Liquorish Records – V.A. Riddim All Stars (Compilation)

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Liquorish Records is a forward looking label, curated by DJ and scene builder Oomboi Lauw, who is always a step ahead in signalling what is missing in the music scene, globally but especially in the home city of Amsterdam. Initially this started with creating an outlet for the unique, grime inspired twist on footwork by the Surinamese producer J(ay).A.D. This love for uniqueness and boundary pushing club and bass has grown into an impressive series of EPs and compilations where Amsterdam based talents like J(ay).A.D and Noam Kamal appear alongside international artists from a broad spectrum of scenes and genres.

Usually focused on the higher BPM range, Riddim All Stars dives into the dancehall roots of contemporary club music, with half-time downtempo and mid-tempo riddims that freely blend tresillo patterns with double-time percussive filling and a wide variety of synths and atmospheric effects. Also exciting about this compilation, on the brink of 2017, are the different music scenes and genres from which it brings contributors together. There is ‘avant-garde club’ producer Zgjim from the Angry Youth collective, as well as barefoot pioneer and global bass OG Stereotyp (vienna), Generation Bass afiliated footwork producer Sarantis, dancehall minded UK club innovator Cardinal Sound and dub junglist SeekersInternational and more, all on the same compilation.

I had the honour to spin some tunes together with Zgjim, Zoltan J(ay).A.D and C_DR_C on the release party in Amsterdam last week and especially the brooding, budding scene energy made me realise that if there is any release that gives me a positive insight in the new directions music can take in 2017, it is definitely this one!

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Tracklist:

  1. ZgjimRiddim
  2. StereotypWoi Riddim
  3. ZoltanDhl Riddim
  4. SarantisBash Version
  5. TS Repman$$$ Printer Riddim
  6. SeekersInternationalCausation Version
  7. C_DR_CU Don’t Know My Whereabouts
  8. J(ay).A.DNyan Riddim
  9. Cardinal SoundMarch Riddim

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Gqom : Like This!

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Streamer has been at the Gqom again and he’s come up with a storming new track which is an awesome prelude to the Walking with Camels Remix EP that we’ll be dropping soon.  Incidentally, a Gqom remix from the forthcoming EP has been getting support from the BBC at Radio 1 with Toddla T.

The great thing about Streamer is that he doesn’t create all this quality music for fame or fortune or to jump on some bandwagon, he does it because he just genuinely loves the music and loves to create!

This new track is just going to kill it on the dance floors with heaps of bass and tons of bleeps and those PSYCHO Strings! This is GHETTOPHONIC………….LIKE THIS!!

Here’s a few other new tracks too which are just sublime too.

Palmistry – Protector SE5

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That man Palmistry with another track that we first heard on that awesome Free Indeed mixtape is now finally released by one of the best labels around Mixpak.

Basically this is just next level vybz, some of the sweetest, most touching and beautiful music you’ll hear all this year with clouts of credibility to boot.

“Protector SE5” is the second Mixpak single from South London’s Palmistry, following up his 2013 debut “Catch.”

He began producing in 2011, with London-Cantonese MC Vinh Ngan aka “Triad God,” releasing a full length collaboration on Hippos in Tanks in 2012. His outsider’s take on dancehall and singular artistic vision has been turning heads and “Protector SE5” shows his continuing growth.

Fitting nicely into the Mixpak catalogue, Palmistry embodies signals from the flexible and synthetic fabrics of dancehall riddims and melodies.

Jefferson and the “Bookworm Riddim”

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Generation Bass is exited to introduce DJ/Producer Jefferson to the Global Bass scene with his first musical contribution, “Bookworm Riddim”. He isn’t strictly a new comer to the scene with his side project ‘Yacht Club Sound System’ and right hand man Castro making waves already with releases on Enchufada, festival appearances and residencies across the UK.

Blending Tropical Bass and UK Bass elements the two have gained quite a following, especially in their home city, Cardiff, where their dedicated Global Bass night is a dead cert for all party goers.

Jefferson is here to present you with his Dancehall inspired track that shows perfectly this blend of Tropical and UK Bass elements. A fantastic exercise of style while also giving light to the emotional side, well placed, spacey sounds, the bass that we immediately recognize coming from 2Step and Garage makes it unique. This guy really knows how to make awesome club music and really good minimalistic club riddims.

Be sure to follow the Yacht Club camp with both Castro and Jefferson promising more before the end of the year.

Download the track free  at Jefferson’s Facebook page or Soundcloud

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SELECTA MAD MAX – Zouk Bass VS Ragga [Mash-Ups]

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Selecta Mad Max from Birmingham has been shaking dance floors for quite some time. Blending Reggae, Dub and Dancehall with modern electronic styles he found the perfect balance between tradition and vanguard. Using a great spectrum of Global Bass music, Selecta Mad Max is doing very inspiring and innovative work which you can follow on his bi-weekly world music radio show on Kane FM , 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month from 3pm-5pm, with shows uploaded to his Mixcloud.

Generation Bass is proud to present you this new work which consists of Mash-Ups “inna quickfire fashion” of the most iconic Dancehall artists like Shabba Ranks, Simpleton, Chakademus & Pliers, Cutty Ranks, Red Dragon, Capleton and Tumpa Lion with the heavyweights of Tarraxo and Tarraxinha, Dj Marfox and DJ Karfox  The Zouk Bass uplifting producers JSTJR, Dance Kill Move, Two Sev and Sabbo and  including the cosmic sounds coming from the Argentine Chancha Via Circuito. This is for me the most interesting take on mixing Zouk Bass with other styles this year. Lots of people ask how Zouk Bass can be blended with other styles, well I guess Selecta Mad Max has one of the best answers and you can have it for FREE now.

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EAR MONK’s BIRTHDAY GIVEAWAY

EAR MONK = SONIDO DEL PRINCIPE = LA MUERTA = RA-X = GHOSRYDA = HONDA JACKSON = VINCE DESTRUCTO = VINCE THE PRINCE = THRONE = XVKX = SPEEDBOAT FC = SLASH POLAROIDS = DRVG CVLTVRE = JUNIOR RAFAEL = MASTA EFFEX = VINCE TRAVOLTA = VIRGIN FANG = DR RHYTHM = ORU LUMUCI = THE BUSHIDO CODE = VINCENT KOREMAN, nice to meet you again! It’s my birthday and I’ll throw out a bunch of tracks if i want to! enjoy:

Ear Monk – Wayouwanmetodo by Ear Monk

Ear Monk – Crunked by Ear Monk

Ear Monk – Girl from Babylon by Ear Monk

Ear Monk – Threat Riddim by Ear Monk

Ear Monk – Together by Ear Monk

Ear Monk – Poppert Riddim by Ear Monk

Ear Monk – Mi Luv Vlav by Ear Monk

Petr Passive – Walkman Boy Anthem (Ear Monk Remix) by Ear Monk

[GABBATHON] NU RIDDIM & DOYO RMX!

jeeeezzzzzz my boy Adelio aka LA MUERTA keeps serving up the sickest shit… Again a hot remix of a brandnew cut by DOYO, check the original down belows, as well as the insane GABBATHON remix. And as an added bonus he drops a new RIDDIM, the RIDDIM DOS SANTOS, half ragga half gabba, gabbaragga? rabbagagga? I’ll just keep filing it under the same GABBATHON folder.. I’ll try to shoot over a few questions to this dude soon, because I partly understand this extreme music coming from this extreme country in the middle of a drug war, but for now, enjoy the cutz!

first the original DOYO cut:
Doyo – Boya by Doyo-Music

plus the GABBAHTON rendition by LA MUERTA:
Doyo – Boya (LA MUERTA REMIX) by La Muerta

and the crazy new riddim:
La Muerta – Riddim Dos Santos by La Muerta

MO BASHMENT! MO BASHMENT!!!

Thank god we have THE HEATWAVE. Always a great source of dancehall and BASHMENT/FUNKY stuff and mashups of the genres. Here’s a couple of GEMS for you on this sunday, just chill and check out these kickass tracks man. definitely raising the bar on future production…

Alborosie – Blue Movie Boo | Download MP3 (right click, save as)

Busy Signal – Soon You Will Find Out | Download MP3 (right click, save as)

Sean Paul & Hard House Banton – Temperature vs Sirens (The Heatwave Refix) | Download MP3 (right click, save as – or use this Mediafire link)

 Thanks to GABRIEL of HEATWAVE for putting up all this great music!!

GARAGE BASHMENT HALL…

Check out this dope stuff that our boy ION sent over. Garage, Soca and Dancehall have been crossing over for some time now into each others rhythmic language and ION has twisted the BIRTHDAY RIDDIM into a new version which is much more GARAGE (early 00’s sounding) before dropping the accapellas of peeps like VYBZ KARTEL, DOSA MEDICINE, JAH VINCE and LISA HYPE back on top of em. A complete riddim voiced, here’s the 7 versions strong package!

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DANCEHALL UPDATE!


So much is happening in the dancehall world, it’s almost impossible to keep up with the developments man. But thank god we have awesome sites like DANCEHALL ZONE, that keep us updated on new singles, riddims and news. I picked a couple of new tracks that I’d like to share with ya, because for me it’s standout material! here we go:

THE VENUM – TUN IT ON (BAD WASP RIDDIM)
BUSY SIGNAL – GOOD GOOD (RAW)
BUJU BANTON – DEM SELL OUT

and this one is just kinda insane… PHIL COLLINS via BUSY SIGNAL & ALICIA KEYS??
BUSY SIGNAL & ALICIA KEYS – ONE MORE NIGHT REMIX