Posts Tagged ‘diplo’

Jahdan Blakkamoore – The General, Buzzrock Warrior, and more


Jahdan Blakkamoore of the Dutty Artz crew caught my eye (ear?) a while ago but I’ve been hooked ever since the XLR8R Full Hundred podcast mixed by Matt Shadetek. There’s strictly fire on this mix, and since it came out many of the tunes have been picked up and a full album has been announced.  I’d like to preview some tunes with Jahdan on the mic, he’s one to watch this year.  The entire Dutty Artz family with their New York Tropical sound are on something delightful and I’ll definitely be keeping a look out for more of this new flavor of music.

Jahdan Blakkamoore – The General (Liondub International)

I featured the original of The General and a remix by Portland’s Noah D in my last podcast and really can’t get enough of it. Four versions total on the 12″ release: the original, the Noah D remix, the Marcus Visionary remix, and the acapella. This is a sampler off the LP Buzzrock Warrior due out soon.  This to me is a perfect blend of reggae lyrics with a dubby beat.  Jahdan control the whole entire district.  You can pick your flavor of choice between these three versions:

Original mix (prod. Liondub & Matt Shadetek):

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Noah D Remix:

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Marcus Visionary Remix:

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Long Road (forthcoming The Agriculture)

I’ve only heard short clips of the original but this sounds like another solid reggae production from Liondub & Jahdan with conscious lyrics and an excellent rhythm. Then came Shadetek with the remix (which I think starts at about 27 seconds in this clip from the XLR8R podcast) and transformed the original via a relentless synth and monster halftime beat. I’ve been trying to hunt down info on this one and happily just heard that it’s slated to come out on The Agriculture next month. Salute!

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Major Lazer – Cash Flow (Downtown)

Diplo & Switch’s project “Major Lazer” has been getting lots of hype including many remixes of “Hold the Line” after they put out the acapella with Mr. Lexx. The full-length LP is an eclectic collection of songs of various bass-related genres with many guest vocalists.  This one featuring Jahdan was made available for free via /rupture’s blog (negrophonic.com).  It’s lyrically solid and ends with a nice synth horn bit, good rootsy tune.

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Lastly I gotta give a shoutout to Dutty Artz, Shadetek, DJ /Rupture, Geko Jones, and Jahdan’s forthcoming album Buzzrock Warrior due out this September.  It features Modeselektor, Maga Bo, Durrty Goodz, Chancha Via Circuito, 77Klash, Abena Koomson, and others.  The General is a sampler for this which, if that’s any indication, will make this an album to remember.  The General is out now on Liondub International, Noble Society – Take Charge (LP) featuring Jahdan out on Lustre Kings, We Are Radiers on Dutty Artz, and Heartbroken with Liondub and Noah D on the remix out yesterday on Earwax.  Look out also for Marcus Visionary’s soca/kuduro flavored remix of Noble Society – Mama So Divine out soon on Liondub International.  Forward!

 

Bassnectar – Art of Revolution EP


Bassnectar Art of RevolutionToday I bring some samples of fresh Bassnectar material coinciding with the start of his US tour on 5/1. You can see the full dates of the tour here. He just released this EP which bears the same name as his tour consisting of title track “Art of Revolution” and a series of remixes from Diplo, Product 01, Ghislain Poirier, and 6blocc. This tune was also used in the recent Groove Armada mashup posted for download.

Bassnectar – Art of Revolution

First up is the original which is a serious wobbler asking “why we are afraid of revolution, man?”  I think this revolution is taking place on the dance floor though.  I love the intro drums on this, tons of fun blending them on top of other tunes.  This one large.

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Art of Revolution (Diplo Remix)

Diplo minimizes the wobble and adds a bmore bass or baile rhythm, later bringing the wobble back in but pitched down into the bass.  Really like this remix.

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Art of Revolution (6blocc Remix)

Junglist massive!  This tune could have been recorded in the height of jungle if the tempo were faster.  6blocc’s roots are evident.  The bassline in the intro takes me straight back to classic tunes like DJ Zinc’s Fugees or Not whitelabel.  I love the way the intro bubbly bassline morphs into the wobble from the Bassnectar original.  BIG remix!

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This is available via the Bassnectar store currently and will be released on iTunes, Beatport, and other e-music retailers on May 12th.

 

Major Lazer – Hold The Line (Kozee Remix)


Kozee

Third free tune today comes from Kozee here in San Francisco. This one’s a remix of Major Lazer – Hold The Line featuring Mr. Lexx and Santogold.  Major Lazer is Diplo and Switch, bringing the number of big names involved in this remix to 5.  The original is sick, and the remix does not disappoint.  If this doesn’t make you dance you’ve got something wrong with your booty.

If you’re feeling this, don’t miss the next Makeout session on the 22nd.

Download this tune via Soundcloud, or download the original.

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Violet Gray and (DUB) A-Tak present Danger Dub Duo Vol 1


Violet Gray and Dub A-Tak - Danger Dub Duo Vol 1

This is a filthy hour of music from Los Angeles residents Violet Gray and DJ A-Tak.  Definitely for the dark inclined.  Mixing and selection are excellent – respect Violet Gray and A-Tak.  Tak was very humble about this mix but it really is quality.

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1) Banjo and Sullivan Intro
2) Kid Sister – Pro Nails (Rusko Remix)
3) The Quemists ft. Wiley – Dem Na Like Me (Subscape Dub)
4) Nero – Something Else
5) TC – Where’s My Money (Caspa Remix)
6) Reso – If ya Can’t Beat ‘Em
7) MIA – Paper Planes (MC Dino DIZD Remix)
8 ) Santogold – Starstruck (Diplo Remix)
9) Kosheen – Guilty (Plastician Remix)
10) Ultrablack – Hate on Us (6Blocc Remix)
11) Tekstep – Streetfighter Remix
12) 16Bit – In The Death Car
13) Anne Rani – Fall (Tech Itch Dub Mix)
14) Cardopusher – Steppin Worldwide
15) Sukh Knight – Tricks of Trade
16) Dub & Run – Young Folks
17) The Widdler – Sunday Bootleg
18) Rusko – Hornz Cru
19) Rusko – SNES Dub
20) hd4000 – Soul-ja dub
21) Kelly Dean – Hardhat
22) hd4000 – beep beep
23) Bassnectar – Heads Up – California Style Mix

Download here.