Bison X Kush Arora X Squareffekt – Northern Migration

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#Future Tarraxo, Tarraxo, Zouk, Kizomba, whatever you wanna call it, I’m still really loving these sensual vibes and especially the place where Bison & Squareffekt take this sound.

The opening and often ending of their tracks always remind me in some way of the 1983 epic Scarface and the Soundtrack by Giogio Moroder, albeit the music itself bears no relation to the story line, imagery or themes of that movie.

I still think the full potential of Bison has remained unmatched since his first EP which we released “The New Wave of Tarraxinha” but this and his subsequent releases with Squareffekt have come very, very close.

On this new number, they have teamed up with a very familiar and established name in the scene, Kush Arora, who we’ve known since the beginnings of this blog. With Kush in tow, the #Future Tarraxo sound is the dominant backdrop but it is stretched further to include a subtle Indian influence on the percussion and also in my view a very surprising hint of Pop Arabia in the strings, now that is something I’d really love to hear more of in their productions because it just seems to fit in so naturally.

Another gorgeous track that deserves so much more attention than it is likely to receive online.

Here’s what they say about their collab:

After having a internet admiration for each other’s music, and a desire to learn from each other on their traditions, the three of these folks across the world started to trade sketches in 2015 which lead to this song, the first of many that will be emerging.

Bison & Squareffekt are a Portuguese production duo on the rise, who have a unique, futuristic and melancholic take on the sensual cadence of Angolan kizomba and tarraxo. As the zouk bass sound spreads across the globe and producers push these sweaty 90BPM into new and unfamiliar territories, the duo takes an organic approach to the genre as they reimagine the tarraxo sound from within. Putting a modern electronic twist into the slow sexy beats that make the ghettos dance provocatively from Lisbon to Luanda, Bison & Squareffekt are definitely here to stay.

Kush Arora has been producing a variety of indo carribean, kuduro, industrial, and ambient sounds in San Francisco for over 18 years. He lends his sound design, beat structures, and evolving landscapes to the tarraxo formula, propelling it further and further into space.

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)

8ulentina

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I’ve been a bit blown away by some of the Artists who featured on the Browntourage Mixtape series we blogged yesterday and so I thought I’d shine some singular spotlight on some of them.

First up is the amazing 8ulentina who is an Oakland based DJ and producer of Turkish descent whose name comes from legendary Turkish trans singer Bulent Ersoy.

Their glorious mixtapes take dance beats from diverse genres and places like the Middle East, Africa, Turkish Pop and South America and also include some Generation Bass releases to boot.

They have also produced some really interesting Turkish Pop edits, not everything works but it’s def heading in really interesting directions incorporating underground Bass genres and f**ked up Industrial shit.

First up is this one of Turkish singer Ceylan:

Next up is a really f**ked up one of Turkish Pop diva Ajda Pekkan:

Esmeray, of Afro-Turkish descent doesn’t escape 8ulentina’s attention either, this one is quite mesmerizing:

The Elvis of Turkish Arabesque Ibrahim Tatlises is on the radar too and they turn this one into a haunting futuristic space age soundtrack:

Finally we have what they describe as “looped mess sampling the best doumbek player in the world & Ugur Onur playing Rabab”:

We’ll finish with a great mixtape that they just turned in for the dancepit.  I’d suggest you keep watch over this artist as you’re likely to hear more great things from them in the near future:

TRACK LIST:
8ULENTINA – SARYAGTA
Mechatok & Toxe – Half Life
Siete Catorce – Jungala
Uninamise – The Ages (Reborn)
STUD1NT – RUIN
Sarantis – Timewarp
Demet Akalın – Ders Olsun ( Engin Özkan Remix )
Nuxito – Nzoto Na Nzoto
Haifa Wehbe/هيفا وهبي – Samaani Remix
HITMAKERCHINX – Return of Chun Li x HITMAKERCHINX x BONECRUSHER
8ULENTINA – desiretaso
Elissa – 3abali Habibi (DJ TKL remix)
Furkan Karakılıç – Kulak Tiryakisi
L.X.M.B – Caraças beat
Dj Ferdi Özkan – Bomba
Heavy K – Sweetie Feat. Nokwazi (Main Mix)
Mechatok – Mass Appeal
Jennifer Lopez – Play (mobilegirl bootleg)

DJ HARAM

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Some really interesting mixes here from New Jersey based DJ Haram aka Zubeyda Muzeyyen incorporating Middle Eastern elements amongst all sorts of Industrial carnage and genres such as Footwork, Hip Hop, Jersey Club and other mad stuff.

Really feeling this:

KHENSU : DOME//PEACE

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A great, atmospheric chilled bass number here by Salt Lake City producer Khensu who imbues his tracks with an icy cool Transnational Ambient vibe.

This one has an Arabic flava:

And this one with more of a Far Eastern Oriental vibe:

BANGINCLUDE : BUBBAH MECK REMIXES EP OUT NOW ON DIGITAL

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On his 3rd official EP release on Generation Bass we unleash his classic “Bubbah Meck” track which first made gigantic waves back in 2013 and is still a staple track in any DJ set worth its salt.

The original track is unlike anything you’ve ever heard before adopting riddims originating from Angola, Africa and blended with Big Room western dance sensibilities with all sorts of mayhem occurring in between from the monkey noises (that are a trademark Banginclude feature) to squeaky synth stabs through to wild animalistic tribal percussion. All done in an original style unique to the Banginclude Brand! It’s a classic!

The EP comes with 3 official remixes and 3 competition winners of the Remix Contest.

OFFICIAL REMIXERS:

The official remixes kick off with “Zouk Bass” originators/creators DZC Crew who stay faithful to the original but who put their own Tarraxo (Tarracho) spin on it complete with delicious vocoder vox making that plainly clear.

Jameston Thieves rip up the track and make it sound even more Big Room than the original and we never thought that was possible. They create a driving electro-core behemoth of ginormous proportions. This epic remix would be able to slay both King Kong & Godzilla at the same time whilst teasing T-Rex with a light fluffy butt-feather that Banginclude uses to make those funny monkey noises!

Baaze completes the official remixes with a more minimalist, industrial percussive take with a fair amount of funkiness.

COMPETITION WINNERS:

The main man himself chose all the Competition Winners.

Treovr flips the track and reduces all the madness and mayhem of the original into a melting pot of fun & games – like a candy coloured sea-monster bobbling on the waves of a psychedelic ocean.

Searchl1te takes the track and soaks it in a Tarraxo Glitch with a helping hand of bleeps and police sirens whilst retaining the Future Bass atmospherics of the original.

Finally, Antea comes up with an exciting alternative interpretation of what the track would sound like if you put it through regimented training in the army with an all singing and dancing drill Sergeant.

Grab it now on DIGITAL RELEASE:

BIO:
Banginclude is a Brooklyn, New York based producer and visual artist who aims to make music that keeps the ladies moving on the dance floor as well keep his fans on their toes, by always cooking up something different. He calls his style “Global Booty Music” and draws inspiration from various sounds and styles around the world.

LINKS:

ARTIST:
Banginclude:
@banginclude
www.facebook.com/Banginclude

OFFICIAL REMIXERS:

DZC Deejays:
@dzcdeejaysofficial
www.facebook.com/DizonaCrewDeeejays

Jameston Thieves:
@jameston-thieves
www.facebook.com/JamestonThieves
www.twitter.com/JamestonThieves

Baaze
@baaze
www.facebook.com/Baazemusic

COMPETITION WINNERS:

Treovr:
@treovr
www.facebook.com/Treovr
www.twitter.com/treovrh

Searchl1te:
@searchl1te
twitter.com/Searchl1te
www.facebook.com/RyanSearchl1te

Antae:
@okae
www.facebook.com/wowSOantae

Artwork : Antae

Artist BANGINCLUDE
Album Title BUBBAH MECK REMIXES
Genre BASS
Release Date APRIL 2014
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DOLOR : SISTER EP

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Seriously mind-blowing, heavily slept on release here. Wow, not sure why everybody isn’t talking about this Lorn mastered/engineered EP.

Taking a lot of atmospheric pointers from The Weeknd without getting too slushy like some of his stuff does, the material on this EP retains a fine balance between emotional electronic soundscapes that stab you right through the heart and a dark, brooding, menacing back-drop that maintains the street-cred!

This is like listening to The Weeknd, a Miami Vice soundtrack,  the moods of #FutureTarraxo and Vangelis all rolled into one.

This is deadly Serious…..Halfway a Siren 1&2 are just something else!!!

Tip o’ Hat 2 AnnaK!

Kashaka : Stop Playin (Feat Wati Heru) [Future RnB]

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The awesome AfroFuture New York-based producer and DJ Kashaka is back with a sublime slice of Future RnB,which premiered on Okayplayer today.

“The track finds our duo navigating the lonely roads of courtship in the twittered age, begging and pleading for some sensual consideration over a track that skips and glitches like today’s attention spans. It’s the perfect sonic accompaniment for this evening’s nightcap and it can be found on their forthcoming concept album Dystopia FM, which is poised to hit land and ears early next year.”