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Transnational Dubstep is now live!
February 1, 2011, 5:56 pm
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Generation Bass Presents:


Out Today

Transnational Dubstepis
the first major compilation to document the fusion of dubstep and
global roots music. It has been conceptualized & compiled by
co-owner/editor & the driving force behind the Generation Bass blog,
DJ UMB in cooperation with Six Degrees Records.  The record pulls
together some of the most exciting new producers in electronic music who
are incorporating sounds from around the planet with the bass bin
shaking thump of dubstep.

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Natacha Atlas has one of the most distinctive and seductive voices in modern music.  Although she is best known for her fusions of Middle Eastern, Western and Electronic styles, over a series of albums, she has shown herself to also be a sublime interpreter of well known songs from a variety of repertoires.  Her latest acclaimed release, Mounqaliba contains what is perhaps her most inspired choice of cover songs: Nick Drakes classic “Riverman”. Melding the undeniable power of her voice with lush strings, stately piano and subtle arabic percussion , Natacha and her producer/ arranger Samy Bishai re-imagine Drake’s composition in a unique and haunting way.  On the Riverman Remixes, a group of electronica’s finest weave a series of beautiful, ambient remixes that respect Natacha’s interpretation while simultaneously charting fascinating new sonic courses for the song.  Remixers include ambient texturalists 310, Global Electronica pioneer Makyo and Middle Eastern fusioneer Jef Stott.

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Chamber Music is a collaboration between Ballake Sissoko, who plays the traditional kora, a lute-harp from Mali, and Vincent Segal, the French cellist who plays for the trip-hop band Bumcello.   It is also, quite simply, one of the most elegant and beautiful recordings of “world music” in recent years.  At a time when cross-cultural music has tended toward highly-caffeinated electric pop and dance music, Sissoke and Segal remind us that there is room – and maybe even a need – for a quieter, more refined world music. 

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Brownout, the Psychedelic Latin Funk alter ego of Grupo Fantasma, heated up dance-floors and critic’s lists around the world with last year’s Aguilas & Cobras record. The group’s trademark soulful beats, psychedelic guitar excursions, tough grooves and ultra-tight horn arrangements have now been handed over to a dream team of remixers from the electronic dance, funk, cumbia & nu-groove scene, resulting in Aguilas & Cobras Remixed & Re-Grooved. Remixers include J Boogie, The Mexican Dubwiser, Tal M. Klein, Kokolo’s Ray Lugo, Second Sky & Thomas Blondet, Jeremy Sole, Senor Oz, Afrolicious, Anthony Mansfield, Grant Phabao & CaZ

You can buy it now

Brownout’s Aguilas & Cobras Remixed and Regrooved is now available as a hand stamped and numbered limited edition full-length CD!

“Chocolate” is a bi-lingual groover from Pacifika’s acclaimed latest album, Supermagique.  Adrian Quesada (Ocote Soul Sounds/Grupo Fantasma/Brownout) moves the track into psychedelic funk territory while Nuevo-Cumbia mavericks Copia Doble Systema flip the track electro-Cumbia style.  The remixes are rounded out by two more funky work outs from Dr. Rubberfunk and a nice dubby, ambient treatment from Pacifika themselves under their electronic alter-ego, Waterpark.

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One of the most compelling tracks from the Midiival Punditz’ Hello Hello release, “Tonic” has been remixed by a stellar cast of Nu- Skool electronic scientists, including Karsh Kale, Nucleya, Piyush Bhatnagar, and the Punditz themselves.  The Tonic Remixes are the latest sonic adventures from New Delhi’s pioneers of Indo- Electronica.

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“Mounqaliba, or, in its English subtitle, Being in a State of Reversal, is Natacha Atlas’s ninth full length album spanning a career almost two decades long. Atlas’s Anglo-Egyptian background draws from global influences, blending a variety of musical styles from Arabic, jazz, classical, and rock into her contemporary pop sound, which should appeal across continents.” -Pop Matters

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A Six Degrees Yoga Mix

Compiled & Mixed by EarthRise SoundSystem’s Derek Beres

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Pacifika’s Supermagique

We are pleased to announce the release of Supermagique, the newest album from Pacifika.   Pacifika are a uniquely “Global Pop Band” who mash together pop music with Latin influences and subtle touches of dub and electronica.

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Gaudi – Bad Boy Bass Remixes

A day of total bass driven reckoning is upon us!

Gaudi’s single Bad Boy Bass get’s flipped by Liquid Stranger, Bandish Projekt, Alexis K, Bert on Beats, Piyush Bhatnagar. Follow the rasta’s chant down the rabbit hole into an entire new world of bass!

Vieux Farka Touré – Live

Out Now!

The brand new Vieux Farka Touré album title Live is now out worldwide!


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