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Saturday, July 24, 2010

Appietus Hip Life Revolution

Fresh from his extended trip around Ghana, Ben from Akwaaba just sent us this great Hip Life track from Appietus. I've gotta confess I'm not normally that big on Hiplife and find a lot of what i've heard a bit too sweet for my tastes but this track is different, taking a more jump up soca style. Appietus's album, The Revolution features many of the big names in Ghana such as 4X4, Tinny & Kofi B. Get it now here or itunes from 27th July. This bumps.

Appietus - Ghana Lady

Edit - This one's even better.

Appietus feat. 4x4 - Miss Doctor

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Brussels Tonight !

A banger of a summer party at Recyclart in Brussels tonight. BIG live shows from Secousse favourites Harare, A.J. Holmes & The Hackney Empire as well as deck duties from myself, A.J. as Secousse Sound System and Tupelov Sound Crash's DJ Leblanc. All the info is here


Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Half Colombian Half Mexican Bandit

Suitably Trippy new video from Toy Selectah! in Bogata.

Dub Boy's Karnival Warm Up

Carnival season is soon approaching here in the UK so hold tight for a BIG mix from Bristol's Dub Boy to get you firing. Blending a great jump up selection of new dancehall jams and a few classics, this has got my summer listening written all over it. Dub Boy has been holding down the jump up dancehall/tropical/funky scene in Bristol for a few years now and he's hooked up with the Steak House Records crew, so watch out for more heat from him soon. This mix was made for Don't Panic but we nicked it.

Dub Boy - Dancehall Nice Again (Direct Dwnld)


Beenie Man & Richie Spice - Streets Is Getting Hot (Cooking Soul rmx)
Kieth & Tex ft Shabba Ranks - Dukku Dukku (Soul Force rmx)
Mungo's Hi Fi ft Brother Culture - Black Paul Bogle
Mungo's Hi Fi - From Di Ghetto
Mungo's Fi Fi - Bogle Riddim // Rihanna & Assassin - Rude Boy rmx
Demarco - Skull Inna Belly
Assassin - Bam Bam
Busy Signal - High Grade
Pinchers - Bandelero
Papa Levi - Speed Rapping
Super Cat - Come Down
Mikeylous - Country Mi Ting Deh
Leisure All Stars ft Lady Chann - Friday Night (rmx)
Crookers ft Poirier & Face-T - Arena
Busy Signal - Dem Call The Police
Degree - Weh Yu Come From
Elephant Man - Request
Timika Marshall - Whine And Go Down
Red Dragon - Duck
Shaka Demus - Bad Bad Shaka
Busy Signal - Food For Di Pot
Mr G - Guilty Mouth
Alborosie - Blue Movie Boo
Shabba Ranks - Trailor Load A Girls
Risto Benji - Passport Buddy
Leftside ft Syon - Nuh Other Girl
Serani - When It's Cold
Elephant Man - Yuh Are Di Wife
Vybz Cartel ft Gaza Kim - Twice My Age
Beenie Man - VISA // Ward 21 - Cosa Nostra Riddim
Timberlee - The General
Mr Lexx - Dem A Pree // Weedy G - Best Trick Riddim
Mercilous - Country Boy
King General - If I Was A Rich Man
Top Cat - Ganga Smoker
Mr Benn ft Blackout JA - Police (Magic Fly 7" rmx)
Mungo's Hi Fi ft Mikey Murka - Old Time Dance
Mungo's Hi Fi ft Lady Anne - Sound Get A Beating
Mungo's Hi Fi ft YT - Precious Diamond
Lutan Fyah - Yu Looking Hot
Tarrus Riley - Children A Pree We
Busy Signal - Government Gone Luuu
Gappy Ranks - Nerious Joseph - Soul Rebe

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Chancha Via Circuito Mixtape

Leave it up to dem good folk at ZZK in Buenos Aries to keep pumping out their consistently excellent new school digital cumbia folktonica. Chancha has got to be one of my favourites of that scene. His beats are always swirling with echoes of traditional South American percussion chopped up with the sweet shuffle of cumbia melodies. His new album, Rio Arriba, is dropping soon on ZZK but check out this brand new mix he did for the dudes over at XLR8R featuring some exclusive new cuts from the album.

Chancha Via Circuito - Los Pastores Mixtape

01 Chancha Vía Circuito feat. Miriam García "Coplita" (ZZK)
02 Miriam García & Alicia Solans "Pintar El Sol (Chancha Vía Circuito Remix)" (ZZK)
03 Villa Diamante "Doña María vs. Italtek" (ZZK)
04 José Larralde "Quimey Neuquén (Chancha Vía Circuito Remix)" (Sony/ZZK)
05 Tremor "Caracol (Chancha Vía Circuito feat. Wenceslada Remix)" (ZZK)
06 William Centellas vs. Chancha Vía Circuito "Los Pastores" (ZZK)
07 Black Mandingo "Cumbia Maxonica Rebajada" (ZZK)
08 Chancha Vía Circuito "Río Arriba" (ZZK)
09 K´ala Marka "Florcita del Ande (Chancha Vía Circuito Remix)" (Orccus/ZZK)
10 Chancha Vía Circuito "Cumbión de las Aves" (ZZK)
11 Sonidero Cordobestia "Tinku" (ZZK)
12 Doma Tornados feat. Mercedes Sosa "Antiguos Dueños de las Flechas" (Hipidukimuzik)
13 Los Huanca Huá "Yo Sé Que un Día (Fragment)" (Cabal)

ZZK Summer 2010 North American Tour:
07/20 New York, NY @ Le Poisson Rouge
07/22 Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Bowl
07/23 Martha’s Vineyard, MA @ Martha’s V
07/24 Montreal, PQ @ Divan Orange
07/25 Toronto, ON @ Wrongbar
07/26 Detroit, MI @ The Lager House
07/27 Chicago, IL @ Beauty Bar
07/28 St. Paul/Minneapolis, MN @ Turf Club
07/31 Denver, CO @ Biennial of the Americas
08/01 Salt Lake City @ Urban Lounge
08/03 Seattle, WA @ Crocodile
08/04 Portland, OR @ Rotture
08/05 San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop
08/06 Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex
*All dates with Tremor, Chancha Via Circuito, El Remolón, and El G

Obviously it's hardly easy running a label like ZZK out of Argentina so they have wisely teamed up with Kickstarter, a cool new fund raising project to help them make a tour video. Check out all the info here.

The Godfather of Livin

I went to see Gil Scott Heron the other night. He was extrodinary as you can imagine. Check out this new video from his already classic new album I'm New Here out on XL. Buyable at Rough Trade, Sounds of The Universe,
Itunes and everywhere else.

DJ Vielo Mini Mix

DJ Vielo's breakneck speed Funana mixes are always welcome. Like some frantic computer game rampage through jungle drenched in airhorns. Coming in at a bite sized 6.5 mins, Vielo and Anilson bring the Cape Verde bounce like no one else.

Dj Vielo & DJ Anilson - MiXXxxxXXxxx FuNaNa SeMPre Na GaiTa °°ViEniLsOn°°

Monday, July 19, 2010

Dave Quam Juke Mix

Everyone in London seemingly wants a piece of Juke/Footwork right now. Following on from articles in places such as The Guardian The Wire's weekly radio show on Resonance FM recently played host to Chicago's influential footwork blogger Dave Quam as he put in a great mix starting with early jacking Trax releases from Jackmaster Funk and traced Chi-Town's house evolution all the way up to present day footwork with tracks by people like DJ Clent and DJ Rashad.

Check it out here

Saturday, July 17, 2010

A Lifetime in Oriental Jazz

It seems as though The Heliocentrics are on a mission to collaborate with all of my jazz heroes; first Mulatu Astatke, now Lloyd Miller who next Yusef Lateef?.

Check out the opening collaboration Electricone below, buy the collaboration here or here and also definitely get Lloyd Miller's A Lifetime In Oriental Jazz, it's without a doubt the best record i've ever bought based solely on its title, way better than the time i confused ECM's Azimuth with the Brazilian Samba Doido trio Azymuth.

Lloyd Miller and the Heliocentrics - Electricone

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Richard 'Nozinja' Mthetwa

If you've heard any of Nozinja's productions on the Shangaan Electro record that we posted about here, (just released on Honest Jons), you'll know he has not only crazy production skills but a great ear for a hook. The album is an absolute stormer end to end and was compiled by Outside Music/Afropop Worldwide's Wills Glasspiegel who also signed Janka Nabay & The Very Best. Check out Will's interview with Nozinja below. Nozinja has also turned his hand to vocals on one of the tracks which is definitely one of the highlights for me, his melodic vocals soaring over high speed shangaan instrumentation. Anyways I can't recommend this record enough. Also buyable digitally on itunes etc.

Monday, July 12, 2010

World Cup Winners

I'm a bit sad the World Cup is all over. Got to say a big congratulations to Spain even though they nearly got chunks taken out of them by Holland. Also a big shout to Paul the Octopus for killing it in the selections. So here's a great cumbia to help them celebrate by Puebla's Grupo Sonador ..

Grupo Sonador - Cumbia de la Cerveza

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

ISA In the USA

Photo: Artelevisual

Hi New Yorkers,

We're sending over our Colombian-Londion Cumbia Electro Bass mistress, ISA GT over to shake the palms at the Latin Alternative Music Conference this week. Check her out at Que Bajo?! Tonight and Saturday at LAMC. Both of which are guaranteed awesome parties. Check out this brand new mix from her too.

ISA GT - LAMC Mix (mediafire)


La Cumbia - Isa GT
Los Pajaritos (Feeling Edit) - Erick Rincon
Leyenda - Isa GT
Gota Frita (Orion Edit) - DJ orion
Alerta feat. Isa GT - Dutch Rhythm Combo
Bayakhulma - DJ Bongz Ft. Mampinsha
Funketa - Isa GT
Ritmo Y Flauta - Dj Antena
Pela´O (Cocotaxi Remix) - Isa GT
Toadstool - Para One
NO PASMA - Isa GT + Toy Selectah
Mete as maos a boca (j-wow mix) - Paus
Pa Las Mamasitas (Chief Boima & Orion Remix) - Isa GT

War Dance!

Big new riddim from London's The Heatwave with Serocee on the Mic doing his damndest. Whoop Whoop !

Git It

The Heatwave & Serocee - War Dance

Sunday, July 04, 2010

Baobinga's Steak House Dinner

Steak House is a cool new UK label specializing in tropical Bass slammers, and going by their first couple of releases and we've got a lot of love for them. They've already dropped a debut by ace Portuguese 2 step crunk bass nutters Octa Push and are now have an fire cracker of a new single from the UK's Baobinga. The Raggastep Bass heavy riddim takes influences from garage to bashment and this is definitely one for the dancefloor.

Remixes come from Ghetto Bassquake pals Poirier and MC Rubi Dan. Here is a free Wine Up remix from Atki2 and stream the rest of the release on Souncloud below. Get the whole EP digitally now .

Baobinga - Wine Up (Ttki2 Remix) (sendspace)

STEAK 003 - Baobinga - Riddim Team EP by Steak House Records

Friday, July 02, 2010

In The Studio with The Hackney Empire & Radioclit

Last winter, on January 2nd when they should have been nursing hangovers, A.J. Holmes and The Hackney Empire went into the studio with producers Radioclit to lay some tracks down for their very first studio recordings. Two days were spent laying their New Electric High Life tropical flavours down on record. 6 months later we're psyched that say that one of these songs will soon be the debut release on our all new Ghetto Bassquake label. The single is called Fraudian Slip and features longtime collaborator, African Mic Terror & Secousse's resident MC, Kastro.

Remixes from Chief Boima, DJ Erick Rincon, Uproot Andy and more.
Watch out world.