Karnival Klash

Always a good day when we get a new Poirier mix. This one is a pure helicopta waving killa.

If you’re in Montreal on October 3rd, get down to his Karnival v.1 party with Mad Decent’s Paul Devro and Bristol’s Dub Boy.

POIRIER – KARNIVAL MIX

Intro by MC Zulu
Demarco – Love A Come Down (She Can’t Wait) (Stress Free Riddim)
The Dø – On My Shoulders (WILDLIFE! Remix Instrumental)
MJ Cole & Serocee – AO (Zed Bias Wind Up Mix)
Schlachthofbronx – Farafina feat. Ete Kelly
Izé – Oh Narina feat. Omrane
Buraka Som Sistema – IC19
Buju Banton – Me & Oonu (Wipe Out Riddim)
Bunji Garlin – Fire Fi Dem (Wipe Out Riddim)
Ricky T – Like A Jumbie (Poirier Edit) (V12 Riddim)

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Dutty Kumbionics

Contagious cumbia from great nueva Dutty Arts Argentinian signing Le Yegros. Blending the ancient lyrical poetry of cumbia storytelling with some grinding dancefloor shuffle production by ZZK’s King Coya. The faultless remixes come courtesy of DJ/Rupture & Matt Shadetek, El Remolon &
Marcelo Fabian.

Here is the original.

La Yegros – Trocitos de Madera

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Batida

If you checked Portugal’s DJ Mpula that Boima posted, your probably gonna like this.

Mpula and his crew run a great radio show, Fazuma dropping kuduro, kwaito, Zouk, Baile funk etc..reaching out to Portugal and some African lusopone counties.

They are also producing and remixing some amazing tracks under the name BATIDA

They told me..

“Batida is also the name of a lot of the pirate compilations that circulate through the streets of Luanda. New ones come out every day, directly from the Musseke (ghetto) into the hands of all the Kandongueiros (Taxis), which is the main form of public transportation. These compilations are mainly dedicated to Kuduro and to Kizomba, which show, more than the actual radio, the sound that is pumping on the streets. The Batida compilations are key in promoting any artist.”

Cannot wait to hear their album, sampling 60s & 70s Angolan tracks from the historic Valentim Carvalho Luanda recordings catalogue. The tracks also feature new school Angolan MCs like this amazing one which was featured on Andy & Geko’s recent cracker of a Ghetto Palms mix. Jaunty kuduro for the end of summer.

Batida – Cuka

Download it here or here

or buy the cd here

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Mambo Peligroso en la Calle

Today some brain warping Mambo/Merengue de calle/Merengueton (Wot U call It ? – Very fast amazing Dominican rap business. If you’re feeling Omega, Moreno Negron and that kind of thing, you’re gonna love Berto Lokkera who lives in Spain.

This is monster.

El Mambo De La Lokkera (BertoLokkera Jorge & Baketa) – La Escuela Del Chavo

Berto has one of these mysterious but amazingly fruitful DJ sites that are there one day and disappear the next. Berto’s has a tonne of amazing music. Get it while its hot out the kitchen and still around – remixes & his own beats.

Berto Lokkera

At the Secousse carnival party (Pics) I Dj’d for lady Maluca and people were freaking for her merengue riddims. She smashed it.

London is doing it too. Look out for Secousse mates Murkules and Sumsin who are blending hyperspeed merengue with soca and funky- En la calle. Literally. Sumsin wheels out his mini BarrowBass soundsystem at night for outdoor raves poppin up around the capital in random parks and alleyways.

Sumsin’s Socamerenguetek mix.

Socasummerengue by sumsin

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Mambo Peligroso en la Calle

Today some brain warping Mambo/Merengue de calle/Merengueton (Wot U call It ? – Very fast amazing Dominican rap business. If you’re feeling Omega, Moreno Negron and that kind of thing, you’re gonna love Berto Lokkera who lives in Spain.

This is monster.

El Mambo De La Lokkera (BertoLokkera Jorge & Baketa) – La Escuela Del Chavo

Berto has one of these mysterious but amazingly fruitful DJ sites that are there one day and disappear the next. Berto’s has a tonne of amazing music. Get it while its hot out the kitchen and still around – remixes & his own beats.

Berto Lokkera

At the Secousse carnival party (Pics) I Dj’d for lady Maluca and people were freaking for her merengue riddims. She smashed it.

London is doing it too. Look out for Secousse mates Murkules and Sumsin who are blending hyperspeed merengue with soca and funky- En la calle. Literally. Sumsin wheels out his mini BarrowBass soundsystem at night for outdoor raves poppin up around the capital in random parks and alleyways.

Sumsin’s Socamerenguetek mix.

Socasummerengue by sumsin

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Coupe Decale!!! vs. Que Bajo?!

This Saturday, September 19th in San Francisco at the Baobab Village will be a party called Coupe Decale, with special guests, New York representatives Uproot Andy and Geko Jones, and Paris representative Maïmouna Coulibaly.

It’s a combined party, with one cover for two places.

Little Baobab will be the sounds of Latino New York with Andy and Geko, bringing their Que Bajo party across the Americas from New York to San Francisco to Buenos Aires. I’ll join them there. Be sure to check out their tour mix at Ghetto Palms, and Andy has also offered up for download the first track in that mix.

Etelvina Maldonado-Manuelita (Que Bajo Remix)

Maïmouna dances and teaches dance in Paris all the popular styles of French African youth, Dancehall, Coupe Decale, Ndombolo and Kuduro. Repping the Parisian projects in the suburbs, she has written a play to take her experiences on to the stage, incorporating the dances she learned growing up. She will be doing a dance performance at Le Petit Barbes along side the Baobab DJ’s Marco, Stevie B, and Alfie1Bateria.

I will also be djing for her this Thursday, September 17th at the MOAD for an interactive presentation. Check the video, Maïmouna is in the middle.

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EL-B Ghetto Bassquake Salsa Mix



You know El-B right? Legendary UK garage producer, influence on early dubstep, inspiration to some guy called Burial and lover of all things Latin.
Check what he said in his recent interview in The Wire
“I go to these Latino raves by myself – they think I’m fucking crazy, like “what’s that white boy doing over there?” just skanking out in the corner, but they know my face, they know my babymother. I think it’s the best music in the world but i keep it to myself.”
Well he’s no longer keeping it to himself, here we have an exclusive Ghetto Bassquake mix of all of his favourite Salsa tunes. Check the mix below, I’m just waiting on the tracklist so we should have it soon
He’s also started producing tunes that are influenced by Colombia, buy his recent split 12″ with Rossi B and Luca here, which features the awesome tune Son De Cali.
Enjoy

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Classic Grime Album Covers of Our Time



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Carnival Smoke Signals

The smell of that BBQ jerk at Notting Hill carnival made me want to wolf down 8 portions there and then like crazed starving pig. I didn’t sadly but took some photos instead on my phone.

Carnival season keeps it moving with our favourite bass commanders, The Heatwave who continue their relentless bashment grind with a great mix of The Message Is Love – In my opinion, better than the original. Love the way they slowed it down into a heavy bashment refix that only lets up for the old school hardcore style breakdown. In fact I swear I hear a Ragga Twins sample in there.

Silverlink ft. Jammer & Badness – The Message Is Love (The Heatwave remix)

Buy it and the other remixes here.

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Jugglin’ Tool

I love transition tunes, songs that let me take a set in two directions, and especially ones with a big nostalgia factor.

While I’ve not always been the biggest fan of him, for some reason I’ve really been diggin’ Vybz Kartel lately. Especially when linking up with Ms. Gaza Kim.

Vybz Kartel feat. Gaza Kim-Twice my Age 2009
on the (School Bell Riddim)

Update: I’m actually catching some R Kelly vibes of this tune, and maybe with Kim. Maybe my subconscious can’t get over Vybz’s past.

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