Andrés Schteingart aka El Remolon just made me nod my head to some artists I wouldn't even think to listen to leisurely but damn it's too good, his down tempo and cumbia bass is fantastic throughout. This ZZK mixtape has all the right thumps and good rhythms are constant, this is volume 9 so be sure go snag those other ones! Enough words... more music.
'12 goes and '13 appears, the new year is here for a bit and why not start it with a good set of music? A plethora ("Jefe, what is a plethora?") of thumps and bumps full of bass, get your mind right early on so you know what's coming. Noticing a slight pattern in these and some of the latest posts? Yep, I will be posting more bass variety of the global/world kind in addiction to everything else I play here. It's something I wanted to start for a while and finally getting around to finding the right people to post about. Kicking off the list is Brooklyn Shanti with a mix starting off 2013 for all you kids that like dancing the night away then it goes off into the bass heavens for all sorts of goodness.
A Giant thank you to everyone that supported the artists and WGM this past year, we wouldn't be here without you and always appreciate the love. This new year is going to be about venturing out more into different sections of music in different cultures and languages, gotta live universal and that goes for music as well.
In the end it is and will forever be about the music. So with that said... let's get to the bass shall we? Stay Giant.
Electro-Cumbia super duo Palenke Soultribe let's El Makako loose in Hollywood and brings us along for the rise of immigrant Makako in search for a brighter tomorrow. Awesome dance sounds mixed with the rich historical sound of Cumbia always makes for a great track and this Columbian group seems to knock it out the park with ease. The single is off their upcoming album 'Palenke vs. Palenque' via the NatGeo Music label, yes that National Geographic... oh so very cool.
As we all know I have a deep appreciation of Cumbia Bass and the preservation of the cultured sounds in present music, today lead me to perusing my messages and submissions in Soundcloud and out surfaced an artist by the name of Nixtamal from France. While Cumbia is one of the main and key ingredients in his sound, he also mixes in Dub, Reggae and any other good hefty bass ready for the picking. Peep the tracks and live DJ set he has below.
Last year El Dusty came out with a Cumbia infused dance track 'K Le Pasa' and folks went crazy for it. Now enter the released Remix EP of the banger and Holland's Alvaro Moombathon remix (Free for now) is my favorite version, also by staying up to par with the heavy bass it's going to keep folks dancing it up til the sun comes up. You can buy the 5 track EP now on iTunes, Beatport and Juno, it's being released by Man Recordings. The Moombah one you can hear and download below... get to it!