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Sunday, January 27, 2008


Always been a fan of party rocking- DJ- Mr. Nice, Nick Catchdubs. Especially when he comes in with a nice rolling remix of Flo-Rider & T-pain. Also predicting big tings for his Fools Gold label releasing juke, house, hip hop and general quality freshness.

Flo-Rida ft. T-Pain - Low (Nick Catchdubs Stoopit Edit)

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Funk Phenomenon

MC Gringo (originally from Germany) currently seems to be causing a quiet storm right now in the Funk Carioca department. He's officially got to be the only European, Non- Brazilian Funk MC in Rio which is quite a feat if you think about it. No doubting he is 4 real especially when he is getting props from Catra.

He's got some new tracks coming out on the ever banging Man Recordings, produced by DJ Amazing Clay.

He's touring Europe too. Go check him out...

Tuesday 29th of january, london, notting hill arts club
Friday 1st of feb, bristol, warehouse
Sat Feb 2nd, Stuttgart, DE, Bassschule, w/Schowi+Passion
Sun Feb 3rd, Cologne, DE, Stadtgarten, w/ DJ Daniel Haaksman
Fri, Feb 8th,Vienna, AT, Planetarium, w/Joyce Muniz, DJ Beware
Sat. Feb 9th, Geneva, CH, Zoo/Usine, w/DJ Daniel Haaksman
Fri, Feb 15th, Marburg, DE, w/DJ Daniel Haaksman
Sat, Feb 16th. Ingolstadt, DE, Maki Club, w/DJ Daniel Haaksman
Thu, Feb 21st, Nuertingen, DE, Provisorium, w/DJ Daniel Haaksman
Fri, Feb 22nd, Berlin, DE, Live Demo, w/DJ Daniel Haaksman
Sat, Feb 23rd, Zurich, CH, tba, w/DJ Daniel Haaksman

Monday, January 21, 2008

My 2 Dads

I missed this Acidic darkside hammer from Yankee & Hector. Spooky electro production from Nely "El Arma Secreta" who did Contacto & Rakata.

Daddy Yankee ft. Hector El Father - Tension

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Kuduro No Stop

I like that video alot. Here's Znobia cutting it up. Crazy energy.

Some new joints from Portugal (I think) off an album called Africa love Bombastic

DJ SoLman - Cuzi O Mambo Zig Zag

DJ Maravilha - Megamix Kuduro

The majority of the beats on this mix are quite a bit slower than your usual hyperjacking kuduro BPMs, nodding more to R'n'B, reggae and pop. Not quite sure what to make of this, seems to have someone playing a ringtone along as part of the melody.

Dj Perigoso - Parvoiçes

Is this because its from Portugal rather than Angola, going down a more commercial road, or is this just less dancefloor orientated strains that I just haven't heard. Or is Kuduro slowing down ?

Friday, January 18, 2008

Frankie Do You Remember Me

I used to play Hip Hop back in the day. In the late 90s Me and Dave from Punks Jump Up went to New York on a Ragga-Hip Hop record hunt. We found tonnes of amazing records and I picked up a Bobby Konders mixtape (which I need to rip for you one day) from Rock & Soul which kind of got me into straight dancehall. On that trip I also found the 12" of this classic PR party break which still sounds hot. If you don't know it, here it is...

Frankie Cutlass - Puerto Rico

Monday, January 07, 2008

A to Z of Tha Ghiz

Mr.Poirier has sent me a cracking mix up of all of his recent carnival bassbin bangers in one handy bite sized mix. Fun for all the family. Except your mum.

Dope man is still sounding very heavy.

download Ghislain Poirier - Bastard Bass Mix

1. "No More Blood" [ft. Face-T]
2. "Road Ride Riddim"
3. "East Montreal Riddim"
4. "Propaganda Riddim"
5. "Exils" [ft. Abdelhak Rahal]
6. "Dizzee Rascal: "Fix Up, Look Sharp (Ghislain Poirier Remix)"
7. "City Walking" [ft. Abdominal]
8. "Hit & Red"
9. "La Ronde"
10. "One Hand Can't Clap"
11. "Bounce-moi"
12. "Robe Riddim"
13. "Ladies & Gentleman" [ft. Ambitieux, DJ Netik]
14. "DJ C / Zulu: "Darling (Ghislain Poirier Remix)"
15. "Go Ballistic" [ft. Zulu]
16. "Outkast Riddim (Ghislain Poirier Refix)"
17. "Blazin (DJ C Remix)" [ft. Face-T]
18. "Blazin" [ft. Face-T]
19. "Pampa Pimp"
20. "Mangnen l'boulé" [ft. Nik Myo]
21. "ESG Riddim (Ghislain Poirier Refix)"
22. "Diaspora"
23. "Bunji Garlin & JMC Triveni: "Doi Festival (Ghislain Poirier Remix)"
24. "Jusqu'en haut" [ft. Face-T]
25. "Lil Wayne: "Dopeman (Ghislain Poirier Remix)" [ft. Birdman]
26. "Pour te réchauffer" [ft. TTC, Omnikrom]
27. "Close The News"

His new album is called NO GROUND UNDER.

Release dates

- out in Canada now
- US release date : Jan. 29.
- UK, Europe, Japan, Australia release date : Feb. 18

Friday, January 04, 2008

El Pulpo

'The Octopus' rules for many reasons:

He is so fast on that damn thing his tentacle-like arms become a blur before your eyes.

He has the coolest 80s looking MPC sample trigger pad thing.

He samples his own voice live. And dog woof sounds.

He does Champeta-Trance.

Champeta music sounds like kuduro sometimes.

The Afro Colombians living in Cartagena and Barranquilla on Colombia's northern carribean coast make Champeta music.Traditionally a mix of African zouk and Tropical latin rhythms, it recently seems to be getting a lo-fi electronic overhawl (read as: RAVE) and is even getting blended with Trance and reggaeton. Don't know if I could listen to it everyday but definitely feeling the DIY aesthetics a la baile funk.

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Saviours of Grime No.2 - Terror Danjah

Writing grime song titles is really dull because you always have to write about 43 artist names followed by a tiny song title. Can't they all stick together in bands called Rah or something. I don't mind writing it when the music is this good.

Aftershock have been putting out alot of good records- A few years back they put out hammers like Crazy Titch's first single 'I can see U' which is a classic. Label boss and producer Terror Danjahs beats are getting more crazy by the day and his new album Harddrive vol 1. is tuffer than ever. Some tracks are just mental like his grime version of Planet Rock. But some are literally white hot like this Barrington Levy sampling funster. This is proper grime for 2008. I predict a good year.

Terror Danjah ft. Levy, Badness, Tripple Threat, Teddy Bruk, Shut & Bruza - Work

Buy Harddrive Vol.1 here

Don't h8te in 08

Its been a bit slow here at Ghetto Bassquake but i'm going to pick up the pace a bit. Kicking off boring January with some Argentotreats sent to me by Grant from Whats Up Buenos Aires and resident at the Zizek night. They even got live at Zizek podcasts.

Princesa has surely got to blow up this year. Here is a hypnotizin new minimal drumladen remix by Marcelo Fabian.

Princesa - Aqui Princesa (Marcelo Fabian remix)

Check back soon for some hot new kuduro, fresh Terror Danjah grime and my blogariddims mix. Happy New Year!