Boing Boing Feature: Zouk Bass – A Musical Primer With Generation Bass

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There’s a big Zouk Bass feature that includes stuff about Cultural Appropriation and also stuff about our label that you should check out that I did for the above publication who reach a readership of millions of people on a monthly basis.

Big thanks to The Niallist from Dangerous Minds for making this happen.

“They were playing some awesome tunes that many of us had not heard before and their MC, Kalaf, was shouting “Zouk Bass” all over them and saying it was “a brand new sound”. That’s how it started, and a lot of people in the Transnational Bass scene were going nuts about this sound.” Niall Connolly and DJ Umb explain everything.

Zouk Bass: a musical primer with DJ Umb of Generation Bass

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Lagartijeando : Doloreando [Neo Cumbia]

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Feels good to be posting some Cumbia again and it’s all down to that dude SDP.   Most of my renewed interest in Nueva Cumbia in 2009 came after I came across some awesome SDP stuff and I can never get enough of his vibes.

The fact that I re-upped my 2009 “Stoned Cumbia” mix to soundcloud recently, which was modelled exclusively on SDP material, is winning a new generation of fans and reminding the older ones of how great his stuff is, is a testament to how forward thinking his productions really were at the time.  They still sound fresh and futuristic 4 years down the line.

This is Argetina’s answer to SDP, his sound is pretty much modelled on SDP and it’s great that a Dutch (SDP) guy who was influenced by Cumbia from Colombia, Mexico and Argentina is able to send that influence directly back to Argentina via this dude.

This is a cool track man with trademark SDP overtones:

DOCUMENTARY ON SOUTH AFRICAN HOUSE

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Vince & I were in SA in 2010 and we witnessed first hand just how explosive this scene is in Jo’ Burg, it is for real!

We met some of the Artists who are legends within this scene and they gave us an intimate account and mini-tour of how this scene was unfolding there back then and it blew our minds.  We still have some audio interviews with pivotal artists like Black Coffee and DJ Christos which we never got around to featuring on the blog.  Maybe we will get around to that soon.

This is a good introduction to the scene put together by RA!

If you like what you’re hearing, you might wanna check this mix out:

HOUSE OF AFREAKA VOL II – DEEEP SOUTH SESSIONS by Dj Umb on Mixcloud

Drvg Cvltvre on the new Mixhell exclusive mix for Soulwaxmas

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Our dude Drvg Cvltvre has just had the great pleasure of being included on this great new mix by Mixhell aka Igor Graziano Cavalera -former drummer for Brazilian heavy metal band Sepultura!!!!

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BIGGGGGGG!

Kicks in at around the 44 minute mark and it’s his remix of the Jokers of the Scene, which you can grab here:

Here’s the Mixhell mix:

And here’s a reminder of our most recent Drvg Cvltre “Official” release, you can still grab some of his free releases in our free releases section above:

“Frost” – This is a tune that was made for the Football/Soccer Stadiums of the world! – UMB

Generation Bass’ first SINGLE is out now!!!!!!

Grab it from Beatport, Juno or I-Tunes below!

We at Generationbass.com have been pushing the melancholic sound of modern music for some time now. Moombahluv, luvstep and all other things luv have always ranked high on our blog and our priority list. Trying to make the world a better place through music, that sorta thing. The next step is to dedicate a generation bass digital release to one of the finest tracks we’ve heard in this genre that Drvg Cvltvre himself calls Doomdisco. Generation bass has been posting a lot of material by this producer, one of those guys that creates so much awesome music that it’s hard to keep up.

Getting massive acclaim for his recent 12” on the legendary Viewlexx label and an album on his own Snug Life Records, Drvg Cvltvre’s rise to fame has been steady for the last couple of years. His edit series was highlighted by blogs like Xlr8r, Factmag and of course Generation Bass. We couldn’t wait to do something special with this guy.

For our label he drops a two headed monster! Side a, for vinyl purists, is a tune called FROST, which redirects your feelings right back to the golden age of jingly melancholic guitar driven pop of the late ‘80s like Echo & The Bunnymen, The Mission, The Chills and The House of Love. Driven by a shitload of percussion this tune leads up to an epic break which will bring tears to your eyes while your dancing your socks of. This is a tune that was made for the Football/Soccer Stadiums of the world! The track is kind of trancy and repetitive, but also slowly evolving and organic. The flip is a tune called GOODBYE COOLBOY, which has a deep 303 acid line and some very old school jackin’ house vibes. A slow melody crawls into the track and then at a bit past the middle, Drvg Cvltvre flips the beat and accents the offbeat in a way that is extremely funky. Excellent percussion here as well with a hint of the tunes of legends like Paul Johnson and Mike Dunn. Great deep and slow doomy disco and deephouse with a percussive edge!

Grab some freebies:

ArtistDrvg Cvltvre
Album TitleFrost Single
GenreDoomDisco
Release Date03.12.12
DescriptionSINGLE
Tracklist1.FROST
2.GOODBYE COOLBOY
Download storesJuno
Beatport
E-Music
iTunes
Musicme.com
Streaming servicesSpotify

Drvg Cvltvre – Frost (digi -single) OUT NOW!!

“Frost” – This is a tune that was made for the Football/Soccer Stadiums of the world! – UMB

Generation Bass’ first SINGLE is out now!!!!!!

Grab it from Beatport, Juno or I-Tunes below!

We at Generationbass.com have been pushing the melancholic sound of modern music for some time now. Moombahluv, luvstep and all other things luv have always ranked high on our blog and our priority list. Trying to make the world a better place through music, that sorta thing. The next step is to dedicate a generation bass digital release to one of the finest tracks we’ve heard in this genre that Drvg Cvltvre himself calls Doomdisco. Generation bass has been posting a lot of material by this producer, one of those guys that creates so much awesome music that it’s hard to keep up.

Getting massive acclaim for his recent 12” on the legendary Viewlexx label and an album on his own Snug Life Records, Drvg Cvltvre’s rise to fame has been steady for the last couple of years. His edit series was highlighted by blogs like Xlr8r, Factmag and of course Generation Bass. We couldn’t wait to do something special with this guy.

For our label he drops a two headed monster! Side a, for vinyl purists, is a tune called FROST, which redirects your feelings right back to the golden age of jingly melancholic guitar driven pop of the late ‘80s like Echo & The Bunnymen, The Mission, The Chills and The House of Love. Driven by a shitload of percussion this tune leads up to an epic break which will bring tears to your eyes while your dancing your socks of. This is a tune that was made for the Football/Soccer Stadiums of the world! The track is kind of trancy and repetitive, but also slowly evolving and organic. The flip is a tune called GOODBYE COOLBOY, which has a deep 303 acid line and some very old school jackin’ house vibes. A slow melody crawls into the track and then at a bit past the middle, Drvg Cvltvre flips the beat and accents the offbeat in a way that is extremely funky. Excellent percussion here as well with a hint of the tunes of legends like Paul Johnson and Mike Dunn. Great deep and slow doomy disco and deephouse with a percussive edge!

Grab some freebies:

Artist Drvg Cvltvre
Album Title Frost Single
Genre DoomDisco
Release Date03.12.12
Description SINGLE
Tracklist1.FROST
2.GOODBYE COOLBOY
Download storesJuno
Beatport
E-Music
iTunes
Musicme.com
Streaming servicesSpotify

Drvg Cvltvre – Frost (digi -single) out on 3rd December

“Frost” – This is a tune that was made for the Football/Soccer Stadiums of the world! – UMB

Generation Bass’ first SINGLE coming out on next Monday December 3rd!

We at Generationbass.com have been pushing the melancholic sound of modern music for some time now. Moombahluv, luvstep and all other things luv have always ranked high on our blog and our priority list. Trying to make the world a better place through music, that sorta thing. The next step is to dedicate a generation bass digital release to one of the finest tracks we’ve heard in this genre that Drvg Cvltvre himself calls Doomdisco. Generation bass has been posting a lot of material by this producer, one of those guys that creates so much awesome music that it’s hard to keep up.

Getting massive acclaim for his recent 12” on the legendary Viewlexx label and an album on his own Snug Life Records, Drvg Cvltvre’s rise to fame has been steady for the last couple of years. His edit series was highlighted by blogs like Xlr8r, Factmag and of course Generation Bass. We couldn’t wait to do something special with this guy.

For our label he drops a two headed monster! Side a, for vinyl purists, is a tune called FROST, which redirects your feelings right back to the golden age of jingly melancholic guitar driven pop of the late ‘80s like Echo & The Bunnymen, The Mission, The Chills and The House of Love. Driven by a shitload of percussion this tune leads up to an epic break which will bring tears to your eyes while your dancing your socks of. This is a tune that was made for the Football/Soccer Stadiums of the world! The track is kind of trancy and repetitive, but also slowly evolving and organic. The flip is a tune called GOODBYE COOLBOY, which has a deep 303 acid line and some very old school jackin’ house vibes. A slow melody crawls into the track and then at a bit past the middle, Drvg Cvltvre flips the beat and accents the offbeat in a way that is extremely funky. Excellent percussion here as well with a hint of the tunes of legends like Paul Johnson and Mike Dunn. Great deep and slow doomy disco and deephouse with a percussive edge!

Grab this freebie until then:

Drvg Cvltvre – Frost (digi -single) out on 3rd December

“Frost” – This is a tune that was made for the Football/Soccer Stadiums of the world! – UMB

Generation Bass’ first SINGLE coming out on December 3rd!

We at Generationbass.com have been pushing the melancholic sound of modern music for some time now. Moombahluv, luvstep and all other things luv have always ranked high on our blog and our priority list. Trying to make the world a better place through music, that sorta thing. The next step is to dedicate a generation bass digital release to one of the finest tracks we’ve heard in this genre that Drvg Cvltvre himself calls Doomdisco. Generation bass has been posting a lot of material by this producer, one of those guys that creates so much awesome music that it’s hard to keep up.

Getting massive acclaim for his recent 12” on the legendary Viewlexx label and an album on his own Snug Life Records, Drvg Cvltvre’s rise to fame has been steady for the last couple of years. His edit series was highlighted by blogs like Xlr8r, Factmag and of course Generation Bass. We couldn’t wait to do something special with this guy.

For our label he drops a two headed monster! Side a, for vinyl purists, is a tune called FROST, which redirects your feelings right back to the golden age of jingly melancholic guitar driven pop of the late ‘80s like Echo & The Bunnymen, The Mission, The Chills and The House of Love. Driven by a shitload of percussion this tune leads up to an epic break which will bring tears to your eyes while your dancing your socks of. This is a tune that was made for the Football/Soccer Stadiums of the world! The track is kind of trancy and repetitive, but also slowly evolving and organic. The flip is a tune called GOODBYE COOLBOY, which has a deep 303 acid line and some very old school jackin’ house vibes. A slow melody crawls into the track and then at a bit past the middle, Drvg Cvltvre flips the beat and accents the offbeat in a way that is extremely funky. Excellent percussion here as well with a hint of the tunes of legends like Paul Johnson and Mike Dunn. Great deep and slow doomy disco and deephouse with a percussive edge!

Drvg Cvltvre : Everything Oblivion

Another great free release by our dude Drvg Cvltvre, which is also gonna be available on CD on Snug Life Records.

This is the dark side of the disco, where the cold, industrial and bleak beats paint a picture of an apocalyptic dancefloor. The kinda club where Zombies dance. This is Zombie Disco Music!

I love it as usual.