This is probably my last post before I go to Bolivia for 4 months, so I’ll try to make it big and/or eclectic.
I downloaded this first Jam when it came out a month ago, and it has really been growing on me. Bigote is pretty cool…He does different approaches to alot of tracks, and I the whole Graveton thing is pretty different; plus he released one with Cabeza, and I love Cabeza; they have introduced me to so many great artists.
also, another Bigote I’m feeling is this remix I found off an album with all types of wild guests on a little peruse through bandcamp this morning. (literally, the artist list on this ep is a who’s who of global bass allstars…)
Another thing I found was this track from Kuenta i Tambu, which is one of 2 3ball tracks off the 5 track Ep, which is a total slamfest…I’m really glad to be able to add more artists to my 3ball playlists, and vocals are great, for me, because they break up the set. I’m amped to play this one out. Plus, awesome to find a new artist to follow!
The third thing I found this morning was a new World Hood jam. It’s a month old, but I hadn’t heard it before, and I like it. I think these guys are sweet, and the more I listen, the more I like. It’s banging, but still chill. And has a really “ethno” feel, without being cheesy at all.
Back to soundcloud, I was directed to a really REALLY sweet new dub/cumbia fusion track…I really like this style. Aesthetically, it sounds almost like it could have been made in 1980, but it’s too contemporary in style. I had already been following these guys, but this track has me hooked! I’m gonna check them out daily from now on.
Another artist I’ve seen around but just rescently started following on soundcloud is Cero39. He’s a Colombian producer, and his tracks are all pretty varried. On this first track, I can’t figure out how to get this real track off gatemp3, or whatever, but this style of bouncey housey cumbia influence track is so cool. Very warm vibes.
He also did this remix of my future wife Lido Pimiente….it’s almost soca, so it’s great because it can help me fit “Mueve” into almost any set, between the 2 versions.
Another VERY VERY awesome thing I was directed to this week was an ABSOLUTELY FREE DOWNLOAD from juno, which is this very unique take on 3ball. It’s got hints of chiptune and cumbia, but also a really tech-housey feel stabs, which make for a very cool sound. I can’t embed any of the tracks from it, but it’s free and awesome, so just DOWNLOAD IT and CHECK IT OUT!!!!
Also really cool to find this week was this track from Chong X. I am into his approach, more than any other “moombahtonisto”. In fact, he might be the only moombahton producer I’m still following on soundcloud. This track is sweet because it is DEEP and it mixes time signatures. Some of CX’x earlier work I liked in theory or in sound, but might not have inlcuded is a set. This track, though, is a must listen.
Lastly, here’s a video of some Champeta that my Profe said is a big hit, and exemplifies the contemporary champeta sound in Bogota. I like the song, although I tend to like the tracks with more west african guitar lines a little more. Eitherway, though, this one is pretty catchy.