Catch me at SXSW with Austin’s awesome Peligrosa crew at middnight on Wednesday 13th March. Can’t wait!
Since first hearing the bass-heavy sounds of local producers during extended trips through Latin America in 2004, Vamanos has been captivated by the progressive urban dance music of the southern hemisphere. Returning to his native London, he began writing Ghetto Bassquake which quickly became a critically acclaimed online destination for the hottest underground sounds from around the world, focussed especially on Latin America, Africa and the Caribbean.
As one of the key figures behind the much-loved, legendary London tropical night, Secousse, now reborn as Palm City Social , Vamanos's DJ sets are as unpredictable as they are riotous, leaving no ass unshaken.
He has also had a lot of fun playing solo dates around the world in places such as New York, Belgium, Geneva, Paris, Berlin, Stockholm, Lowlands Festival Netherlands, Bestival, Secret Garden party and a recent Ghetto Bassquake Sound System show at SXSW 2011 in Austin Texas with Chief Boima. In 2010 Vamanos launched the Ghetto Bassquake record label to release music and promote artists on an international level. In his day job, he is a film music supervisor.
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This Friday, Super Mom is back!
After two riotous parties (sorry) The Very Best are back with an essential carnival warm up summer jam.
Join us this Friday at Villain in East london for more FIRE!
They are also giving away 2 FREE remixes of Ndekha from the Super Mom mixtape. Grab the awesome remixes by tropical bass producer WILDLIFE! and the UK garage legend Wookie on The Very Best soundcloud.
I was asked to make this mix by Newcastle’s Vamos! festival, where I’ll be playing some records this weekend. A few tracks I’ve been playing this year and quite a few that we’ve given away on the blog recently. It starts out African and goes a bit Mexican before ending back in Africa again. This ones on a summery vibe for your BBQ.
Get it ahorita.
Edijay – Actris de Reparto (Colombia)
D’Banj – Igwe (Nigeria)
Bob Sinclar – Kazet (SA)
Lokassa & Soukous stars – Nairobi Night (DR Congo)
Aurlus Mabele – Soto (DR Congo)
Magic System – L’Ambience a L’Africaine (Ivory Coast/France)
Cabo Snoop – Windeck (Angola)
Breach – Fatherless (UK)
The Very Best feat. Moroka – Ndekha (UK/Malawi)
Antony Santos – Vete (Uproot Andy remix) (Canada/Dominican Republic)
Erick Rincon – Natalomba (PreHispanik mix) (Mexico)
DJ Mozka – Mi Ritmo Preispanico (Mexico)
Sheeqo Beat – Makumes (Mexico)
Don Omar Ft Lucenzo – Danza Kuduro (Puerto Rico)
DJ Eridson – Kabolokolo (Bonga Remix) (Angola)
Thomas Chauke – Na Twanana (SA)
A couple of weeks ago, myself and Moroka were invited to do a little Secousse take over on London Fields radio live from Land of Kings festival at the Old Boys club in Dalston which is, as Kate says, “reminiscent of Uncle Fester’s drawing room, if he ever had one, replete with dusty chandeliers, deranged taxidermy and other dusty curiosities”. Half way through the show a load of people suddenly turned up so we got busy. Stream the show here.
vamanos at ghettobassquake dot com
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