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Looks like more and more people like Masala, Wanye and Wax, DJ/ Rupture and Fried Ramen are feeling the old school reggaeton stuff.

Download DJ Playero’s mixtapes at Masala

Or just Blaze it up

Baby – Marihuana (Zshare)

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Sour like Lemon & Ps

I’ve never been big on UK hip Hop but sometimes in the right medium, there is some flow and energy that is too heavy for words. The US style of rapping don’t come natural to us and never really has. But since Jamaica brought their ragga influence we got our own ting. Our rap style comes from the pirate radio and rave MCing culture, crowd hypment, which is why for me, it works best in garage, grime and jungle. At 02:25 in this video is what i’m talking about.

Just listen to the flow of Wiley and co. on this 4 x 4 riddim by Slimzee. Holy shit.

Slimzee ft. Pay as you Go – forgot the name (Zshare)

And if that hasn’t convinced you, Stryders going to show you what I mean even before his voice broke.

Tinchy Stryder – freestyle (Zshare)

And i’m pretty sold on this crazy mix by London’s Faggatronix blending garagey beats with grime and crunk vocals to filthy but brilliant effect. For me this is so much more fun than dubstep.

Faggatronix – 4×4 Birthday mix

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Carnaval del Pueblo – London




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Cheers

I don’t know anything about the transglobal economics of alcohol brands, but I do know that Skol was a really weak tasteless beer my Dad used to drink in the 80s. It may be a surprise for UK readers to know that Skol is the biggest beer brand in Brazil. I think it might be the Stella of the favelas and they’re even sponsoring funk balls. Which make this song the ‘Cigarettes & Alcohol’ of baile funk. Don’t worry, its not like Oasis but it does mention a couple of things they like. This is more punk rock than the majority of bands in the UK. There I said it.

Unknown – Montagem Coca Skol (Zshare)

But more importantly, but what happened to the viking man and remind me of his name ?

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Get Rude

On Saturday join me at Get Rude with The Zombie Disco Squad and The Bulgarian to hear white hot baile at excessive volumes.

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I Want Candy


Some quality summertime mixes :

Some serious London action from Faggatronix mixing up UKG and electrocrunk freshness. This should be more popular than funky ‘ouse right now.

Word The Cat tears it up with African, Bashment and Bassline garage.

Some random old Paul Devro mix in full pardy effect.

Disco Devil, a hot reggae blog from Brazil comes in with a Rodigan Dublate mix.

Zombie Disco Squad talk frankly about Bassline Booty & Baile.

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Bonde Do Blog

Radioclit, Amanda Blank & Bonde Do Role. The world’s first Blog music supergroup ? No thankfully. Instead of jazzy improvisation they went with drinking large quantities of alcohol and shouting over kuduro. It was good.

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Portugal+Angola= Firepower

Yesterday I had my eardrums nearly blown out by Buraka Som Sistema in a very hot, small, sweaty tent at Lovebox. And I can safely say they are not fucking around. Oh. My. God. My man hit it HARD. They didn’t even have Petty and the dancers. Just one guy playing a set of sub-bass, acid tweaking Kuduro bombs. It was awesome and had me grinning like a fool for the entire set. I think alot of the stuff was Buraka productions and it really comes alive on a (Mad) decent soundsystem. He even dropped some grime in the middle of the set. Strong. If they come to your town, don’t even think about not going.

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Tierra del Fuego

Straight off the parrilla, another flame grilled slice of Argentinian cumbia soaked in Chimichurri. Chancha Via Circuito is on the hype screwed and chopped tip.

Chancha Via Circuito – Cumbia Malembe

And from Bolivia, more sleepy cumbia beats from another Argentinian, Sonido Martines. He’s doing a mix for Rupture’s excellent new radio show on 18th Juy.

Sonido Martines – Vuela Pajarito Rebajado

Yet more heat from Argentina, check Princesa. She’s hammering the barrios with her fiesty Reggaeton-dancehall. Lots of downloadable beats on her myspace.

Princesa – I Feel So Good

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Montreal Does It


Monsiuer Poirier has been having some illegal fun with Khiasma from Masala and Sixtoo throwing a rave out the back of a van under a bridge somewhere in Montreal. Video here. If you did that in London, everyone would be shot by the police. Probably.

Ghislain also sent me this bhangra soca beauty. Like Matterhorn on holiday in Goa. I know its been on a few blogs already so this is for the snoozers. Carnival Banger.

Bunji Garlin & JMC Triveni – Doi Festival (Ghislain Poirier remix)(Zshare)

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