Feliz sexta! Pretty sure that’s “Happy Friday” in Portuguese. A fun, if somewhat short mixtape from OMULU including a favorite remix of mine. Pretty happy to see tecnobrega evolve past just “cheesy techno”.
Also on this mixtape is Schlachthofbronx which are definitely worth checking out, if hard to pronounce.
The tracklist, in case you’re listening on the blog:
Waldo Squash - BASS Melody
Schlachthofbronx - Juego (feat. Doubla J)
Gaby Amarantos - Xirley VS Diplo - Express Yourself (OMULU MA$H)
Major Lazer - Get Free (Bonde do Role Remix)
Schlachthofbronx - Agwaso
Partisan brassstep (Bella Ciao, Stereo Partizan remix)
Winner of the Young Director’s Award at Cannes 2012 for Best European Music Video, the 3D bits of the video were all hand-tracked, which is ridiculously impressive.
Not a whole lot else to know about Raveyards, their artist statement is interesting:
We are Raveyards. We have to come to bury your boredom. We are Ghent. We are earth rumbling bass and lightning beats. We are big room synths and hair splitting pads. We are dusk and dawn. We are more to come. We are viral.
The Belgian trio has a SoundCloud with one more track.
Completely unclear why this isn’t available from ???’s Bandcamp, but it doesn’t really matter, these 2 30 minute mixes are incredible no matter how they’re delivered. Side A is more delicious dub from a man with an already proven record for it and side B contains some bass-heavy hip-hop inspired beats.
p.s. if anyone knows the actual name for this release, please let me know so I can correct it!
From what I’ve been able to surmise, Monodeer is a hermit living in the woods of Holland writing music on a Gameboy for the sole purposes of survival. Armed with a Gameboy and an amp, the native wildlife of the Netherlands fears this shack in the middle of the woods.
And he plays a righteous live set, as evidence by this Blip Australia footage that I completely missed the first time around.
I’ve been enjoying this the last two days, it’s all of the crunchy bass that Cheapshot is well known for with the comfortable listening time of an album. Clocking in at 45 minutes, Streets of Bass adopts the prog-rock (or at least I think it comes from prog-rock) concept of album sections or “Levels” in this album. Serving as a logical separator between sonic styles, each level forms a soundtrack backdrop to either the starting beach, the downtown brawl or the boss’s mansion.
Track you shouldn’t miss: “Barmy”
Bonus PSA: Speaking of Cheapshot, there is a show in Philadelphia which I will regrettably not be able to attend, but Cheapshot, ???, XC3N and others will be playing this Saturday, March 31st. I think this might be Cheapshot’s first US performance?
Bersia’s music would be equally at home in an Parisian underground rave or that pseudo orgy/dance scene from that Matrix movie everyone has seen but refuses to talk about.
The right words to describe it are “an overwhelming amount of bass with a criminal intent to move your body”. Let us not confuse this with the pantheon of dubbreakstepcore that exists nowadays, Cream in all Moustache accomplishes the well-honed art of Western European hard house with surprising ease, considering it doesn’t come out of a laptop or several-thousand dollar synth setup.
Turn the bass up, blow out your speakers, you’ll thank me later.
Hailing from the Netherlands, FilosofischeStilte (which I’m told means “Philosophical Silence”) makes a delicious blend of crunchy bass, squeaky synths and crunk rhythms. Enjoy it with your morning party, wherever you may be.
DO NOT: miss the Niño remix of KFC Hotwings.
Just realized some people might not know who Buraka Som Sistema is. They’re electronic dance musicians specializing in twisting African kuduro music into a heavier and grimier creation dance music creation which is apparently being labeled “progressive kuduro” by some.
Bonus: Don’t miss their years-old collab with M.I.A., DJ Znobia, Saborosa and Puto Prata. Yes, M.I.A.
You may remember Omodaka from the rather rushed post I made about Blip Tokyo. If you were looking for a big collection of Omodaka music to add to your Amazon library like I was…well…there you go (why I didn’t think to search Amazon before is beyond me). Omodaka’s fusion of Japanese vocals and chipmusic is mindblowing.