Que Bajo Bersa 6

Bersa Discos are releasing their latest EP of neo cumbia remixes very soon (check Turntable Lab) and we are celebrating the occasion in New York at this month’s Que Bajo at Santos Party House tomorrow night, Thursday Oct 15th.  Bersa #6 features tunes by Sabo & Cassady and we will have Sabo in the house tomorrow night along with Bersa co-founder Disco Shawn over from the bay area.  Geko Jones and I, fresh off our tour of the US and Colombia, will be there as always and, being that my first record was also on Bersa, it is decidedly a family affair.

Also, we get to offer this dope cut off the record for download:

Sabo & Cassady – Kuff Kumbia




I found this tune youtubin late last night.  I’ve always thought funana, an accordion based dance music from Cape Verde, was really beautiful and melodic for such a fast tempo, but I wasn’t up on the new electronic form that it’s obviously taken until Ezra from Vampire Weekend pointed it out to me a few weeks ago.   In fact the homies Schlachthofbronx did a good little interpretation of the style which you can grab here and I’ve heard a few kuduros mashed up with funana as well.  Below you can download my traditional favorite, by Ferro Gaita which bangs pretty hard as it is, but anyone who finds the above tune… well, as Geko would say, I’ll give you cookie.

Ferro Gaita – Rei Di Tabanka


Geko Jones was guest hosting Moglo Radio this week and he put together a beautiful hour of tropical travels. This is good for your in home personal dance parties, I know cause it was recorded in my Bed Stuy apartment and the place was jumping. For real, I was jumping. I got all amped and tried to have a cumbia cd delivered with our tacos, cause they do sell them at the restaurant, but alas the tacos arrived alone. Don’t worry though, I’ll try again next time, I’m determined to have cumbia delivered to my door.

In the meantime, grab the radio show below, put it on, and start practicing your moves for the next Que Bajo dance party on April 9th at APT, as well as every Thursday in April after that.

Also I wanna shout out Chief Boima who has two new productions featured in Geko’s mix, one of them in collaboration with Oro 11 under the name Banana Clipz. They’re both fire and Boima promises a trip out here in the summer so get familiar.



Filaw (Chief Boima rmx) – Issa Bagayogo
Bongo Jam- Crazy Cousins
Guata Guata- Dj Mouse
Serena Step- Hossam Ramsey
Num Deu Pra Creditá- Barbatuques
Borachera- Charly DJ
El Pescador (Uproot Andy remix) – Toto la Momposina
Mapale Sabroso – Cumbia Soledena

El Principe- Sonido del Principe
Kamphopo- The Very Best
Crisis (Banaclipz Bubustyle riddim)- Khady Black
Ay paloma- La Reverenda (Geko Jones & Reaganomics Ay Kuduro rmx)
Drift Furioso- DJ Marfox
Lem Lem feat Sara- Ku Bo
Freight Dub- Stagga

My man Chief Boima did a nice little African House mix. If you’re in San Francisco be sure to check him out at his new monthly party, The High Life.

Afrocan House Mix – Chief Boima


1. Fuego-Dejalo Caer
2. Dj Furreta-Minha Mangole
3. Unathi-U R Devine
4. DJ Damost-Wa Ku Kuluka feat. Mr. Dino
5. DJ Jesus-The Thanks
6. Bob Sinclair-The Love Generation
7. Dj Furreta-Ola La Yeah
8. Dj Joca-Djokidos
9. Dj Cleo-Gabz to Mbabane w/Brickz
10. Black Runner-Pump It Up
11. Magic System-Zouglou Dance
12. Dj Killer-Revolucionário
13. Murder Cat-Blam Blam
14. Enur-Calabria Riddim
15. Ding Dong-Go Away
16. ?-?
17. Goapele-Closer (Remix)

hey y’all – welcome to the dutty family UPROOT ANDY. he’ll be blogging here when inspiration strikes. new yorkers may be familiar with his uptempo, utterly infectious DJ sets (guaracharaca migration anyone?) which are loaded with homemade bombs & refixes. Y le gusta la salsa. – Rupture

the very best front

Esau Mwamawaya and Radioclit just released this free mixtape to promote their upcoming album under the name The Very Best. How modest. But really this is very good. I got it at Ghettobassquake and I’m sure it will be all over the internet in a couple days, as it should be, I think it fits right in with the Dutty Artz sound and I wanted to make sure everyone got it over here. This is a mixtape only in the old hip hop sense, the rhythms having been pulled from different sources to carry Esau’s vocals, the thing plays like an album, the tracks are separate and unmixed. Highlights for me are the banging ‘Wena’ which uses a beat from the huge Kwaito producer DJ Cleo, and the beautiful ‘Hide & Seek’ which uses a beat from french electro hip hop group TTC produced by Para One.

Get it here (link restored)