Kamstat : Rompimento (ZoukBass X Kuduro)

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Our matey Kamstat inboxed us his new track and it’s a bit of a killa starting with Zouk Bass and then flipping to Kuduro.

The whole track soaks up some really authentic Angolan samples and vybz that transports you right there.

Killa!

Lazy Sunday Cumbia – Not Yet World Cup Edition

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I can’t deny it. In the midst of all the rush, Sexxy Saturday Cumbia is temporarily a once-in-two-weeks thing now. I was planning to do a World Cup Special but, pushed away by important matches yesterday and today,  I haven’t managed yet to do such a writeup. Next week will still be a World-Cup special. For now, a minimalistic but exclusive Sexxy Saturday Lazy Sunday Cumbia.. Enjoy!

Mixtapes:

The regular mixtapes for Regional Label are a central part of our cumbia posts and usually feature on top of everything. This new edition from the Argentinian global bass producer Bongo Laser, which has been out for a couple of weeks already, somehow escaped the radar. If you like cumbia in combination with a deep and futuristic blend of bass grooves, this mixtape is your ultimate lazy Sunday afternoon pleasure. Enjoy an hour of Andes-latin-tech, deep cumbia, dubstep,  juke and trap!

The new, 31th edition of Pedrolito Radioglobal‘s Tropicalizacion mixtape series is another example of cumbia featured amongst many other flavours, this time going into the direction of oldskool reggaeton, dancehall and hiphop!

Like Regional Label, KONN Recordings also publishes frequent mixtapes. The most recent example is a stunning mix by the visionary Argentinian ancient-futurist Mr. Toé. ‘Latin American Roots’, the first edition of a new series, presents a mesmerising palette of organic, folkloric sounds from Latin America!

Just yesterday, 3ball and cumbia heavyweight Dj Gecko uploaded a great mixtape with Mexican-style edited cumbias. This mix will make you dance from beginning to end!

https://soundcloud.com/djgecko77/estas-si-son-kumbias-el-infamoso-dj-gecko-editadas-2014-vol1

EP’s/Albums/Compilations:

It has been a while since the last time he released music, but the Paris based Chilean-French digital cumbiambero Manduka is back this week with a fantastic EP. ‘Burdeos San Juan EP’ is an ep built around a track with the same name that came out half a year ago. Like the original tune, the other tracks too focus on an atmospheric blend of “deep” and “dub”, combined with tasty cumbia grooves and a hint of zouk.

https://soundcloud.com/soymanduka/sets/burdeos-san-juan-ep

A couple of days before his mixtape Dj Gecko also released an EP with five fresh cumbia bangers, some of which explore the distinctively Argentinian urban-villera flavour, while others are delicious examples of timeless Mexican sonidera grooves. One by one perfect tunes to play on mainstream latin and cumbia nights!

Grab it here!

4:20 Music Flavor and Henry Henry are both experimental latin producers with a unique, often dark-edged style. Last week, the hyper-productive alchemist 4:20 Music Flavor released a compilation of edits of Henry Henry’s work, creatively mashed up with a wide array of different songs in in almost any thinkable genre.

https://soundcloud.com/4-20-music-flavor/sets/h-n-r-y-refixeado-1

Single Releases:

For frequent readers of Sexxy Saturday Cumbia, Dj Caution is definitely no stranger, featured often with both productions and mixtapes. But what you probably don’t know yet is that he recently formed a new band, called Sonido Culebrero, together with percussionist Sergio Skaiwaka, guitar player Fernado Ochoa. A couple of weeks ago, the group’s first release, ‘Sonido Amazonico’, appeared as an exclusive release for Cassetteblog. Since this week, this beautiful tribute to the legendary chicha band Los Mirlos can also be downloaded from the artist’s soundcloud!

Back in the days when I started blogging for Generation Bass, Polymiller was one of my favourite digital cumbia producers. I lost track of him over time and finding out he is back after half a year, with this deliciously trippy cumbia-dub tune made my day today!

Two weeks ago, we saw a remix from Turbo Sonidero Futuristico of a cyber-futuristic trap tune. This week he dives into the obscure cult shadows of hardcore rap, cumbiafying Tommy Wright III‘s Meet Yo Maker. Definitely not a tune for the faint of heart and Turbo Sonidero manages to translate its violent atmosphere into an amazing dystopian futuristic cumbia vibe!

Next to his compilation, 4:20 Music Flavor has been releasing a lot more music as well. But not all of it is cumbia and because the list is vast, I just selected the one tune that blew my mind most of all:  a fantastic dark, rock-hiphop influenced track, based on an original by the one and only Dj Shadow!

https://soundcloud.com/4-20-music-flavor/diference-maker-1

Most strongly on the hiphop side of things is this hort but great mini-track by Mc Mex Tape!

A huge mixtape and an even greater EP wasn’t enough yet for Dj Gecko, who uploaded a demo for another fresh new production just this morning!

https://soundcloud.com/djgecko77/cumbia-lopez-tema-original-ago-cumbias-personalizadas

Grupo Kual is one of the most, if not the single most popular sonidera bands of Mexico. Last week, the Mexico City based duo Real Cumbia Activa (for the readers who don’t know yet, RCAFake Moustache + Albert Dj) did this nice chopped ‘n screwed edit of their 2009 song ‘Rumba Frenesí‘!

A while ago, I introduced the Lima-based digital tropicalist Unqa in the surprise-section. This week he is back with a moody cumbia track with Unqa’s characteristic melodic, yet highly experimental style!

https://soundcloud.com/unqa/unqa-yakisqa

..also check out the retro-futuristically flavoured cumbiaton tune he did last month!

https://soundcloud.com/unqa/mejunje-ii

Closing goodies:

During World Cup times, excuses to chill and party aren’t restricted to the weekends and some good vibes either to celebrate a victory or to push away a defeat as quickly as possible ar always very welcome. These nice and catchy tunes give you just that!

Last year, the Argentinean nu-cumbia band AltoPeru did an epic, unlikely mashup of Kraftwerk‘s 1978 techno classic ‘Das Model‘ and Damas Gratis‘ 1999 cumbia villera classic ‘Los Dueños del Pabellón‘. This week Alto Peru presented a nice remix of that mashup by Don Alex!

Kuko Selekta did a delicious cumbification remix of Major Lazer ft. Sean Paul‘s moombahton hit ‘Come On To Me‘!

https://soundcloud.com/kuko-el-reggae-ero/major-lazer-feat-sean-paul-come-on-to-me-kuko-selekta-edit

I’m closing with even more epic “moombia” vibes, from Rafael Aragon, who is just about to release a whole new album on Latino Resiste, with this tune as a first foretaste. We’ll keep you updated!

Elji Beatzkilla – Dança Kizomba (Revolution)

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Hey, here to present you with the new “single” from Elji Beatzkilla, his take on Stony’s Dança Kizomba. He decided to call it Dança Kizomba (Revolution). He has been featured here before with his track Bazooka. There are some similarities in the tracks, like the dubstep/brostep wobbles and type of sounds. They also share the fact that they are both banging tracks.

Elji Beatzkilla

Mamba – Amor Visceral EP

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Album cover design by Pe Pa

Earlier this year, we introduced Mamba as an exciting next step in the evolution of global bass music, focusing not just on grooves but also on live-performed songs. For anyone who missed this post, Mamba is a new project of vocalist and visual artist Pe Pa and the versatile Latin-bass producer Reptilian Commander, both based in Buenos Aires.

‘Amor Visceral’ (‘Visceral Love’), is their first official EP, which came out last week on the Argentinian global bass label Le Ronca Records. This EP shows the promising uniqueness of this project in all aspects. Style-wise it is a creative fusion of many different flavours, even exploring new ones. In turn, Pe Pa’s seductive voice delivers fantastic mini-poems in both Spanish and English, in a punk-ish style that holds the middle between rapping, singing and spoken word.

‘Talk to you’ is the most experimental track of all, restyling the Argentinian folk-genre chacarera with powerful electronic and even metal inspired sounds!

‘Familí Machine’ shows excellently how well trap & trapstep actually fit in a global bass setting. This futuristic combination of smooth, dreamy arps, magnetic bass sounds and catchy vocals make this track a perfect choice for wildly d kind of set, from mainstream hiphop and EDM to experimental electronica and tropical bass!

‘Amor Visceral’, the main track of the EP, is a blend of almost every bass flavour that exists, containing elements of twerk, dancehall, lento and zouk-bass, spiced up with delicious latin percussion, loungy pads and acid sounds. Forward-looking bass music at its best!

‘Chocolate y Frutas’ is tune that makes hot passion drip like chocolate sauce. These delicious, erotic flavoured reggaeton-bass vibes are equally suitable for the bedroom as for the dancefloor!

I couldn’t think of a better closing track for this huge EP than ‘Qué Pasa’, a pumping moombahcore banger that will, like an encore at the end of a live show, have the crowd jump for the last time and unleash all the euphoria that’s left!

Grab the EP for free!

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PHOTO ROMANCE : WITCHBOARD (FREE DOWNLOAD FOR 24 HRS) [ZOUK BASS EP]

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Zouk Bass is alive and stronger than ever as our recent Banginclude EP demonstrated. Add to that, this great new EP from Photo Romance.

2 wikkid tracks showcasing Photo Romance’s signature on the Zouk Bass sound, this is lethal big room stuff from the Twilight Zone.

La Brousse is very happy to come back after some months of radio silence with a fresh new EP. For this special occasion we decided to give a 24 hours FREE download before to officially release it on our Bandcamp page.

Witchboard is a zouk bass flavored opus composed of two tracks, which flirts with Brussels based producer Photo Romance’s favorite theme: the occult.

Photo Romance, who founded La Brousse in January 2014, took some new directions this year and has showcased his interest in many other genres than his classic moombahton tracks through “Tarracho Therapy” – his first EP on La Brousse, “Bota Na Cara” – a track released on Funk Na Caixa’s Rasterinha Volume 2, “Bring Back The Dead” – a electronic mid-tempo global bass single released on Cocobass Records, and his Gappy Ranks remix – which received a very warm welcome.

The album single and eponym track, “Witchboard,” is a high-energy bassy track with a hypnotic and catchy “snake charmer” flute lead. Rollin at 90 bpm, you can expect some massive drums and percussions, as well as some rich “soundtrack” and electronic elements that build its eery and attractive atmosphere.

The second track of the EP, “Possessao,” is a mean track built around a massive brass sample. Starting with a bubbling intro, the song will take you from some dancehall flavored passages into some unexpected electronic bridges. As efficient as the main single, Possessao will definitely make you break a leg or two and SHAKE DEM TAILS!

Whether you want to bust a move or desperately try to summon evil forces, “Witchboard” will definitely finish its road on your laptop!

Spirit spirit, are you here!?

 

Gully – King

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Scotland’s rising Bass star, Gully, is back with a track that he named after me.

Previously he voyaged to India but this time he goes to South America with a fine Latin Stomper of a Moombahton track with added Salsa influences.

Grab it now 4 3:

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SBD is a top notch London-based producer who works with Juno records. He is currently working with top USA battle rapper King Hush Hush, Jamie Johnson (The Voice finalist 2014) and new and upcoming Of Stars and Men. Keep your ears pinned to the ground for this one!

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Thirsty – Kradadash

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The producer KradaDash from Copenhagem, Dennark, was releasing very good material with baile funk influence, including a fantastic track of rasterinha. After that, he get discovered by a Dennark label (BrainkShakaz) and was invited for a damn very good production for a compilation, and now, with a little influence of funk and more to trap and edm bass line, Thirsty is a production to you listen, download and to keep eyes on this very talented guy.

KJs x SBD – UK Stomp [Free Download]

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Stomping percussive vibes from all over UK, Angola, America, Japan, Portugal and more, the SBD and KJs collaboration brings a release with a worldwide roundhouse kick.

‘UK Stomp’ is a trip that infuses global sounds (kodo drumming, fat conga drums) and stomps them into a more hip hop savvy production.  SBD and KJs combine their expertise to form a Hip Hop based bomb, blending the rowdy triplet percussive flow from the KJs and the powerful SBD low end. The effect?

To make a drop that puts ballistic indents in your favourite Charleston get-up and leaves you with nothing but your tribe head on.

Download it now:

SBD is a top notch London-based producer who works with Juno records. He is currently working with top USA battle rapper King Hush Hush, Jamie Johnson (The Voice finalist 2014) and new and upcoming Of Stars and Men. Keep your ears pinned to the ground for this one!

KJs are a Manchester and London based producer trio whose tropical and zouk bass releases have Radio 1 support from Branko (Buraka Som Sistema), Toddla T and Rusko.

Their recent remix of NORE “Nothin’” brings zouk bass flavours to the hip hop scene, fusing the two together. KJs will bring you that equatorial bounce to get your bump n’ grind on, fact.

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Autonomous Africa 3 EP (sampler)

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Fabulous project curated by Glasgow’s JD Twitch aka Optimo and executed with great intelligence in a genuine way for a real good cause and featuring some brilliant artists and music at the same time.

Here’s what he says about it and please do take time to read what the whole series is about further below:

This is the third Autonomous Africa EP, the idea being that one EP is released each year and all proceeds are donated to a charity in Africa. Last year’s second volume, along with a fundraising night in Glasgow and another in London raised several thousand pounds for the Mtandika Mission in Tanzania (more info on that below). Midland grew up in Tanzania and his parents run the aforementioned charity so it feels fitting that AA continues to raise funds for that. Midland has once again contributed a stellar track as has AA stalwart Auntie Flo (who has now contributed to all three releases). This year they are joined by Glasgow funksters General Ludd and then Twitch rounds off the EP. All being well, this year will also see an AA compilation album of music from Africa.

EP tracks are

A1) Midland – Safi
A2) General Ludd – Burning Mack

AA1) Auntie Flo featuring Anbuley – Daabi
AA2) JD Twitch – Maya

All tracks mastered by Matt Colton.

Distribution by Above Board. Released late July / August 2014 on 12″. Digital will follow.

A big, warm thank you to I AM in Glasgow and Trouble Vision in London for putting on AA fundraising nights and for their immense generosity.

Why Autonomous Africa?

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Many of the problems Africa faces are a result of outside interference by other countries, and as the 21st century progresses we will see the continued pillage of African resources to feed the global capitalist machine on an unprecedented scale. Corrupt and greedy regimes gladly sell their land and mineral wealth to finance their own extravagant lifestyles while the vast majority of ordinary people see little or no improvement in their own lives. An autonomous Africa run by the people for the people, where African land is predominantly used to feed African people and Africa’s vast wealth of resources is used to benefit the people of Africa seems the only logical way forward. Autonomous Africa’s goal is to highlight this message and here presents to you 4 tracks of African inspired grooves.

We fully realise a small run, independently released 12″ is going to make very little difference to the world, but doing something has to be better than doing nothing. The idea of an autonomous Africa may be naive and unrealistic, but at some point the world we live in will have to change or future generations are going to be left with very little as we consume way more than our fair share. We have collectively buried our heads in the sand thinking we are powerless to engender change. Individually we have little power but collectively, the power is ours.

JD Twitch, June 2013.

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About The Mtandika Mission
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Mtandika is a large village in the dry Ruaha river valley, 400km west of Dar es Salaam. It is a very poor village.

One of the prime movers in the village is Sister Barberina Mhagala. Since she retired from being Headmistress of the Primary School in 2005, Sister Barberina has been developing a Trade School at Mtandika to provide skills training for girls who are either orphans or have no fees for secondary education. She started by building a classroom and dormitory for the Trade School girls who were given sewing lessons and learning to make garments to sell.

Because many of the children do not have homes locally, accommodation is critical. So Sister then built extra accommodation blocks, not only for some of the girls attending the Trade School but also for some 80 girls attending the local Lukosi Secondary School where there was no accommodation.

The girls are taught to be as self sufficient as possible and as well and grow their own food and rear animals in the school grounds.

Water supply is critical, as water is not only required for every day purposes at the school but for irrigating the shambas [allotments]. Water is currently pumped from the nearby perennial Lukosi river some 500 metres away using a petrol pump. Investigations into a cheaper alternative are being investigated.

Education is essential if Tanzania is to fully develop its full potential and anything is possible given the opportunity. As well as supporting Sister Barberina in her capital expenditure, some 10 of the children at the Trade School and 30 at local Secondary Schools who cannot afford the fees are sponsored by funds raised by the charity.

More information – www.actioninafrica.org/about-mtandika.php