasting from a Funktion One system on a Saturday night.

ALT SOUNDS

This is about as niche as the genre gets and for those hard-nosed dubstep fans that enjoyed the genre before it hit mainstream music, this is a true masterpiece.

The blog-turned-record label may well be onto a big thing as it promotes the status of dubstep around the world because, if this release is anything to go by, then the grass roots of London are not the only place quality underground music can be found.

KXUA 88.3FM

This album deserves to be recognized for rising above ordinary dubstep music by incorporating world music samples including exotic flutes, string instruments, vocal solos, and even accordions (yes, accordions) that will intrigue you and make you dance.

ALL MUSIC

The unapologetically internationalist Generation Bass dubstep blog, who sifted through over 300 candidates to eventually come up with this 15-track program. And virtually every entry is a winner

DUBSTEP SELEKTA

I couldn’t be more stoked about this latest mix. This release is poised to become one of my top releases of 2011 based on how good the teaser for it is. Transnational Dubstep is the first compilation album by DJ Umb and posted up by the online blog Generation Bass. So far, it’s unlike most of the releases I’ve hear this winter mainly due to it’s distinct worldly sounds. Much of it reminds me of the sounds that I often hear in the yoga studio, Indian and Chinese instruments, but here it’s combined with a heavy sub bass and wobble as well as the occasional hip hop drops. Very unique and eclectic for sure.

BIG SHOT MAGAZINE

In the Top 60 Dance/Electronic Releases To Look For In 2011

FABRIKA

I set the bar pretty high when it comes to my appreciation of electronic music and am always embarrassingly titillated when I stumble upon something of the caliber which satisfies my demands. Whether it is music or any other form of art, it is the artist’s knowledge of and ability to manipulate their medium that makes for truly cutting edge work.

I’m a big fan of cultural hybridization and this compilation has to be the cutest little mixed-race baby of the underground electronic dance scene.

Even though it’s kind of amazing what people are doing in this scene, I wouldn’t just throw the album for a listen or a car ride. I would, however, go as far as to burn it for a few friends who are hard core dubstep addicts and aficionados.

MTV DESI:

Transnational Dubstep is manicured to be diverse. Also, it will likely tear through your subwoofer like it’s made of jello. Over top the ultra-low frequency bass lines, different instruments from all areas of the world take turns proving that they fit right in with synth madness. Just identifying all the sounds and styles that come through could fill a book.

MAD DECENT

Generation Bass is putting out their first compilation consisting of dubstep selections from all around the world. The 15 track hand picked compilation features established producers like the Midival Punditz and the Bandish Project while introducing breaking talent from around the bass music community including Engine Earz, Alexis K, Jajouka Soundsystem, Knowa Knowone, Shem and many more.. Look out for it 2/1/2011.

SMILE FOR CAMERA

Its a rare chance to see a clash of two cultures that ends peacefully, if not beautifully.

INSIDE WORLD MUSIC

Transnational Dubstep is definitely for fans of electronic, dubstep, dance, and club music.

DADASONIC

From what we’ve already heard of it, it’s gonna be killer!

MIAMI NEW TIMES

Instead of collecting some more hard, obvious tracks, they impressively attacked the morass of Internet tracks to come up with a final selection of 15 creations from both established producers and the relatively unknown. Even the more established names here are firmly still underground; only the most dedicated downloaders will likely recognize Midival Pundits and the Bandish Project.

Still, what the comp lacks in marquee names it makes up for in creativity. Here, dubstep meets almost every possible major world beat. That ranges from electronic-friendly sounds like South American cumbia and Indian sitar, to more unexpected traces of Balkan and even Chinese music.

ALARM Press:World In Stereo

It’s difficult to give Transnational Dubstep justice on paper; each track is rich in its own inventive offering. The compilation is remarkable in its many instances of non-exclusivity between the artists and the cultural influences they use: a Russian producer using Indian traditions or an Australian DJ delving into Asian-influenced sounds.

Not only does this reflect the doors that dubstep has opened as a global sound, but Transnational Dubstep reveals a slew of creative DJs and producers who are rethinking the way “world” music is perceived — all in the name of bass.

TRANS DUB DJ SUPPORT

MRK1
“Something different and fresh for the listenning ear! A good listen and something that will open your mind!”

Riskotheque
“..deep…”

Schema
“Loving This!…..Cracking package here”

Rusko
“Rude Profile…great dancefloor biznezzz”

Datsik
“Awesome…Dope..”

Jakwob
“So surprising to hear something like this…….tracks are ones that you could imagine being on Fabric Live 37….Really into all of them….brilliant idea..”

DJ Anne Savage
“Great for chilling, this is going straight onto my ipod…deserves to do well”

Mary Anne Hobbs
Supporting..track-clownie

David Starfire (Dj/Producer)
What a slammin compilation from Generation Bass and it’s on my top 10 of 2011″

Mad Decent
A wild collect of dub sounds coming from all over the world

Jaguar Skills
“Dopeness”

Skream
“Yeah wkd”

Stenchman
“Big in the gizzame”

Flore (Botchit & Scarper/Mixmag)
With only a first listen, i can say i’m highly impressed by the quality & the variety of the tracks, the selection is very smart cos i think all the tracks fit good together…looking forward to include some of these tracks in my mix

ShockOne
“Very naice”

Diplo
“…Clownie…good stuff…”

Doctor P
Supporting – “India sleeping”

NAPT
“Some different vibes..nice one…big up all the crew”

Schlachthofbronx (/Mad Decent/Man Recordings/ Best Dance Act in the World)
“MASTERPIECE”

Mistajam (BBC Radio 1 / 1Xtra, UK)
“Definitely some strong tracks……expect some support on this from me.”

DJ Allbury (Rinse FM, UK)
“so many variations on this ep, im gettin the feel for bass and the unwinding middle east sounds”

DJ Nappy (Architect of Thugstep)
You can tell that deep thought was put into track selection and layout. In a world of over-synthesized 2-step, this is a refreshing journey in audio. Organic sounds, and a treat to listen to as a whole. Quite pleasurable to vibe out to on a rainy winter afternoon”

Son Of Kick
“Overall deep and well produced. Def pick a couple tunes for the deeper shows”

Bert On Beats (Man Recordings)
“Most definitely one of my favourite and one of a kind compilation! Fleck& FishFinger, BandishProjekt and Celt Islam are winners here!”

Eastenders (Balkan Dance Act)
Your cd is one of the best compilations since the early days of “asian
underground” – brilliant!!

Heartbreak (Moombahton/Moombahcore)
This is the sound… The future of dubstep… A fresh new outtake on a killer sound and genre..

Permanent Damage Records
Think that someone had to do this type of release….has lots of potential to run and run – great concept.

PATHAAN [Worldwide]
This release is essential for discerning ears & undoubtedly encompasses an interesting new musical direction for fusion !

Maduro [Octofoil Records/Electronic]
“The Transnational Dubstep compilation by Generation Bass is by far the best selection of ethnic dubstep I’ve come across thus far – this is truly defining a moment in music”

Eva Pacifico [Ibizarre Records/Ibizasonica]
“Ancient voices meet future music”

IDJ Mag [Russell Deeks]
“Some interesting fusions here…”

Specimen A
“Big Vibes..some well crafted music here…”

Southern Fried [Jay Robinson]
“Cool EP”

Mumdance
“Loving the regional vibes, will fit nicely into my sets”

Dreadzone
“Awesome stuff, diverse, melodic, groundbreaking and perfect for a lot of different vibes……..loving the reggae vibes of dub reflex..top stuff”.

Peo de Pitte
“Phat as F-K!”

Downlink (Rottun)
“Dope tunages”

Komonazmuk (Hench)
“Yeah man nice stuff”

Crissy Criss (BBc1xtra/BBc1 Radio)
“Banging”

The Qemists
”Big fan of Kaliyuga”

DJ Lord (Public Enemy Tour DJ)
“Killer sound……straight up”

BBC Radio 1 LEGEND – Annie Nightingale
Bhangra Fever (Piyush Bhatnagar Remix) …”gets you between the eyes” .

You can STILL download a beautiful & exclusive Pan Agnostix Flamenco remix of the excellent Fleck & Fish Finger track, the original version of which appears on the compilation:

“Rude Profile” – Fleck & Fish Finger (Pan Agnostix Flamenco-Step remix) by SixDegreesRecords

You can hear the mini-mix…ahhhhh…. again!..lol..

Generation Bass Presents Transnational Dubstep Compilation Promo (Excerpt/Taster Mix) – 1 FEB 2011 by djumb

Greetings AmBASSadors (Future Bass, Post-Dubstep, Dubstep, Grime, Miami…)

Okulus Anomali Multi-Headed Bass Monster post

Seeing that Bass Music has evolved into a beautiful multi-headed bass-beast, this post reflects a lot of the styles that have been inspiring me in the past 6 months…including Dubstep / Post-Dubstep / Future Bass / Miami Bass Music / Grime . Whatever you want to call it…these Infectious Grooves aim to please a scene that is becoming more enthusiastic of a multi-genre approach in Listening, Creating & Mixing than ever before.

I’ve compiled Volume II in my DJ series ‘Natural Selection‘ using some of the trax from this post, trax via the Generation Bass blog, and other Dubsteppy oddities that I have had the pleasure of unearthing. The mix (as well as this post) compiles the new, classic, deep, smooth as well as grimy…something for everyone. Scroll to the bottom of the post for the mix or download it directly here: Natural Selection Vol II – Okulus Anomali

 

Various Dubstep / Post-Dubstep / Future Bass …

Kuru & Dustmite – Daime Forca (Amazing track…I can see this in a car commercial soon)
Kuru & Dustmite – Daime Forca – SMOG008 by Kuru

 

 

Ramadanman – revenue (untold remix)
( Tribal, Quirky, Brazilian goodness)

 
Addison Groove : It’s got me (They’re calling this ‘SexyStep’…I can dig)

ADDISON GROOVE – IT’S GOT ME 3024-012A by 3024world

 

 

Helixir
(Also be sure to check out my fave track from Helixir – ‘Capoeira Dub’ -…you can hear it on my ‘Natural Selection Vol II’ at the bottom of this post…I couldn’t find a stream available for the track unfortunately)

 

DJG: (Deep, Soulful DubStep, Bass)
check out his latest at
http://soundcloud.com/djg

 

Simon/Off: (Deep, Tribal, Soulful DubStep, Bass)
Released Tracks by simon/off

 

 

Balkansky (great Transnational Dubstep & Video)

 

 

Soroka, Dore, Nebulla – Ganja Princess (‘Dub’Step..proper) FREE Download
Soroka, Dore, Nebulla – Ganja Princess (2008) *FREE DOWNLOAD by SOROKA

 

 

 

South Florida / Miami Bass ( Dubstep / PsyStep / Grime ):

Griami-Pan Agnostix

Griami – Pan Agnostix (Okulus Anomali & Herakles)
My latest track, using Animal noises intertwined w/the Grime…upbeat pace, Tribal / Dubstep / PsyStep. www.PanAgnostix.com

Griami by Pan Agnostix (Okulus Anomali & Herakles) ~ unsigned by okulus

 

DEZ:
(one of my fave Miami Producers and Live P.A.’s Eric Dez …Free Downloads Below …check him out at ericdez.com)

Original Dubstep + Moombah by Eric Dez by ericdez

 

Axiom Crux : http://soundcloud.com/axiomcrux
(Awesome remix of Beethoven – Free Download…also appears on my ‘Natural Selection Vol II’ at the bottom of this post)

Beethoven – Figlio Perduto (Axiom Crux Remix) by Axiom Crux

 

Meta Zen :
http://www.facebook.com/meta.zen.music

(talented PsyStep/Dubstep artist haling from Portland/Miami…some Free Downloads below)

Meta Zen Selections by Meta Zen

 

 

Gray Ghost: (Dubporn Records / Free Download…you can buy his full album ‘Ternary’ here : http://grayghost.bandcamp.com/album/ternary-ep-dp001 )

Feel It by GrayGhost

 

 

Natural Selection Volume II : Okulus Anomali Dj Mix (Future Bass/Dubstep/Grime/Whatever)

 

 

GENERATION BASS PRESENTS TRANSNATIONAL DUBSTEP: OUT NOW WORLDWIDE

generationbass transnational dubstep release sixdegrees

[ArtWorK Encrusted Skull, 2005 sculpture by Amy Sarkisian www.amysarkisian.com]

This compilation is out now worldwide!!!

Artist GENERATION BASS [VARIOUS]

Album Title TRANSNATIONAL DUBSTEP

Genre Transnational Dubstep

Release Date 02 Feb 2011 USA

14 March 2011 Rest of World

Description CD & DIGITAL

Tracklist

1.India Sleeping – Mars

2.Kaliyuga – Engine Earz

3.Undertow in G# – Alexis K

4. Rude Profile – Fleck & Fish Finger

5.Cumbia Dub – Knowa Knowone

6.Clownie – Innamorati

7. Valium Gitan – Sa Bat ‘Machines

8.Only Human – Shem

9.Kamikaze – Dysphemic

10.Shiva Step – Barbarix

11.Bukkake – Syndeasia

12.Bhangra Fever – Midival Punditz

13. Brown Skin Beauty – (liquid Stranger Remix) Bandish Projekt

14. Dub Reflex – Celt Islam

15. Salahadeen – Jajouka Soundsyetm

DownloadStores

Six Degrees Shop

Beatport

Juno

DJ Tunes

AmazonUSA

AmazonUK

AmazonFrance

AmazonGermany

AmazonJapan

E-Music

iTunes

Musicme.com Streaming services Spotify

So you got the CD, now get the T-shirt or get both if you don’t have any!

phpNWKFjP

Purchase CD & Tee for Women HERE

Purchase CD & Tee for Men HERE

Here’s some of the things being said about it in the USA:

MTV IGGY:

“….the nastiness previewed in the minimix plays out to one of the dopest dubstep mixes we’ve ever heard. That’s not hyperbole, that’s the power of transnational musical styles brought together over the one rhythmic style that can hold them all on the same canvas.”

NO ROCKSTARS

The fusion between a globe-spanning palette of ethnic sounds and the digitally rendered sub-sonic science of 21st century dubstep is a natural one and not once sounds forced and incongruous

With all this talk of pan-continental influence and… traditional ethnic instrumentation, you could be forgiven for thinking that this is just a pompous and cynical cash-in, tying ‘world music’ to a flaccid dubstep backbone. But you’d be wrong – the 15 tracks on ‘Transnational Dubstep’ are made for soundsystems and immense bass-bins, not coffee tables. But then, they sound just as good at home on a lazy Sunday afternoon as they do blasting from a Funktion One system on a Saturday night.

ALT SOUNDS

This is about as niche as the genre gets and for those hard-nosed dubstep fans that enjoyed the genre before it hit mainstream music, this is a true masterpiece.

The blog-turned-record label may well be onto a big thing as it promotes the status of dubstep around the world because, if this release is anything to go by, then the grass roots of London are not the only place quality underground music can be found.

KXUA 88.3FM

This album deserves to be recognized for rising above ordinary dubstep music by incorporating world music samples including exotic flutes, string instruments, vocal solos, and even accordions (yes, accordions) that will intrigue you and make you dance.

ALL MUSIC

The unapologetically internationalist Generation Bass dubstep blog, who sifted through over 300 candidates to eventually come up with this 15-track program. And virtually every entry is a winner

DUBSTEP SELEKTA

I couldn’t be more stoked about this latest mix. This release is poised to become one of my top releases of 2011 based on how good the teaser for it is. Transnational Dubstep is the first compilation album by DJ Umb and posted up by the online blog Generation Bass. So far, it’s unlike most of the releases I’ve hear this winter mainly due to it’s distinct worldly sounds. Much of it reminds me of the sounds that I often hear in the yoga studio, Indian and Chinese instruments, but here it’s combined with a heavy sub bass and wobble as well as the occasional hip hop drops. Very unique and eclectic for sure.

BIG SHOT MAGAZINE

In the Top 60 Dance/Electronic Releases To Look For In 2011

FABRIKA

I set the bar pretty high when it comes to my appreciation of electronic music and am always embarrassingly titillated when I stumble upon something of the caliber which satisfies my demands. Whether it is music or any other form of art, it is the artist’s knowledge of and ability to manipulate their medium that makes for truly cutting edge work.

I’m a big fan of cultural hybridization and this compilation has to be the cutest little mixed-race baby of the underground electronic dance scene.

Even though it’s kind of amazing what people are doing in this scene, I wouldn’t just throw the album for a listen or a car ride. I would, however, go as far as to burn it for a few friends who are hard core dubstep addicts and aficionados.

MTV DESI:

Transnational Dubstep is manicured to be diverse. Also, it will likely tear through your subwoofer like it’s made of jello. Over top the ultra-low frequency bass lines, different instruments from all areas of the world take turns proving that they fit right in with synth madness. Just identifying all the sounds and styles that come through could fill a book.

MAD DECENT

Generation Bass is putting out their first compilation consisting of dubstep selections from all around the world. The 15 track hand picked compilation features established producers like the Midival Punditz and the Bandish Project while introducing breaking talent from around the bass music community including Engine Earz, Alexis K, Jajouka Soundsystem, Knowa Knowone, Shem and many more.. Look out for it 2/1/2011.

SMILE FOR CAMERA

Its a rare chance to see a clash of two cultures that ends peacefully, if not beautifully.

INSIDE WORLD MUSIC

Transnational Dubstep is definitely for fans of electronic, dubstep, dance, and club music.

DADASONIC

From what we’ve already heard of it, it’s gonna be killer!

MIAMI NEW TIMES

Instead of collecting some more hard, obvious tracks, they impressively attacked the morass of Internet tracks to come up with a final selection of 15 creations from both established producers and the relatively unknown. Even the more established names here are firmly still underground; only the most dedicated downloaders will likely recognize Midival Pundits and the Bandish Project.

Still, what the comp lacks in marquee names it makes up for in creativity. Here, dubstep meets almost every possible major world beat. That ranges from electronic-friendly sounds like South American cumbia and Indian sitar, to more unexpected traces of Balkan and even Chinese music.

ALARM Press:World In Stereo

It’s difficult to give Transnational Dubstep justice on paper; each track is rich in its own inventive offering. The compilation is remarkable in its many instances of non-exclusivity between the artists and the cultural influences they use: a Russian producer using Indian traditions or an Australian DJ delving into Asian-influenced sounds.

Not only does this reflect the doors that dubstep has opened as a global sound, but Transnational Dubstep reveals a slew of creative DJs and producers who are rethinking the way “world” music is perceived — all in the name of bass.

TRANS DUB DJ SUPPORT

MRK1
“Something different and fresh for the listenning ear! A good listen and something that will open your mind!”

Riskotheque
“..deep…”

Schema
“Loving This!…..Cracking package here”

Rusko
“Rude Profile…great dancefloor biznezzz”

Datsik
“Awesome…Dope..”

Jakwob
“So surprising to hear something like this…….tracks are ones that you could imagine being on Fabric Live 37….Really into all of them….brilliant idea..”

DJ Anne Savage
“Great for chilling, this is going straight onto my ipod…deserves to do well”

Mary Anne Hobbs
Supporting..track-clownie

David Starfire (Dj/Producer)
What a slammin compilation from Generation Bass and it’s on my top 10 of 2011″

Mad Decent
A wild collect of dub sounds coming from all over the world

Jaguar Skills
“Dopeness”

Skream
“Yeah wkd”

Stenchman
“Big in the gizzame”

Flore (Botchit & Scarper/Mixmag)
With only a first listen, i can say i’m highly impressed by the quality & the variety of the tracks, the selection is very smart cos i think all the tracks fit good together…looking forward to include some of these tracks in my mix

ShockOne
“Very naice”

Diplo
“…Clownie…good stuff…”

Doctor P
Supporting – “India sleeping”

NAPT
“Some different vibes..nice one…big up all the crew”

Schlachthofbronx (/Mad Decent/Man Recordings/ Best Dance Act in the World)
“MASTERPIECE”

Mistajam (BBC Radio 1 / 1Xtra, UK)
“Definitely some strong tracks……expect some support on this from me.”

DJ Allbury (Rinse FM, UK)
“so many variations on this ep, im gettin the feel for bass and the unwinding middle east sounds”

DJ Nappy (Architect of Thugstep)
You can tell that deep thought was put into track selection and layout.  In a world of over-synthesized 2-step, this is a refreshing journey in audio.  Organic sounds, and a treat to listen to as a whole.  Quite pleasurable to vibe out to on a rainy winter afternoon”

Son Of Kick
“Overall deep and well produced. Def pick a couple tunes for the deeper shows”

Bert On Beats (Man Recordings)
“Most definitely one of my favourite and one of a kind compilation! Fleck& FishFinger, BandishProjekt and Celt Islam are winners here!”

Eastenders (Balkan Dance Act)
Your cd is one of the best compilations since the early days of “asian
underground” – brilliant!!

Heartbreak (Moombahton/Moombahcore)
This is the sound… The future of dubstep… A fresh new outtake on a killer sound and genre..

Permanent Damage Records
Think that someone had to do this type of release….has lots of potential to run and run – great concept.

PATHAAN [Worldwide]
This release is essential for discerning ears & undoubtedly encompasses an interesting new musical direction for fusion !

Maduro [Octofoil Records/Electronic]
“The Transnational Dubstep compilation by Generation Bass is by far the best selection of ethnic dubstep I’ve come across thus far – this is truly defining a moment in music”

Eva Pacifico [Ibizarre Records/Ibizasonica]
“Ancient voices meet future music”

IDJ Mag [Russell Deeks]
“Some interesting fusions here…”

Specimen A
“Big Vibes..some well crafted music here…”

Southern Fried [Jay Robinson]
“Cool EP”

Mumdance
“Loving the regional vibes, will fit nicely into my sets”

Dreadzone
“Awesome stuff, diverse, melodic, groundbreaking and perfect for a lot of different vibes……..loving the reggae vibes of dub reflex..top stuff”.

Peo de Pitte
“Phat as F-K!”

Downlink (Rottun)
“Dope tunages”

Komonazmuk (Hench)
“Yeah man nice stuff”

Crissy Criss (BBc1xtra/BBc1 Radio)
“Banging”

The Qemists
”Big fan of Kaliyuga”

DJ Lord (Public Enemy Tour DJ)
“Killer sound……straight up”

BBC Radio 1 LEGEND – Annie Nightingale
Bhangra Fever (Piyush Bhatnagar Remix) …”gets you between the eyes” .

You can STILL download a beautiful & exclusive Pan Agnostix Flamenco remix of the excellent Fleck & Fish Finger track, the original version of which appears on the compilation:

“Rude Profile” – Fleck & Fish Finger (Pan Agnostix Flamenco-Step remix) by SixDegreesRecords

You can hear the mini-mix…ahhhhh…. again!..lol..

Generation Bass Presents Transnational Dubstep Compilation Promo (Excerpt/Taster Mix) – 1 FEB 2011 by djumb

THIS SUNDAY IN MIAMI : TRANSNATIONAL DUBSTEP LAUNCH

The first of a few Album Launch parties worlwide. Our boy Okulus Anomali reppin’ the Gen Bass family in Miami! Go over to the Facebook page for more info HERE.

If you have not done so already, grab this sweet remix of a track from the compilation:

“Rude Profile” – Fleck & Fish Finger (Pan Agnostix Flamenco-Step remix) by SixDegreesRecords

ALBUM is out now in the USA

Rest of World : 14th March 2011

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GENERATION BASS PRESENTS TRANSNATIONAL DUBSTEP: OUT NOW IN THE USA

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This compilation is out now in the USA!!!

Here’s some of the things being said about it in the USA:

MTV IGGY:

“….the nastiness previewed in the minimix plays out to one of the dopest dubstep mixes we’ve ever heard. That’s not hyperbole, that’s the power of transnational musical styles brought together over the one rhythmic style that can hold them all on the same canvas.”

DUBSTEP SELEKTA

I couldn’t be more stoked about this latest mix. This release is poised to become one of my top releases of 2011 based on how good the teaser for it is. Transnational Dubstep is the first compilation album by DJ Umb and posted up by the online blog Generation Bass. So far, it’s unlike most of the releases I’ve hear this winter mainly due to it’s distinct worldly sounds. Much of it reminds me of the sounds that I often hear in the yoga studio, Indian and Chinese instruments, but here it’s combined with a heavy sub bass and wobble as well as the occasional hip hop drops. Very unique and eclectic for sure.

BIG SHOT MAGAZINE

In the Top 60 Dance/Electronic Releases To Look For In 2011

FABRIKA

I set the bar pretty high when it comes to my appreciation of electronic music and am always embarrassingly titillated when I stumble upon something of the caliber which satisfies my demands. Whether it is music or any other form of art, it is the artist’s knowledge of and ability to manipulate their medium that makes for truly cutting edge work.

I’m a big fan of cultural hybridization and this compilation has to be the cutest little mixed-race baby of the underground electronic dance scene.

Even though it’s kind of amazing what people are doing in this scene, I wouldn’t just throw the album for a listen or a car ride. I would, however, go as far as to burn it for a few friends who are hard core dubstep addicts and aficionados.

MTV DESI:

Transnational Dubstep is manicured to be diverse. Also, it will likely tear through your subwoofer like it’s made of jello. Over top the ultra-low frequency bass lines, different instruments from all areas of the world take turns proving that they fit right in with synth madness. Just identifying all the sounds and styles that come through could fill a book.

MAD DECENT

Generation Bass is putting out their first compilation consisting of dubstep selections from all around the world. The 15 track hand picked compilation features established producers like the Midival Punditz and the Bandish Project while introducing breaking talent from around the bass music community including Engine Earz, Alexis K, Jajouka Soundsystem, Knowa Knowone, Shem and many more.. Look out for it 2/1/2011.

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Its a rare chance to see a clash of two cultures that ends peacefully, if not beautifully.

INSIDE WORLD MUSIC

Transnational Dubstep is definitely for fans of electronic, dubstep, dance, and club music.

DADASONIC

From what we’ve already heard of it, it’s gonna be killer!

MIAMI NEW TIMES

Instead of collecting some more hard, obvious tracks, they impressively attacked the morass of Internet tracks to come up with a final selection of 15 creations from both established producers and the relatively unknown. Even the more established names here are firmly still underground; only the most dedicated downloaders will likely recognize Midival Pundits and the Bandish Project.

Still, what the comp lacks in marquee names it makes up for in creativity. Here, dubstep meets almost every possible major world beat. That ranges from electronic-friendly sounds like South American cumbia and Indian sitar, to more unexpected traces of Balkan and even Chinese music.

ALARM Press:World In Stereo

It’s difficult to give Transnational Dubstep justice on paper; each track is rich in its own inventive offering.  The compilation is remarkable in its many instances of non-exclusivity between the artists and the cultural influences they use: a Russian producer using Indian traditions or an Australian DJ delving into Asian-influenced sounds.

Not only does this reflect the doors that dubstep has opened as a global sound, but Transnational Dubstep reveals a slew of creative DJs and producers who are rethinking the way “world” music is perceived — all in the name of bass.

You can STILL download a beautiful & exclusive Pan Agnostix Flamenco remix of the excellent Fleck & Fish Finger track, the original version of which appears on the compilation:

“Rude Profile” – Fleck & Fish Finger (Pan Agnostix Flamenco-Step remix) by SixDegreesRecords

You can hear the mini-mix…ahhhhh…. again!..lol..

Generation Bass Presents Transnational Dubstep Compilation Promo (Excerpt/Taster Mix) – 1 FEB 2011 by djumb

Or you can watch some cool TV, “Inception Skull!

ArtistGENERATION BASS [VARIOUS]
Album TitleTRANSNATIONAL DUBSTEP
GenreTransnational Dubstep
Release Date02 Feb 2011 USA
DescriptionCD & DIGITAL
Tracklist1.India Sleeping – Mars2.Kaliyuga – Engine Earz

3.Undertow in G# – Alexis K

4. Rude Profile – Fleck & Fish Finger

5.Cumbia Dub – Knowa Knowone

6.Clownie – Innamorati

7. Valium Gitan – Sa Bat ‘Machines

8.Only Human – Shem

9.Kamikaze – Dysphemic

10.Shiva Step – Barbarix

11.Bukkake – Syndeasia

12.Bhangra Fever – Midival Punditz

13. Brown Skin Beauty – (liquid Stranger Remix) Bandish Projekt

14. Dub Reflex – Celt Islam

15. Salahadeen – Jajouka Soundsyetm

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TRANSNATIONAL DUBSTEP PRE-SALE $2 OFF!

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Encrusted Skull, 2005 sculpture by Amy Sarkisian

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RELEASE DATE: – USA: 1st Feb 2011 – Rest of World : 14th March 2011

But, but, but you can get it knock-off price, bargain basement galore, sale of the century style with a WHOPPING massive $2 knocked off now as a special pre-sale price exclusively only here at THE SIX DEGREES STORE!

With that $2 you save, you could buy some condoms..lol..

Here’s what’s being said about it:

MTV IGGY:

“….the nastiness previewed in the minimix plays out to one of the dopest dubstep mixes we’ve ever heard. That’s not hyperbole, that’s the power of transnational musical styles brought together over the one rhythmic style that can hold them all on the same canvas.”

DUBSTEP SELEKTA

I couldn’t be more stoked about this latest mix. This release is poised to become one of my top releases of 2011 based on how good the teaser for it is. Transnational Dubstep is the first compilation album by DJ Umb and posted up by the online blog Generation Bass. So far, it’s unlike most of the releases I’ve hear this winter mainly due to it’s distinct worldly sounds. Much of it reminds me of the sounds that I often hear in the yoga studio, Indian and Chinese instruments, but here it’s combined with a heavy sub bass and wobble as well as the occasional hip hop drops. Very unique and eclectic for sure.

BIG SHOT MAGAZINE

In the Top 60 Dance/Electronic Releases To Look For In 2011

FABRIKA

I set the bar pretty high when it comes to my appreciation of electronic music and am always embarrassingly titillated when I stumble upon something of the caliber which satisfies my demands. Whether it is music or any other form of art, it is the artist’s knowledge of and ability to manipulate their medium that makes for truly cutting edge work.

I’m a big fan of cultural hybridization and this compilation has to be the cutest little mixed-race baby of the underground electronic dance scene.

Even though it’s kind of amazing what people are doing in this scene, I wouldn’t just throw the album for a listen or a car ride. I would, however, go as far as to burn it for a few friends who are hard core dubstep addicts and aficionados.

MTV DESI:

Transnational Dubstep is manicured to be diverse. Also, it will likely tear through your subwoofer like it’s made of jello. Over top the ultra-low frequency bass lines, different instruments from all areas of the world take turns proving that they fit right in with synth madness. Just identifying all the sounds and styles that come through could fill a book.

MAD  DECENT

Generation Bass is putting out their first compilation consisting of dubstep selections from all around the world. The 15 track hand picked compilation features established producers like the Midival Punditz and the Bandish Project while introducing breaking talent from around the bass music community including Engine Earz, Alexis K, Jajouka Soundsystem, Knowa Knowone, Shem and many more.. Look out for it 2/1/2011.  In the meantime check out a remix and mini-mix from the comp below.

You can download a beautiful & exclusive Pan Agnostix Flamenco remix of the excellent Fleck & Fish Finger track, the original version of which appears on the compilation:

“Rude Profile” – Fleck & Fish Finger (Pan Agnostix Flamenco-Step remix) by SixDegreesRecords

You can hear the mini-mix…ahhhhh…. again!..lol..

Generation Bass Presents Transnational Dubstep Compilation Promo (Excerpt/Taster Mix) – 1 FEB 2011 by djumb

Or you can watch some cool TV, “Inception Skull!

DUBSTEP MONDAY BY OKULUS ANOMALI

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DUBSTEP MONDAY GUEST POST BY OKULUS ANOMALI

We’re very pleased to introduce another great guest to Dubstep Monday.

Today, our good friend, Okulus Anomali is taking over the post.  I’ve known Okulus now for a little while having been introduced to him by our mutual friend and belly dancer Lillith 🙂

Okulus has been a vociferous follower of Dubstep Monday and he was kind enough to accept my invitation for him to do this post.  I gotta say, what a great post it is too man, with loads of new names we’ve never heard of and of course some we’re quite familiar with.  Take it away, maaan!

South Florida / Miami Dubstep:

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Okulus Anomali (Partnerz N Grime / PVM Crew)

Hungarian-American Musician/Composer/DJ/Philosopher/Alchemist of the Arts  – ‘Okulus Anomali’ is known for combining his live World Music instrumentation w/electronic music, Dubstep being at the forefront.

His music & mixes evoke the full spectrum of the human emotional experience…from the Uplifting to Dark and his musical aesthetic is based on merging the Beauty with the Beast …attempting to achieve that ultimate balance in sound which lies deep within the human psyche. more info at http://okanom.com & http://soundcloud.com/okulus

This is a remix from a track on my ‘katharsis’ downtempo/glitch/dnb album…this evokes a feeling that lies somewhere in between gravestep, glitch hop and dubstep grime. Vocal and Instrumental mixes.

EyeStingU feat MicOptyx (Dubstep-Alchemix) by okulus

Pan Agnostix (Okulus Anomali & Herakles)

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First Dubstep track by w/my Greek partner Herakles on the Ney Flutes, also contains my live performance on the ‘Cumbus’ (Turkish Banjo), Dumbek and Moroccan Zils. This track has that same beauty n’ the beast motif referred to earlier, this track picks sways between the full and half time beats for a proper journey in tempo, emotion and mystical experience. more info at http://okanom.com & http://soundcloud.com/okulus

“Non-Prophet Organization” by Pan Agnostix by okulus

Indovisual (Partnerz N Grime / PVM Crew)

DJ/Producer/Master of the Scratch/Motivator …hailing from a background including Breakbeats & Spiritual Downtempo, This ‘Burning Man’ enthusiast has a flair for earthy dubby vibes…keeping the Positive Vibes Moving. Check him out at: http://soundcloud.com/indovisual

The Dub Hoper by INDOVISUAL

For The Love Of Dub by Indovisual on Mixcloud

FTG (Partnerz N Grime / PVM Crew)


Cuban-American DJ/Producer/Visual and Graphic Artist Extraoridinaire – FTG comes from the Miami Bass / Electro background…which he infuses richly into his production and his mixes…his own unique blend of Miami Dubstep Bass. more info @ http://soundcloud.com/ftg-meta-reticula

Original track ‘Bass Galactic’

Bass Galactic by FTG/Meta-Reticula

Part Deux DJ Mix

Doctor Jones (Partnerz N Grime / PVM Crew)

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DJ/Philosopher/Producer.  Being of Brazilian ancestry, the blood of Doctor Jones pulsates to an indigenous rhythm of it’s own. Equal parts DJ, performer, & crafter of musical journeys, he originally drew influence from the South Florida trance, breaks, & techno scene, then later plunged deeply into dubstep and psychedelic dub inspired by Burning Man & related events. His favorite musical styles to perform are deep/melodic/world influenced dubstep, euphoric downtempo, and inspirational psychedelic dub that will light up your chakras and blow the top of your skull clean off. more mixes @ http://www.mixcloud.com/gotjebus

Doctor Jones – Step Only Where I Step by Doctor Jebus Jones

Somejerk (Digital Felon Recordings)


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John W. Gregory II, better known as somejerk, has quickly made a name for himself in the dubstep and bass music communities. Originally a graphic designer and promoter, he found his DJ calling during the begining of Florida’s dubstep phenomenon, opening for international acts such as Skream, Mala, Hatcha, Joe Nice, Platician and countless others, all while producing and releasing original music. Currently he has seen a return to promoting and has his hand in a number of dubstep and drum & bass events in Florida. More info @: http://www.digitalfelon.com/

‘Summer Skank’

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‘Somejerk Rock For Years’

Somejerk Rock For Years by somejerk

‘Summer 2010 Mix’

somejerk – Summer 2010 Mix by somejerk

Various International Dubstep:

Grimblee

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This track has that glitchy West Coast dubstep feeling to it…quirky at it’s best.

Born In L.A,Ca.Raised in alot of places around the US, Grimblee was inspired to do alot of my art…Graffiti, Djing and Music production have been a huge part of my life. “Music is my girlfriend, my fuck buddy, my time of zen and the only thing that understands me….I AM A NERD!!”

‘Classical Death’

Classical Death by Grimblee

VASKI

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Whenever I hear ‘Terror Dome’ I have a vision of the man hanging from a rope…slowly expiring…the palpitations to the gorific editing of the mid-rangy bass tweaks…this track is siiiick. ‘Get Down’ was introduced to me by my ‘Partnerz N Grime’ groupmate ‘Doctor Jones’…it feels like Beethoven Dubstep.

DJ/Producer Vaski sent his demo to rottun manager Excision, he had no idea of the journey that he was beginning. With his first two tracks storming the beatport top ten charts

Koan Sound

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Koan Sound is not for everyone, yet all would agree they have a signature sound…as myself, they are also about mixing the ‘beauty w/the beast’…a complimentary contrast that does well w/the Dubstep genre. Dubstep…where either extreme can lead us down the path of ‘too relaxed’ or ‘too noisy’…this combo tends to find the ‘balance’ of the road… not for the excapist dubstep listener.

With influences such as The Prodigy, Amon Tobin and especially Noisia, it’s not hard to see why KOAN Sound tracks are synonymous of dark gripping basslines that tear dance floors apart.

Blueberry Pie by KOAN Sound

Garden Of Buddha by KOAN Sound

CULPRATE

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LOVE this track!!!!

Rest assured you will be hearing much more from the ‘Culprate’. This track also follows the ‘beauty meets the beast’formula I so love. When adding rock elements such as a guitar solo to electronic music…it can easily get ivery ‘cheesy’ …but not this track, I couldn’t imagine doing it any more beautifully and melodically than on ‘Don’t Do That’…one of those trax you can listen to over and over and find new nuances…a dubstep masterpiece.

“Don’t Do That”