GENERATION BASS PRESENTS DZC CREW : DEEP IN ZOUK BASS EP OUT NOW

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No longer is this free and so you must now go and buy it.

This is a future classic in this genre!!

Generation Bass presents: DZC Crew : Deejay Kuimba & 2Pekes – “Deep In Zouk Bass” EP

As you know we have a great love for Kuduro music. In fact, it’s one of the reasons we started the blog in the first place. That same raw energy is now resurfacing in 2013. ZOUK BASS has a tension in it though, which is not instantly recognized. A dark, unrelieved tension that makes you expects a crazy breakdown or drop any second. But it’s not coming. It keeps you on your toes with its slow kick drums and double time percussion.

ZOUK BASS as a name for a scene was first brought to our attention by a Buraka Som Sistema’s Boiler Room set, which incidentally started with the Deejay Kuimba track from this release and so there’s some history in this release. We know ZOUK BASS has existed way before the Buraka Boiler Room set aka Tarraxinha. It has now outgrown the ‘hype’ stage of its recent re-introduction with these 4 killer cuts.

2 of the artists from the DZC Crew who feature on this EP are the real deal. Young kids messing around with software and getting stuck on a new tempo, a new discovery that is taking the internet by storm. It has the same almost distorted power as the tracks you might find in Angola or in a Lisbon outskirt. First off there’s Deejay Kuimba, the man that created the template for ZOUK BASS with his awesome track “Tarraxo Na Parede”, featured here in its original and instrumental version. From Cape Verde descent, this young guy just tried to flip the script on some productions he was working on and threw in this mad slow, 86 bpm-ish skeletal beat we now know as ZOUK BASS. The track also features one of his sidekicks DJ Yudifox.

Also on the EP is 2Pekes, who claims a Deep and Dutch House influence next to his Kizomba and Tarraxinha background and who brings the thunderous “Txillo” and equally bangin’ “Deep in Zoukbass” to the table. With bleeping, thin, whiny synths and a beautiful percussion layer, these are those kinds of tracks that will stand the test of time and are ready to become ‘classics’ in this newborn genre.

The DZC crew is bringing the fire to those who are ready to listen and we at Generation Bass are proud to be on the forefront of yet another musical revolution, bringing original music to your ears!

Check DZC Crew here:

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DEEJAY KUIMBA

2PEKES

DZC CREW

Artwork by Steve Ohh

Mastered by Celt Islam

Artist DZC CREW : Deejay Kuimba & DJ 2Pekes
Album Title Deep In Zouk Bass
Genre Zouk Bass/Tarraxinha
Release Date28 May 2013
Description EP
Tracklist1. Deep In Zouk Bass
2. Txillo
3. Tarraxo Na Parede (Original Mix) [Feat. DJ Yudifox]
4. Tarraxo Na Parede (Instrumental) [Feat. DJ Yudifox]
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GENERATION BASS PRESENTS DZC CREW : DEEP IN ZOUK BASS [FREE EP FOR LIMITED TIME]

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Finally, it is unleashed.

Free for only a limited amount of time before it reverts to going on sale worldwide on all the Digital Stores.

Also go and check out what XLR8R are saying about our dudes HERE.

Please help by downloading the “TXILLO” track from XLR8R and rating the track? that way it might also show up on the month roundup later?

So grab it double-quick as this is a future classic in this genre!!

Generation Bass presents: DZC Crew : Deejay Kuimba & 2Pekes – “Deep In Zouk Bass” EP

As you know we have a great love for Kuduro music. In fact, it’s one of the reasons we started the blog in the first place. That same raw energy is now resurfacing in 2013. ZOUK BASS has a tension in it though, which is not instantly recognized. A dark, unrelieved tension that makes you expects a crazy breakdown or drop any second. But it’s not coming. It keeps you on your toes with its slow kick drums and double time percussion.

ZOUK BASS as a name for a scene was first brought to our attention by a Buraka Som Sistema’s Boiler Room set, which incidentally started with the Deejay Kuimba track from this release and so there’s some history in this release. We know ZOUK BASS has existed way before the Buraka Boiler Room set aka Tarraxinha. It has now outgrown the ‘hype’ stage of its recent re-introduction with these 4 killer cuts.

2 of the artists from the DZC Crew who feature on this EP are the real deal. Young kids messing around with software and getting stuck on a new tempo, a new discovery that is taking the internet by storm. It has the same almost distorted power as the tracks you might find in Angola or in a Lisbon outskirt. First off there’s Deejay Kuimba, the man that created the template for ZOUK BASS with his awesome track “Tarraxo Na Parede”, featured here in its original and instrumental version. From Cape Verde descent, this young guy just tried to flip the script on some productions he was working on and threw in this mad slow, 86 bpm-ish skeletal beat we now know as ZOUK BASS. The track also features one of his sidekicks DJ Yudifox.

Also on the EP is 2Pekes, who claims a Deep and Dutch House influence next to his Kizomba and Tarraxinha background and who brings the thunderous “Txillo” and equally bangin’ “Deep in Zoukbass” to the table. With bleeping, thin, whiny synths and a beautiful percussion layer, these are those kinds of tracks that will stand the test of time and are ready to become ‘classics’ in this newborn genre.

The DZC crew is bringing the fire to those who are ready to listen and we at Generation Bass are proud to be on the forefront of yet another musical revolution, bringing original music to your ears!

Check both here:

DEEJAY KUIMBA

2PEKES

Artwork by Steve Ohh

Mastered by Celt Isalm

DJ SATELITE – TARRAXINHA MIXTAPE

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Just grabbed this from the Man Recordings site and here’s what they say below.  I agree with a large part of what they say about people not hitting the right spot and I have been vocal about this with some people in private.  However, I personally would not consider “Zouk Flute” by Buraka as the blueprint for Zouk Bass, I’d opt for Kuimba’s track “Tarrax Na Parede” as the blueprint.  Plus it was made by people with genuine African roots and they should not be ignored in all of this otherwise I’m gonna start getting really pissed off.  You know the times of Neo-colonialism should be over by now!

Man Recordings:

Zouk Bass, the term coined by Buraka Som Sistema as a term for the slow motion tropical jams with which they opened their set at a recent Boiler Room performance, is currently all the rage. Numerous artists have been jumping on this new genre, but hardly anyone is hitting the right spot since the balance of slow paced tarraxinha and zouk inspired rhythms mixed up with heavy bass and r n´b splinters is a particular science. Buraka´s “Zouk Flute”, released last week for free through their Uppercuts label, could be considered the blueprint track.

Tarraxo or Tarraxinha is generally cited as the main influence of Zouk Bass, originally created by Kuduro producers across lusophonic countries such Angola, São Tomê, Capo Verde and Portugal as an instrumental version of romanticist Kizomba, a generally more melodic, music-to-please-ladies-to-the-dancefloor vibe, which is couple friendlier for the dancefloor than the fast paced Kuduro rhythms. When I first heard Tarraxo (pronounced: “Tarrasho”) , I thought of it as the lusophonic version of Bogle.

Regarding the genesis of Zouk Bass however, there´s only one original tarraxo track (from DJ Kuimba ft. DJ Yudifox) in the Zouk Bass part of Buraka´s set, other tracks come from Dubble Dutch, Buraka themselves and bits from yet unreleased Buraka-Schlachthofbronx collaborations. Nevertheless, the Zouk Bass hype as opened the ears to Tarraxinha and the lovers music of the lusophonic world. Now mixtapes pop up from the homelands of Tarraxinha: DJ Marfox from Lisboa released his “Keep Calm And Dance To Tarraxinha” mixtape last week. DJ Satelite from Luanda, who has made his name with various Kuduro and Afro house tracks in the past, just sent us a link to his mix of Tarraxinha jams. Listen to it below.

LUANDA DE VOLTA NO TEMPO VOL 1 BY DJ SATELITE Seres Produções

1 – Abadja Mix – DJ Znobia
2 – Cheila – Chico Max
3 – Chuva – Dede Vesa
4 – Comboio – DJ Massacres
5 – Lola – Dj Marcelo
6 – Znobia Na India – Dj Znobia
7 – Fica Assim – Dj Mania
8 – Mocinha – DJ Joice Gomes
9 – Tarracho – Dj Znobia