Here’s a new remix from Uproot Andy and Geko Jones. I’ve heard “Manuelita” a few times already, usually during the early hours of the night, warming and shaking up party people. Here’s what Geko said about “Manuelita” to The FADER’s Ghetto Palms…track is a remix we’ve just made of a traditional style Colombian bullerengue song. Doing these kinds of remixes blending folkloric music with club music is one of the sounds that has come define our party and this kind of remix has itself really become traditional for us over the last year or so.
Hit up iTunes (exclusive bonus track “Decadance”) Amazon, Boomkat, HMV (free delivery in the UK!) Record Store UK… any of these fine music retailers, show some class and cop the disc, MP3, FLAC, whatever!
I could be mistaken, but I think Jahdan youtubery jukebox-ad was built by a Romanian fan. Not much to see, just a sweet example of how the internet works.
Pentru cine nu stie Jahdan Blakkamoore o arde foarte complex, in alta ordine de idei a colaborat cu DJ Premier, Afu-Ra, Dead Prez pe partea de hip hop, cu Noble Society (in care a fost si este membru), Diplo & Switch (Major Lazer) pe partea asta reggae, dancehall, roots, dubstep etc.
Tune in Mudd Up! with DJ Rupture on WFMU tonight at 7PM, as Roberto Ernesto Gyemant aka DJ Beto, the man responsible for putting together those wonderful volumes of 1960s and ’70s “cumbia tropical & calypso funk” from Panama, joins Rupture to talk and share some incredible music (most likely some exclusives that are not included on the comps.) The compilations are released on Soundway Records. I am especially looking forward to the talk and the music Beto is going to play for us. I have been fascinated with the music of Panama ever since our visit from Wayne Marshall and Raquel Z Revera. They highlighted the unique position of the Central American country and its lasting contribution and shaping of Reggaeton and our current urban soundscape. (Missed it? It’s streaming here. Subscribe to the Mudd Up! podcast if you want downloadable versions of my weekly show: , Mudd Up!RSS. Listen, get involved, throw in comments, questions. Again, tonight @ 7PM.
For the last few months, Jahdan has been constantly, sonically bombing the internet with quality heat. If you think the tracks on Bazooka Shot were crazy, just wait until you hear the album. Better yet, head over to iTunes, where you can preview and buy the first single from the album Buzzrock Warrior. The single is called “She Said”and it features 77klash. Jahdan’s voice is beautiful and pure on this one, but the beat and the bass are shifty, and Klash spits some cryptic, classic lines on this. The album comes out September 15th (9/14 for those in the UK!), which is just around the corner. Get hustlin, get ready!
Schlachthofbronx are preparing to release their debut. In meantime, the Bavarian bounce developers link up with South African cribwalkers (them Slush Puppy Kids aka Spoek Mathambo + Big Space) to offer us an appetizer, a taste of what’s to come. This mini-mix, which contains tracks from a forthcoming EP that drops before the album, is a dancefloor scorcher–extreme heat.
Our favorite badman producer/DJ in Tel-Aviv, Sabbo unleashed a remix of Maluca’s new single “El Tigeraso” out on Mad Decent. I’ll cosign Sabbo’s comment about Maluca’s stage presence. She performed the original at New York Tropical a few months ago, and practically shook the Glasslands with her intense, high-energy performance. Also, don’t forget to look for Sabbo’s It Is The Time.
Spoek Mathambo returns with another miraculous (dark and surreal) mix of dance music from ’round the whirled. Words are a waste of time– do yourself a favor, download and enjoy the mix, baby—like the delirious African in the intro suggests.
FEVER – SPOEK & SO CALLED FRIEND (HOSTAGE REMIX)
BONGO JAM – CRAZY COUZINZ (BOKBOK & L-VIS1990 REFIX)
AKUSE – ALCAPOEM
ALMIGHTY FATHER – SUNSHIP FT WARRIOR QUEEN (SOLID GROOVE REMIX)
WONTON GARDEN – MATT SHADETEK
DEM NAH LIKE IT – SPOEK MATHAMBO & JAHDAN BLACKAMORE & 77KLASH
BULLETPROOF – LA ROUX (FOAMO REMIX)
WARDANCE – FOAMO
DANCE, DANCE, DANCE – LYKI LI (BURAKA SOM SISTEMA)
BITCH MADE – KASI HOUSE MAFIAS
DREAMS – DJ WHAT WHAT
I’MA TELL YOUR MAMA ON YOU – RED THE HOMELESS GFUNK BEATBOX
Last Tuesday, Akwaaba Music released Akwaaba Sem Transporte (stream the album on Fairtilizer here) – a kuduro compilation “straight from the source,” Luanda, Angola. Akwaaba Music founder Benjamin Lebrave spent six weeks in Angola, earlier this year, gathering and licensing tracks from rappers and DJs, and the result is a raw, authentic, high-energy dance comp. I’m aware that notions of authenticity, especially in the global ghetto-tech and nu whirled music (™ wayne&wax) discourse is quite problematic – is the kuduro coming out of Lisbon/Europe any less authentic that what’s coming out of Luanda/Africa? European kuduro has definitely received and continue to receive more shine off late in Europe and America.
This one is weird, and probably the least danceable track on the compilation, but it’s the one I like best. Upbeat, yes –but with a fractured, heavy beat and a disruptive flow. The MP3 above is standard bit rate/128 – Head over to iTunes for better quality/320 kbps, so you can hear and enjoy all the bass and efx, and check out the rest of the comp, which is all very danceable– and Dutty Artz supports that kind of music!
Also, check out Ghetto Palms last week – Benjamin writes + Eddie blends.
Having only been away from the states for nine months I’m amazed at the diversity of produce available at the grocery store. I’m equally excited about the excellent shows laced up and down the best coast these next few weeks.
First up is Tim Turbo from Seen (aka the non-hippie reggae and dance hall site) and Danny Scrilla doing dates down California and then over into Texas… “equipped with black duffle bags, brimful with Ghetto Lazerbass.”
August 5th, San Francisco @ Vessel Nightclub
August 6th, Santa Barbara @ EOS Lounge
August 7th, L.A. @ Lot 613
August 8th, San Diego @ The W Hotel
August 12th, Dallas @ Zubar
August 13th, Austin @ Barcelona
I really wish they could have joined me up in Cascadia- where I’ve got a few things going on in the next week.
I’ll be dropping down to Portland for a party this Saturday- August 8- with the Various crew at Branx… You can listen to the exclusive mix “DefinatelyMaybe” I did for them HERE.
Next week, the 13th, I’ll be up in Vancouver with the Thursday Ting! Crew at The Woods Studio @ 2nd and Ontario
Early on this year, Wayne (you already know – wayneandwax.com) introduced us to Skeat’s “Dumelang” – a jam which I think gets played at every New York Tropical, and I’ve heard Geko Jones and Uproot Andy played it several times at Que Bajo?! and other parties, and needless to say, it destroys the dance every time. Big up Wayne & Botswana’s Ruff Riddims for unleashing that, and this “brand new dirrty south african hip-hop” by Double Jay.
While Vamanos was busy shutting down Brooklyn with Radioclit/The Very Best, Matt Shadetek, Uproot Andy, etc. this past Saturday, Boima was holding down the other half of the Ghetto Bassquake sound system in Dakar. The video above shows the Chief preparing for a show… Big!
Update – D of Bigger Judgement pointed out the nice tune Boima is playing is by Laden.
Lyrical badman Jahdan Blakkamoore discusses his career thus far, how he linked up with Brooklyn’s Dutty Artz crew, started listening to dubstep, hip-hop, and grime, and his new album Buzzrock Warrior, out September 15th on Gold Dust. For more info, check out…BUZZROCK WARRIOR site.