Sha Sha Kimbo is an American DJ/ Producer/ Radio & Club Host, residing in Los Angeles, California.Her frenetic activity is focused on Underground club and bass music,footwork and grime.Her last soundcloud reference is a own track and two remixes manufactured by Swisha Sweet and Lillia Betz, three different ways to define the concept of Club Music. The three tracks are free download… Enjoy!!!
When it comes to Balkan-electro music – France is a new SuperBalkanPower! As an example, check out this new technoish-Balkan EP from Boris Viande, simply called NIGHT. Simple, minimalistic, yet Balkan; it`s a without any doubt fresh approach to the music of my peninsula. Actually, the EP cover says a lot (this time). Well, enjoy!
The Pannonian Sea?
“The Pannonian Sea was a shallow ancient sea located where the Pannonian Basin in Central Europe is now. The Pannonian Sea existed during the Miocene and Pliocene epochs, when a three to four kilometre depth of marine sediments were deposited in the Pannonian Basin.”
So that`s where they get their vybz from.
And who are they?
Bazaar Kings are DJ/producer duo from Budapest, Hungary, consisting of DJ SuperStereo and DJ Pozor. It`s a brand new collab project, not older than a year i think, but they already have a lot of nice goodies out there on the InterWeb! Check this out first, this is their official video of the “Summer Things” track that features Italian MC Attila (BUY THE TRACK HERE):
Or check out their twist on Lambada:
Now let them introduce themselves:
And for the end – check out their mixtapes! Worth a listen definitely!
Zaječar is a town in Eastern Serbia nationally known for rock music because of Gitarijada, the oldest giutar-oriented music festival in the Ex-Yugoslav region. But the town has something else – electronic folk music individuals that make something rather extraordinary and hang it on the SoundCloud. So let`s check the soundclouds over the skies of Eastern Serbia. Enjoy!
It is almost exactly five years ago now, since the Mexican label & music collective NAAFI started pioneering in Mexico City with forward looking club nights. They called their concept ‘ritmos periféricos’: a blend of underground styles, just outside of the mainstream, by which the new generations of youths growing up in today’s Mexico express themselves. Within those five years, their sound would come to pave the way into the future of music, in Mexico and beyond.
NAAFI has functioned as a magnet and gathering spot for the most creative minds in the country such as Lao, Siete Catorce, Mexican Jihad and Dj Smurphy, who have transformed Mexico City into one of the most innovative hotbeds for music and culture on the globe. Internationally, they work closely together with the trax avant garde. Names like Venus X (US), Massacooramaan (US), Imaabs (Chile) and Dinamarca (Sweden) have all worked together with the NAAFI crew.
The power behind the ‘ritmos periféricos’ his hard to pin down to one single thing. They truly manage to connect global developments on the internet with homegrown youth cultures in the city. Their IRL club nights, seamlessly combine experimental jersey club and grime with urban flavoured cumbiaton, 3ball, reggaeton and hip-hop, bringing people from a wide range of scenes and backgrounds together on the dance floor in a friendly and inspring setting. This has sparked an exciting dynamic which is slowly starting to look like an actual subculture, reinforced by a recognisable visual style – Mexican elements combined with futuristic Tumblr aesthetics – and close collaboration with the avant-garde street clothing store R.I.P. by Rosa Pistola.
In 2013, Thump brought them into the spotlights of the international semi-mainstream with an extensive article and since that time, NAAFI and its affiliated artists have received increasing attention from big players such as Boiler Room, FactMag, XLR8R, The Fader and REMEZCLA. In 2015 their name is only further on the rise, no longer limited to Mexico but on its way to define the future sound of Latin America as a whole and to shape the new wave of club-trax music, emerging in many places of the world right now, on the brink of transforming the music landscape forever.
Just last week, Native Instruments released a shortdoc that gives an excellent insight in what’s happening in Mexico City today!
This was the promo vid for the collective’s birthday celebration that shows their artistic excellence!
Together with REMEZCLA and the Mexico City based documentary collectiveDetona, they made this visual folkloric portrait of dance of the Mexican south coast in Oaxaca, featuring music from NAAFI crew memberDJ Tetris.
And if you’re around Mexico City next month and stoked for their next event, check out the teaser for the exciting second edition of Residencia, a club session at gallery Museo Jumex, with the mouthwatering lineup ofDJ Blass, DJ Bekman&ZutZut!
I came across this artist the other day while i was listening to some JungleTerror… and I liked the sound very much. I`ve checked his location and it turned out to be my city: Belgrade, Serbia. I`ve seen the artist info – and it turned out that i actually know the guy! He`s well known in Serbia as SevdahBaby, doing some disco-funky-vocal-housey stuff (with a hint of Balkan music from time to time)… But this is something else, it`s a RawButt:
“Milan Stankovic a.k.a RawButt is no stranger to futuristic concepts, nor to raw, butt-shaking tribal beats. He is a veteran in both areas, as he is an architect by education and also a full-time posterior lover. This raw-butt wordplay explains the whole „robot“ idea perfectly, since the beats Milan makes are both „kraftwerky“ and also irresistibly physical and funky. If you could imagine a loud, lustful robot doing the booty shake, you wouldn’t have difficulty imagining the RawButt sound.”
Well, check it out, follow the guy, most of the downloads are free:
This awesome mix just dropped from the heart of Gqom from Durban producer Darkslavez.
Here’s what is said:
DARKSLAVEZ is a 21-year-old from Durban. This mix showcases a collection of tracks produced in 2014 and early 2015. The PC containing all of the project files was stolen so they only exist as low-quality MP3 files, compressing the already rugged sonics to claustrophobic extremes.
Bolango is the perfect experience how differing views of electronic music can be explored, in this specific case, on Baile Funk. How to predict the future of a movement? I don’t know the answer but this track can be a way to see a direction to it.
Rocky Wellstack did his first experiment on “Come on to me” a old way to remix electronic music that a lot of producers are usual to use: insert the volt mix beat on track. But – I suppose – what made the difference is that remix rescued the 128 BPM! Man, how I miss that, all those new tracks are on 100, 110, or trap style, on 140,150,160.
Baile funk is based on 128 BPM and it’s easy to mix tamborzão and volt mix for electronic tracks. After his first experience, Wellstack gave the next step and created Bolango with Ruxell, a producer from Rio de Janeiro, which is also exploring more about this culture of his own city. His main work is with Ragga. So with two different view, this can be the best way to create a new direction to baile funk.
And “Bolango” used the best elements of baile funk: dirty at same time funny lyrics, dancing and the same flow, but creating the beat of funk, instead to use the same sample – again.
This track is part of EP KAOZADA, from Ruxell. He is remixing old baile funk tracks (should we use neo baile funk or future bass tag?). This EP will be up on a few days. About Wellstack, I not allowed to say, but there is more to come. Original tracks!
In May, M.I.A. made headlines for claiming that she couldn’t put out a forthcoming video of a dancer in Côte d’Ivoire due to issues with cultural appropriation. “I’ve been told I can’t put out a video because it’s shot in Africa,” the 39-year-old artist, born in London of Sri Lankan Tamil heritage, Tweeted at the time. According to M.I.A., the clip was to be a one-take shot of a male dancer who she says she spent two years trying to locate.
After posting a few teasers last week, M.I.A.’s new audiovisual project, released today through Apple Music, may very well feature some of this footage. Titled “Matahdatah Scroll 01 Broader Than a Border,” the project includes two songs (“Swords” from the upcoming LP Matahdatah and “Warriors” from the 2013 LP Matangi) plus an accompanying short film, Scroll 01 “Broader Than A Boarder.” Directed by M.I.A., the clip was shot in West India and what we presume is Côte d’Ivoire (see Les Éléphants jersey at 3:55 for additional evidence of this). It’s still not clear if this is the video M.I.A. was previously referring to her in tweets.
Update: M.I.A. has shed some light on the project in a statement, which you can read below.
I directed and edited my first music video for “Warriors” for my last album, MATANGI, and I held it back until now, because it inspired me to make a whole series of songs and videos on the concept of borders. Making songs and videos at the same time out of a suitcase on location is something I did on my album KALA, but it’s video, as well as music, made by me in a very ARULAR way.
My new song “Swords” was filmed in a Temple in India and we recorded the clang of the metal to make the beat at the same time as shooting these incredible girls. There’s ten more of these countries coming and I haven’t chased where to go yet, so who knows where this project will take me. “Warriors” was shot in Cote d’Ivoire with a guy I saw in a youtube video doing the most incredible dancing. I tracked down that exact guy, flew out there and played him the “Warriors” track. He did his thing for me. He is a spiritual warrior and communicates through dancing. It’s a lifelong commitment for him to be the designated spiritual body that channels that dance.
The concept for this LP is ”broader then a border” and MATAHDATAH is the journal of MATANGI. Sometimes I move vertical and sometimes I move horizontal.