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GLOBAL BASS REVIEWS
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Two new productions from The extremely hard-working Man Recordings
Sekta, featuring the seem- Brazilian, Edu K, delivers
ingly ubiquitous African again. Tribal drums, horn Schlactofbronx are one of dance
MC, Spoek Mathambo, who stabs and an eccentric music’s best-kept secrets, an
rides these raspy basslines choice of samples fi t this underrated crew from Munich
with ease. well-worked house groove. who quietly released one of the
best albums of last year. Their
Zinc feat Nolay SBTRKT debut release on Berlin’s Man
Killa Sound (Skream Laika Recordings will hopefully redress
Remix) Brainmath the balance. ‘Tulum’ and ‘Ayoba’
Bingo Bass (featuring the vocals of Spoek
SBTRKT continues his ascent and Gnucci Banana) showcase
Skream works up a soca with a very limited vinyl their unique combination of
sweat on this remix; the release. A really complete uptempo soca rhythms with
double time drums and production, lacing dreamy, traditional Bavarian horns.
infectious melody skip along skippy two step beats with The other tracks feature some
nicely, whilst Nolay delivers lashings of soul. auto-tuned Portuguese MCs,
some heavy raps. and are also weirdly brilliant — a
great hybrid between baile funk
and UK bass infl uences. Can’t
recommend this enough.
Monkey Steak and Wireblock, is a new label set to make with some smart drum programming,
Hyped Up some serious steps in 2010, especially pigeon coo synth-lines and some lovely
Steak House Records with tastemaker selector Jackmaster in Rhodes melodies in between.
the mix. This release from the morbid-
The newly-formed Steak House Records sounding Deadboy has been a massive So Shifty
bring some much-needed carnival fi re DJ favourite over the past few months, Wine Touch Clap EP
for these winter months, their sights with the likes of Kode9 and Modese- Crossfaded Bacon
fi rmly on the Trinidad carnival season. lektor succumbing to its beautiful,
Label owners Atki2 and Hanuman take washed-out, pitch-bent techno chords The debut offering from Hamburg’s So
the helm on this release, enlisting the and hooky female vocal. Future anthem! Shifty is a perfectly balanced EP, one
vocal talents of MC Zulu on the EP’s for the electronic DJs that like to throw
standout lead track ‘Hyped Up’. The Killamu some dancehall style into their club
party continues on the fl ip, with the Flaminguinho/Melodia De sets without alienating the fl oor. The
psychedelic funky of ‘Haarlem Drift’ and Semba three cuts, ‘Wine’, ‘Touch’ and ‘Clap’,
the Arabic folky heater ‘Tigris Riddim’, Akwaaba are guaranteed party starters, with
already a fi rm favourite with Toddla T. ‘Wine’ being the gold here. Built around
Akwaaba are releasing some amazing a tough breakbeat and hooky vocal,
Baobinga contemporary club music from Africa the track hangs in the balance with
Ride It right now, spanning the sounds of an almost fanfare-like melody, before
J-WOW BURAKA SOM SISTEMA Build hiplife to coupé décalé. For this EP, delivering a sucker-punch KO bassline.
however, we are introduced to the Remixes come courtesy of Emynd, Them
01. KYLA ‘Do You Mind? (Crazy Cousinz Remix)’ Northern Line Records
Hot on the heels of previous release sounds of Angolan Kuduro, which chime Jeans and Douster.
“I’m a sucker for sweet r&b vocals on dance beats.”
‘Tongue Riddim’, and whetting our nicely with the UK funky movement. Kil-
02. EMALKAY ‘When I Look At You’ Dub Police
“The right direction for dubstep.”
appetites for the forthcoming two-track lamu gets really loose on the percussive Mosca
collaborative release from Roska and groove of ‘Flaminguinho’, a simple and Square One EP
03. HELLO SEAHORSE! ‘Bestia (Toy Selectah Mexmore Mix)’ CDR
“An indie band remixed by the coolest indie dance producer in town.”
Untold, label boss Baobinga lets off on effective instrumental roller with plenty Night Slugs
Build’s second outing. The track kicks of high-pitched brass stabs and chants.
04. NOVALIMA ‘Machete’ Cumbancha
“Been playing and supporting this huge song as much as possible...” off with some serious drum program- L-Vis 1990 and Alex Bok Bok have
05.
ming, before introducing some sinister Bok Bok feat Bubbz/Brackles unearthed an absolute nugget for their
PARTYSQUAD ‘Pull Up’ Hollertronix
“Just a DJ tool, but still great!” chords, raising the suspense before & Shortstuff fi rst release on Night Slugs in the form
06. VYBZ CARTEL ‘Yuh Love’ Mixpak
dropping some clinking cowbell percus- Citizens Dub/Pipey D of Square One. Sandwiched somewhere
“Kingston, Jamaica connection! This song just makes sense.”
sion and deep rolling subs. Untold Blunted Robots between house, techno, garage and
07. ROULET ‘Kitamanda’ Enchufada
contributes a devastating remix for the funky, it’s also where some of the most
Roulet is a new beat maker from Lisbon on my label, Enchufada!
fl ipside, too. A great double-header from some of the interesting music can be found. We
08. BURAKA SOM SISTEMA ‘Kurum (Roulet Remix)’ CDR
UK’s brightest new producers. Bok Bok, enter with tribal percussion, but over
“I’ve played this in every set we did over the last couple of months.”
Deadboy aided by the chatter of Bubbz, gets the the course of the track encounter low
09. FEVER RAY ‘Now’s The Only Time I Know (J-WOW Remix)’ rcrdlbl.com Ifyouwant release underway with an insanely awe- pulsing bass sounds, stabbed horns,
“Classic set opener for me! You can download it for free on rcrdlbl.com.”
Numbers some slab of electronica, a track that Jamaican patois samples, pitchy r&b
10. MASTIKSOUL ‘Run For Cover’ Rise absolutely defi es genre with its mutant vocals, prolonged chords and fl uttering,
“Beatport still sells the original version with the Daft Punk sample...”
Numbers, built from the ashes of cult fl uctuating bass scales. Brackles & techy synth lines.
record labels Dress 2 Sweat, Stuffrecords Shortstuff follow suit on the other side
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