FREE DOWNLOAD : CENTER OF THE UNIVERSE – NEVER MIND THE BÖREKS EP

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Norwegian artist Center of the Universe aka Jørgen Skjulstads has been on the Generation Bass radar for a few years now. Center of the Universe does a unique brand of quirky electronica that takes in all manner of things. His releases contain traditional songs remade alongside original compositions inspired by archaic entertainment consoles and pre-iPhone computer culture ranging from Azeri Skip, Post-Reggaeton, BalkanBit, Oriental Dub, Arabic Skweee, Balkan Skweee through to Post-Rembetika amongst many other things.

For Generation Bass he has dropped this free Arabic Skweee/Oriental Dub/Greek/Turkish EP which he calls “Never mind the böreks”. This EP consists of 4 tracks.

FREE DOWNLOAD NOW VIA BANDCAMP:

Following our short preface, C.O.U. tells us about the tracks in his own words:

1. Sigara Böreği

This track has a very Kraftwerk vibe about it in terms of tempo and melody.

“This started out as a remix for Oslo avant-rockers Moon Relay. First I sang upon their guitars and added a lot of instruments for their remix. Then I wanted to do a break-dance-version of that remix and in the process everything except some ring modulated synths and the beat was gone out in favour of some more oriental vibes. The track is heavily inspired by Swedish Skweee-pioneer and Dj Daniel Savio.”

2. Black Feta

This is an epic track and we love the way that it builds up to that nastier wobble section. It’s got an air of Oum Kalthoum about it, that epic, lengthy, big Egyptian sound.

“A few years ago I made a bootleg of the Bendaly family “Do you love me?” I wanted to do a similar track but without sampling someone. For this I recorded some oud, some synths and a cimbalon and tried to edit them into an oriental dub-mix.”

3. Songs of Today

At first, we thought this was a Balkan track, Serbian or Bosnian, surprised when we found it was Greek. It’s got a Trap vibe about it and is a great opener for a DJ set. Sounds like a contemporary urban version of a track from a good time musical soundtrack.

“This song started with a sample from a Greek old record bought at a flea-marked. There are only Greek letters on it except of the title “Songs of today” I got a Greek friend to translate the words and it is a nice love song.

Chorus goes like: (get out my delalis* and agas** in
sejiani***) * Turkish word for the man that used to shout the news on the streets ** Turkish word for the prince *** serjiani = relaxing by looking at the horizon without doing anything.

Pretty lyrical innit!”

4. The Power of Börek

This reminds us 50 Cent. A very melodic track with an awesome DnB section.

“This song is named after a home-made semi-modular synth called the Börek energy, which provides the bass-line for the track. It is homage to US producer Lazercrotch that made a lot of nice music a bit similar to this”.

5. Sigara Böreği (Streamer’s Late Night Take-Away Remix)

A bonus remix by our friend Streamer (“Walking with Camels” EP on GB) takes C.O.U. into 90’s Madchester territory with a bumpy, groovy ‘twistin’ my melons man’ mood!

BIO:

Inspired by folk music and rhythmic excesses from all over the world the Center of the Universe made his first recordings in 2000. The group, which admittedly is not a band, but rather Jørgen Skjulstads (Now we’ve got members, Salvatore) solo project, combines heavy bass, odd meters and various exotic elements with a lo-fi approach in his recording methods.

Center of the Universe has been active in the Norwegian underground music scene since 1998 and has in addition to participating in several other projects, found the time to release a whole host of solo albums, including a trilogy where the theme was space and time. It is difficult to give a clear definition of the band’s musical impression, as this tends to change from release to release, but it would not be wrong to say that melody is always at the center. What apparently may begin as a pop song entices you into a world where nothing is as it seems and musical expectations are seldom met. For the Center of the Universe no surna is too high and no bass too deep. He has always walked off the beaten path next to the road less travelled and keeps trudging on in a landscape where the sun shines, vulcanoes erupt and it’s raining guitars, sitars and just plain’ol tars.

LINKS:

C.O.U.
centeroftheuniver.se/
www.facebook.com/centeroftheu
@sissyfus
meau.bandcamp.com/

STREAMER
@streamer
www.facebook.com/profile.php?_rdr=p&id=555299102

Center Of The Universe – Never mind the böreks EP [Exclusive Stream]

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Norwegian artist Center of the Universe aka Jørgen Skjulstads has been on the Generation Bass radar for a few years now. Center of the Universe does a unique brand of quirky electronica that takes in all manner of things. His releases contain traditional songs remade alongside original compositions inspired by archaic entertainment consoles and pre-iPhone computer culture ranging from Azeri Skip, Post-Reggaeton, BalkanBit, Oriental Dub, Arabic Skweee, Balkan Skweee through to Post-Rembetika amongst many other things.

For Generation Bass he has dropped this free Arabic Skweee/Oriental Dub/Greek/Turkish EP which he calls “Never mind the böreks”. This EP consists of 4 tracks.

DOWNLOADS WILL BE ENABLED ON THURSDAY 10 MARCH!  STREAM FOR NOW!

Following our short preface, C.O.U. tells us about the tracks in his own words:

1. Sigara Böreği

This track has a very Kraftwerk vibe about it in terms of tempo and melody.

“This started out as a remix for Oslo avant-rockers Moon Relay. First I sang upon their guitars and added a lot of instruments for their remix. Then I wanted to do a break-dance-version of that remix and in the process everything except some ring modulated synths and the beat was gone out in favour of some more oriental vibes. The track is heavily inspired by Swedish Skweee-pioneer and Dj Daniel Savio.”

2. Black Feta

This is an epic track and we love the way that it builds up to that nastier wobble section. It’s got an air of Oum Kalthoum about it, that epic, lengthy, big Egyptian sound.

“A few years ago I made a bootleg of the Bendaly family “Do you love me?” I wanted to do a similar track but without sampling someone. For this I recorded some oud, some synths and a cimbalon and tried to edit them into an oriental dub-mix.”

3. Songs of Today

At first, we thought this was a Balkan track, Serbian or Bosnian, surprised when we found it was Greek. It’s got a Trap vibe about it and is a great opener for a DJ set. Sounds like a contemporary urban version of a track from a good time musical soundtrack.

“This song started with a sample from a Greek old record bought at a flea-marked. There are only Greek letters on it except of the title “Songs of today” I got a Greek friend to translate the words and it is a nice love song.

Chorus goes like: (get out my delalis* and agas** in
sejiani***) * Turkish word for the man that used to shout the news on the streets ** Turkish word for the prince *** serjiani = relaxing by looking at the horizon without doing anything.

Pretty lyrical innit!”

4. The Power of Börek

This reminds us 50 Cent. A very melodic track with an awesome DnB section.

“This song is named after a home-made semi-modular synth called the Börek energy, which provides the bass-line for the track. It is homage to US producer Lazercrotch that made a lot of nice music a bit similar to this”.

5. Sigara Böreği (Streamer’s Late Night Take-Away Remix)

A bonus remix by our friend Streamer (“Walking with Camels” EP on GB) takes C.O.U. into 90’s Madchester territory with a bumpy, groovy ‘twistin’ my melons man’ mood!

BIO:

Inspired by folk music and rhythmic excesses from all over the world the Center of the Universe made his first recordings in 2000. The group, which admittedly is not a band, but rather Jørgen Skjulstads (Now we’ve got members, Salvatore) solo project, combines heavy bass, odd meters and various exotic elements with a lo-fi approach in his recording methods.

Center of the Universe has been active in the Norwegian underground music scene since 1998 and has in addition to participating in several other projects, found the time to release a whole host of solo albums, including a trilogy where the theme was space and time. It is difficult to give a clear definition of the band’s musical impression, as this tends to change from release to release, but it would not be wrong to say that melody is always at the center. What apparently may begin as a pop song entices you into a world where nothing is as it seems and musical expectations are seldom met. For the Center of the Universe no surna is too high and no bass too deep. He has always walked off the beaten path next to the road less travelled and keeps trudging on in a landscape where the sun shines, vulcanoes erupt and it’s raining guitars, sitars and just plain’ol tars.

EP DOWNLOADS WILL BE ENABLED ON THURSDAY 10 MARCH!  STREAM FOR NOW!

LINKS:

C.O.U.
centeroftheuniver.se/
www.facebook.com/centeroftheu
@sissyfus
meau.bandcamp.com/

STREAMER
@streamer
www.facebook.com/profile.php?_rdr=p&id=555299102

SHAZALAKAZOO REMIXED 2! EP // [FREE DOWNLOAD]

 

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ShazaLaKazoo Remixed 2! EP is out now!

 

Remixes by DZC Deejays (Portugal), Javier Estrada (Mexico), SuperStereo (Hungary), DJ Morru (Italy) and Caballo (Colombia/Canada)!

 

TRACKLIST:

 

01. ShazaLaKazoo – Balkan`s Not Dead (DZC Deejays Remix)
02. ShazaLaKazoo ft. MishMish – Sube (Javier Estrada Remix)
03. ShazaLaKazoo – Cyrillic (SuperStereo Remix)
04. ShazaLaKazoo ft. Miss Bolivia – Menea (DJ Morru Remix)
05. ShazaLaKazoo – Bang! (Caballo Remix)

 

FREE DOWNLOAD HERE

 

 

 

ASHQ NA HO – BANDISH PROJEKT REMIX [BOLLYWOOD BASS]

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Our boy Mayur from Bandish Projekt has developed quite a speciality at turning in brilliant Dubstep, DnB and Bass remixes of songs from Bollywood movies. Here’s his latest from the movie “Holiday”. It’s a snarling Bollywood Bass Remix with emotions intact:

25 free Drvg Cvltvre Remixes

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Our dude Drvg Cvltvre just let loose on 25 free amazing remixes covering his Doom Disco, Avante Garde & Techno flips of pretty cool tracks to make them even cooler. Head over to his soundcloud and grab them all for zilch. Here’s a few to get you started:

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan – Allah Hoo (Momo les machines & Eskatos Rmx) [Qawwali DnB]

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“The first time I heard the voice of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan was in Harlem, 1990. My roommate and I stood there, blasting it in his room. We were all awash in the thick undulating tide of dark punjabi tabla rhythyms, spiked with synchronized handclaps booming from above and below in hard, perfect time.

I heard the clarion call of harmoniums dancing the antique melody around like giant, singing wooden spiders. Then all of a sudden, the rising of one, then ten voices hovering over the tonic like a flock of geese ascending into formation across the sky.

Then came the voice of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan. Part Buddha, part demon, part mad angel…his voice is velvet fire, simply incomparable. Nusrat’s blending of classical improvisations to the art of Qawwali, combined with his out and out daredevil style and his sensitivity, outs him in a category all his own, above all others in his field.

His every enunciation went straight into me. I knew not one word of Urdu, and somehow it still hooked me into the story that he weaved with his wordless voice. I remember my senses fully froze in order to feel melody after melody crash upon each other in waves of improvisation; with each line being repeated by the men in the chorus, restated again by the main soloists, and then Nusrat setting the whole bloody thing alflame with his rapid-fire scatting, turning classical Indian Solfeggio (Sa, Re, Gha, Ma, Pa, Dha, Ni) into a chaotic/manic birdsong. The phrase burst into a climax somewhere, with Nusrat’s upper register painting a melody that made my heart long to fly. The piece went on for fifteen minutes. I ate my heart out. My roommate just looked at me knowingly, muttering, “Nusrat…Fa-teh…A-li…Khaaan,” like he had just scored the wine of the century. I felt a rush of adrenaline in my chest, like I was on the edge of a cliff, wondering when I would jump and how well the ocean would catch me: two questions that would never be answered until I experienced the first leap”

The late great Jeff Bukley R.I.P. on the LEGEND Nusrat R.I.P.!

Here’s a killa DnB remix of one of Nusrat’s most famous Qawwalis.

Allah Hoo (Allah hu) is a traditional Sufi chant (Dhikr) consisting of the word for God (Arabic: الله‎ Allāh) run together three times, followed by Truth (Haqq):

Allāhu Allāhu Allāhu Haqq,

itself repeated three times over.

I’ve lost count of the number of times I have watched this clip of Buckley on Nusrat, it’s just beautiful and I think we’ve posted it at least 5 times before on GB but man, it’s always worth repeating!

ÀTTØØXXÁ is a banger project

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Bahia is definitely the biggest and new channel exporting new and fresh brazilian music. We know about Bahia Bass with Braza music, but they aren’t unique. There is other producers working alone or independent creating great material, and ATOOXXÁ is one of this.

The man behing this project, Rafa Dias, is that model of producer wich always have 3-4 projects working together. He started with A.MA.SSA, now ATTOOXXA, he is on Os Nelsons too and keep releasing remixes and producing for other artists.

This is one of my favorite tracks. It’s a ‘neo’ arrocha style. Using the influence from the original sound, Rafa add the drop and heavy bass line on love lyrics of VNDL (Vandal).  Another great remix is from baile funk track, Onda Forte of Mc Carol. This track recieve a popular remix from HEAVY BAILE crew, and now a arrocha remix.

You have to check all material from ATTOOXXA, there is so many great things. But my post is about tributes to timbalada, the EP: GHETTO>SUB>SQUARE

This EP, released this week, have a lot of tracks from bloco Timbalada, created by Carlinhos Brown. Each tack is a tribute for a original track of bloco, as:
01- “Camisinha”.
02-“tuck tuck”.
03-“Margarida”.
04-“Mulatê do Buncé”.
05-“Beija Flor”.

I STRONGELY recomend you listen all this material. As they said, ‘it’s running a little of the proposal of arrocha’ but there is a great material here.

Check more from project here: https://soundcloud.com/attooxxa

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Absurdus by Caballo

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Since last year, I’m looking for few minutes to write about this album and about the great work of Caballo, a popular blogger and boss at lation resiste. Maybe, everyone of this underground scene know Caballo. He is like the guy asking you to releasing something with thim, or blogging you at tropical bass or Mad Decent blog. Or you can follow his work at soundcloud because he is: mc, producer and has a death metal band. Man, he is the caballo motha fucking king.

When he release this album I get really impress for any reasons: first for music, he created a album with a mix of styles, remixes and crazy tracks. He is running away from old myths about ‘how do you need to create a album and make sucess’. If you listen in squence there is something uniting all songs, and it is Caballo.

Other fascinating thing abou this absurdus album is the material for download: for free, in 5 languages, with a perfect material to print and create your own album to remember. Again, for free. Caballo know he is a future man. When I started with Funk na Caixa and read a lot of other blogs (as generation bass) Caballo already was writing and publishing material. He is very conscient about what he is doing and how he do it, and know that money come from other sources, not saling music.

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And with all this great things about Caballo, he understand a lot of latin music and have great eyes to see what is new, what is happening in all world and live his own life. Dunno how, but he do all of it.

Probably, 95% or readers of this blog knew about this album, but I want to write about it, as a friend as a big fan of Caballo. Sometimes, we forget to give attention from good people next of you. Caballo is one.

FREE DOWNLOAD OF ALBUM HERE

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FINISHING WITH MY FAVORITE:

Etienne Jaumet – Metallik Cages (Acid Arab Rmx)

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Acid Arab are really taking Arabic fusion to the next level with a lot of their new productions as this new Remix testifies. It’s a trippy track that starts off in an eerie mood with 80’s vocoderism and gradually transforms into something really epic taking in a lot more 80’s flava with a sped up Prince Sign O’ Times sounding sample (before the infamous “oh yeah” kicks in) and eventually reaching classic Acid Arab territory.

It’s an epic journey!

Just pure class!