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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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Poirier’s Karnival attack continues with a punishing new EP Run The Riddim. It hits his usual high benchmark of blistering bass heavy electronic soca, bashment and dancehall. Vocals on the riddims by Burro Banton, Face-T, MC Zulu and the UK’s YT. Out on Ninja Tune on Sept 28th. And he is well worth catching on tour soon in Brazil, Mexico, Europe & CMJ & Pop Montreal.

Before you buy, a taster. Play loud.

Poirier ft Face T – Enemies

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Ghetto Bassquake on Diesel U Music radio

A few weeks ago, when Boima was in London we got the chance to do a show on Diesel U Music radio. This is the second half with less chat and more music.

Ghetto Bassquake on Diesel U Music Radio (Direct Download)

The Very Best – Julia


Busy Signal – Like A Shaker (Shake Shake)
Uproot Andy – Smooth Criminal RMX
Banda el Mexicano – No Bailes de Caballito
Busy Signal ft Rubi Dan – Tic Toc
Luky Gomes – (Baka) Zeze e Toto Kuduro Mix
DJ Znobia & Come Todas – Mete Nojo
DJ Amorim – Os Angolas
IVM – Batida Mix / DJ Dú Marcel – Tribal Sound
Nelo & Djoza – Rabentola


Didier Awadi-Zamouna
YV-Own Step (Chief Boima Remix)
Zakee Kuduro ft. Anbuley-Sane Eba
Casper-Cha Cha Slide (Kuduro Remix)
The Outhere Brothers-Pass the Toilet Paper
Chelly-Took The Night
Akatoto-Dans le Tempo (DJ Click Remix)
Nina Sky-Turnin’ Me On
Soukous Stars-Nairobi Night (Chief Boima Remix)
Mr. V-Put Your Drink Down (Big Space Remix)
Mzee feat. Candy Nurse-Mahuwelele (Manoo Remix)
DJ Cleo ft. DJ What What-Bloemfontein Funk
Unknown Artist-Pump It Up (Kuduro Remix)
Marlon D -Jesus Creates Sound (Main Mix)
Flamzy-Faroter feat. Joskar
Afro National-Graunkalay

Toby Love feat. Omega-Tu No Ta Pa Mi (Remix)


We also got to play a couple of parties which were crazy fun.

Secousse that night was a banger.

Musicalia was awesome the next night. Shout out to our superhost, Isa GT.

A hectic weekend. But awesome.

And if you’ve read the post below you’ll see we’ve got a new writer in the on the blog. Fruko knows lots about great music and we’re psyched he’s going to be dropping the goodness here with me and Chief Boima. Bring the pain!!!

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Toto La Momposina

I got to know Vamanos through a shared love of all things tropical and after months of pub conversations and clubbing around London he’s asked me to contribute to the blog. My first post isn’t focusing on the bass but northern Colombia’s Toto La Momposina who is performing at London’s Cargo on the 16th.
Most will know who from the various times she’s been sampled (check Michel Cleis’ La Mezcla and Timbaland and Magoo’s Indian Flute) but her own music is just as special, especially my favourite La Verdolaga.
Outside of the UK she normally plays to thousands of people so the chance to see her at Cargo will be kinda awesome. Her mix of African, Latin and Indigenous music will offer a brief respite from London’s drudge into the dreariness of autumn and winter. I’m looking forward to it.

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Carnival No Stop

Secousse Carnival killed it. Amazing sets from Maluca, Afrikan Boy, Dotstar, Hackney Empire & Barbara Panther.

The Secousse Soundsystem. (Pics)


If you missed it, we’re back again tonight with Los Chinches playing their speical Peruvian Amazonian Juju magic and Baile funk lambada goodness from Joao Brasil.

….and its my Birthday today!

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Wining Season

My best weekend of the summer. If you’ve ever been before, you’ll know there is a special vibe in that end of London that you don’t get anywhere in the world. Back in the day, 97 I think, I was lucky enough to catch Mr. Vegas, Sean Paul, Elephant Man, Lady Saw, Wayne Marshall & Lexus all on the Westood stage. Sean Paul was new and smashed it with Infiltrate, all the girls went nuts for Lexus. Then I remember trying to climb over a high fence and slicing my back up – Ah, Happy days. This sunday night I’m massively stoked to be playing at an after party carnival. Its gonna be rad and def. Come and hear carnival classics old and new at the Secousse Carnival Special.

You’ll hear some bigguns like these..

Machel Montano ft. Busy Signal – Push Bumpa (Mediafire)

The Very Best – Warm Heart of Africa (So Shifty remix) (Direct Download)

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A Busy (Bay Area) Weekend

Gotta start it off with this one, in honor of a busy weekend. Mr. Ghislain on a hotta hotta remix:

Busy Signal-Cool Baby (Poirier Remix)

The weekend starts Thursday (August 27th) with Descendants United and the video premier party for Oaklander Ise Lyfe’s single “Thighbone” feat. Oaklanders Zion I. Aebl Dee and I as always on the tunes.

Then on Friday (August 28th) Benjamin of Akwaaba will be the special guest alongside myself and DJ Marco at Little Baobab. Check out this new mix that Benjamin posted by DJ Mpula of Lisboa.

Fazuma vs. Akwaaba Mix (Direct Link)

Lastly, most certainly not the least, on Saturday (August 29th) Maga Bo will be in town playing at Arthouse Gallery in San Francisco for the Capoeira Sul Da Bahia fundraiser party, going from 9pm to 2am. This should be a really great event, with Maga Bo playin for the Brazil minded folks of the Bay Area.

See you all in the weekend!

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TSC Coupe Mix

You might remember Belgium’s Tupolev Sound Crash after we posted this hot remix of Tartit. They just sent this xxclusive Coupe decale mix featuring a tonne of great jams from Ivory Coast to keep your summer house parties rocking.

coupé décalé mixtape by tupolevsoundcrash

Gous 2 Being: Eza toujours likolo
Sara T ft. Oxy Nor J: Atalaku
Flamzy DJ: Faroter
Wens DJ: Tonkon monkon
Awilo: J’ai envie de toi
MJ ft. Mulukuku DJ: Ngningui ngningui
Alpha Jet: 1er vol
Schegal: Deboukeyi
DJ Bonano ft DJ Lewis: Django
Dream Team: Abidjan y’a la joie
Allan DJ: Sort la démarche
DJ Mix 1er & DJ Eloh: Bobaraba
DJ Marechal: Séka séka
DJ Arafat: Hommage à Jonathan
DJ Zidane: Guantanamo
DJ Lewis: Grippe aviaire
TV3 DJ: Fatigué fatigué
Jessy Matador: Décalé gwada
Le Cézar ft. AP 113 & Affo Love: Afrodesign
Serpent Noir: Décalé wolof
DJ Kitoko 1er: Jolie bébé
Inoce DJ: Déception (remix)
Inoce DJ: Mix bit
Bablee Samuz: Bablee
Bébé DJ: Couper décaler
Dollar DJ: Wolosso

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