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David Starfire Rites of Passage Mix (Drumstep-Dubstep)

Bangin’ new mix from Six Degrees’ artist David Starfire
For more info, check his site.
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Burning Man set times for Gaudi and David Starfire
August 25, 2011, 5:00 pm
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Gaudi – Podcast “Burning Man 2011”

Next week the desert in Nevada will turn into Black Rock City for the annual (and first time sold-out) event known as Burning man. Some of Six Degrees heaviest hitters will be getting dirty in the dust with 50,000 other people.
If you are headed out check out David Starfire and Gaudi who will both be playing several camps and stages over several days. Full schedules after the jump.

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Summer of Luvstep
June 27, 2011, 12:10 pm
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Summer Of Luvstep: Luvstep Serenade (Mixed by DJ Nappy) by djnappy

Summer Of Luvstep – LuvDub Symphony Mixed by DJ UMB (June 2011) by djumb

The homie DJ UMB from Generation Bass linked up with DJ Nappy to record two mixes of luvstep for you.
In UMB’s words:

Luv, Luv he said!

Luv is here…Luv is lost…luv is gained…hearts are broken, hearts get mended & hearts melt….u feelin’ the butterflies in your stomach yet?

LuvDuB Symphony is really an emotional journey exploring your passions, your romance, your joy of being in luv, your love lost and also your heartbreak.

You might feel as high as a kite, as if on cloud 9, you might get a warm glow inside you, you might wear a smile on your face and your heart might skip a beat.

You might experience some insecurity, despair, pain, get nostalgic over the memories you had with your loved one and also you might feel as though you’re world has ended too.

It’s all a part of being in luv!

Happy sun shiny songs but also sad, sad songs, all meshed together by me, DJ UMB, to make you feel the uplifting, superhuman strength of being in Luv but also the devastation & low ebb of breaking up and being heartbroken.

The mix, well yes it’s pretty lengthy but that just how love-making and getting over a heartbreak ought to be. Imho a Luvstep mix shouldn’t be rushed and some tracks should be allowed to be played in their entirety for the sake of creating a mood/ambience.

Everybody is doing short mixes but I love to do the opposite of whatever everybody else is doing and so I’ve opted for long & epic mix on this ocassion. It stretches to just over 2 hours & 20 mins and contains over 50 tracks including some personal & sentimental faves that have been meshed in that are not dubstep. Tracks like Led Zeppelin’s “Thank You”, Neil Young’s “Expecting To Fly” and various versions of Lovesong. Indeed, the main inspiration for this mixtape comes from The Cure’s “Lovesong”, which is one of my all time favourite tracks.

Anyway, enough waffle. I hope you enjoy it and it becomes a soundtrack to some part of your happy or sad life.

I need to give BIG thank you’s to all the artists, DJ Nappy, Dirty South Joe & Flufftronix, all my dudes at Generation Bass and all of you who take time to listen to my mixes.

A special thank you to members of the Luvstep Dub Symphony Facebook group who posted some of the tracks in that group, which I have used in my mix, Anna, Lara, Ivo, Badshah and some others. Also to Monica & Kiran for recording the Lovesong dialogue and sending it to me.

Our Friends at Generation Bass Have Reached Their 2 Millionth Visitor!
April 12, 2011, 5:43 pm
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Here at Global Noize we are proud to help celebrate a milestone for our good friends at Generation Bass! Today they have welcomed their 2 millionth visitor to their blog. To celebrate this occasion, they asked some of their regular contributors and artists they like to send them a track or two, and ended up getting 45 cuts back from all over the place! Generation Bass mastered and sequenced them and are proud and happy to offer you three downloads, one for today, tomorrow and Thursday.

Here is the link for part one. Enjoy and congratulations Generation Bass!

Check below for the full playlist

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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.

You can buy it now at:


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 TourĂ© – Live

Out Now!

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

Generation Bass = Exclusive Free track from upcoming compilation
January 19, 2011, 12:23 am
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“Rude Profile” – Fleck & Fish Finger (Pan Agnostix Flamenco-Step remix) – FREE DOWNLOAD
Transnational Dubstep is 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.
Enjoy the free download today, an exclusive remix of the Fleck & Fish Finger track “Rude Profile”, remixed by Pan Agnostix. The full length album drops on February 1st 2011.

Transnational Dubstep is Coming!!!!!

Generation Bass Presents Transnational Dubstep Compilation Promo (Excerpt/Taster Mix) – 1 FEB 2011 by djumb

Everybody at the office has been anticipating this new release for awhile, we’ve kept our lips sealed about the tracks and artists and now, we just can’t hold back any longer:
Here is the teaser mix for the much anticipated new compilation Generation Bass Presents: Transnational Dubstep, which comes out Feruary 1st, 2011.
DJ UMB put this together to give everyone a taste of the full length, check back soon for more info and upcoming promotions and tracks! More info below. Continue reading