The summer is hot in Germany and i love it. This does not happen very often. I am smoking between festivals, clubs, my studio and in the garden. I also got some hotness for you.
It is all about “Las Palmeras de Urabá”. This traditional Caribbean group exists since 1988 and they play the greatest Bullerengue! They live in the town of Necoclí (Colombia) with the Gulf of Urabá as their garden. After two years in the making they release their first CD worldwide on Konn Recordings. On a second CD you´ll find the tracks remixed by some fine Global Bass producers.
THIS IS THE ALBUM OF THE YEAR FOR ME!
Jim Coles grew up with the movie Bladerunner, other Science Fiction things and Synthesizer music by artists like Vangelis. As a teenager he experienced the birth of Jungle / Drum and Bass music. Just before the millennium he got bored of the evolution of this sound and looked for something new. Between 2004-2008 he released three Hip Hop LP´s as 2Tall. In 2010 he came back to Jungle/Drum and Bass with his new alias Om Unit. He called his production process “slow-fast” style, many took this term as a new genre. Labels like Metalheadz, Exit and Civil Music (who released his Om Unit Debut LP “Threads”) signed his new stuff. The combination of laid-back grooves and hectic percussion is the playground for artists like Om Unit who work on retrofuturistic ideas of the Hardcore Continuum. Jim is always taking some old school Jungle, UK Garage, Dubstep, Footwork and Hip Hop pieces for his new music. In 2011 he decided to start a own label called Cosmic Bridge with artists like Kromestar, Moresounds, EAN, Danny Scrilla and Boxcutter. The new “Cosmology”-Compilation shows perfectly the “slow-fast”-style without looking on the tempo. Headliner Mag talked with Jim Coles about the “Cosmology”-Compilation, the retrofuturistic aspect in his music and the Hardcore Continuum.
(Eine deutsche Version des Interviews gibt es hier.)
You know i love all kinds of Global Bass music, but i can´t stand this hype laser stuff. Clap! Clap! is a musician who is using international tribe samples to create hypnotizing dance stuff for all you club shamanism. His “Tambacounda EP” was inspiring, his new LP “Tayi Bebba” is a conceptual journey with deep tropical mystery core.
The LP contains 17 tracks that open the gate to another world and comes with full island map and in depth story behind each track. You just need to pass the bouncer, free your mind and freak in!
OUT ON BLACK ACRE 08-Sep-2014
Carnival should always be a big party. People celebrate the fete very different. Most of the time it is all about dancing, eating, drinking, wearing masks, criticism of the system and getting wasted in the end. For four days during the Carnival of Cultures in Berlin a street festival takes place in Kreuzberg with several stages and more than 400 market stalls. Grand final is the street parade on sunday. Berlin is the main capitol at the moment for the wickedest partys and great cultural interaction – and it´s not all about Techno. Some of the artists that played during the carnival weekend: Machel Montano, The Jilionaire of Major Lazer, Tony Touch, Assassin, Edu K, Symbiz, Daniel Haaksmann, Umami, Erphaan Alves, and many many more.
I love Soca, Jerk Chicken – most of the time you´ll find me on the road behind the great Yard/Carnival Fever truck!
DJ Vadim is the man for Reggae, Soul and real Hip Hop! His first LP “U.S.S.R. Repertoire” is a milestone and still a big influence for me. Since the release in 1996 the globetrotter changed his musical style a lot of times but you can always hear his trademark on the decks and knobs.
His new Album “Dubcatcher” is like a journey into the good old Rub a Dub / Raggamuffin days with multi colored covers, heavy bass riddims, good lyrics and wicked intros where you buy the Album just to sample the intros. Sixteen songs with Jamaican/British vocalists – and i´ll promise you´ll definitely love most of them. “If Life Was a Thing” ft Demolition Man is a lyric i love for more than a decade and i am more than happy to play this song out from now until i die.
Catch it now!
It is free, it is good, it is Soulforce download week! Don´t miss one of them, visit this site daily until sunday, smile and dance.
Milangeles is a Tropical Bass DJ/producer duo from Northern Italy. I spoke with Teddy and Filippo about Hipsters, boring Trap music and their father Daniel Haaksman.
Who is Ovadope? We don´t know. We just found the three songs from their Website amazing and wanted to feature them.