A bit of India… I won’t be bragging about my origins ; Indians are clever people and they don’t get tricked by my features, when i go there they know i’m a f***in’ tourist and that’s ok for me – i’m not asking people to greet me arms open just because we originally come from the same place. I’m not gonna play that game of rediscovering my roots and being proud of a country i barely know. However i am proud to share all the energy Indian artists have managed to bring on the international scene ; how Indian music influenced western music producers and how the latter are able to blend it nicely to their own musical background.
Captain Planet is certainly one of my fav artists. In a previous post i said that the man had a style, his own style. The way he composes, makes you easily forget that it’s electronic music, you really feel in a concert hall bouncing to a live performance. Unplug your mind for a few minutes and enjoy the trip !
Ram Ad Infinitum by Captain Planet
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Copyflex from Copia Doble Systema teamed with Ben Horn and Papon to produce a real beautiful masala track, full of colours and light for Indian movie Patang(the kite).
Under the Bolly flavour we do recognize the distinctive stabs, the dubby style that marks the tracks of Copia Doble Systema. Copyflex & Ben Horn feat. Papon – Maaru Amdavad
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A poetic journey to the old city of Ahmedabad, PATANG weaves together the stories of six people transformed by the energy of India’s largest kite festival. Every year a million kites fill the skies above Ahmedabad–dueling, soaring, tumbling and flying high. When a successful Delhi businessman takes his daughter on a surprise trip back to his childhood home for the festival, an entire family has to confront its own fractured past and fragile dreams. Music and fireworks, food and laughter, a kaleidoscope of color and light, the magic of the kite flying high – a traditional recipe of healing and renewal. With naturalistic performances from actors and non-actors alike, bold, lyrical editing, vibrant cinematography and a kinetic score, Patang delights the senses and nourishes the spirit.
(from the Synopsis section of the website)
Watcha Clan French World’n’bass band from Marseilles has been remixed by Copenhagen producer Danochilango, and the result is just awesome ! The voice of Sista K is transporting you to new horizons We Are One – Watcha Clan (Danochilango Remix)
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Talking about the work of Vinayak^A and the artist himself is quite a long story and i think he deserves a long post just for himself ; but for the moment, let’s enjoy listening to these beautiful colorful tracks. Bridge between sweeter&bitterness reminds me of my car trips at night in the streets of my parents hometown when i was a child. So much to see and hear at once. There’s something hypnotizing that recalls me as well of some of the best tracks of Leftfield. Vinayak^A விநாயகா Bridge between sweeter & bitterness
[soundcloud url=”http://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/27744507″ params=”” width=” 100%” height=”100″ iframe=”true” /] Vinayak^A விநாயகா Andrea Fissore – Bombaya (Vinayak^A remix)
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Tigerstyle !!! The two brothers from Glasgow play that electro Bhangra madness i could listen to all night long ! Ay-Ha is part of an EP including original track, instrumental and remixes from PMG, WAFA, Jakez Hench, Kumarachi and should as well be featured on the forthcoming album Digi-Bhang (2013).
Tigerstyle – Ay-Ha! ft Sarbjeet Kaur & Billa Bakshi (Intro by BiggTaj)
And to finish here’s one video of the Dewarists, a series of musical documentaries that will take you around the world. It’s real well produced, rather thorough as it takes time to present artists and what motivates them.
The Dewarists w/Brooklyn Shanti, Mou Sultana&Nucleya S02E08
You will notice that whatever the opinions and the backgrounds music reunite all these artists.
Watcha Clan, the winners of our Global SoundClash championship, one of the coolest live bands in the global bass scene, are inviting you to remix their mega-hit song, We Are One.
‘We Are One’ is one of the best-received songs on their latest album, Radio Babel. The winning remix will get released on the upcoming Radio Babel – Remixes. Their previous remixes album, Diaspora Remixed , is one of the most played albums in the genre, and how I actually came to first hear about this champion sound.
This is your chance to get released among with a world-renown roaster of artists including: 4Hero, Maga Bo, Transglobal Underground, Hijo de la Cumbia, Dr Das, and Shazalakazoo.
You have until June 6th to upload the wav, see details below!
WE WANT YOU to remix us!
#WR1 Remix competition
Dear Producers, Dj’s, Remixers…
Watcha Clan and Piranha will release a new remix project from their last album “Radio Babel” this fall 2012 and they want you to remix their track “We Are One”!
Grab the audio files here (http://tinyurl.com/6oakdd4), and get a chance to be on the compilation among artists like 4Hero, Maga Bo, Transglobal Underground, Hijo de la Cumbia, Dr Das, Shazalakazoo… and many more global beaters!
So have fun with the clan’s stems and hope to hear your remix soon!
Peace from Marseilles.
*Deadline of Remix contest: June 8th
Upload your remix (in .wav format) here: http://share.piranha.de (recipient: Frank Klaffs)
*Conditions: By submitting your track to us you guarantee that you have only used the stems
and that you own 100 % on the copyright of any submitted content to the tracks.
Furthermore you agree that your track will be included in the
forthcoming album radio Babel Remixes with full credits
if selected by Watcha Clan and Piranha Musik.
In this case we will contact you before the release for official clearence of
the winning Remix of “We are One”.
Update: And the winner(s) is…. with 75% of the votes, WATCHA CLAN!!!!!!! Congratulation to our Champions, who are currently on tour, for all their hard work and supreme dedication to the music, movement, justice, and fans! You got mad respect here from the GB crew and whenever you ready for your exclusive featured post let us know!
More interactive madness cooking, so keep an eye for that.
It is time for the final round of our first Global Soundclash event. The artists you have voted for are here to battle once again for the championship title. The rules of this round are simple, one round, one tune each, and one winner (unless there’s a tie and then we have to break it somehow).
I’d like to point out that we appreciate and respect all of the artists that participated in the event and that we will continue to feature them regularly on our blog. This is not about the competition; it is about interacting with the site and letting the artists know of your support and sound preferences.
And now ladies and gentlemen, let me introduce you to our finalists.
Watcha Clan (Marseille, France) has always exhibited a visionary spiritual eclecticism in its sound, stretching from Gnawa trance and drum n bass to hip-hop, Balkan brass and Sephardic folk, with thriving bass-heavy pulsations countered by (from watchaclan.com). They are:
04/06LA SEYNE/MER (83) – FESTIVAL COULEURS URBAINES 10/06MIRAMONT DE GUYENNE (47) – FESTIVAL ABRACADA’SON 20/06MIRAMAS (13) – FESTIVAL NUITS METISSE 21/06AUBENAS (07) – FETE DE LA MUSIQUE 23/06PARIS (75) – LA PLAGE (PORTE DE LA VILETTE/GLAZART) 25/06ST PATERNE RACAN (37) – FESTIVAL KAMPAGN’ARTS
Tara Putra (Nuernberg, Germany): The Project starts as a three-headed Psytrance-Liveact launching in the mid-’90s, performing at several german Goa/Psytrance Parties and open airs. Their first single appears in 2001 called “Dua Orang”, initiating a view releases on various compilations. In 2005 Spiritual Beings Records released the album “Groom Mountains” produced by Marcus which primary contains Psytrance, but also Tara Putra’s first Ambient, Chillout and Dub tracks. The EP “Hidden Sense” pops up in 2010. This displays the projects future development with Psybient and Psydub – Creating space and psychedelic atmospheres in a dubby ambience. (from taraputra.com)
YESSS MASSIVE! Our winners from round 1 ready to rumble!
We got the #1 Woman in the GlobalBass scene, representing all the Ladies, it is the one and only, FLORE!!!!
The next group is not just a band, they are a global tribe that roams through the world blazing conscious fires in the minds and spirits of the people, welcome WATCHA CLAN!!!
The man who blazed through the competition of Group 1 with deep dub vibes and psychedelic sounds, the one they called Tara Putra!!!!
Last but not Least, one of the hottest groups in the nu-cumbia/bass scene right now, schlachthofbronx!!!!!!
The rules of this round are simple. Each artist enters with two tracks, you vote for the track that absolutly killed it for you in each bracket. The two artists with the highest vote-count from both brackets combined move on the finals.
We got big tunes here so crank up the volume and prepare for the showdown!
Caballos y Caballeros, Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome to the first ever Global SoundClash on GenerationBass!
This clash brings together talent from my previous posts; I’ve selected my favorite recent tune from each artist and shuffled them in groups. Vote for your favorite track in each group. The highest ranking artists will move the next round.
Round #1: 16 artists, 4 groups, 1 tune each
Round #2: 4 artists, 2 groups, 2 tunes each
Final Round: 2 artists, 1 group, 2 tunes each
Victory lap: The wining artist will get a full feature post here on GenerationBass.com and more!
Voting for round 1 will close 4/20/11 at 16:20 UTC (GMT). Next round will come soon after.
Who is going to be the first GB Global SoundClash Champion? You decide!
Help your favorite artists win, vote now and spread the word around.
Yo Yo, wizraeli coming at ya with diverse quality of brilliant sounds from around the world. In this global roundup we got:
Watcha Clan (FR)
Martin Sauvage (FR)
Bunny on Acid (IL)
Gusto Lab and friends (USA)
Celt Islam (UK)
David Heartbreak (USA)
Neki Stranac (SRB)
enjoy the selection, feel the love, spread the vibe
ready —-> set —> GO!
Yea people, it is finally here, the new Watcha Clan album is out and it is hot! Here’s one of my favorite tracks from the album. All the tracks are so unique and beautiful, this album will satifisy your soul on many levels!
This next one is high on my top-10 this month. An epic remix of Nouveau Palais (?) by Martin Sauvage. Grab this tune now! Also be aware, Martin Sauvage is finishing the production of a new E.P that will be released (March) on the new Net Label: http://soukouch-ethnik.com , we are waiting for the tracks to be mastered before we bring you a taste of that, in the meantime here is the teaser for the The Introducing EP : http://vimeo.com/20018606
Early in 2010, I heard a track by NDV on MadDecent, which got me tracing him to the Israeli label, Botanika. There I found Bunny on Acid (Izik Finley), a wickedly talented producer from Jeruslaem making Bass music in Israel! Sorry folks, Botanika keeps their tracks tight on the downloading, ill try my best to get some samples for the next post! In the meantime, check out his new e.p and I suggest, grab a copy !!
if you can come up with a genre this fits under, plz write the name in the comments after this post!!
This mix has such good taste, and such good past, that it results in an excellent globalbass showcase. See, unlike some genres that you can slam just slam hard, with WorldBeat you must show respect to the cultural elements of each tune to make it work. Some are subtle some are intense and all of them must be integrated as one. Seriously, if you ask me, DJs like Canalh should be in charge of World politics because they really get it, they really understand how to create one out of many without silencing any voices. Quite the opposite, they create the space for everyone to be heard 😛 Another classic mix from our man Canalh. Canalh – Du nomadisme by Canalh [kanaj]
nearly missed this one, thanks Stefen for posting it on the Generation Bass facebook wall: http://www.facebook.com/GenerationBass , download it straight to the music player!! Massive cuts on this one.
David Heartbreak at 1.25 11 days ago
Good stuff.. I flipped this sample 3 weeks ago haha.. I was saving for my M5 ep.. mine is completely different but you are moving in the right direction… good work!!
<–><—> Xing here <—-> Finish Line <—-> Xing here <—><–>
congrats, you made it! Don’t be trippin’ and tweet/like/share this post!
Welcome amigos to another global expedition. This time we are taking the bumpy road of 4X4 Beats to various places around the globe. From Germany to New Zealand, our guides are local producers of bangers ranging from techno house to psychedelic progressive trance. Please tighten your seatbelts and crank the volume as the bassy journey is about to begin…
Long before I first heard the psychedelic sounds of trance, Meller was rocking beach parties in GOA and starting a long international career. For me, Meller is about quality of sound and super-dancefloor orianted music. Absolute jungle on the floor is what I normally experience when dropping a Meller at the right moment. His newest EP, Spanish Fly, is no exception to the rules. Meller creates a lush soundscape that will excit the fans and solitice the visitors. Have a listen and follow the links to buy!~!
Sometimes, seeing is believing, enjoy a nice visual addition to the already visually sounding tune, organic:
Introducing to you the master of all sounds and styles, the live p.a champion, Tom COSM. A long time friend of mine, and the inspiration of many around the world, Tom is about sharing his knowledge of music production and absolutely racking dancefloors with his sound. Please visit his successful music community site, http://www.cosm.co.nz, check out his killer Ableton tutorials, say hi to the man, check out his next tour dates, and book him in your town!
What is it that I like about the COSM (Certified Organic Sound Machine) Sound? It got no limits, no borders, no predespositions, stereotyp would call it barefoot, UMB would call it transnational, I just call it COSM :}-~ If you listen carefully, many artists, especially down under, have received their influence and inspirations from him. I am so glad to introduce you to him and hope his style blends with your flavours well. Ladies, bassheads, here it is:
Here’s a fun video of LISH on their home turf in the desert of Israel during a magical sun rise morning.
Ok I know you probably wanna stay here but get back in the jeep as we still got a few countries to (dis)cover!
So much this country got to offer to the neo bass music scene
My hommie Dillon Morton is a rarity in the local producer scene of Colorado. How does a local americano ends up making extremly european Thrash Disco is unclear to me, so he is a perfect fit on this global 4×4 edition. Producing as LUST, Dillon recently released his first EP ‘NIGHT: 1’ which is offered for free on his website www.lustdisco.com / http://lustdisco.com/LUST-Night1EP.zip
First lets listen to a most thrashy remix he released on soundcloud:
You mix Russian and American and you get DJ Earthian. Back in 03′ when I threw one of my first mixed-genre parties in Denver, we flew Earthian (back then ShayKid) to play a midnight set for us. He is the best goddamn club DJ I know and to say he ripped a hole in the floor is an understatement.
After a long international and domestic dj career including resident spots in his hometown of NYC, Earthian, half of the successful minimal techno act AnimalTek, is creating daring new styles that redefine New York Minimal bringing the street to the studio and the vibes to the floor. I cannot really put a genre or a name to it, and I dare to say that neither can he as the sounds are still evolving.
Consider this early sneak peak wav package as an early 2011 gift from Dj Earthian to the GenerationBass following:
If you’ve seen my previous posts, you know that I am a fan of Watcha Clan. The group manages to infuse rocking live beats with electronic vibes and global bass! Balkan, African, Middle-Eastern, French, Gypsy influences in French, English, Arabic, Hebrew and Spanish languages. With releases going back to 2001, the band continues to reinvent itself musically and to stay on the universal pulse.
Clem passed me some promos from the new album, Radio Babel (release data: 02.14.2011), and you can expect it to continue to redefine and refine the world music genre.
This video has been getting quite de-buzz on French and world music blogs. It captures the energy of Watcha Clan live, and previews the song, Hasnaduro, off their new album which will be released on the Piranha Musik label (also home for Dunkelbunt). (Wait until you hear “Im Nin Alu”, it has been playing in my head for weeks, they literally digitalized a classic Jewish tune into a Balkan bass monster with Arabic remixed into it !)
Stay tune as the release date arrives, we will keep you posted here on GB.
According to Clem there will be a new version of this FlamencoHop refix of the popular revolutary song, EL QUINTO REGIMIENTO, on the new album: Check out a moving acoustic performance of the song from earlier this year and the soundcloud link for download of a studio recording.
The Watcha Clan is about bringing change through music. Guided by the great visions of Sista K, the main singer, the group travels France and the world bringing people from different cultures to jam together. Here are a couple videos of workshops led by the Clan that resulted in spectacular cross-cultural collaboration and phenomenal jam sessions.
Music bypasses political agendas, boarder lines, and close minds. It speaks straight to the heart as it moves the body and soul. Here’s a selection of French artists whose styles are influenced by Balkan and Global music. Hopefully this showcases the real cultural fusion that is taking place in the streets, clubs and studios in France and the rest of the world.
Cheers to the Roma and the Southeastern European whose music we love and enjoy so much!!
Watcha Clan, the multi-instrument multi-genre cross-cultural electronic band, is working on their upcoming 7th album which is due in Spring, 2011, and our ears tell us is as good as gold, so in the meantime let’s enjoy some Balkan remixes off their 6th release, Diaspora Remixed.
This Balkan Xpress remix features more brass instruments, a cleaner version of the electro-noise synth, a fun vocodor plan on the vocals, and overall an up-beat lift to the original. This tune is sure to create a great response on the dancefloor, check it out! Tchiribim (Balkan Xpress remix) by Watcha Clan
Flore drops a massive remix of Benjamin Vial‘s empire track transforming it into a Balkan beat banger while keeping it slightly broken like the original beat. This tune will satisfy a diverse dance crowd and the global bass lovers.
M’siou Rigolitch creates an enourmous mash up between Boban Markovic and Daft Punk to which he calls: Boban Markologic.
According to his facebook page (with a little help from google translate) M’siou Rigolitch is a Keyboardist & trombonist in several bands (WAK, Ganesa, Bizness, Skayala, Third State …) for almost 10 years, M’siou Rigolitch starts now “solo”.
[He has] always been very interested in traditional music from around the world, his current project combines the Balkan music to contemporary music. A real swagger and electronic rock, klezmer melodies are based on hip-hop, with the brass of Drum’n’Bass …