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Pedro Laza Y Sus Pelayeros

Navidad Negra

Pedro Laza Y Sus Pelayeros

Navidad Negra

A mind-blowing piece of Colombian Cumbia circa 1961.

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EL HIJO DE LA CUMBIA

Cumbia De Los Barrios

EL HIJO DE LA CUMBIA

Cumbia De Los Barrios

The new-skool of Cumbia - a brilliantly cartoonish and exotically alien strain of slow-funk.

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Sacasas

Rumba Negra

Sacasas

Rumba Negra

An infectious Rumba featuring Rubén González picked by Honest Jon's from EMI's 78s archive.

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SILKIE & HARRY CRAZE

Favela

SILKIE & HARRY CRAZE

Favela

Sexy bass-driven Dubstep for Croydon-to-Copacabana back streets.

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TONY ALLEN

Gbedu

TONY ALLEN

Gbedu

Fela Kuti's master percussionist Tony Allen on a sumptuously fresh and naked instrumental rhythm trip.

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PEARSON SOUND

WAD

PEARSON SOUND

WAD

Ramadanman merging kinky Calypso with Todd Edwards-style vocal edits and massive subbass.

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Rebolledo

Raid A La Joya

Rebolledo

Raid A La Joya

Hypnotically programmed Latin rhythms syncopated with a freaky rave sensibility. Utterly brilliant!

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MUJAVA

Township Funk (Radioclit Remix)

MUJAVA

Township Funk (Radioclit Remix)

Essential refit of 2008's defining anthem from the Afro-obsessed Radioclit unit.

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BOK BOK

NNTF09

BOK BOK

NNTF09

Rudest Funky mutation soaking up B-More rhythms, synthlines and subbass bomb drops.

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Maluca

El Tigeraso

Maluca

El Tigeraso

Hi-NRG-but-sultry Soca driven killer on Diplo's Mad Decent label.

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L-Vis 1990

United Groove

L-Vis 1990

United Groove

One of 2009's defining tracks. Funky hyperbass meta-grooves.

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TERROR DANJAH

Green Street

TERROR DANJAH

Green Street

Incredibly bouncy Soca-Grime syncopations tracing a lineage to Jungle Hardcore and much more before it.

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Brackles

Rawkus

Brackles

Rawkus

Firin' garage-rave arrangement in a Tropical style.

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FAUNA

Zombie

FAUNA

Zombie

Gangsta leaning and synth-heavy slo-mo killer, like Joker chewing Coca leaves in the Barrio with Zomby.

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“14 tracks: Tropical Riddim Trip”

The current Garage revival in the UK has met with the force of West African Calypso and Caribbean Soca inspired Funky/House via vintage Grime in the hands of DJs like Geeneus, Oneman and Kode 9, while at the other end of the spectrum across Europe and USA, Latin American Cumbia has taken grip of the floor, signalling a preference for colourful polyrhythmic priorities to redress the balance of the dancehall towards the excitement of urban-exotic music. Through electronic means, whether in the repetitive rhythms, the physically tactile subbass weight, or neon glowing synth tones, these styles can be loosely tied together as Tropical Bass Music, marking the indelible influence of international immigration routes, either from South America to North America, or West Africa to Northern Europe, following vital cross-pollination trails which have gestated for generations. For this 14 tracks selection we've trawled the archives to collect some crucial embarkment points for anyone attempting to make some sense of the ever-mutating and morphing patterns of the world's dancefloor. We travel from Pedro Laza Y Sus Pelayeros' enchanting Cumbia trip to L-Vis' devastating rave-riddim 'United Groove', taking in Maluca's favela Soca collision 'El Tigreso', cutting loose to Terror Danjah's hyper-syncopated carnival Grime, swing to Tony Allen's incredible instrumental 'Gbedu', and wind-a-waist to Rebolledo's 'Raid A La Joya'. From our UK-centric perspective the peripheries have never seemed so exciting...

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On 07 Oct 09:33 Aaron whittle said:

“raaaahhhhhh”

amazing selection!!!!!!

On 07 Oct 10:11 mrfart said:

“nice”

very interesting selection this week.
love it

On 07 Oct 11:03 René Planète said:
http://zensamarina.com

“supercool”

tenx to u and tanith who showed me this, regards from spain.

On 07 Oct 11:25 RHYTHM DR said:
http://www.mutantdisco.com

“rhythmically riveting”

lot's of favourites there - great off centre selection of syncopations!

On 08 Oct 18:40 fede said:

Although i enjoy this 14 trax stuff this time i find it kind of poor in a conceptual way.From our south american perspective the 14 trax has never seemmed so eurocentric. Argentinean cumbia has few connection with the "tropic", and has far better examples than that. "Tropical Bass Music" A parrot?

On 08 Oct 19:11 shannon harris said:

“fede”

you make your own concepts, build your own threads. it might not suite your perspective, but from where im standing that parrot and that bass music sounds and looks pretty tropical. Anyway, love this shit, special props to the L-vis and Bok Bok joints, and that Fauna track is a proper braintease! 'spect.

On 08 Oct 20:57 Coffee Table Defense Committee said:

“Too esoteric”

Potentially interesting idea, but not up on the execution. Too scattered, too esoteric, too much a-little-bit-of-everything-thrown-together. I mean, what does Tony Allen, the onetime percussion chair for Fela Kuti really have in common with this LVIS 1990 fella? Not much, I suspect. I compare track 1 of the collection (which, btw, is YUMMY) to track 12 and I hear no thread, no continuity, whatsoever. The word "tropical" has no specificity (like calling any music out of South America "Latin", which not all of it is), and simply throwing a parrot on it doesn't change that.

On 08 Oct 23:57 edward hodgkins said:

“blurp”

too esoteric? i think maybe you've come to the wrong place if you find this too esoteric. try HMV eh?

On 09 Oct 00:04 Coffee Table Defense Committee said:

“Blurp yourself”

Sorry, esoteric probably the wrong word. As a matter of fact it's the fact that Boomkat specializes in all the hard to find good stuff why I love 'em so much.

That being said, I still contend that Tony Allen and LVIS 1990 don't go together under any thematic unity.

On 09 Oct 00:56 j gill said:
http://14tracks.com

“wonderfully esoteric”

Thanks, CTDC, for selecting the proper word to describe the diversity of sounds in this collection. There are one or two tracks in this grouping I'm not yet fond of, but out of fourteen they are all interesting and funky in their own way.

On 09 Oct 08:54 edwin sands said:

“tropical”

I think some of you are being too literal here. Every single track here conjures up something Tropical to me, and if you cant hear a thread between tony allen and l-vis then we're probably listening to different things. Favourite 14 tracks yet.

On 09 Oct 08:57 emily jones said:

“diversity”

why are some of you so scared of diversity? does everything have to be homogenous? would you rather just have 14 tracks that sound exactly the same? i'm more interested in what connects these disperate sounds, so i'd agree that this is probably one of the best selections yet here.

On 10 Oct 14:03 rec said:

“keep it funky......”

Creat selection. I am so happy music is going this way. Its been great to see the rest of the world getting their due respect. There is more to come. Its totally appropriate to have Tony Allen next to L-VIS, that man has been a HUGE influence on anyone whos making some beats. Thank you Boomkat... again...

On 11 Jan 23:13 solarlion said:
http://twitter.com/solarlion

“connecting the dots”

there is a nice shared off-kilter feeling to these selections. no doubt a connection to the funky / purple sounds percolating about these days. nice one.

On 11 Jan 23:24 solarlion said:
http://twitter.com/solarlion

“ps”

that Pedro Laza track is ridiculously good.