Sunday, 24 December 2006

Sunday, 3 December 2006

Happy Crimble Readers


This is probably one of my last posts this year, so a big thank you to all my readers. I started this blog to chat about music and hopefully pass on some knowledge to anyone who's interested. I never thought my last mix would get downloaded 300 times in the first week, so thats awesome.

If it wasn't for blogs and the like I would have never got to hear so much good music this year.

So coz its Christmas, first, some MP3 pressies, old and new.

DON'T OPEN THEM ALL AT ONCE.

( re-upped on Z-share )

Skepta - Duppy. Grime anthem of the year featuring an allstar line up of MCs that I can't be bothered to write.
The Pack ft. Too $hort - Vans ( remix ) I played this out once this year and the bass was so deep that people looked worried.
DJ SoLman - KuPower 2005 Hot Hot Heat from Lisbon, SoLmon is killing it in Kuduro at the moment.
As Dengosas - Vai nada pi. This is a kind of new version of Besterinha, but now with a guitar sample from Venus and a girl shouting like only baile funk MCs can.
Flosstradamus - Overnight Star. There's alot of people out there doing this kind of stuff, but Flosstradamus's remixes have been nothing short of sweet, here's a tear jerking mash-up of Twista, Sigur Ross and some heavy Baltimore breaks. Sob-fest in the club.
Spank Rock - Lindsay Lohan's Revenge. Baby rat.
The Roots ft.Peedie Crack - Long Time. Pure soul power and I reckon their best song so far.


Also if you liked any of my mixes this year, let me know and I'll do some more. Don't be scared, it ain't no thing. Here's what you may have missed.

Reggaeton Mix - PERREO SHOCKOUT
Ragga Acid Rave Baile funk - BERIMBAU BEATDOWN
Baile funk - ROCINHA FUNK ATTACK
Carnival Mix - CARNIVAL RINSE 2006
Dub Mix - BRIXTON'S BURNING

I love a list me. Something to do with being a sad sad muisc geek. Here are some things I've been feeling this year.


VAMANOS HAS BEEN TUNED INTO


Perreo radio has been fueling my reggaeton addiction with the freshest tunes, awesome live club mixes in LA and chucklesome bitchy reggaeton gossip from Dj Manny and his crew on Desde Los Callejones De Los Angeles.

The let out on East village radio. Nick Catchdubs with an occasional appearance from DJ Ayres have played some of the most faultless selection of tunes every Friday night. Mixing up the hottest Hyphie, electro, ragga, funk, electroydance, reggaeton and general forward thinking Hip Hop goodness. For music selection, this is possibly the best radio show I've ever heard.

Sinden on Kiss. Like a British version of The Let out, Sinden has played equally hot music and recently hosted a crazed mix by legendary Brazilian Baile Funk DJ Sandrinho, which you can get streamed on Discobelle here.Theres a tune on it with frogs croaking.

VAMANOS'S FAVOURITE MUSIC MAGS



FACT .Thank God for this freebie - Good concise writing, design and content.

The Fader has also great for music and photography.

VAMANOS'S PARTY PARTY TIME

Rio Rox at Proud Gallery has hosted the cream of Baile Funk with Sandrinho, Sany Pitbull and Edu K. Its free as well. Last one will be on the 20th Dec. Get down there for general Brazilian madness.

Heatwave has been doing the dancehall, reggaeton, jungle thing and have this year moved to The Embassy and The Pool Bar.

Res have been doing some cool nights this year at grimey bowling alleys, the NFT and Dreambags. One of them was especially good as they got me to play ! Respect and cheers Respeeps.

VAMANOS' MOST CHECKED MUSIC BLOGS


I've been loving loads of blogs this year. A revolution for sharing beats, chat and information.


Discobelle has pretty much killed it this year.

Wayne and Wax. Ethnomusicologist that disturbingly makes mixes as well as he writes.

Turntablelab blog has thrown up all mannor of film, music and randomness.

Negrophonic. DJ/ Rupture has again been great this year.

VAMANOS'S MIXES OF YEAR


A friend asked me to recommend some albums to buy. I couldn't think of any. But there have been so many hot mixes this put up this year by folks into the same stuff as me. So Thank you to the following and loads of others.


Wayne and Wax 'Dubble Dub' and 'Dem Bow Legacies' have been awesome for Dub and reggaeton alike. Lovingly crafted and a tune selection to shit yourself for. Get his brand new Bloggrddims now.

Paul Devro 'Radio Zero'. A genre hopping mini masterpiece taking in Baltimore'd Kate Bush, Samba flavoured baile funk and some desi 2-step.

Dr.Auratheft'Bam Bam'. A mix of pre-Calypso caribbean treats of mento music that was born in Jamaica, still echoed and covered in dancehall today. This stuff takes you away to a palm fringed carribbean beach in a split second. The lyrics of 'Muffridite' and 'Calabash' get funnier and more bizarre on every listen.

Radioclit 'GhettoPop Podcasts'. Elecctro Booty London sickness. They are not afraid to play the cheesiest pop next to some of the most serious acid crazed Hip Hop. They pretty much found Kuduro and Juke. So you can't argue with that.

Diplo 'Mad Decent Podcasts'. Inbetween doing a film, a Bonde de Role tour and tonnes of remixes, The original Florida workhorse has brought us numerous exclusive podcast treats ranging from old school baile funk trax to new school Parisian electro to New Orleans Bounce. If these don't get you to work in the morning then nothing will.

Graeme Sinden 'DJ Mag Mix'. Mixing up the hottest crunked out beats faster than a banshee, this mix has an energey level few Djs ever achieve. He's Good. Fucking Good.

Scattermish 'I Got Tha Bass'. Similar to Sinden, this Melbourne DJ is on fire with production skills to match.

Ropstyle 'Superpunk mix'. An slamming punk mix, if your that way inclined, of classics from Fugazi, Huggy Bear and Bad Brains. Raw as fuck.

VAMANOS'S GIGS OF THE YEAR


CSS @ 93 Ft East
The Bronx @ Islington Academy

(right-pic:Vamanos)

Don Omar @ Brixton Academy
Danko Jones@ The Garage
DJ Sandrinho @ Rio Rox
Radioclit & Casper Clarke @ Res

VAMANOS'S FAVOURITES

Miri
El Vergel - Best tacos in town.
Fulham FC - Midtable stars.
24 hour licensing - At last.
The Giant squid at the Natural History museum - Deep in the vaults there is a monster.
Notting Hill Carnival and Brockwell country fair - Reggae at extreme volumes and jerk chicken as far as the eye can see.

Wednesday, 15 November 2006

PERREO SHOCKOUT MIX



Ever since I heard reggaeton thunder from a soundsystem on a basketball court in a small village in Guatemala, I was converted. Daddy Yankee's Gasolina was the anthem, getting stupid amounts of rewinds. The Djs were mixing cds while screens showing reggaeton videos played as they roughly cut up the hammering beats for the whole town's monthly fiesta. The Dem Bow riddim shattered the stillness of the mountainous coutryside as the perreo beat dragged this particular Mayan village into the 20th century.

Two years later, reggaeton has blown up internationally, making massive stars out of Tego, Daddy and Don Omar with loads more coming through like Tito & Plan B. What started out as Panama's answer to Jamaican dancehall in the early 90s has exploded. Puerto Rico is spilling out more reggaeton MCs than ever like a latin music revolution that is gripping the US Hip Hop mainstream. Its slowly coming to Europe too with numerous underground nights in London
like Heatwave, Latin Flow
and Candela.

This summer Don Omar played Brixton Academy and the Carnival Pueblo in Burgess park saw a show by Andy Boy and a large amount of Mum scaring grinding. London's even throwing up its own homegrown MCs like Cajevara, Cultura Londres and MC Magico.

In Europe's little piece of carribean, Tenerife, is where its properly kicking off though. Tito played a massive reggaeton festival last year and Perreo is the Island's new soundtrack. Somehow I don't think it will be the new Ibiza though, more like Aiya Napa with less aggro and bigger T-shirts.



Reggaeton-the Movie is not far from its UK release. Her Royal highness J-Lo is credited as one of the film's producers. I'm reliably informed, by my mate whos seen it, that its an 8 Mile-esque bag of wank.

Anyway forget about that shit, lets get down to business. I've finally got round to doing a reggaeton mixtape with some of Puerto Rico's finest for you to hear the ruffest cuts from Latin America. Its fun and free. Go get it.



VAMANOS - PERREO SHOCKOUT MIX ( Z-Share )

Tracklist

1. MEXICAN RADIO INTRO
2. JIM JONES FT. TEGO CALDERON, DOM OMAR & DADDY YANKEE - WE FLY HIGH ( REGGAETON REMIX )
3. FRANKIE CUTLASS - PUERTO RICO
4. TEGO CALDERON FEAT. YANDEL - SE ENTREGA BAILANDO REGGAETON
5. ALEXIS & FIDO - ESO EHH
6. JAVIAH - CONTACTO ( DJ REI DOUBLE R REMIX )
7. HECTOR 'EL FATHER' &. JAY Z - HERE WE GO YO
8. PLAN B - FRIKITONA
9. TITO 'EL BAMBINO' - CAILE
10. WISIN & YANDEL - RAKATA
11. WISN & YANDEL FT. DADDY YANKEE - PALETA
12. THE GAME FT. 50 CENT - HOW WE DO ( REGGAETON REMIX )
13. DADDY YANKEE - MUCHUCANDO
14. LA FAMILIA - MAS MAIS
15. SPEEDY FT. KILO, BLADE PACINO & DJ BLASS - VAMONOS ALLA
16. PITBULL FT. LI'L JOHN - CULO
17. DON OMAR FT. N.O.R.E. & FAT JOE - REGGAETON LATINO ( CHOSEN FEW REMIX )

If you like my mix, I got more. Go cop these :


Ragga Acid Rave Baile funk - BERIMBAU BEATDOWN
Baile funk - ROCINHA FUNK ATTACK
Carnival Mix - CARNIVAL RINSE 2006

Thursday, 9 November 2006

Kuduro Winter Fire


Its the new baile funk you know, blah blah blah....Well its not in my book but its still pretty fucking good. I tried to hold back on writing about Kuduro as everyone is doing it but I couldn't. Its too good. . .African techno, MCs and producers from Angola via Lisbon. These beats are ripping out of Portugal faster than Britney spears divorce papers. Its kind of more grimey and relentless than baile funk, less breakdowns and rave stabs, more squelching noises. The techno end of it is more apparent but alot more fun than a night out with Jeff Mills.

Currently spearheading the Kuduro world invasion is Buraka Som Sistema who are wicked and have made a funny video of themselves dancing about.

This banger has all the elements, a bouncing Kuduro Afro beat, vocoder vocals, old school techo bassline, dirty acid noises and African singing.

DJ Solomon - UoH ICE ( Z-Share)



However hearing Oompa Loompas spit over Kuduro is nothing short of scary.

Dj N.K. - Charlie and the Chocolate factory ( Comediante Kuduro Remix )( Z-share)

Tuesday, 7 November 2006

DJ STEPPA IS DEAD



My new name is VAMANOS !!!

This blog is now at www.ghettobassquake.blogspot.com

Remember to change your links.

Wednesday, 11 October 2006

BERIMBAU BEATDOWN MIX


This month I've made a Big Big mix. An acid house pile up of bashment, booty bass, baile funk and general rave. This is the first time I've used cdj decks instead of vinyl so apologies for some of the dodgy mixes but I've popped my cd dj cherry so I don't care.


download BERIMBAU BEATDOWN


Tracklist

SPRAGGA BENZ - U SUPPOSED 2 KNOW
OMAR GOSH - MILLENIUM JUMP
HOT ICE CREW - ACID HALL RIDDIM
KANO FEAT. VYBZ KARTEL - BUSS IT UP
UFFIE - READY TOO UFF ( MR.OIZO MIX )
TIGARAH - MONEY (SPEED DUB REMIX )
D4L - LAFFY TAFFY ( FLOSSTRADAMUS REMIX )
8BALL & MJG - RIDIN' HIGH
FREAK NASTY - DA DIP
LI'L WISH - POP DROP
BEYONCE - CHECK ON IT ( DJ GANTMAN JUKE MIX )
M.I.A. - XR2
SCATTERMISH - BUCKY DONE KRYPTONITE
DJ RUI DE JANEIRO - FUNKAPOEIRA
DJ SANDRINHO - BERIMBAU
ISSAC DJ - MONTAGEM JIU JITSU
HIGH POWERED BOYS - HOES GET DOWN
KELIS & NAS - BLINDFOLD EXCEEDER ( REDFOXXWORTH EDIT )
BODYROX- YEAH YEAH ( D RAMIREZ MIX )
RADIOCLIT - DIZZEE VS CHLOE
ACEN - TRIP 2 THE MOON ( PART 1 )



I started with some tunes on my favourite bashment riddim from 2000, 'The Acid Hall'. The name says it all..pure minimal 808 dancehall. Then the awesome new Kano/Vybz collaboration which I'm loving as Kano's flow is the best I've heard him do in a unique bit of grime flavoured dancehall.

Next its Uffie's foul mouthed french electro hammer with Mr.Oizo's mix making it sound like glitchy electric shocks. She should be more famous than Lily Allen. Following that a new one from Japan's Tigarah doing some nice chat over a grime inspired beat. A blinding bit of sub-bass production from Flosstradamus on the remix of crunk anthem, 'Laffy Taffy'. I love that tune, its even better than the original and bounces along like a jolly fat kid with a bag of chips.

Then some new ond old Miami bass from 8Ball & MJG and Freak Nasty followed by a couple of Chicago Juke tunes that sound like someone accidentally hit the Gabba button when recording some r'nb. M.I.A.'s brand new single 'XR2' is heavy. A great Diplo beat that manages to successfully chop up Baltimore, baile funk and rave, with some funny back in the day lyrics from Miss M.I.A., returning to the game.



The Baile funk section begins with hot new Aussie producer, Scattermish's storming blend of 'Kryptonite' and 'Bucky done gun', followed by some Brazilian funk carioca berimbau ( that twangy elastic band instrument used in capoeira ) badness from Rui de janeiro, Sandrinho and Issac DJ...some of the best baile funk producers around.

This leads noisely into my rave finale. I didn't intend to go into house but it happened. The High powered boys, i know nothing about other than they want some Hoes to get down apparently. The Redfoxxworth edit of Kelis is fucking amazing in a rave lick style, all lasers and falling over in the dark. Way better than the original. The Bodyrox tune is a bit Kiss FM in Ibiza but felt right at the time and has got a similar acid feel which works I think...... Then Radioclit's brilliantly tough Dizzee Rascal remix which I never tire of, also props to them for discovering the Juke thing. The last tune by Acen is a fucking classic masterpiece of rave....pitched up vocals, thundering hardcore breakbeats, trippy pianos and a James Bond sample. You can't go wrong.

Shout outs to the producers and artists of all these tunes in France, Brazil, Portugal, Sweden, USA, England, Jamaica, Japan & Australia. Its like a World Cup of Sub-Bass !

Thursday, 5 October 2006

Chicago Juke (Dj Slugo)

Holy crap.....

Wednesday, 27 September 2006

Top Ten September





1.L'il Wish - Pop Drop
Booty Bass from the Juke scene in Chicago. How many more US cities are going to come out with their own cracking localised Hip Hop scenes. Radioclit have just done 'Juke it' podcast. Go get it.

2. Kano ft. Vybz Cartel - Buss it up
Sweet bashment-grime collaboration produced by Don Corleon.

3.Issac DJ - Montagen Jiu jitsu
Crazy bit of baile funk rave off the new More Favela Booty Beats compilation.

4. Kelis & Nas - Blindfold ( redfoxx edit )
I don't know who he is but Redfoxx has warped this into a dirty rave housey electro tune. Sounds terrible but trust me its wicked. Like Hip-House never went away.

5. D4L -Laffy taffy ( Flosstradamus remix )
Same as above really but heavier on the grime.

6. Chamillionaire - Ridin' Dirty ( Benedict X remix )
Likewise.

7. Scattermish - I got the Bass mixtape.
Skillfully blended selection of all this new Hip Hop over electro rave shit that hasn't got a name yet.....erm..."Rave 'n' B".....maybe not.

8. Tito el Bambino - Caile
Baile morena was a tune but Tito can cross the latin-cheese-ballad line all too easily. On Caile he goes for a harder Daddy yankee style delivery and it works nicely. Big up the little man.

9. Tommy Guerro - Just ain't me
Sounds like a vintage bit of Shadow with some nice jazzy guitar.

10. Wolfpack ft. Too $hort & Mista FAB - Vans remix
Kings of hyphie and Young L make an unashamed advertising jingle. How can it be this good ?

Friday, 22 September 2006

The King and Queena


Found this little old school reggaeton beauty. Ivy Queen actually squeaks during her flow but in a good way.

Don Chezina & Ivy Queen - The King and Queena

Sunday, 17 September 2006

Record shops


As everything is on MP3 these days and all the great independent record shops, especially in London, are slowly closing down I started thinking about my favourites around the world..

Rock and soul, New York, USA.

A veritable heaven for Hip Hop, ragga and funk. This windowless cavern out the back of a second hand electronics shop in midtown Manhatten can furnish the any dj with a passing interest in Hip Hop. Myself and Dave from Punks jump up made way too many visits to this shop a few years ago and left with armfuls of rare ragga-hip hop that we could hardly carry on our return flight. The moody service here is a pure NY experience. Its run by some woman that used to run Sugarhill records or something. She screams at all the shoppers not ot open the records while the brash gum chewing Puerto Rican girls on the check out take your money swiftly. On my first visit legendary NY ragga DJ, Bobby Konders was in there with his new Massive B mixtape.

Rough Trade, Covent garden, London.

Often overshadowed by its Portobello sister, the basement of Slam city skates has provided me with some awesome finds over the years from dancehall seven inches to obscure electro to US indie. They are always at the forefront of music in London and sell stuff that no one else does. You can also marvel at the incredible selection of bands that a have signed their ceiling from Nirvana to Bikini kill. It breathes punk rock.

Mercado Negro, la Paz, Bolivia.

The enormous black market in Bolivia's capital slips down the Andean moutain slope and spills into the city like a chaotic, colurful landslide. The numerous bootleg cd ( no vinyl ) stalls are ridiculously cheap and they will play you anything to check that there is actually music on the cds. For a Third world country I was amazed how advanced they were in their titles. They had all the newest shit. For the price of about £5 you could get about 30cds from the latest Mars Volta to live Wu Tang bootlegs. They also sold an enormous amount of metal for some reason.

Doolittle skivor, Lund , Sweden.

The cold dark winters of Sweden can get a little depressing so where better than to while away the hours in this little backstreet store that houses a great selection of Hip Hop, rock , reggae and soul. The owners know their shit and they got an award for being the best shop in southern Sweden. Sadly I think it might have closed. A tradegy. It was Scandinavia's Rough Trade.

Turntable lab. NY & LA, US.

Never been to the stores but if they are anything like their online shop, they have an impecable selection of global Hip Hop. They get Baltimore, french electro-noise, baile funk and hypie stuff way before everyone else. Cleverly they also sell apple stuff, the freshest DJ equipment and clothes, books, DVD and anything else you want. I wish there was one in London. Then again I wouldn't have any money. Their blog is wicked as well.

Dub Vendor, Clapham & ladbroke grove, London.

Arguably the best reggae stores in London stocking the hottest wine material from JA. They also do great dancehall DVDs and hip hop 12s. I used to go to the Ladbroke grove shop and listen to them playing 30 secs of every new bashment riddim continuously for an hour, while building a satisfying little pile of gems on the counter.


Rythm Division, Bow, London..

Grime's heart and soul. A few years back I found this legendary shop at the end of my mate's road. You can get obscure Dizzee instrumentals, the lastest Wiley white labels, pile driving Youngsta productions and the hottest, rudest white labels in grime. The only record shop I have felt scared for my life.

Saturday, 9 September 2006

CSS @ 93ft East


Last night we went to see Cansie De Ser Sexy's debut UK show. Along with Bonde Do Role, they are the current media darlings of the Brazilian '4th wave of Baile funk' movement according to the astute peeps at The Fader. After queing pointlessly for an hour we weren't in the the best mood but a few beers healed that fairly quickly. It didn't prepare for the sweaty scrum of people that also wanted to check out Sub-Pop's hippest signings. Eventually at 12.30 CSS bumbled on to the stage and apologised for the sound as one of their amps had blown up. Not a good start.

THIS IS WHAT I LIKED...

They knew that the late start and sound problems don't make Londoners very pleased but Lovefoxxx's childlike energy and enthusiasm came over nice.

The songs were Rapture-esque punky funk grooves that weren't exactly 'classic' but they had some drive.

They threw a hat made of loo roll into the crowd.

They swapped instruments a bit and looked like The Slit's geeky younger Brazilian sisters.

They draw the dots between Tropicalia experimentalism, Brazilian post punk, lo-fi sub pop indie and DFA/Rapture style punky funk grooves.

'Let's make love' is great.

THIS IS WHAT I DIDN'T LIKE...

Its very far from baile funk other than the shouty vocals.

They could do with some better songs.

The sound was shit.

Nevermind. I was too drunk to care.

CSS - Lets make love and listen to death form above ( spank rock remix)

Thursday, 24 August 2006

CARNIVAL RINSE 2006



Its only days away now.

Here's my carnival mash up to get you in the mood for London's best free party. If your can't make it this year, imagine you're there by simply listening to this mix and get someone to be sick on your new trainers while drinking a £4 can of warm flat Red Stripe.

What I like is the random stuff you see. Like this guy walking around last year with a massive snake. Why ? What was he thinking ? - Oh its carnival time again, shall I get drunk and go on the pull, no I'll just get Charlie out of his tank and take him for a little walk.
Great mate. You've got a snake. Take it home.



download CARNIVAL RINSE 2006

DING DONG - BADMAN FORWARD BADMAN PULL UP
MISTA FAB FEAT. TOO $HORT - SIDESHOW 2006
CHAMILLIONAIRE FEAT. KRAYZIE BONE - RIDIN' DIRTY
BABY CHAM - GHETTO STORY
DJ AYRES - WORK
CAPLETON - FIRE MAN ANTHEM
SIZZLA - SEXY AND CLEAN
BEENIE MAN - JAMAICAN STYLE
RICK ROSS FEAT. JAY Z & YOUNG JEEZY - HUSTLIN' (REMIX)
PLAN B - FRIKITONA
LA FAMILIA - MAS MAIS
MICHEL MONTANO - WITH OR WITHOUT YOU
DOUBLE 99 - RIP GROOVE
RICHIE SPICE - MARIJUANA
TENOR SAW - FEVER
SIZZLA - SOMEONE LOVES YOU

Tuesday, 22 August 2006

The "Shakira Shakira" guy in the shed is the new Ginger Joe

Monday, 14 August 2006

Rocinha Funk Attack


Brazilian baile funk or funk carioca can be pretty heavy and wierd the first time you listen to it, so if your not immediately feeling the Bassquaking beats, crazed rave stabs and hysterical portugese rhymes you have to put in in some sort of context. Think 2 live crew's' 'Me so horny' crossed with early Prodigy and your nearly there.

I first heard funk at Sonar 04 when the Godfather of funk
DJ Marlboro killed it. Opening with Tag Team's 'Whoomp- There it is', he played an incredible hour long set of dirty Rio funk, to thousands of Euro-ravers that had never heard it before. Within seconds the dancefloor was full. I was liking these beats so much that I went to see him play again in London a week later. He gave me a couple of cds and then I was hooked. I did a bit of research and found out that this music wasn't made by some trendy dance producers but by some of the poorest people in South America who live in the favela ghettos around the outskirts of Rio.

Marlboro had brought back some Miami Bass records to Brazil in the late 80's a few kids started making their own localised versions of these beats with some fierce Mcing over the top. They started playing them at Bailes ( favela Balls ) and it became the music of the people in the same way that Hip Hop was born in the Bronx in the late 70's. Everyone else in Brazil thought it was rubbish.

A year later I was lucky enough to be passing through Rio and tried to find some fresh funk. It wasn't happening. I thought this stuff would be everywhere but no one knew what I was talking about and I spent a few days trying to explain to various record shop staff that I didn't want to buy any James Brown cds. Eventually I found some in a dirty market in downtown Rio where some kids were selling cds out of a bag.I bought a few for about 10p each. They were incredible.


While I was there I visited Rocinha favela, the largest slum in Rio. It was a pretty crazy place and lived up to all the cliches in City of God. Some gangster kid walked passed me carrying a golden gun like in James Bond. Apart from that it was quite chilled and all the people I met were really friendly. I could hear funk blasting from people's shacks and saw kids in the narrow streets practising their funk dance routines. It was inspiring to see peope living in such a dangerous and poverty stricken place but they are still making some of the freshest and original forms of global hip hop.

This is how deeply they Roll in Rio


I have made this bitesized mix with some of my favourite tunes. The sound quality is a bit shit in places but it should be played with as much bass as possible for the full funk impact. However, like drum 'n' bass you won't really 'get it' till you hear it on a big soundsystem. But for now...Play loud.

download ROCINHA FUNK ATTACK

Tracklist

INTRO
BASS GEN XX - ROCINHA STREET TRACK 6
UNKNOWN - ROCKY THEME
DEIZE TIGRONA - INJECAO
UNKNOWN - FUNK NEUROTICO 1
UNKNOWN - FUNK NEUROTICO 2
FELIPE CARVALHO DJ & MC KULA - VIRA DE BRUCO 2006
BOLA DE FOGO E AS FORGUENTAS - ATOLADINHA
UNKNOWN - FUNK CRUEL 10
MC SAQUINHO - MONTAGEM THE SMITH
DENNIS DJ & MC CABO - TIRE A CAMISA ( DJ GORKY REMIX )
DJ SUJINHO - TA DOMINADO
PITBULL - ABERTURA
SD BOYS - POPOZUDA DO PLANETA
UNKNOWN - FUNK NEUROTICO 23
UNKNOWN - MONTAGEM COCA SKOL
BONDE DO VINHO - DEITA NO CHAO ( REMIX )
OS CARRASCOS - TRES TENNORES





Beat diaspora This bloke is living it.
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UK loves Baile funk Holding it down for London
Factmagazine Photos

Tuesday, 8 August 2006

DON OMAR CONCERT - LONDON 06

THE DON OF LONDON






I missed one of his staduim shows in Ecuador by a day ( poster pic above ) and have been gutted ever since. Then when I saw he was playing in my own yard, Dj steppa was a happy man. Though the 25quid ticket wasn't much fun.

He only played for an hour but it was a tight show. All the hits. It was Heavy.

Tuesday, 1 August 2006

Top Ten August.

1. Tigarah - Girl fight
A japanese girl having a go, quite a decent go, at Brazilian Baile funk. Some of the heaviest use of sampled klaxon horns on wax.

2. Skepta - Countdown
Grime's man of the moment uses the 'countdown' theme, yes Des Lynam's Countdown, to unleash some immensely high powered bars. This strikes me as one of the most British sounding pieces of music i've ever heard- Grime and a channel 4 TV clock.

3. Traxxamillion feat. Too $hort - Sideshow
A fat piece of Hyphie from the Bay area. Too $horts delivery is nearly as good as it was on 'Blow the whistle' but almost eclipsed by a synth wash from hell itself. It sounds hip hop in the future when we all drive cars that fly.

4. The Roots feat.Peedie crack - Long time coming
I thought the Roots had had their day. They haven't .This is awesome. I nearly had a lump in my throat on the third listen.

5. Andy Boy - latigo
A funny name and a funny song .Pure reggaeton. I'm not sure what 'latigo' means but this Puerto Rican like saying it alot. He's playing at the Don Omar after party on Friday followed by the carneval del pueblo in Burgess park,London on Saturday. Go and see him.

6. Wayne & wax - What you joe about that
The hugely talented Wayne Marshall makes a mash up of Jimi Hendrix's 'hey Joe' and T.I.s' 'What you know about that' and makes it sound like they were made to be played together. At last a bootleg mashup record that I want to listen to after the first 20 seconds. Good work Wayne.

7. Baby Cham - Ghetto story
This dancehall anthem is a bit played out now, but i'm still feeling it.

8. Don Omar - Reportense
Heavy flow from the Don off his new album. I haven't heard the new album it yet but this sounds like he's on fire.

9. La familia - Mas mais
Nina Skye, NORE, Fat Joe and some other NY based latinos make a tune dedicated to corn (?! ) Its got a great combination of a merengue and a reggaeton beat with a funny loop of old man singing at the beginning. Good to see reggaeton productions getting a little bit more experimental.

10. Maga Bo's mixtapes. This bloke's mixes are stone cold GENIUS. He mixes up crazy international hiphop/world music with pile drivingly funky breakbeats.In one point he mixes from Samba drums to Dizzee rascal into drum'n' bass into Moroccan stuff. If the Aphex Twin and Coldcut did and load of speed, flew around the world sampling things in every country and made a mixtape, it would sound like this. But better.

Wednesday, 26 July 2006

London is hot but Brixton is BURNIN'



Anyone who went to Brixton's awesome Brockwell country fair last weekend will know how wicked it was this year, if not a bit hot. Where else can you look at giant rabbits while Dawn Penn played 'No, No, No'. It was great...Heavy dub reggae, Knights on horses doing jousting, jerk chicken BBQ smoke, prize vegetable competition, grime stage, chucklehead cider, sheep shearing, The Twinkle Brothers, Willie Williams ....Its like Notting Hill carnival without the hassle.

In appreciation for this brilliant annual event I have posted a dub mix. Well its not really dub. Its 'dubby'.


Download BRIXTON'S BURNIN'


STEVE MILLER BAND- FLY LIKE AN EAGLE
BOB MARLEY - STAND UP JAMROCK ( ASHLEY BEEDLE REMIX)
INI KAMOZ - WORLD A MUSIC
SMILEY CULTURE - SHAN I SHAN VERSION
CYPRESS HILL - I WANNA GET HIGH
ANTHONY JOHNSON - GUNSHOT
EEK A MOUSE - WA DO DEM
TENOR SAW - FEVER
LEE PERRY - BATHROOM SKANK
JUNIOR BYLES - BEAT DOWN BABYLON
JIMI HENDRIX- GOTTA HAVE IT
NITTY GRITTY - GOOD MORNING TEACHER
PRIMAL SCREAM - EVERYBODY IS A STAR ( ECHODEK MIX)
PRINCE JAMMY AND THE AGGROVATORS - CHANNEL ONE A BOY