THE LAST SACRIFICE – INSANE FENNEL APOCALYPSE REMIX

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A track from the forthcoming Epic Streamer “Walking with Camels” Ep/Album has just premiered on the Mad Decent website, go over there to check it out.

Insane Fennel gave The Last Sacrifice an Apocalyptic Wall of Bass Re-rub. There are a further 11 remixes to drop from producers from all over the world and this has been an exciting project and the results are pretty magnificent! The forthcoming EP/Album features an array of genre styles from current hot fave Gqom (Gome) through to 80’s Synthwave, Grime, Tribal, Vogue/Ballroom, Techno, Wobble, Neuro Funk, DnB, Acid, Jungle and Skweee.

You can check the original EP below and watch out for more news about the other remixes.

Ziqo feat Chery Lane : ISIMO [PANDZA]

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Caballo dropped this massive post on this genre of music from Mozambique called Pandza over at Mad Decent, go and check it.

“Pandza, from Mozambique, it is a very popular urban music from Maputo, Mozambique. The style combines elements of Hip Hop, Marrabenta (traditional music from Mozambique), Dancehall, Kizomba and Kwaito.”

This track really caught my ears, it’s pretty damn dope!

LENKEMZ : “CANT SEE U” VIDEO + EP REVIEW

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Heavy bass producer Lenkemz released last week via Thump the video for the track “Can’t See U” featuring Slick Don,  track  which belongs to the EP with the same name released in Slit Jockey Records . The video was directed by Prefix Studios which already collaborate with Lenkemz for Sewin Coins video (Senseless Records). Pretty crazy video i must say, touching what one can call digital surrealism, using different techniques, glitch video, stop motion, pixel art, motion graphics, all placed in a very pleasurable way to make you go nuts watching it.

Can’t See U”  is a 3 pieces EP full of versatility and hybrid bass productions, but always keeping very close of that captivating UK sound. In title track, 140 bpm Garage rhythm is alternated with a very bad ass beat in half tempo making bed to the peculiar voice and flow of Slick Don, mic-fire above them. It grabs and take you wherever he wants with some of the finest lyrics i had listen from him. Some serious case of future Grime anthem. If you dare to use “future” on any kind of description is here.

Second track “Polo Tee” features P Solja on the mic. Rapper from Leeds, West Yorkshire, who’s been making a name for himself in UK battle rap league. Calm but intense, hypnotize you in seconds. Sarcastic stories about being with a girl and enjoying a spliff or just enjoying the spliff and the hell with the girl. Lenkemz sets the theme, dense beat, delays to make you travel far a way and a trippy melody which keeps in your head for the rest of the day. (note) Can be used in clubs or shamanic ceremonies.

Came Here to Beat”  have some real mind blowing electronic elements and dark bass lines, subliminal girls´s moaning and if you even ask yourself if this can get more nasty, well say holla to track 3. Bouncy 4×4 instrumental track with that garage vibes, perfect to lose control over any muscle. Watch out for Lenkemz and an upcoming EP slated for Mad Decent’s Jeffree’s soon.

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Meanwhile Lenkemz dropped some  freebies for the fans. One track produced last year with Derek Dja Allen aka Mad Decent’s in house engineer.
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and 2 instrumentals

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F Dat by Slick Shoota : the interview

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It started with a link that Filipe from the GB team posted. A video about Slick Shoota‘s latest release. It brought out two immediate effects : first i rushed onto a digital plateform to buy the release in good quality format to enjoy the full power of the song. Second i just assaulted Felipe’s chatbox to have as much info as possible about Slick. As the clever man he is he just told me these few valuable words : « contact him, he’s a super nice fellow. He’ll answer you quick »

What you say i do ! And yes indeed, Slick Shoota answered me very quickly !

So i hope you’ll enjoy this little interview with one of the most interesting producers of the moment.

F Dat by Slick Shoota feat. Purple JEFF062 on Mad Decent

 

GB : Can you tell us about your debut as a producer ?

Slick Shoota : My official debut EP as Slick Shoota was the «8 Bit Beauty EP» on Chrissy Murderbot‘s Loose Squares label in march 2012. Before that I was just releasing stuff for free on my soundcloud and a free release through my french fam B.YRSLF. That’s how people started taking notice of my stuff and since then it’s been going steadily forward.

GB : Norway is extremely prolific in terms of new music genres, where do you locate yourself ?

Slick Shoota : Right now I locate myself in a sofa answering these questions. Feels good.

On the real tho, I’ve always felt like bit of an oddball here at home, since there’s not many others doing the same thing.

It’s something I’m quite proud of, all the projects and releases I’ve produced that’s been getting noticed internationally. The support and love people have showed me abroad is humbling.

The bass music scene is growing rapidly in Norway right now tho and there’s talented club concepts and new producers doing really interesting things.

My own club concept Ball Em Up has had some amazing nights in Oslo this year, our next one with Jam City on November 30th is shaping up to be a big one as well. So I’m looking forward to continue pushing things further in 2014.

GB : Can you tell us how you proceed to create a track ? Is there a magic ritual you have to follow ?

Slick Shoota : Wearing nothing but my lucky boxers. Browse reddit.com/r/deepintoyoutube for hours, find cool sample. Bottle of Patrone, one shot for every snare, clap or chopped vocal sample. Try finish track within half hour.

Done.

GB : I’ve heard that butchering a goat during a full moon night worked great, but myself being vegetarian i’ve never tried. Did you get the chance to do something similar ?

Slick Shoota :Once, I got a insect in my eye and it died slow and painfully. That counts.

GB : Your last track is a beautiful patchwork of numerous influences ? Can tell you us more about them ?

Slick Shoota : The chicago juke & footwork sound has had a huge influence on me obviously. I grew up listening to jungle and drum n bass, and I’ve always liked garage,uk funky and other UK styles of music. So all of that inspiration can be found in a lot of my tracks i think. It’s a melting pot of everything I’ve been listening to throughout the years, and F Dat is a nice testament of that I think!

It’s also my first track with original vocals. Really proud to have Purple singing on the track, it’s crazy to think about that this is her first released track. She smashed it.

GB : What do you personally find catchy about Juke/Footwork ?

Slick Shoota : The thing that appealed to me the most was the raw sound. When I first heard it I was hooold up what is going oooon in these tracks. They don’t follow the usual production rules with off grid snares, crazy percussion patterns and insanely loud bass. Discovering juke and footwork really made me to get creative with music at a time I was feeling uninspired.

GB : The video displays strong references to #seapunk. Do you see yourself part of the movement ?

I really like the aesthetics of seapunk, and the whole movement is inspirational. Me and Purple got in touch with director Ossian Melin since we loved his previous work, and his stuff is very early web / sea punk inspired so when we started working on the video that reference just got stronger and it made a lot of sense to go in that direction.

GB : Are there going to be other remixes of F Dat ?

Slick Shoota : We were absolutely blown away by the Djemba Djemba & Hoodboi remix, and it was the perfect remix to complement the release. At this point there’s no plans for more remixes.

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GB : The collab with Purple was excellent, can we expect more things from you two ?

Slick Shoota : We have more stuff in the works, in different tempos and styles so I’m excited to finish them and get them out there. No exact plans for label or any release dates yet tho

In a vinyl store what record would you shoplift, which is totally not recommended because it’s bad, but if you were a super evil personal what would it be ?

Everything by THIS guy

GB : What are you working on now ?

Slick Shoota : I’m working on my first vinyl EP, which will be released on Druid Cloaks Apothecary Compositions label. It’s gonna be a beautiful looking release and I got remixes from two of my favourite producers so I am super excited about that, can’t wait to get it out there. Release date to be announced so keep an eye out for that!

Marius aka Slick Shoota

Twitter: twitter.com/SlickShoota
Soundcloud: @www.soundcloud.com/slickshoota
Facebook: www.facebook.com/SlickShoota

A few words by me :

F Dat is def a must have, in terms of quality of production and originality. It’s just pure energy flavoured with sweet r’n’b vocals. The synergy is perfect, the track works as a club banger and as great piece of work that you can have on repeat on your music pod. I’m of course always enthousiastic about the tracks i post here, but if i had to make a top ten of year 2013 most remarkable sounds this one would certainly reach high in my chart.

 

Bonde do Rolê : new video “BANG” feat. KOOL A.D.

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Almost a year passed since Bonde do Rolê release their second album “Tropical/Bacanal” on Mad Decent.  The album featured productions from Diplo and Filip Nikolic of Poolside, DJ Chernobyl, Switch,  Boys Noize among others + Guest cameos from Caetano Veloso, Kool A.D., Ce’Cile, Rizzle Kicks and The Death Set.

After losing their charismatic (previous album) vocalist Marina, Bonde do Rolê show to the world how they grown and how the new vocalist Laura Taylor is making her space in the band.

This is the new video for the single “Bang” featuring Kool A.D. from Das Racist and assisted by ScionAV.

The idea was to put together the desert scenes of most of  their favorite Sci-Fi movies, so you can see references to Dune, Star Wars, Mad Max along with a acid and surrealistic Jodorowsky´s language. To this add arabic wardrobe and a low-fi movie look. Forget about post-production software, the video was trashed the old-school way. 2 messed up tapes from the ’90s and 2 VCRs, copying the video back and forth in a loop to get those VHS low res effect. Expect to see more of this characters on their next videos.

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EDU K : DO THE BREGA! EP [FREE FOR LIMITED TIME]

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We have just released this great EP for free for a limited time before it reverts to going on sale at all the usual Digital outlets.

Go over to MAD DECENT to grab it from there exclusively.

Also watch the new great video for the track featuring Bonde Do Role with cameo appearances from a host of people involved with the EP:

Stream the EP here:

Generation Bass presents: Edu K “Do The Brega!” EP!

Those that know have been following Brazilian producer Edu K for years. From the hard stomping Funk Carioca/Baile Funk sounds of several years ago to the Global Bass he has been dropping which are marked by its top production techniques and heavy slabs of bass and rhythm, everything this guy works on is something special.

After last year’s Man Recordings release “Daniel Haaksman presents Tecnobrega” on which one of the best tracks was an Edu K remix of a Charque track, Edu K is back and has worked the typical Tecnobrega elements in his shiny, glorious and bass heavy sound. Edu K is Brazil’s new millennium answer to the post local, post genre musical era we live in. It’s a high energy mash up of kick ass music that is fresh and unique.

For global music stronghold, or rather, cool music from where-ever stronghold, Generation Bass, Edu K drops a banger of an EP. From the typical rock ‘n roll-gone-Tecnobrega shuffle of “Putaria” to the Tecnobrega meets house collab “Nao Sou Brega, Eu Sou Chique” with fellow music-monger Joao Brasil, this is an all-out assault on your feet and ankles. The contagious fun of an awesome track like “Sanfona Treme Treme” can be dropped at any barbeque or sunny outdoor party anywhere in the world and people will start dancing. The feel good vibes are galore and the sun-drenched optimism of Brazilian beach life translates to audio like no other thing you have heard the last 10 years. There’s a collab with Bondo Do Role of course (the infectious “Danca Da Bicha Manca”) and with mc’s and producers like Jaloo, Caballo and Gato Preto. The twitching and buzzing synths of “Do The Brega!” make this the soon to be war cry of the genre. Up-tempo and swinging its rump from left to right, this is Tecnobrega like there is no tomorrow.

In an Ideal world, this would be the sort of stuff that would make Billboard, banging out of every car that passes you by with their hood down. Chug that Mojito man, turn up the stereo and honk your car horn to the rhythm of Edu K!

Beat Making Lab in Panama : Prison Beats and Diablos

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Yes, the beautiful adventure continues and we are proud to present you two episodes of this great project, both in Panama !

Rehabilitation through music: Making beats in a Panamanian prison

Gamboa, Panama – Join Professor Pierce Freelon and producer Apple Juice Kid on a Field Trip to the rain-forests of Panama. They make a beat at a prison called Centro de Rehabilitacion El Renacer; with Professor Angel Sound – an incarcerated DJ who was blackmailed into muling cocaine for the Nigerian mafia – and his fellow inmate, who has an appetite for marconi and cheese. The “Prison Beat,” produced by Angel Sound and Apple Juice Kid at a studio called RAM, or Rehabilitacion a Traves de la Musica (rehabilitation through music), was created by found sounds around the studio/prison cell, which included audio samples of a leaky faucet, clicking handcuffs, guitar paying, and vocals. The collaboration is part of an ongoing Beat Making Lab experiment called “Field Trip,” where Freelon and Apple Juice Kid take their Beat Making Lab (mobile-studio) from the community centers where they are housed, to make beats in unlikely places. An upcoming Senegal Field Trip takes place at a health care facility.
Music from Panama Beat Making Lab, including a remix of the Prison Beat will appear on No Puede Conmigo – a free EP that premieres on Mad Decent on May 10. No Puede Conmigo EP features original songs written and produced by the youth of Portobelo, Panama and Apple Juice Kid as well as several remixes by guest producers. (from the PR)

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In this first video we see Apple Juice Kid and Pierce Freelon interviewing and making beats with talented Professor Angel Sound and two of his fellow inmates.

Angel”s words :

– ‘Working with Beat Making Lab was a refreshing experience, for the first time a group of people from the outside came inside the Prison to work in the new studio at R.A.M. program in El Renacer, Pierce Freelon and Apple Juice Kid are very good guys, amazing vibes and full of creativity, thanks to Khevin De Leon, a.k.a. The 13th Tribe colaborator of the program, and mutual friend is responsible of the conection and therefore of the whole experience. Im thankfull to all for the oportunity to show the world what we are doing here and to let people know why I ended up in here

AJk”s words :

My friend Khevin aka The 13th Tribe who I met years ago in Glasgow, Scotland hooked me up with Prof Angel Sound when I told him we were going to Panama with the Beat Making Lab. Khevin insisted that I make some music with Angel, and I am so happy I took the road trip to Gamboa where Angel has made this beautiful studio in a prison where I did not expect beauty.I was extremely surprised to find such a vibrant space, community and a positive energy. It is awesome to see the studio Angel has worked hard for, and the high quality of music and equipment that Angel has secured. Once you get past the barbed wire gate and the guards with handcuffs, there is a tropical forest surrounding the prison, with an amazing studio blasting unique creations by Angel and the other prisoners. The vibe was great and Angel made us feel very comfortable. We of course wish we were in the free world with him and the other inmates, but considering their situation, to me it seemed like they were making the best of it.’

BONUS Video Prof. Angel Sound Interview

In Prof. Angel Sound’s interview you get to know the story about the man, who he is and how he ended up in jail.

The name should ring you a bell as he has produced lots of beautiful moombahton beats over the last two years (at least).

Professor Angel Sound – Strange dances

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Professor Angel Sound – Oye-como-moom-bah

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First Leak from the No Puede Conmigo EP from Panama Beat Making Lab:

 Beat Making Lab – Diablos [FREE DOWNLOAD]

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Diablos was created in a Beat Making Lab at La Escuelita del Ritmo and inspired by festival de los Diablos y Congos. Watch the music video for Diablos here:

I posted about this as a comment as our article was already published but, the guys from Beat Making Lab officially offer you to remix the music played by Martin the young accordion player ! Best remixes will get rewards !

CHALLENGE #1: PANAMA

FIRST PLACE PRIZE: Free SoundCloud Pro Unlimited  Account (top two runners up get a free SoundCloud Pro account)

There are two rules to the Beat Making Lab Panama challenge:

1. Make a trap beat sampling a Panamian accordion (see below).
2. Upload your beat to soundcloud and tweet (@beatmakinglab) us the link with the hash tag #PanamaChallenge by May 1st.
3. The best beat maker will win a free SoundCloud Pro Unlimited account (learn more here) and their beat appear on a free Panama Beat Making Lab EP released by Mal Dicen x Latino Resiste x ARTVSM. Check out our Congo EP on Mad Decent. Download the sample below and check out some remixes after the video!

Here some of the remixes already done !

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We also remind you that Post World Industries released a digital album to raise funds for Professor Angel Sound. Listen&buy if you want to show your support to the man and his work !

GO is remixed by a dozen of the globe’s most potent bass music producers: from the epileptic dancefloor mindfuck of Munchi (NL), to the hard dub-wise refix of Max Powa (AT), with equally next-level contributions from Kosta Kostov (DE/BU), The 13th Tribe (UK/CL), Le Freak Selector (AR/ES), Caballo (CO/CA), Bigote (ES), Al Lindrum (DK/ES), Los Chicos Altos (DE/UK/ES), Lata (CL), Reactable Global Sound (ES), Al Pacheco (MX) and ICS (CZ). Compilde by Dj Mata Hari , Barcelona. 

Ironically López is serving his sentence in a prison named “El Renacer,” which means the rebirth. This release marks the rebirth of the artist under his new alias of Professor Angel Sound. It is also the rebirth of our record label, Post World Industries, formerly run by Filastine, expanded now as a partnership with DJ Mata Hari. We are here to produce and distribute media against monoculture.

All the profits from this release go to equip the behind-bars music studio of Professor Angel Sound.

From the website.

Many, many thx to Khevin de Leon who helped a lot into completing this post !

 

 

Jahan Lennon : Can’t Ruin my Fun

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Jahan Lennon Can’t Ruin my Fun (JEFF047)

Released as part of Jeffree’s on Mad Decent this new 3-track EP Can’t Ruin my Fun is sweet, easy-going, maybe a bit less psychedelic than the track he made with Diplo. I’d say something closer to Beck rather – without being as good though. Still enjoyable ! Let the music flourish into your pods, relieve your mind, listen and download for free !

 

Jahan Lennon – Can’t Ruin My Fun EP (JEFF047)

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Our previous article about Jahan Lennon on GenBass by Dj UMB : here !

 

Biutiful Miusic : Con los Terroristas ?

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First i apologize. I admit choosing that title “Con los Terroristas ?” would unsettle some people (and i love it). Have we at GenBass gone infected with that viral or are we going to behave like offended puritans and ask the author of the track to be burnt in public (after maybe a session of stoning).

Second, i do not intend to play smart, but really i wanted to share my feelings about that viral. I do not despise the track, as it is to my opinion one of the best Trap tracks released. So big up to Baaeur and Mad Decent label. In fact what worries me is more the viral thing. The first videos were cool and interesting enough to get us curious about the Harlem Shake. Then most of the following ones have only proven something : most people don’t have talent even when they have fun. But this not my point. What actually struck my mind was that “Con los terroristas”. I do not condemn rebellions or unrest and i definitely fight the idea of assimilating anyone who is opposed to a system to a terrorist. I however think that (blind) violence leads nowhere  – except to more violence. I do not think as well that the track is advocating terrorism as an act of violence, but rather as an offence to established rules about music and dance. It’s a kind of “So you think that electronic music should always have a harmonic synth line and well ordered beats ? Listen to that !

What is disturbing me however is that we live in world which at least since the year 2001 has been divided in two fairly distinct parts : good democracy and bad terrorism. And yesterday as my TV programme was again invaded by a Harlem Shake performed by dumb real TV actors, i was really asking myself : all these people (the French ones for example as it is my country) who actually supported all the speeches about fighting terrorism, driving off the frontier men with long beards praying Allah, bombing Colombian kidnappers, cleaning the streets of Rio from favelas gang members (that soccer thing…) How the fuck can they be all trying themselves on some Harlem Shake ? Because let’s be honest they are the same ones. Have they actually noticed the lyrics ?? Or are they behaving like sheep ? Sorry for insulting these animals that deserve better…

Two things however, in Tunisia students were forbidden to perform a Harlem Shake and two officers from Israeli army were condemned to jail for publishing their video. If all the sheep of the world could at least show some support to these persons…

So let’s move onto something more interesting, that would certainly deserve a lot more of sharing !

J. VIEWZ

posted something like a week ago this impressive video where you can see him recreating Massive Attack’s Teardrop with vegetables as pads. Cooler than cool. If you guys were looking for a good reason to get vegetarian, now you know !

KALYA SCINTILLA

Between meditation and orientalism, this album of Australia producer Kalya Scintilla presents a perfect mixture of quiet pleasure.

SUN GLITTERS

… always amazing. The melodies swirl around your body like fairy dreamish silk dragons. It’s difficult to think that we listen to electronic music as the sounds reveal intense sensibility. This tiny EP is composed of two originals tracks and three good quality remixes. The original track Mouth is pure electromance.

STARLIT EVERGLADES

… Someone somewhere in the States is making biutiful miusic.

Starlit Everglades – Sparkling Zebras
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EXIST STRATEGY

… artist from Montreal, Canada released this lovely remix of Sub FocusComing Closer. Listen, download&share !

Sub Focus – Coming Closer (Exist Strategy Remix ft Jess Abran)

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MACHINEDRUM

I couldn’t resist posting about the recent release of Machinedrum‘s remixes. I’m honestly not mad about all of them, but some really reveal his qualities as a composer/remixer. (And they are free to download !)
theophilus london ft. jesse boykins iii – cold pillow (machinedrum remix)
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machinedrum ft. melo-x – let it (machinedrum breathing remix)
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oh no ft. cornbread – stomp that (machinedrum man parrished remix)
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