The blog is run by Vincent Koreman Koreman, who is based in Holland and DJ UMB, who is based in England. These same two guys are the head honcho’s behind the new Generation Bass Digital Label.
From it’s humble beginnings in Feb 2009, the award winning Generation Bass Blog has come a long way in such a short space of time. It has been exposing listeners to the hottest new trends in global/electronic/dance hybrids. From Dubstep, Kuduro, Tarraxinha, Cumbia, Barefoot, Kwaito, Zouk Bass, Laser Bass, Moombahton and more, the blog has pioneered a host of exciting new sounds that can be defined under an umbrella category they describe as “Transnational Bass”.
Many of the underground artists it has first broke all over blogosphere have gone onto success and picked up by labels like Owsla, Man Recordings, Echufada & Mad Decent and others. It is only a matter of time before one of its discoveries becomes a global superstar, it’s inevitable!.
It has now amassed over 4 million visitors and is hitting thousands of visitors on a daily basis and this is growing.
Most recently been nominated for an European MTV Award and also nominated for Germany’s Visual Music Award.
It has been featured on various South American TV stations and mentioned as a highly influential blog by broadsheets worldwide, including the UK’s Guardian Newspaper who described it as an essential source for new Transnational Club sounds and Germany’s biggest online newspaper SPIEGEL, who said it’s a Hipster Blog essential for anybody into Global Bass sounds.
It has also been cited as an influence by other big blogs like The Fader and Diplo’s Mad Decent and Daniel Haaksman of Man Recordings has called it the best music blog on the planet! It has inspired a whole new crop of imitators.
Generation Bass has also put on “Generation Bass Festivals” in both the UK and the Netherlands. They have also hosted live events & Generation Bass stages at some of the biggest festivals in the world like Mundial, Incubate, Lowlands (HOLLAND), Roskilde (DENMARK) Pecz (Hungary) and Drop Beats Not Bombs (UK) & Essouira Festival (Morocco).
Generation Bass DJs have played alongside or acted as support acts for Speed Caravan, Gilles Peterson, Datsik, Poirier, Douster, Daara J, Buraka Som Sistema, Von D and Bentley Rythm Ace, Joker, Reso, Bomb Squad, MRK1, Haaksman, Headhunter, Jakes, Bomba Estereo, Shackleton, Neil Landstrumm, Cooly G and many, many others.
In the latter part of 2010, it entered its new phase as a digital record label and already people are starting to cite it is as one of the labels to watch out for.
Generation Bass say that their releases will be varied and diverse, just like the music they cover on their blog, taking in everything from Zouk Bass, Dubstep, Cumbia, Kuduro, 3ball through to Moombahton and other new genres that they discover or invent.
Through its founders, Umb & Vince, it has pioneered many concepts and championed many genres to worldwide success. As an indication of their visionary powers, what Generation Bass talks about today usually catches on a few years later in the commercial world.
Generation Bass has spread by ‘word of mouth’ and, likewise, that’s how they hope to see their releases spread, through word of mouth, because they don’t believe in the hype!