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.

Neki – Gqarmagqoma [Deep Gqom]

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Neki is such a talented and versatile producer that he can turn his hand to almost anything as his latest creation, an ode to the rising South African genre Gqom, amply demonstrates. He turns in a Deep Gqom number that could sit amongst the plethora of authentic material coming from Durban. Over the years Neki has made a success of everything he tries out for fun, Moombahton, Zouk, Jungle Terror (lol) and now Gqom amongst other genres/sub-genres/jokes.

You may have missed his recent release on Generation Bass, the AK-47 EP which included one mutha’ of a Mutant Gqom remix by none other than South African native Maramza!

If you missed out on the free downloads, you will now have to wait until its official release in a few weeks time.

NEKI : "AK-47" FREE EP FEAT. MARAMZA & BANGINCLUDE REMIXES

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This awesome release is now free for a limited time, grab it now!

In Serbia, there is a custom of firing manual weapons in the air as a gesture of extreme happiness – like birth of a child or marriage.

These weapaons can be guns, pistols or machine guns – AK-47 is quite common in Serbia because one version of that weapon is actually made in Serbia.

So Neki took that machine gun sample and played it at every gig either as Neki or ShazaLaKazoo – in his moments of extreme happiness. After he had used the sample a billion of times live – he decided to pay tribute to that sample and made a track around it – with synths and snares resembling it and this is it.

Featuring remixes by America’s Bad Ass Bass Guru Banginclude and a South African Post-Apocalyptic banger by Maramza.


AK-47

“The AK-47 (also known as the Kalashnikov, AK, or in Russian slang, Kalash) is a selective-fire (semi-automatic and automatic), gas-operated 7.62×39mm assault rifle, developed in the Soviet Union by Mikhail Kalashnikov.

In the U.S. and Western Europe the AK-47 is stereotypically regarded as the weapon of choice of insurgents, gangsters and terrorists. Conversely, throughout the developing world, the AK-47 can be positively attributed with revolutionaries against foreign occupation, imperialism, or colonialism.

It is believed that AK-47s have caused more deaths than artillery fire, airstrikes and rocket attacks combined. An estimated quarter of a million people are gunned down by bullets from Kalashnikovs every year.”

NEKI:
https://soundcloud.com/neki-stranac

Neki is no stranger to Generation Bass, as well as being one of our frequent bloggers on all things Balkan Bass; he has had a personal link to UMB for coming up to 10 years now from their association with Balkan Bass giants Shazalakazoo.

Apart from Shazalakazoo, Neki has made quite a name for himself as a producer in the bass scene following his forays into Moombahton, Zouk and many other bass genres, now finding himself sitting pretty and high above the pack for his innovative and unique takes on these genres.

The world needs more Neki!

MARAMZA:

We’ve been digging South African beat merchant Maramza for quite a while too. Coming to our attention back in 2010 with his “Richard the Third” dubstep material which stood up in terms of high quality. Latterly he has been making a huge name for himself in the Gqom scene.

Maramza is the tapeworm inside your head, straight out of South Africa, a producer of global future bass music.

Beginning his life as Richard the Third over a decade ago producing hip-hop for the likes of Hymphatic Thabs, the late Mischif, Tumi Molekane and plenty more, then going on to be an indie-electro and dubstep DJ playing around SA at clubs like Tokyo Star in Melville and Discoteque at the Assembly, his view of music was drastically changed when he began working with Spoek Mathambo, producing his debut album and touring with him around the world.

Maramza is Richard’s Tyler Durden, pushing him away from his serious underground roots to f*$k with the more hype kwaai sounds of Mzansi bass, gqom and hip-hop.

The results are a mashup of the two worlds, and has seen him release music through Bombaada and Naas, collaborate with artists such as the lovely Moonchild and remix the likes of PHfat, Sibot, Riky Rick and Okmulumkoolkat. His sets mirror his production ethos, a throw-down of bass, hip-hop and house, with a distinctly kwaai sound.

In terms of the remix he did for this release, Maramza says:

“….the deep voice and machine gun samples just got me in an apocalyptic mood. Also I’ve been playing Fallout 4 and thinking a lot about the crumbling of civilisation and how the sooner it happens, the better, even though it will be violent. Musically I’ve been listening to a lot of the darker Gqom, the less melodic stuff, as well as old 90’s industrial music and it all just ended up meshed into one.”

BANGINCLUDE

Banginclude is America’s Bad Ass Bass Guru!

He has had a long Generation Bass connection too stretching back to our New Wave of Moombahton compilation back in 2011 when he contributed a track that stood out amongst the sea of mediocre material around at that time. He has gone on from strength to strength and really found his footing with his experimentations into the Tarraxo genre and all its various offspring’s.

He creates Big Room Bad Ass Bass and soon he’ll be taking over America first and then the rest of the world!

NEKI : AK-47 (WORLDWIDE STREAM)

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This awesome release will be fired for free on Generation Bass next week, for now take a listen.

In Serbia, there is a custom of firing manual weapons in the air as a gesture of extreme happiness – like birth of a child or marriage.

These weapaons can be guns, pistols or machine guns – AK-47 is quite common in Serbia because one version of that weapon is actually made in Serbia.

So Neki took that machine gun sample and played it at every gig either as Neki or ShazaLaKazoo – in his moments of extreme happiness. After he had used the sample a billion of times live – he decided to pay tribute to that sample and made a track around it – with synths and snares resembling it and this is it.

Featuring remixes by America’s Bad Ass Bass Guru Banginclude and a South African Post-Apocalyptic banger by Maramza.

AK-47

“The AK-47 (also known as the Kalashnikov, AK, or in Russian slang, Kalash) is a selective-fire (semi-automatic and automatic), gas-operated 7.62×39mm assault rifle, developed in the Soviet Union by Mikhail Kalashnikov.

In the U.S. and Western Europe the AK-47 is stereotypically regarded as the weapon of choice of insurgents, gangsters and terrorists. Conversely, throughout the developing world, the AK-47 can be positively attributed with revolutionaries against foreign occupation, imperialism, or colonialism.

It is believed that AK-47s have caused more deaths than artillery fire, airstrikes and rocket attacks combined. An estimated quarter of a million people are gunned down by bullets from Kalashnikovs every year.”

NEKI:
https://soundcloud.com/neki-stranac

Neki is no stranger to Generation Bass, as well as being one of our frequent bloggers on all things Balkan Bass; he has had a personal link to UMB for coming up to 10 years now from their association with Balkan Bass giants Shazalakazoo.

Apart from Shazalakazoo, Neki has made quite a name for himself as a producer in the bass scene following his forays into Moombahton, Zouk and many other bass genres, now finding himself sitting pretty and high above the pack for his innovative and unique takes on these genres.

The world needs more Neki!

MARAMZA:

We’ve been digging South African beat merchant Maramza for quite a while too. Coming to our attention back in 2010 with his “Richard the Third” dubstep material which stood up in terms of high quality. Latterly he has been making a huge name for himself in the Gqom scene.

Maramza is the tapeworm inside your head, straight out of South Africa, a producer of global future bass music.

Beginning his life as Richard the Third over a decade ago producing hip-hop for the likes of Hymphatic Thabs, the late Mischif, Tumi Molekane and plenty more, then going on to be an indie-electro and dubstep DJ playing around SA at clubs like Tokyo Star in Melville and Discoteque at the Assembly, his view of music was drastically changed when he began working with Spoek Mathambo, producing his debut album and touring with him around the world.

Maramza is Richard’s Tyler Durden, pushing him away from his serious underground roots to f*$k with the more hype kwaai sounds of Mzansi bass, gqom and hip-hop.

The results are a mashup of the two worlds, and has seen him release music through Bombaada and Naas, collaborate with artists such as the lovely Moonchild and remix the likes of PHfat, Sibot, Riky Rick and Okmulumkoolkat. His sets mirror his production ethos, a throw-down of bass, hip-hop and house, with a distinctly kwaai sound.

In terms of the remix the deep voice and machine gun samples just got me in an apocalyptic mood. Also I’ve been playing Fallout 4 and thinking a lot about the crumbling of civilisation and how the sooner it happens, the better, even though it will be violent. Musically I’ve been listening to a lot of the darker Gqom, the less melodic stuff, as well as old 90’s industrial music and it all just ended up meshed into one.

BANGINCLUDE

Banginclude is America’s Bad Ass Bass Guru!

He has had a long Generation Bass connection too stretching back to our New Wave of Moombahton compilation back in 2011 when he contributed a track that stood out amongst the sea of mediocre material around at that time. He has gone on from strength to strength and really found his footing with his experimentations into the Tarraxo genre and all its various offspring’s.

He creates Big Room Bad Ass Bass and soon he’ll be taking over America first and then the rest of the world!

PRECOLUMBIAN : MASK MIX

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I share something in common with this Artist, we both have “UMB” in our name!

That aside, she describes herself as thus “just a queer grrl tryna mk it in this craazy n oppressive world!! † ∆ †”.

Given her name I thought she was from Columbia but she’s not, she is Philly-based and born in Peru.

I am loving this really deep n’ dark mix she dropped for Mask Mag and the premise behind it all. It’s pretty much in line with what we’ve been posting here for the past 12 months and in particular Victor’s posts on all things that are Dark Bass.

Here’s what she said to Mask:

“I immigrated to the US with my family when I was nine. We were part of a mass migration, in the late 80s and early 90s, escaping a war that had engulfed most of Peru for over a decade and eventually left like a hundred thousand dead or disappeared. Thinking about everything happening right now with immigration and refugees all over the global north, all over the world really. This mix is about the disruptive, exhausting and isolating experience of being uprooted: by war, conflict, persecution, poverty, deportation, incarceration, borders or any of the forms colonialism takes shape today. It’s also about the enormous falsehood of safety, of refuge, of sanctuary the homes of empire offer.

I use the international calling card, which to me feels like one of the most mundane and, like, most common symbol of the immigrant experience, as a metaphor for the severed ties caused by migration and the barriers placed between peoples, families, cultures and native lands… Cuz not only have you been forced to leave your home but now you gotta pay all this money just to call your mom or whatever, you know?!”

OnlyNow – No Escape
Mock The Zuma – Black Puddle (Siete Catorce Remix)
OMAAR – Move On
Arca – Xen (False Witness Remix)
Rizzla – Airlock
Angel Ho – REMOVALS
Abdul Kadir – Phone Bill Way Up
Dat Oven – Icy Lake (Total Freedom Remix)
Maria y Jose – M v t i v s
Visionist – Tired Tears, Awake Fears
E_SCRAAATCH – We Have No Allegiance (Digital Dirge)

Maramza : Toffee Shoes [#Future Kwaito]

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South Africa’s Maramza has turned in another delicious cut, this time focusing on the #Future Kwaito sound. This is really funky with an 80’s vibe about it.

He’s also currently working on a remix for an upcoming Generation Bass release, I & the Artist just can’t wait to hear it! Until then soak in the mellow, sexy vybz of this beauty!

Maramza : Gqom & Bass Mix

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Great mix here by South Africa’s Maramza who has laid down an Apocalyptic sounding Gqom & Bass mix for BBC’s “Destination Africa”.

This is SOLID!

Tracklist:

1.Jumping Back Slash – Kanganga
2.Infamous-Boiz – Hey-Yewena!!
3.DJ Lag – Ghost On The Loost
4.Drakamza – NoTellin (Mutant Gqom Mix)
5.Miriam Makeba – Land Of Kwazulu (DJ Game & Rootedsoul Mix)
6.Maramza – Dogs n Robbers
7.Dunn Kidda – Grip / DJ Clock – Umahamba Yedwa ft. Tira (acapella)
8.AudioBoyz – Broken World
9.Okmalumkoolkat – Ijusi (Jumping Back Slash Gqom Dub)

Escapism Refuge : The Cure Destroys [South African Electronica]

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This gorgeous track from a South African Electronic producer has been incubating on-line for over 12 months with little attention being given to it by the on-line music world and you know we here at GB are all about changing this kind of thing. This is mesmerizing and beautiful and in a just world it would have gone viral by now.

A new name to keep your eye on.