Friday, 29 February 2008

Le Flow Trois



Everyone's favourite champion beatsmith, Ghislain Poirier has been laying down yet more tuff blends for you. Including this banger featuring Wayne & Collie Buddz from Bounce Le Remix Vol.3.


L'il Wayne ft.Birdman / Collie Buddz -Dopeman (Ghislain Poirier remix)

Buy more heat here

Thursday, 28 February 2008

Flights of Freshness


A great piece from Wayne and Wax sampling the new Brazilian stylings of Eletro-Melody, a hybrid of baile funk & Belém Technobraga. Deep in the Amazon. The Amazon being...er..music and....other shit metaphors like that.

The Fader magazine brings us a hype mix of fresh African goodness to go with the new African music special.

Masala brings us a new strain of funk carioca mixed up with Forro called Bateria com Funk, with a nice li'l podcast to go.

Finally Cumbia-Electronicas dancing in Mexico city.

Friday, 22 February 2008

Funke Londres



There's going to be a very special funk party in London on March 7th at the Galtymore Club, 194 Cricklewood Broadway.

With live MC sets from BIG baile funk superstars :

TATI QUEBRA BARRACO & MCs CIDINHO AND DOCA.

Followed by a Brazilian Rave Party till 4am. How can you not have a good time ??? See you there.

Ticket & info here

Thanks to Zombie Disco Squad for the heads up.

Weapons Of Mass Basstruction


"THE COLONEL is a bizarre robot weapon invented at the end of World War II – designed to shake the Nazis out of their bunkers with lethal doses of bowel-shattering bass. Set free after the war, he ran amok frightening civilians, and his basslines just got angrier and angrier"….

Ok he's not he's a new producer from the UK's new 'Bass capital', Sheffield, and he has made a sledgehammer called "The Ruckus" getting play from Sinden and Toddla T.

Listen to it on his myspace

Sunday, 17 February 2008

Thug Life

I played at a club in darkest hackney at the weekend. When I left the party I noticed these drawings on the wall outside. The doorman told me that he drew portraits of the regulars when he was bored.

I Like The Red One Better



'One more wine'. This is sort of Soca-Trance. On paper that sounds really bad, but check it out.

Machel Montano - One More Time (Remix)

Wednesday, 13 February 2008

Baile Bonanza Day - The Amazing Clay



DJ Amazing Clay is the oldest funk DJ in Rio. He is the latest Carioca MASTER to release a collection of baile funk bombs on Man Recordings. Clay has been grinding in the funk game for 27 YEARS. He started out DJing in 1980 when the original Rio funk scene was moving from 70s funk and disco licks to early US rap. He started dropping Planet Rock at parties '82 and it all went favela electrofunk from there. Think of him as the Grandmaster of baile funk.

Lets have a look at him on the MPC. Here come the Horns.



Mr.Clay currently rocks FIVE parties a week including the Boquierao baile next door to Rio's Santos Dumont Airport. On top of that he has been producing for MCs like Catra, Deize Tigrona, MC Gringo (most of his album), MC Dido & Bonde da Oskley. He is the creator of the "Montagem Bonanza“, which introduced the Bonanza cowboy riddim in the current baile funk scene. His new EP is yet another banger, following the quality of the previous joints from Sany Pitbull, Edgar & Sandrinho.

Here is an exclusive 30 min mix from Clay cutting up the latest white hot funk from Brazil including the Olodum remix which i'm told is smashing up Rio right now. I'm listening to it now and I can safely say its pure fire. Get it now.

Man Recordings presents Amazing Clay

Thats not all. Here is something from the Baile Funk Masters No.4 record.

DJ Amazing Clay - Montagem Pela Última Vez

And a Claymore (sorry) from 04.

DJ Amazing Clay - Bonanza 2004

You can hear his massive Indiana Jones track on my Mercado Negro mix below.


Clay in the studio with MC Binho & MC Gringo.

Also check the Man Recordings Blog which has some great stuff on it.

Monday, 11 February 2008

Mercado Negro Mix



I made a new mix! Exclusives from DJ Amazing Clay, Zuzuka & my remix of Princesa.

download Vamanos- Mercado Negro Mix


Alberto Pacheco - La Cumbia Cienaguera
Mr.Vegas - Tek Weh Yuh Self (Universal)
Princesa - I Feel So Good (Vamanos Remix) (Bombaclat Records)
Blaqstarr - Shake It To The Ground (Grand Theft Remix) (Mad Decent)
Dave Nada - Spell on You (T&A)
Balkan Beat Box - Bulgarian Chicks (Essay Recordings)
DJ Amazing Clay - Super Jones 2007 (Man Recordings)
Furacão 2000 - Montagem Juramento (FunkNeurotico.net)
DJ Sandrinho - Melo do Italiano (FunkNeurotico.net)
Zuzuka & DJ Amazing Clay - Deixa o Tamborzao Tocar (Man Recordings)
TS7 ft. TDot. - Raise Ur Glasses (Heatseeker Recordings)
A1 Bassline ft. Sufi - My Baby
Destra ft. Dizzee Rascal & DJ Q (Tim Turbo mix) - I Wanna See U Dip

Wednesday, 6 February 2008

Bloco Do Funk?



Brazilians. Does baile funk get played at Carnival ?

Tuesday, 5 February 2008

Desert Symphonics




Ry Cooder's soundtrack to Paris, Texas evokes emotions that only the most powerful music can. Global solitary loneliness.

Ry Cooder - Paris, Texas

and a candomblé inspired cover

Gotan Project - Paris, Texas

Monday, 4 February 2008

Mashment 08




More exclusive heat from Warrior Queen courtesy of East London's raggamiesters, The Heatwave sound. Reminds me of an old school 80s digital riddim that Sister Nancy would verse on. This is only a taster until the 12" & full MP3 is released on Feb 18th on Soul Jazz. It will also be on official release of their great England Story mix which I like alot. Out later in March.

Warrior Queen & The Heatwave - Things Change (excerpt)

And thats not all. Here is their brand mix of Rowdy Bashment which is just what you need for the winter days. Believe.

Heatwave- Rowdy Bashment Mix

Sunday, 3 February 2008

Its T.Dot

I like some vocals with my Bassline. TS7 has been enlisting the mic skills of T.Dot on a few jams (which are all awesome). I don't know much about her other than she's got a crazy fast flow and sounds like a UK Rye Rye. Here she is killing it doing Raise Ur Glasses at a Bassline night in Bradford.




TS7 ft.T Dot - Ding Dong

Buy the Suntan EP here