Posts Tagged ‘Bass’

MAN 084 VARIOUS ARTISTS “PAK MAN”

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014
MAN 084 VARIOUS ARTISTS "PAK MAN"

Bildschirmfoto 2014-10-27 um 16.45.34

Mixpak Records and Man Recordings are two labels with a shared, global perspective. Brooklyn based Mixpak has established itself as a proponent of Caribbean music worldwide, while Berlin label Man Recordings specializes in regional electronic styles from the Southern hemisphere.

With both labels twisting styles & defying genre expectations, their strong natural connection has already led to artistic crossover, both having independently released tracks from Poirier, Douster, Schlachthofbronx, So Shifty & Wildlife. Following an ingenious & humorous idea spawned by Hat N Hoodie boss, Alex Wahl, an official collision of the two labels has resulted in “PAK MAN”, a collaborative compilation EP that brings together like-minded producers from both sides.

To start, Murlo and Wildlife ride a heavy Dembow riddim through contemporary UK clubland on “Control,” quoting Grime and Jacking House along the way. A diva screams, a square wave pulses, and the crowd goes crazy.

Poirier and Douster’s effort explores ragga vibes, melding bits of Dancehall and Soca into one skipping whole, accented by a hyper sharp acid synth that takes the whole piece out of the beach and into outer space.

Mixpak and Man bosses, Dre Skull and Daniel Haaksman, combine for a frantic track called “Split Screen,” a Power Soca track trapped in a Tron-style neon vortex, which barrels along at breakneck speed until the inevitable system crash and reboot disrupts the VR.

Munich and Miami team up for Jubilee and Schlachthofbronx’s driving “Go Deh,” which builds tension before unloading into a dancehall-quoting Miami Bass thunderstorm of alarms and lasers.

Milangeles and So Shifty’s collaborative effort “Dembele” gets its name from the talented musician who lent his balaphone skills to the track. A spirited and melodic effort steeped in the traditions of both African and Caribbean music, “Dembele” has its feet firmly planted in the now.

“PAK MAN” is a smart connection between two labels with similar loves. There is nothing forced about the meta-eclecticism of “PAK MAN,” but there is plenty of new and exciting music that points in many different directions while still staying respectful to its source material. This is global dance music for 2014 — the product of unexpected collaboration and complete freedom.

Some DJ Feedback:

Toddla T: “Fiyah!”
Crookers: “Very good!”
Feadz: “Great association!”
Bert On Beats: “Dope compilation!”
The Flexican: “Great pack!”
J-Star: “Every track a killer!”
Chrissy Murderbot: “Love the concept”
DJ Sabo: “Go Deh is the joint!”
Flore: “Wicked release!”

Buy it from these fine shops:

 photo man_itunes_zps883d96c1.png photo man_boomkat_zpse790b7e8.png photo man_boomkat_zpse790b7e8.png

Listen to the release here.

LUSO FM #78 ON FUNKHAUS EUROPA OF SEPT 6th w/ Mix by Pesadão Tropical

Thursday, September 18th, 2014
LUSO FM #78 ON FUNKHAUS EUROPA OF SEPT 6th w/ Mix by Pesadão Tropical

KING DOUDOU “LA CUMBIA DEL REY LEON”

Monday, September 1st, 2014
KING DOUDOU "LA CUMBIA DEL REY LEON"

Douster just sent us a cool cumbia villera rework of his legendary “King Of Africa” edit, which he just released under his new moniker King Doudou. Watch the video below and grab the audio from his Soundcloud!

RIO BAILE FUNK FAVELA BOOTY BEATS – 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014
RIO BAILE FUNK FAVELA BOOTY BEATS - 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY

2014 marks the ten year anniversary of Daniel Haaksman´s compilation “Rio Baile Funk Favela Booty Beats” which was originally released on CD (and limited edition 12″ vinyl) on Essay Recordings in August 2004 (Cat Nr. Ay 04).

When released, “Rio Baile Funk Favela Booty Beats” was the first compilation to introduce the mad beats from Rio´s hillside slums, the favelas, to a global audience. Baile Funk took the world by storm and the compilation received wide critical acclaim.

Ten years later, the compilation is widely considered as the major international reference and compilation of baile funk featuring the biggest tunes of the genre from the early 00s.

Today, the genre is still in full bloom and has diversified in various sub-genres such as funk ostentação, proibidão, rasterinha amongst others. Also, it has been adapted by many gringo producers from Europe, Asia and the Americas, which fused elements of baile funk with trap, house, electro and various bass music genres.

Now Daniel put the compilation in a continuous mix on his Soundcloud. Listen to it below.

BERT ON BEATS LIVE

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014
BERT ON BEATS LIVE

New video by Tallinn bass viking Bert On Beats, cut together from various live shows from around the world.