Generation Bass presents: SaBBo – Voodoo Spell EP.
Over the last couple of years we’ve always tried to bring you the latest sounds from all over the globe. Hot stuff, like Moombahton, Juke, Kuduro, Cumbia, Transnational Dubstep, South African House, Tuki Bass and all that good stuff. Recently, another great genre/sub-genre/scene? based on an old genre (“Tarraxinha” or “Tarraxo”) popped up to be added to this list: “ZOUK BASS”!
Given a global introduction by the might Buraka Son Sistema during their live Boiler Room Session in February 2013, Zouk Bass is like a modern souped-up Bass version of Tarraxinha but still, it is not quite Tarraxinha!
Hence why “We call it Zouk Bass…a brand new sound” as Mc Kalaf of Buraka Som Sistema infamously declared. We all now know it wasn’t created during that Boiler Room session or in a Buraka Som Sistema studio but that it had been going around for a while undetected in the Lisbon and Angolan undergrounds for a number of years.
One of the originators is the Cape Verde born but Portuguese based producer Deejay Kuimba whose track “Tarraxo Na Parede” opened up Buraka’s Boiler Room set and now that sound is taking the net and the globe by storm.
One of the least likely places you’d expect the first official EP release to come from would of course be the Middle East, but then again, it’s the home to one of the most talented and multi-faced producers we know, SaBBo! He released the first Zouk Bass EP “Voodoo Space Time” on our label back in early March 2013, a few weeks after that infamous Boiler Room sessions.
A lot of rumour and gossip went around about this EP, that it was in formation way before the Boiler Room set and that we, Generation Bass, had decided to label it “Zouk Bass” to co-incide with this new found trend/scene. Of course that was complete BS as Sabbo himself also confirmed that the EP was directly inspired into creation by the DJ Kuimba track “Tarraxo Na Parede” after the Boiler Room and not before.
Well, now that has been cleared up, Sabbo has been working on perfecting his Zouk Bass skills and is ready to drop another great EP onto the world. On his second Zouk Bass EP, SaBBo’s joints have the same great laidback vibe as the original “Tarraxo Na Parede” and he must be THE guy to bring this genre further.
This sound is so fresh that it doesn’t have those set perimeters yet that screw with any genre once it gets out there. SaBBo gives his all on these 7 cuts that rival the original “Tarraxo Na Parede” track for intensity and groove. Well programmed, deep deep drums and those thin crawly synths on top that sound like bugs buzzin’ round your head. That real tropical flavour in the percussion as well.
He has gone one step further with this release as he has invited DJ Kuimba’s crew DZC and also Zouk Bass golden boy JSTJR to collaborate on 2 intense and awesome tracks.
The world better get ready for this, cause this is another big one. This will be taking over dance floors near you REAL soon!
It’s free for only a limited time and so be quick and grab it: