Thursday, 30 July 2009

TVB



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

Urban Neighborhood Low Frequency Movement


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

Radio Hackney Empire Part 1



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

Secousse BK Showdown



Broooooklyyynn!!!! A pretty special night. The first ever Secousse US was a hurricane. Massive shout outs to everyone who came down and partied with us. Felt like a house party, especially when all the girls got on stage with Esau.

Truly amazing shows from Janka Nabay and The Very Best who both smashed it, leaving the crowd screaming for more. And a big shout out to all the DJs who killed it - Radioclit, Uproot Andy, Matt Shadatek, Mixed Blood, Jason Pants & Chaz Requina. Vaguely remember it ended with people doing the limbo under a blow up palm tree to soukous jams.

Andy dropped the tune of the night.

and here it is.....

....XXXXXXXCLUSIVE!!!!

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

GB Stops by Berlin


I'm coming to Berlin next, This Thursday I will be at Mama Berlin with the great DJ Zhao, and some old friends the Cumbia Cosmonauts, as well as Zizek's the Peronistas. Afro Latin Soundclash!

Saturday, 25 July 2009

Ghetto Bassquake in Many Places at Once



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

Soy Afro Boliviano y Ke?

Rough-Cut Sample: "Nosotros los de la Saya" (“We of the Saya”) from AbNomad Media on Vimeo.


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 weofthesaya@gmail.com.

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.

On Va Coupe



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

Secousse New York 25th July

This is gonna be a Big One. On Saturday Secousse is coming to New York for the tropical clash of the year. Can't wait !!

UK:
Radioclit (Mad Decent, Green Owl)
Vamanos (Ghetto Bassquake)
Janka Nabay (Green Owl)

BK:
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

Hey Mama Africa


Playin for the diaspora tonight in Stockholm. Come out at Callisti Bar, and check out the diverse city.

Friday, 17 July 2009

Don't Make me get Serious



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

Ghetto Bassquake Takes Stockholm

Oh my days this was a banging party. Couldn't have been better. An awesome crowd, venue and the music was pretty good too, ahem.







Massive Shout Outs to our awesome High Life hosts Anna & Seb who killed it in true Ghetto Bassquake style.

At one point the dancefloor was so rammed I  got stuck there with a round of vodka tonics and couldn't get back to the decks. 

I played lots of funky

Chief Boima absolutely smashed it with his white hot Afro House party bombs.


We sampled the Stockholm's post club street cuisine as the sun came up.

Boima went for hotdog & mash in a bread cone thing. I went for the french Hotdog.

Monday, 13 July 2009

Left My Heart in San Francisco... Bay



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!

Buraka - Black Diamond Mixtape



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

Tracklist

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

Coconut Rollers


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

Que Bajo SUPER PARTY!

Um, am I really playing this show? This is going to be a jam. If you're anywhere near NY, you need to come check this show out!

As proof of how mad this will be here are quotes from Andy via Dutty Artz:

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.

Ghetto Bassquake in your Neighborhood

The dates are here! Vamanos and I are hitting the road to bring you the music real time ¡en vivo! The first show begins on Thursday, where I have the privileged chance to play Que Bajo with Geko Jones, Uproot Andy, and some other special guests.

There will be some other surprise dates and locations popping up, so keep an eye out. We'll be posting all the relevant flyers here!

Here are the dates (if you can't read the flyer above):

July 9th: Chief Boima @ Que Bajo, APT (New York) w/ Geko Jones, Uproot Andy, Grant & More
July 11th: Ghettobassquake Soundsystem @ The High Life, Sodra Teatern (Stockholm) w/ Seb & Anna
July 18th: Chief Boima @ Club Nile (Stockholm)
July 25th: Vamanos in Brooklyn (Location TBA)
July 30th: Chief Boima @ Mama Berlin (Berlin) w/ Zhao, Peronistas & The Cumbia Cosmonauts
July 31st: Chief Boima @ Generation Bass (Tilburg) w/ Sonido del Principe
August 1st: Ghettobassquake Soundsystem (Paris)
August 7th: Ghettobassquake Soundsystem @ Secousse (London)
August 8th: Ghettobassquake Tropical Party (Location TBA)
August 21st: Vamanos @ Lowlands Festival (Netherlands) w/ Sonido del Principe, Peronistas & The Cumbia Cosmonauts

Chief Boima's Afreakin Mudd




Chief Boima plays some truly AMAZING records for an African special on Rupture's brilliant Mudd Up show.

Listen here.

Thursday, 2 July 2009

Summer Gigzzz: London-Sweden-New York

LONDON - THIS FRIDAY 3RD JULY




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...

Live
GALLEONS REACH
A.J. HOLMES AND THE HACKNEY EMPIRE

DJs
CERTIFIED SICKNESS
SECOUSSE SOUNDSYSTEM FT. A.J.HOLMES & VAMANOS

All the info is at Notting Hill Arts club.

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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

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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: djvamanos@yahoo.co.uk.

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CHECK BACK SOON FOR LOTS MORE EUROPEAN SUMMER DATES INCLUDING BOIMA'S MEGA WORLD TOUR.....