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Wednesday, November 28, 2007


Welcome to a new guest post slot on Ghetto Bassquake. Occasionally we're gonna have a special guest blog hermano offer up a selection of 3 tunes. Whatever they want. The first one comes from JP from Montreal's awesome
Masala blog which you probably know about anyway if you read this. Today JP breaks out some Soca anthems in time for the TnT carnival....

Carnival 2008 is comin' fast !!! An early one this year, from february 1st to 5th in Rio, parade of the bands on feb. 4th and 5th in Trinidad. We'll keep you update of what's going on on the blog and the radio show as well. Here's my 3 favorite soca songs right now:

Machel Montano - Whining Season (direct link)

Destra - High (direct link)

Kes & the Band - Right Dey (direct link)

I like this 'Right Dey' song, a good one to put you in the carnival mood ! Some are already predicting the victory of Kes... Destra is always a serious player, her last year hit 'I Dare You' was playing over and over in TnT and she already has 2 songs on this year chart (with 'High' and 'Hooked'). Machel is last year king, with a massive victory over Shurwayne Winchester with 'Jumbie'. I'm pretty excited to see how he will push the genre this year, 'Whining Season' is slow but good enough to start the party and clearly evocative about what carnival is all about...

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Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Did you ever hear of a Wish Sandwich

Once in a while I'm going to post some of my favourite tunes from the movies. First off its Harvey Kietel's booze party anthem in Mean Streets. From that classic scene where he staggers around the bar to this crazy banger.

The Chips-Rubber Biscuit

Monday, November 19, 2007

Chainsaws of Doom

Wikipedia says that Narrows
is a Maverick Electronic composer. I say he's an Unsung Garage Heatmaker who's bought us bangers like G.A.R.A.G.E.
And we need to recognise somone who makes basslines straight from hell itself.

DJ Narrows- Rolling

Buy Saved Soul here

Thursday, November 15, 2007


Diplos just done a sweet new podcast on new school Cumbia business from Argentina & Colombia featuring loads of bangers from those boys killing it in Buenos Aires. Track back to get some.

Whats Up Buenos Aires can tell you alot especially about the Zizek night. So much good shit going on down there, i wanna go back. Damn.

This is what XLR8R said.

And don't forget Villa Diamante's Muy Bastard has loads of good stuff for the downloading.

This song is on Diplo's mix, I've put it up before but its still sounds so fresh and needs a reload. The Gaiteros of San Jancinto were from the chillin caribbean coast of Colombia.

They were one of the original cumbia bands and were on some cumbia trance tip back then. Antonio "Toño" Fernández (above pic) was 'the first gaitero to popularize putting words to gaitero music'. Its amazing.

Los Gaiteros de Jancinto- El Mapele

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

The Results are In

I know that you've been agonising over the results of the Ghetto Bassquake pole over there >>>>. I know I have. Pure sleepless nights.

Well don't worry, the pole is closed and its now time to peep the results. This is what you want more of and I can tell you its not Jam & Base Musik- What the hell is that? Feel like i'm missing out on something.

The top three.

36% Grime/Garage
33% Booty Bass
31% Equal- Baile Funk & Baltimore/Juke

DJ Tamiel - Ice Cream and Cake

Friday, November 09, 2007


Going to see Dizzee and Newham Generals tonight. Braapp, clack clack boom etc...

Here's Dizzee spitting over the official Dubstep anthem of the year, getting crazy amounts of daytime radio play. Sorry its a radio rip so Semtex is babbling away on it. Buy it proper when its released.

Coki & Benga ft. Dizzee - Night

And here's his southern collaboration with UGK with some sex rhymes from Dizzee.

UGK Feat. Dizzee Rascal & Pimpin Ken - Two Type Of Bitches

Monday, November 05, 2007

Desert Storm

I've never been that big into music from Africa. I know thats a criminal thing to say as theres so many flavas out there but nothings ever really grabbed me that much (and if anyone wants to educate me with some suggestions, please go for it in the comments). But I saw a band recently thats changing that. Tinariwen are one of those desert rebel blues bands from Mali. Its kind of hypnotic, soulful, circular, offbeat, blues that sounds so fresh right now.

Tinariwen - Imidiwan Winakalin

Buy their awesome album here