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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- Zgjim – Riddim
- Stereotyp – Woi Riddim
- Zoltan – Dhl Riddim
- Sarantis – Bash Version
- TS Repman – $$$ Printer Riddim
- SeekersInternational – Causation Version
- C_DR_C – U Don’t Know My Whereabouts
- J(ay).A.D – Nyan Riddim
- Cardinal Sound – March Riddim
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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.
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.
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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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!!
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!
birthday garage riddim
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