Ok, 2009 is almost up and so it’s THANK YOU time.

Just want to say a BIG, BIG thanks to Vince who had the vision and foresight to start up this blog back in February this year, were it not for him, Gen Bass would NOT EXIST.

Believe it or not I did not know much about blogs at that time and this blog was one of the first that I came across around that time and I instantly knew this was the one for me.  I was familiar with all this music and had been into it for a while but never thought about presenting it in this way.

Vince brought me on board and we just clicked.  I hope we managed to succeed in presenting to you the best new, innovative and ground-breaking Transnational Bass sounds out there in 2009.

Man we’ve had some huge highs, like the Manu Chao thing, being voted as Top 10 blog by Afropop Worldwide and getting accolades from some major superstar djs, artists, labels and music Godfathers.  Man we never thought we’d be this influential!!!

Then there’s the stats, which we find incredible to believe.  We keep on thinking there must be a hitch somewhere on the counter running up the stats, perhaps its putting too many zeros at the end of the numbers…lol

I want to thank everybody who’s been following us here.  Everybody who has followed me via Facebook, My Space, Fairtilizer and Soundcloud.

Man I get embarrassed by some of the amazing comments you guys leave for me and I often think have they left it for the wrong person, mistaken identity perhaps…lol…..but man it makes my day to hear the things you say and I’m eternally grateful to you for taking the time and making the effort to do so, that is SUPA DOPE!!!

Many of you often ask me…UMB..where do you find this shit…..and my reply is always, I just follow my nose, I can smell it and that’s how I find it!!!

Big, Big thanks also to our other blog homies:

Hipi Duki whose amazing Soundamerica series just goes from strength to strength.  Dude thanks so much for putting all the painstaking time and effort to put those great compilations together.  They’re unique and this is what we hope this blog is all about.

Caballo, my bro’ from another mo’.  Caballo has just been on FIRE since he started making contributions.  It was not long before I realized, dude, this guy is doing a better job than you are on some of the features you set up and so it’s pass the baton time and so Magnificent Sunday Seven has become Caballo’s M.S.7. rightfully and deservedly so.  Man he puts so much work, enthusiasm and detail into his posts, it’s incredible and we’re very lucky to have him on board.

I think what Caballo and Hipi both do that me and Vince could never do is present South American flava’s in a way which is more authentic and real than we could ever do.  Cause they’re both South American and it takes a South American to get into the real South American psyche.  There are certain things, maxims and a presence that a Dutch guy and a an English guy could never represent like a true South American!!!

Then there’s our superstar bloggers..lol…Sticky K, Zuzuka and Frederic Galliano.  Man these are people we look up to and yet here they are making a contribution to our humble blog and in return it demonstrates their humbleness.

Sticky has been very busy with a variety of things and so he’s not been able to make as much as a contribution as he said he’d like to have done but he keeps on delivering those exclusive remixes for us from time to time and man that is sikkk!!!

Zuzuka, has been keeping us all up to date with all that’s been going on in NYC with her parties’ and man that’s so COOL.

Frederic who has presented some amazing exclusive stuff from some of the major players in South Africa, Tony Armado-King of Kuduro and DJ Mbuso, in addition to exclusives of his own material.

Thanks also to Dave Quam and Wear Rock who also made a small contribution earlier in the year.

So what about 2010, well Vince will tell you a little bit more in his and our final post of 2009.

All that I can add is that we hope to have a Generation Bass Digi Label up and running in 2010 where we will present some very exciting artist and compilation releases.




  1. Hey thank you so much for having me here. I love you guys, and I wish Generation Bass to have the best year in 2010.

    Wishing you more happiness, love, and lots of amazing music out there!!



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