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Petrona in Space

Ok, I have to wrap up this little post fest with the final track (last but not least) of my latest favorite afrolatinoclubremix tracks. New York’s Nate Mars comes with a great half time dancehall remix of a Petrona Martinez tune.Petrona Martinez-ARoRo (Nate Mars Remix) Nate just released a full length album, Concentric Circles. Buy …

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Do you hear the Sonora?

I had a blast running around Texas last March, hanging with friends, drinking too much, going to off the wall parties. I got to take a little break from the madness that was SXSW and hopped down to San Antonio for DJ Sonora to introduce me and Isa GT to the madness that is Sonido …

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Ethiopique Rockers Throwback

Loving this new one from Nas & Damian Marley. Sampling the classic Mulatu Asteke track, Yegelle Tezeta. Released on 18th May by VP. Sounding like some old Wu Tang bizniz.

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Destroy Borders

ZWART LICHT – DUBTRIP (FS GREEN REMIX) from mixin creativity on Vimeo. Last summer on my trip around Europe I spent some time in Amsterdam visiting a couple of electronic music/hip hop festivals. A couple weeks back on the WFMU blog, I talked about Zwart Licht, the above group whom I saw at the Applesap …

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Baloji be on that Rumba

LE JOUR D’APRES / SIKU YA BAADAYE (INDEPENDANCE CHA-CHA) from BALOJI on Vimeo. Something must be in the air (no volcanic ash.) Rumba (or in this case cha cha cha) has inspired an amazing old school referencing video by the greatest music video maker in the world right now, Baloji. Sampling (or covering) Dr. Nico …

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Chief Boima’s Techno Rumba

Not content with posting continuous awesomeness here on Ghetto Bassquake, a massive release from our very own Chief Boima, dropping his all new EP on Dutty Artz. The Techno Rumba single is the next slamming leg in his inspired blend of rolling African riddims with electronic club sounds. Big remixes come from Dutty Artz Tropical …

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Uncarved Radio

The always amazing John Eden is back with a great new Uncarved radio show. Among plenty of things, John knows crazy amounts about UK reggae. On this show he unearths here mind boggling genres that you probably never knew existed like 80s UK Digital Soca from the 80s, Rapso ( UK Rap and calypso) and …

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Botswana’s Finest

Been waiting for this ever since we posted his amazing first single, Dumelang. From the village of Palapye, home of Ruff Riddims Botswana, Skeat has dropped his first album on the excellent Akwaaba label. It delivers an awesome mash up of Kawaito, Kwassa House and Congolese music, we’re loving this High-Life sound. This is an …

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Funana Friday

In case you need some Funana in your life to get the weekend jamming (at high speed), from a truly amazing new compilation of Cape Verdean bangers called Projecto Funana & Batuku 2010. Jorge Neto – Salta Rapacinhu Jorge’s jacket in the excellent video is Very Orange and pretty cool.

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Bananas!*

BANANAS!* trailer from WG Film on Vimeo. It’s no secret that the stragulating exploitative economic controls that US Fruit companies have on farmers in Central America is outrageous. And it’s no new thing, it’s been going on ever since the days of the Banana Republics. Haven’t seen it yet, but Bananas!*, a new Swedish film …

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