Thursday, 30 July 2009
You've heard the mixtape and it was hot. With this banging cover specially commissioned by Ivorian artist B P Konan, The Very Best's album, Warm Heart of Africa (Rough Trade Pre-order) is already shaping up to be a classic. Dropping on Moshi Moshi on 14th September. For now here is the Architecture in Helsinki remix of the lead single.
The Very Best - Warm Heart of Africa (Architecture in Helsinki remix) (Direct link)
The Very Best live @ Le Poisson Rouge NY from The Fader
Generation BassQuake... I've seen this amalgamation of terms/ideas used over at Generation Bass, so we have to use it when it's put into practical application. Generation Bass and Ghetto Bassquake unite in Tilburg this Friday. Me and Vince the Prince will be tearing it DOWN! Blogger DJ's of the world unite!
Tuesday, 28 July 2009
If you've been reading this blog for a while you'll know that we're massive fans of the awesome A.J. Holmes. As well as DJing at Secousse (get his mix here) he has an amazing High life band called The Hackney Empire who you're gonna be hearing a lot about very soon. He just did a great show on Diesel U Music playing a tonne of incredible summery good vibes African and tropical music. Git It.
A.J. Holmes on Diesel U Music - Part One (sendspace)
Look out for Part 2 coming soon with The Hackney Empire playing a live session with Papa Milo.
UK peeps catch them live this August:
Bristol with Zun Zun Egui @ How Come on 1st August
London @ Secousse, Notting Hill Arts club on 7th August
Andy dropped the tune of the night.
and here it is.....
Uproot Andy - Smooth Criminal RMX
London get ready for two BIG Secousse parties this August @ Notting Hill Arts club >>>>>>>>>
August 7th - Our own DJ Chief Boima, Murkules & Sumsin, A.J. Holmes & Vamanos.
August 30th - CARNIVAL BASHMENT SPECIAL - Maluca, African Boy, Wookie, A.J. Holmes & The Hackney Empire, Dotstar, Radioclit & Vamanos.
Monday, 27 July 2009
Saturday, 25 July 2009
Ghetto Bassquake global takeover in full effect. While Will reps London with the Green Owl and Dutty artz fam in NY tonight, I'll be reppin SF in Dakar. This video I'm checking the equipment before tonight.
Anybody in Dakar (it seems like the whole world is here right now), come to K Club in Almadines tonight! Senegal!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anybody in NY head to Secousse, Brooklyn!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Tuesday, 21 July 2009
An interesting documentary project on Afro Bolivians and their struggle for rights and culture. They're trying to raise money to complete post-production, so if you'd like to help with financial contributions, here is information from the Vimeo Page:
This video is a trailer for this documentary-in-progress in order to raise funds for completion. For more information, please visit weofthesaya.com, or write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also, read this article about rapper Abraham Bojorquez, Godfather of Bolivian Rap (influenced by time spent with Afro Brazilians), and his recent passing.
Download Ukamau y Ké album “Para La Raza” by clicking here
Track 5 Estamos Con La Raza is about the struggle of Afro Bolivians in particular, and was partly the inspiration for the documentary.
Another great Mokobe on Coupe Decale video. DJ Kitoko is from Club Alize in Paris. Keep em coming, although my only complaint is that the Teaser got me excited for some epic ride through the streets of Conakry, and then they just give me a flashy night club, but you really can't mess with that roll call of countries scene.
When I pass through Paris, I gotta get my Africa is the Future Tees.
Here was the Teaser:
Monday, 20 July 2009
Radioclit (Mad Decent, Green Owl)
Vamanos (Ghetto Bassquake)
Janka Nabay (Green Owl)
Uproot Andy (Bersa Discos, ZZK)
Matt Shadetek (Dutty Artz)
Maluca (Mad Decent)
Jason Pants & Chaz Requina (Palms Out Sounds)
Mixed Blood (DC)
Saturday, 18 July 2009
Friday, 17 July 2009
Maxwell D is one of the UK's most underrated MCs. He might of fallen out with Wiley & co. but his new Funky tracks are solid. Check Heatwave's great post. His flow on Blackberry Hype is like a throwback to his classics like serious. Cowbells alert on Sticky's funky remix.
Maxwell D - Backberry Hype (Sticky Remix)
Tuesday, 14 July 2009
Monday, 13 July 2009
Sendin love out to the Bay, missin' ya'll!
Today I saw some kids in the Stockholm Subway dressed like they should be in the New Boyz video. So, I decided to share this Turf Feinz video (my friend Yoram's crew) with my hosts Anna and Sebastian to give them a taste of Bay Area culture. Oakland represent!
Photo: Bjørnar Håland Flickr
Gotta say that I love this band as much as I did when I first heard them a couple of years ago, maybe more.
Their thunderous new mixtape has so many brainblowing jams and guests on it that I feel phsically sick. Is that weird?
Faultless production, bone rattling percussion and some awesome guest vocals from Afrikan Boy to Aloe Blacc.
More importantly this mixtape reminds that an estimated 3.7 million people have died in Angola, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Liberia, and Sierra Leone in conflicts fuelled by diamonds. Thats 3.7 million.
Buraka Som Sistema - Black Diamond Mixtape
01. Diamonds are Forever Intro
02. Dj Znobia feat Jaime Foxx- Africa
03. Buraka Som Sistema – Kalemba (wegue wegue) Afrikan Boy remix
04. Os Lambas – Sapo (BSS Edit)
05. Radioclit vs Guns’n'roses – Sweet Secousse of Mine (Bss edit)
06. The Kiss – Black Diamond
07. Tunes for Baby That Won’t Drive You Crazy – Black Diamond
08. Buraka Som Sistema – IC19 (Toy Selecta remix)
09. Buraka Som Sistema – Aqui Para Voces (FAVELA FUNK SAMBA edit)
10. Buraka Som Sistema – Wawaba (James Braun Copyflex remix)
11. Lykke Li – Dance Dance Dance (BSS Remix)
12. Dirty Tricks – Black Diamond
13. Rusko vs Puto Prata – Let’s Go (BSS Edit)
14. Buraka Som Sistema – R.I.A.D.
15. Lil’Joao feat Aloe Blacc – Off with ya head
16. Buraka Som Sistema – Gang Bang feat Blaya
17. David Zé – O Guerrilheiro
18. Johnny Clarke – Come Back To Me
19. Buraka Som Sistema – Sound of Kuduro (D1 remix)
20. Zomby feat Pongolove – Kuduro Rumours (BSS Edit)
21. Rusko – Cockney Thug (BSS Remix)
22. Paul Simon – Diamonds on the soles of her shoes
Sunday, 12 July 2009
Dutty Artz 's bass soldier Taliesin slams the tropics button hard with his new mix of summery bass heavy selecshuns. He's returning to the US after smashing up Budapest for a while but leaving us with this banger of a mix, as he says FACE MELTING DUBS.
Taliesin - Heavy Sick
El Gunicho- Antillas
Dev79 - Live n Die 4 tha Street Bass
Schlachthofbronx - Too High Feat Slush Puppy Kids
Octa Push - Kolokani
Timberlee - Gunny Gunny (Schlachthofbronx RMX)
The Brick Bandits- The Chase
Movado - Inna Di Carback
Movado - So Special (DJ Yonny Baltimore ClubRMX)
Rod Lee - Let Me See What You Workin With (Rustie RMX)
The Dream - Let me See The Booty
Pirate Sound System - Rush Around
Villa Diamante - Daleduro vs Lady Tigra
Eymnd - It's Hot Down Here
Buraka Som Sistema - IC19 (NGUZUNGUZU RMX)
Catch him before he leaves Europe for good.....
July 23rd Budapest @ A38
July 24th Berlin @ Maria Terrasse (Maria am Ostbahnhof)
August 8 PDX @ Branx
Tuesday, 7 July 2009
On Thursday night after the Bomba Estereo show we’re hosting an LAMC after party with a slew of invited guests and unannounced surprise performances. Chief Boima, DJ Orion from Peligrosa All Stars, Nguzunguzu, Uproot Andy and myself plus friends like Chocquibtown and Palenke Soultribe in the building… its the mothafuckin ghettotech symposium you’ve all been waiting for.
Thursday, 2 July 2009
Tomorrow night get your grass skirts and coconut bikinis out because its the first Friday of the month >>>> SECOUSSE !!!
Radioclit are in the US spreading the Secousse wild fires with The Very Best but don't worry, holding it down we have...
A.J. HOLMES AND THE HACKNEY EMPIRE
SECOUSSE SOUNDSYSTEM FT. A.J.HOLMES & VAMANOS
All the info is at Notting Hill Arts club.
STOCKHOLM - NEXT SATURDAY 11TH JULY
Chief Boima and I have never met before even though we've been doing this blog for a while. So we're psyched to be blasting Sweden together with some full strength Ghetto Bassquake action. Catch us both rocking the bells in Stockholm with our friends Anna and Seb at Klubb Highlife
NEW YORK - SATURDAY 25TH JULY
I'm going to be playing a secret show in Brooklyn with some AWESOME SPECIAL GUESTS. email me for details: email@example.com.