Here’s a little mix sent to us by these guys BASSRAIDERS, which is kinda cool.
It contains some tracks from our little blog here 🙂 including Vince’s Benga mash-up, that is making its rounds on mixes:-))…and who they also describe as “EUROPE’S finest Cumbia Producer”….well it’s true isn’t it even though my own opinion might be slighly biased 🙂
Not so sure about the inclusion of some tracks though, especially the Basement Jaxx track, which really grates on me as it’s kind of dull.
Here’s what they say:
“Summer’s here, and some good summer gigs are coming in the next month (Z-Shed, East Village, Secret Garden) so I ate a Calippo and it inspired me to make this mix. Tropical bass for the sunshine mixed up with a few Senseless exclusives and a couple of old tracks I dug up from the recently organized vaults. Track list with bonus commentary”.
TRACKLIST & Track commentary (nice idea :-))
Instituto Mexicano Del Sonido – Cumbia (Tom Tom Club Remix) w/ Bun B – Pop it 4 Pimp Acapella
Old school legends Tom Tom club make New York electro cumbia monster, couldn’t resist a bit of Bun B over the top, saw him live this year, legend.
Coki & Benga – Night (Sonido Del Principe RMX)
Benga and Coki chopped and screwed by one of Europe’s finest Cumbia producers. Woozy, chugging, great.
Amadou & Mariam – Sabali (Dakunt & Stinj RMX)
This called itself a Kuduro remix but really wasnt, it is a really nice edit of one of my favourite tracks off the LP though.
Basement Jaxx – Raindrops (Joker & Ginz RMX)
The Joker and Ginz EP on Kapsize was one of my records of the year, so when I saw this I was excited. Big squelchy rainbow bass for the sunshine.
Pacheko & Pocz – Zarbak
An exclusive from Venezuela, international funky business with an old school Warp acid vibe
Shystie – Bad Gal Bass (Ill Blu Funky RMX)
Shystie is back, Ill Blu makes it funky = Win.
Benga – 26 Basslines (Dubble Step RMX)
Never quite bought in to the original but this cheeky re-edit made my day.
Sticky ft Marvin Brown – Jack It Up
You don’t need to tell me Sticky is on fire at the moment, apparently Marvin is from Leeds. Where was he when I lived there?!
Dizzee Rascal – Bonkers (Club Dub)
I have no shame in admitting I love this track, Armand Van Helden is the constant renaissance man.
Buraka Som Sistema – IC19
The highlight for me from a great album, almost understated comapred to some of their other stuff, but a banger none the less.
Maxwell D & Lil Silva – Blackberry Hype
Never thought I’d like a track about phones so much, they should use this on the Blackberry adverts.
DJQ – Shottas (MR V RMX)
Good bassline never gets old. Simple but effective would describe this one.
Stagga – Rockin Down The House
Cheeky re-edit of a classic track, Stagga’s lopsided basslines live up to his name. Who remember’s the Jaxx version?
Lol Boys/Sukh Knight – Diesel Paint Job
Re-edit from America of one of the grimestep tacks of last year. I’m told Ice cream paint job has some fairly dubious potential meanings.
Sasquatch – Kickboxer
Brand new Senseless Records, ’squatch channels Van Damme 1989.
Swindle – A Different World
I swear Swindle is the grime Stevie Wonder. This is of his CV album, a lot of it is almost toooo funky for the club but this one edges it, amazing.
Toddla T – Shake It (Donaeo RMX)
Donaeo definitely has a sound, but its a good one.
DJ Gregory – Block Party (DJ Spen Dub)
Used to play this years ago, theres a few good mixes of it though. Doesn’t sound a million miles from UK funky now it has to be said, but that could be a good or bad thing.
Untold – Anaconda
I liked his old stuff but never played any of it but this tune is like woooooooah. Will not leave my box this year.
Iron Soul – Pressure Instrumental
Always thought Iron Soul was better than Kromestar. But rumour has it he’s on some new funky which was also fire.
Tempa T – Next Hype (Mosca RMX)
Grime/Baltimore re-edit, almost more of a DJ tool but it works.
Roska – Climate Change
Was blown away by this, and it still packs a punch. Not even sure if he’s bettered it yet.
DeVille ft Violet – Click (Octapush RMX)
Liboa in the house, was a honour to get two of my favorite new producers to remix one of my tracks.
Metronomy – Radio Ladio (Radioclit RMX)
Madeira Limpia – La Lenta (Schlachthofbronx RMX)
I’m still not ever sure I’ve spelt their name right but I like what I’m hearing from these guys. What is it with Germans and Latin music?
Boy Better Know – Too Many Man (Heartless Crew RMX)
A great tune, potentially made even greater. A Grime history lesson.
DeVille – Calippo / w Busy Signal – Step Out Acapella
I like Calippo’s this summer, this will have an official vocal later in the summer.
Ghosttown – Greezy
Another Senseless exclusive, also getting a VERY big vocal and rmx. Release Sept/Oct.