Not quite sure what to make of this but I find the message very interesting and so I thought I’d post it.
The guy said this when he sent it to me:
In front of you lies a mix of songs which represent struggle for equality, justice, brotherhood and freedom.
My mix of songs in Mombahton, Trap end Technobrega style.
1 – Bella ciao
2 – Fischia il vento
3 – The Internationale
Music: L FREE
Master: Marko Pavlović
A spectre is haunting Europe — the spectre of internationalism.
All the forces of the old world have entered into a holy alliance to exorcise this spectre: Pope and Tsar, American capitalists and European traditionalists.
The modern bourgeois society that has sprouted from the ruins of feudal society has not done away with class antagonisms. It has but established new classes, new conditions of oppression, and new forms of struggle in place of the old ones.
Our epoch, the epoch of the bourgeoisie, possesses, however, this distinct feature: it has simplified class antagonisms. Society as a whole is more and more splitting up into two great hostile camps, into two great classes directly facing each other — bourgeoisie and proletariat.
But not only has the bourgeoisie forged the weapons that bring death to itself; it has also called into existence the men who are to wield those weapons — the modern working class — the internationalists.
Let the ruling classes tremble at a new revolution. The proletarians have nothing to lose but their chains. They have a world to win.
Anything that is created must not be so holy to not be overcome and to give place to what is more advanced, freer, and more humane!
In front of you lies a mix of songs which represent struggle for equality, justice, brotherhood and freedom.
As far as tribute albums go, The Easy All Stars did some great Dub tributes to Floyd and Radiohead but them aside I can’t really say many others tickled my fancy.
This present tribute however is pretty mind blowing stuff and it’s a great new re-interpretation of a classic album that everyone should rightfully have in their collections.
Here’s what they say:
To celebrate five years of Fwonk*, and forty years of Dark Side of the Moon, our regulars got together and reproduced Pink Floyd’s classic LP.
This LP faithfully follows the original structure, but each track is warped by a different artist or group of artists. This encompasses ambient electronica, chip-tune, shoegaze, metal and idm versions of the classic originals. We even threw in some extra bonus tracks inspired by DSotM for the sheer fun of it.
All songs written and originally performed by Pink Floyd. We are making no money from the release of this EP. We do this for the sheer love of the music. If you don’t own the original Pink Floyd album, we really suggest you get a copy now, as it’s magnificent.
How colored eggs, fasting, chocolate, giant bunnies and Jesus all have something in common will never make much sense to me but I’m not religious so needless to say the things in life that can be explained rationally will make sense to me more easily than the absurd things that can only be explained by more absurd explanations. On that I bid you all a happy Easter weekend (or week after if you read this after Sunday).
How did you spend your Good Friday? I spent mine at a special engagement held close to my home. It was a test screening of Richard Dawkins and Lawrence Krauss’ new movie that will have its official launch at the end of April. It was a real pleasure getting to watch and review the movie alongside Lawrence Krauss, Richard Dawkins, Ian McEwen and Cameron Diaz, yes Cameron Diaz. What an interesting experience honestly. Sitting almost directly behind Dawkins and Krauss as they saw their new feature for the first time was an experience I shan’t forget. It was a pleasure to talk with the atheist duo again and even more interesting in the presence of Cameron Diaz discussing her belief in God challenging them. It was just one of those things you had to see to believe (like someone rising from the dead and flying to heaven).
The idea was to watch and review the film so they can make edits before the official release. In a lot of ways it was a real honor. Also I didn’t care much for the film. Visually it was wonderful but the premise was not apparent and it was over-all incoherent. The bizarre fact that Lawrence Krauss, perhaps the world’s leading physicist who is at the forefront of discovering the nature of dark matter and has traced the history of the universe to the precise moment of the Big Bang while explaining how something can come from nothing, which challenges many previous beliefs on the origin of the universe, would want to sit down and joke around with me is something I can’t quite explain. I’m just very fortunate to be able to not only discuss life with but also joke around with today’s equivalent of Einstein. I may very well be name-dropping but at least it’s with a genius.
A Good Friday indeed.
My gift to you is this cumbia round up. I have some real goodies for all of you.
This is going to start out things a little different today. Piper Street Sound kindly produced a mixtape of this weeks post (excluding the tracks that can’t be downloaded) so you can play the mixtape to hear the selected tracks and if you wish to download you can click on their individual player.
First up is this call back to some sounds many of us are considerably familiar with. Yelram Selectah shows some Street Fighter II love with his new cumbia.
I don’t believe Triblin Sound has the potential to ever disappoint me. Some of his cumbia tracks are among my all time favorite. We’re fortunate that he is still young and has a long future ahead of him. Here is his new track that I bet you will love as much as I do.
My friend KayGee is one of my best supporters. His words are always very positive and I really appreciate him. After a couple of months off he is back on the air in Madrid with his La Selva radio show, where he features a lot of nu cumbia. This is his latest segment from the show.
Albert DJ Style as I’ve said many times in the past, respectfully edits classics old and newer. By way of his edits I can share some mainstream classic cumbia tracks with new audiences to explain the differences of the older and more modern sounds in the cumbia world.
Pedrolito is back on here with his lovely new mix, number 42 in his series, titled “Cumbia Against The Machine.” It is always a pleasure to share Pedrolito’s mixes with the dear Generation Bass family.
I played this next track on my last “The Global Bass Experience” episode. 420 Music Flavor, also the supplier of this week’s Sexxy Saturday Cumbia art, sent this my way a few days back. I thought it was too catchy to avoid.
This next one is a little older. I miss tracks from time to time but keep your faith in me, for it is not blind, because I normally find all the good stuff even if it takes me longer than expected.
More fitting for Halloween, but it’s always Halloween in my heart.
I also played this one on my last TGBE episode. Arturo Herrera has been sharing a lot of his mashups and edits with the Nu Cumbia Experience Facebook group lately and this was one of the best.
Another one dating back a few months, seven months with this one actually. But it is never too late to share nu cumbia tracks that pleasure the senses.
Picking up the energy, I now share with you Sonora Rumbatron’s new minimal-techno-cumbia. It really came out well in my opinion.
Stereo Revuelta was on my earliest SSC posts and he still makes an appearance after all this time. We cumbia-heads just don’t ever quit, and for good reason, because we LOVE cumbia and will forever. This is his latest enjoyable cumbia-DnB edit.
Last up is a track from a Peruvian chicha band I was just very recently introduced to. Check this song out, it is very exciting and you should expect more of their music to be posted by me very soon.
That about does it for me this weekend. I have a busy one ahead of me. Be safe as always and do unto others as you would have them do unto you.
Munchi’s influence is massively apparent on this great free EP. You need to grab it as it’s full of that Latin vibe that has been missing from a lot of recent Moombahton and so this is old skool brilliantly updated for the new skool.
UPDTATED 30 MINUTES LATER:
In fact this is one of the best Moombahton EP’s I’ve heard since the H&M stuff and the recent Javier Estrada EP. It is unbelievable!
Daniël Pattiata, born on 28 August 1990, also known by his artist name Hoodie, is a Dutch music producer & DJ. At age 10 he discovers music on a children’s program on his fathers computer. Obsessed by a monkey and a drum kit he developed his interest in music at a very young age. Music was not a strange thing in his family. His uncle played in several bands and his cousin was a well-known DJ.
In 2003 he discovers a new way to make music and made dozens of hip-hop beats with FL Studio. All those beats gave him exercise to give all the instruments the perfect level. When Hoodie decided to start with something new he bought Cubase from the local music store. In 2006 he was still into hip-hop, but he also want to try something new. Searching for a different genre he discovers House music. Daniël was instantaneously in love and he started to make club tracks right away.
In 2008 he released his first single at Sneakerz Muzik (Spinnin Records). His second release ‘Dirty Maluku Style’on Made2dance Records made a huge difference in his carreer. Supported by DJ’s: Gregor Salto, Dj Rockid, Schlachtofbronx, Teki Latex, Yolanda BE Cool and many more, he had made his first success. In 2010 he released ‘Break Bass’ which was a mix of Electro and Dutch House. It was released on Foktop! (Spinnin Records) and was published on CD as well (Sneakerz Foktop! Summer CD). After all the releases Hoodie had those few years, he got much respect and support from DJ’s and fans from all over the world.
Daniël’s DJ career started a few months later in 2010. His first gigs were at local bars and parties but after the Foktop! Summer Mix cd he was booked at his first big party with Bizzey, Sandro Silva, DJ Rockid and some other DJ’s. After all those gigs with DJ’s like: The Partysquad, Sandro Silva, Rockid, Yolanda BE Cool, Marc Benjamin etc.
In 2011 Hoodie made his first bootleg release with Yellow Claw a local group and got into the sounds of Moombahton. He decided to make Moombahton more often since the release of Marvins Room bootleg was a big succes.
In 2012 Hoodie had the chance to bring his mix of Dutch Sounds and Moombahton festivals and clubs. From Escape (Amsterdam,NL) to local clubs, Hoodie was known as a crazy mooombahton DJ who mixed his own moombahton sounds with dirty dutch house sounds.
Hoodie has a promising future full of big releases and collaborations with producers and DJ’s from his dreams. Hoodie is now known as a wild DJ and a gifted producer and we’re all hyped to hear what’s next in the future!
What can you say about the legend that is DJ Gregory that hasn’t already been said!
The producer’s favourite producer is back re-hashing an old project and providing a glorious free House mix to promo it.
Back in the ’90s Parisian mixmaster DJ Gregory established his POINT G alias and delivered top-notch underground house tunes with only a handful of releases. Adored by DJs and loved of fans all over the world, Gregory’s tracks became part of the soundtrack of his city’s rising afterhours scene. But in the blink of an eye POINT G disappeared, leaving fans to pay over €90 for his coveted releases on the web.
Over a decade later one of POINT G’s early classics has been reissued by the trio behind Apollonia — Dan Ghenacia (listen to his Société Perrier DJ mix here), Shonky and Dyed Soundorom — who’ve reissued a vinyl pressing of POINT G’s “Underwater” classic on their label. Adding to the good news is that Gregory has also launched POINT G Records and presented the world with his first release, the PG1 EP.
To mark the return of POINT G, DJ Gregory created this exclusive mix covering tracks from 1998 (the year “Underwater” was released) through to present day dance floor burners.
So don’t call it a comeback. POINT G has been here for years.
POINT G’s re-press of “Underwater” is out now on Apollonia. POINT G makes his live debut at Concrete Night: Weather Festival Opening Party at Concrete in Paris with Alex From Tokyo, Master-H, Phil Weeks, Brawther, Alex & Laetitia (Alex Katapult, Laetitia De Katapult), Didier Allyne, Roman Azzaro and Céline on May 17.
A mix from DJ Gregory to celebrate the vinyl re-press of his POINT G ‘Underwater’ classic on Apollonia. The mix covers cuts from the track’s original year of release in 1998 right through to white-hot burners from 2013.
1. POINT G – “Hands”
2. Ping Pong – “Espresso”
3. Shades of Sound – “Drunk Horn”
4. Umosia -“Love Don’t Let Me Down”
5. POINT G “MPC c ” (demo)
6 . wAff – “Ibiza”
7. Kerri Chandler – “Watch ya Woofer”
8. POINT G – “dim” (demo)
9. Sylk 130 – “When the Funk Hits the Fan” (Mood II Swing remix)
10. Audio One – “Need u Know” room service
11. Franck Roger – “I Will Do My Best” (Real Tone)
12. JT Donaldson “Changing Times”
13. POINT G – “Deep Down” (demo)
14. POINT G – “Les lumieres de Lyria” (demo)
15. KOT – “Scatt Beats”
16. Moore Classic Wall – “Everything”
17. Stephen Brown – “Polar Theory”
18. Ability 2 – “Pressure Dub”
Producer from Veracruz, Mexico. Her name popped into a conversation about Zoukbass. The only thing i know for sure is that the track (even though being still a work in progress) has a strong atmosphere of mystery, the loud beat contrasting with the low stripped of energy voice, as if singing was the last possible effort remaining.
Is a music producer from Columbia, South Carolina.
Celestial sounds, a deep bass and a beautiful voice. More than we need…
The piano drops remind me of Vangelis on the Bounty soundtrack, i’m less convinced by the end of the track, with the dubstep beat and the arpeggio. But still a good track. It’s free moreover. Check the FB link in the “about” section of the video.
The “Mighty” importance of this particular mixtape should not go overlooked.
When in February 2013 Buraka Som Sistema unveiled the idea of “Zouk Bass” opening with Deejay Kuimba’s track, “Tarraxo Na Parede” followed by one of their own, “Zouk Flute”, we all clamoured to get hold of this sound.
A few weeks later we found people like Kuimba, Paparazzi and a whole host of others are also now cropping up. Buraka called it “Zouk Bass”!
Well, what they did was not really anything new, nothing ever is.
About a year earlier, however, ever so quietly, the brilliant Nguzunguu did exactly the same thing when they released their “Perfect Lullaby” mixtape for Dis Magazine.
In fact they took American R&B for their inspiration and beautifully, and I mean BEAUTIFULLY, re-imagined the sensual Tarraxinha beats mashed with gorgeous dreamy R&B numbers.
They could have announced it back then…”We got something brand new…we call it Zouk Bliss” aahahhaha….
A lot of people slept on it and didn’t really see the unimaginable potential that it has.
Of course it is not entirely the same as “Zouk Bass” which is squarely aimed at the dancefloor, whereas what Nguzunguzu did, is squarely aimed for your broken heart.
This mixtape is one of the finest I’ve heard and maybe it would have been lost to a lot of new ears had “Zouk Bass” not come along and given us an almighty shove.
One of the greatest things to come out of this whole Zouk Bass phenomenon will be that we’re all seeing the true potential in a vastly underrated but beautiful genre, Tarraxinha.
Thank You Nguzunguzu cause this is a genius work of art of the highest degree:
NGUZUNGUZU – Boy Is Mine (Harp Edit)
Ciara – Flaws and All (NGUZUNGUZU Edit)
Ciara vs. Stereotyp – I Run It / Swagger Barefoot (NGUZU Edit)
Ja Rule ft. R Kelly & Ashanti – Wonderful (DJ P&P Productions Zouk Mix / No Ja Rule Edit)
DJ Cratera – Mundo Perdido
Ashanti vs. SaLeZ – Foolish/Pura InspiraçaO (NGUZU Edit)
Amerie ft. DJ Lo – One Thing
DJ Boda – Tarraxo Suave
The-Dream – I Love Your Girl (Peejay Zouk-Fusion Remix)
DJ PutO cOx – Pensamento 2010
Nicki Minaj – Wave Ya Hand
DJ LaGaRtInHo ft. DJ Antomax – Tarraxa Para Mim Minha Menina
DJ Daycard – Kompronde Mi Palabra (Zouk Version)
Young Joc ft. Gorilla Zoe – Coffee Shop (DJ Gildo Remix)
DJ Nate vs. DJ Tiba – Young Bangas Tarracha (NGUZU Edit)
DJ Tiba – Soft Style
DJ Barata vs. Beyonce – Desilusão/Beautiful Nightmare (NGUZU Edit)
Elinho – Cabolove
DJ Dream_Fox – Ela sabe para que éé…
Kingdom – Lil Tears
DJ Fofuxo – Preta Chinesa
DJ NS – Sensual Tarraxinha
DJ Nedwyt-Fox – Meu Próprio Estilo
The Floodgates have just opened up as one member of the Buraka Som Sistema quartet, Riot, has just done a “Zouk Bass” edit of one of the killa tracks from 2012 that you probably heard first here on this blog.
I think the doors just flung wide open, it’s unfinished as yet and so it’s only a preview. What a great track to edit tho’: