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When I started getting interested in DJ Culture, David Bowie’s once favourite DJ, Pathaan, was defintely one that I had on my radar.

He was the only high profile British-Asian DJ around at that time and maybe still is and also he had good diverse and eclectic tastes, that sometimes mirrored much of my own.

Both of us were resident at Supperclub London when it first opened up a few years back but I left after about a year as I could no longer hack the 5 hour round trip from my Birmingham home and also I felt that the music policy was no longer quite to my prevailing tastes at that time.

I always looked up to Pathaan and really admire what he has done and achieved.  Most of you also won’t know that before Diplo & Major Lazer, Pathaan was actually Switch’s main producer/DJ partner.

Pathaan has just let loose on what I consider to be one of his finest mixtapes, the one that he did for the Supperclub some years back.  The Dutch label, who incidentally recommended me to London Supperclub, sadly went bust in or about 2011 and thus their catalogue is short in supply or hard to get hold of now.  This is a mix from that catalogue.

This is a great mix and perfectly showcases why Pathaan has always been considered a superior taste-maker.

Grab it from here:


Here’s the PR:

Following on from ‘Arrogance’ and ‘Addiction’, Supperclub ‘Beauty’ is the third offering in the Amsterdam institution’s Nine Sins series. Each album is a collaboration between international DJs and rising new artistic talent, here represented by Pathaan and Neil Duerden respectively.

Pathaan is a London based DJ / producer / taste maker / label manager (Stoned Asia) and BBC Radio disc jockey who’s Indian/Pakistani roots influence his multi-genre, “outernational” musical sound. His first break came in 1996 when David Bowie heard him play and immediately offered him the support slot on his ‘Earthling Tour’, a residency at the Blue Note Café, courtesy of Talvin Singh, followed and ever since Pathaan has been globetrotting both physically and musically, entertaining crowds the world over.

For ‘Supperclub Beauty’ Pathaan has delivered a two CD mix of global bombs. CD one has a warm, profoundly deep feeling. From the first notes, the music touches you and makes you want to listen to the whole album in one go, like a good book that you simply cannot put aside. Chilled favourites Pan Electric, Bardo State and Tripswitch are all present and correct across the fifteen tracks of blissed-out beats.

On CD two Pathaan was given a blank canvas on which anything goes! He went flat out and the result is a unique mix including the dance-tinged world offerings of Trans-Global Underground; Los Chicharrons Latin infused electronica and Gui Boratto’s minimalist interpretations on ‘Beautiful Life’. Taking in world music, chill-out, ambient, breakbeat and tech-trance the second CD takes you on a journey to unknown destinations – as far as your mind will allow you to travel.

Artist Neil Duerden is a self confessed mac-monkey based near Manchester, whose previous clients have included Saatchi & Saatchi, Gucci, MTV, Chanel and Nike. His illustrations are a complex combination of hand-rendered elements from mixed media and photography, containing many layers. When looking at the work of art he made for ‘Supperclub Beauty’, the first reaction is curiosity and interest: we see a beautiful model in a beautiful surrounding, but when you look closer the secondary imagery comes into play: the demonic wings that have started to form, her red eyes, the insecure pose, all offer a juxtaposition to the beautiful theme. It is all about inner beauty versus outer beauty. In a world of total digital control and retouch artists, beauty in today’s age is not even skin-deep.


CD One:
1. Winona – The White Room
2. Donso – Waati
3. David Lowe’s Dreamcatcher – Inside
4. Jong – Conversation Celeste
5. Pan Electric – Sheshamani Shuffle
6. Tripswitch – Tachyon (Codemonkey’s Cosmic Rumba Remix)
7. Francesco Tristano – The Melody (c2 Remix)
8. Lanoiraude feat Fania – Mbife
9. Octogen – Sunset Over Tao
10. Bardo State – Seneca (Pathaan’s Dirty Dancer Mix)
11. Vieux Farka Toure – Ana (Goonda Tribal Dub)
12. Nacho Sotomayor – Wonderful Moments
13. Ganga – 1000 Years Old
14. Al-Pha-X – The Oddity Interval (Mad Mix)
15. Blue States – Allies
CD Two:
1. DJ Disse – Break On Through
2. Trans-Global Underground – Emotional Yoyo
3. Los Chicharrons – Ma Do Nar (Remix)
4. The Beat Nation feat Cheb Hamid – Mektoub
5. Munty – Delhi To Detroit
6. Anil Chawla & Dale Anderson – Table 5
7. Aurtas – Strange World Pt. 1
8. Roland Klinkenberg – Mexico Can Wait
9. J Hazen – 700ft (Beta Remix)
10. Gui Boratto – Beautiful Life
11. Paul Leonard-Morgan – Seen From The Outside
12. Redlounge Orchestra – Aerer
13. Red Seal – Cool Down
14. Kenneth Bager feat Julee Cruise – Fragment Seven…Les Fleurs

Sexxy Saturday Cumbia – Sexxy Frequency


Art by 420 Grafix

Music the great opiate of the masses. It’s such a serious love affair, people defend the music they enjoy and fight over cultural ownership. Yes when you sit back and look at it, it just appears to be another silly human species delusion we take far too seriously.

Africa owns this sound wave, but Mississippi owns this frequency. Anything at that frequency must acknowledge that Mississippi – the most fun of all states to spell out – owns it. You might wonder what the hell it is I’m going on about. Well at the same time I wonder what the hell it is you’re going on about.

Cumbia started in Colombia, but due to Africans and the natives and their music is due to the aliens and their contribution to music belongs to the cosmos. Can’t we just all agree that music in all its forms comes from and therefore never leaves the cosmos? I can.

This week’s Cumbia Cosmica on my beloved Sexxy Saturday Cumbia will be sure to delight your senses regardless what you believe.

Once again Piper Street Sound provides us with a mixtape of the downloadable tracks from this weekend!

Our boy Tribilin Sound returns with another dope rework bringing his national Peruvian Chicha roots into the 21st Century. He does so beautifully with this oldie.

Arturo Herrera DJ takes us a carnival mind trio with his new piece Cumbia De Las Caricaturas.

This next one is pretty dope. I honestly have to admit to never having heard the original version of this song but Steve Tellco has peaked my interest to dig for it.

I have heard the original of this next remix and it’s pretty dope on its own as a Spanish Rap song. Turbo Sonidero Futuristico however Cumbiafies it up for us so we can have it on here.

What isn’t good about it is that I can’t copy the code to have it here. But I can post the original and below it a link to Turbo Sonidero’s version.

We no enter the video block. This weekend I have a few videos to share with all of you so it deserves its own block.

First up is Oakland, California’s own Cumbia band Candelaria with their excellent new video for Ay Mama, featuring live footage of them performing.

Next up is the exciting vibrant new video for Masilva’s song Mototaxi Love off of his album Condor.

Oscilador Bass is one of those eccentric characters necessary to bring an interesting stage performance for club goers to observe as releases the music upon them. He puts a lot of work into his character design and performance set up. More should follow in his footsteps as I predict the time of starting at DJ’s with drinks in your hand is soon to be a thing of the past – and rightfully so I say.

Oscilador Bass XV aniversario from Oscilador Bass on Vimeo.

Dengue Dengue Dengue also is an excellent musical duo (trio if you count the brilliant VJ Sixta) to observe and learn from. They just dropped a new music video, which at first glance one might think that it is just made up of stock footage. This is not the case however. The directors Mikael Stornfelt and Piero Varda planned this brilliant spectacle, with actresses and all. This cool video is for their song Chichón.

Also freshly dropped online is the video for Black Mandingo’s insanely dope remix of Brujjas Deejay and Hanna Shinohara’s Pig Station from the album Maestros De Ceremonia.

Cassette Blog took on the new Cumbia project R.C.A. for a special EP release. These guys started working fast and managed to get a pretty well made EP out rather quickly.

Some unique funky Hip Hop Cumbia straight out of Mexico comes this week from Exta-Machine Mx with his dope track A Lo Mexicano. This track hits hard.

Alqosubbass is someone to look out for. This guy brings some very interesting Digital Cumbia projects to the table. This newer one is quite mesmerizing as it gets into my brain and takes over.

Ending this week on a high note, I do so with this sick Cumbia Hip Hop courtesy of jallallalacumbia with Cumbia del Genio.

I’m going to end it there. I don’t want to scare or spoil you with too many goodies. This should suffice very well for your play lists this week.

Until next time mis Cumbieros!


Masilva – Mototaxi Love (Official Music Video)


In the wake of DJ Chakruna’s dope remix of Colombian musician and producer Masilva’s song El Poder from his album Condor, comes a brand new colorful and visually stunning music video for the song Mototaxi Love.

This is the official video directed by Raúl Vidaurre. The video fits perfectly with the vibe of the song. It shows the beautiful countryside while energetically flowing with the song.

Enjoy it here!

DJ Fofucho – Pai Magro(DZC Deejays Zouk Bass Rmx 2013)


Yes next week you will have 5 glorious days of Zouk Bass across these 3 platforms and trust me you will not want to miss it.

To kick off a taster from the unstoppable DZC Crew who have just released this mega-massive tune.

This epitomizes what Zouk Bass is all about and so grab this beauty and be ready!

Remix made from a Kuduro classic. This is “Pai Magro” Zoukbassificated.

Keep Up Another one From The DZC DEEJAYS Collab with the Djs Do guetto

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PALACIOS By Warm Places


A very interesting, dark at times, beautiful at times and mesmerizing album throughout comes our way by Warm Places.

Based out of sunny Tijuana, Mexico, a truly warm place except for all the dark things that happen there, Warm Places combines several genres into his own unique sound. The rhythms change up unexpectedly while very well thought out percussion drives the gorgeous melodies and haunting lyrics on the new album Palacios.

Aspects of house meet with Gothic beauty at the helm of Palacios. This album will take you on a pleasant trip into electronica, a heavenly trip to be more descriptive. I was pleasantly acquainted with this album. There are some really excellent tracks on here. One track in particular stands out to me, it’s titled Skinny Feels. This song rivals anything MGMT and similar bands have put out in recent years. Skinny Feels honestly deserves mainstream radio play, where I know it would be a massive hit.

Well consider us fortunate here at Generation Bass for us to be able to expose Warm Places new album. I am sure I will continue to follow Warm Places in the years to come. I won’t be surprised to one day hear something from this genius act on the radio, or see at festivals.

Enjoy, and enjoy how lucky you are to download it for free!

Pedrolito Radioglobal – Tropicalizacion #26


Pedrolito Radioglobal is a staple in the modern tropical underground scene in Paris. I have featured a lot of his mixes on several of my Sexxy Saturday Cumbia posts as well as a few other places. I wouldn’t spend so much time and effort promoting someone if I truly didn’t think they were great. And Pedrolito is just that, he’s great.

He digs deep into the Internet clouds among other places to find the best Tropical Bass and Cumbia tracks in the underground. He is one of the best curators of this world and therefore makes him a good and very necessary friend for me.

His series of mixtapes titled Tropicalizacion are some of the best mixes out there. I wish now to point to his latest mixtape Tropicalizacion #26. This mixtape is seriously bangin from beginning to end. Pedrolito fills it up with dope tracks meant for the sweaty humid summer nights in Paris where he resides. However don’t limit playing this mixtape to just Paris, this will work anywhere there are Tropical Bass freaks itching to get their booty shakin fix.

Tropicalizacion #26 by Pedrolito Radioglobal on Mixcloud

Never/Mind/The/Darkness/Of/It… – Lee Bannon + More Magic


I might be a little late on this, but just by a couple of months. And as we say, better late than never. In my defense, I just recently found out about this incredibly brilliant artist. Lee Bannon is his name, he’s from Sacramento, California and he produces some of the most powerfully dark yet mesmerizingly beautiful music I’ve ever come across.

Two months ago he released his beyond excellent album Never/Mind/The/Darkness/Of/It… The best way to listen to this album is to turn the lights down low and turn up the audio on some good monitors and let the music take you away. Therefore the best way to listen to this album is to experience it.

The soundscapes are minimal in nature but with every textural sound there is a dopamine release that will flood your frontal lobe sending you into a state of euphoria better than any oral opiate could hope to perform effectively.

To supplement the album Lee Bannon released an even more recent track more along the lines of Jungle but with his ambient sonic touches. The new track is called NW/WB (NEWWEB).

Download NW/WB for free here!

Now seriously turn all the lights off. Turn up the speakers. Watch this video in full screen for the full experience.