Posted on March 6th, 2013 No comments
Can you believe it’s been almost two years since we first caught onto A Tribe Called Red? We had no idea our love for them would go deeper and deeper as in that time we have witnessed physically and virtually ATCR conquer Canada from the East to the West. Selling out shows and making significant social change it’s just been phenomenal to witness the rise of such a fresh sound crew. The response has been amazing and we cannot be any happier for them. I literally remember the first day I heard A Tribe Called Red, chills sweet sweet chills ran down my back and then of course the first Electric Pow Wow night I attended confirmed things for me. These guys are the real deal. Over the last month or so ATCR have had dates everywhere in Canada but now guess what? The boys are conquering the USA and we’re so sure they will light things ablaze at SXSW in Austin. Look out for them as they have a span of dates all across the country. If you’re still yet to really understand what A Tribe Called represent here’s some info for you:
And now witness A Tribe Called Red At A SOLD OUT Show At Toronto’s AGO this past month:
Posted on March 5th, 2013 No comments
“Riddims are the foundation of life,” said Mixpak when the Pressure Volume One Mix dropped. Mixpak are no joke. They know exactly what they are talking about. Presenting some of the sharpest producers heavy on the scene, the latest collaboration presents instrumental riddims from around the world from Masala favourites Cadenza, Douster, Murlo, Nadastrom, Poirier, So Shifty, Worldlife…oh wait…am I listing them all?…Yes man…All Ahhh Dem!
Check out the fully loaded selection below. Enjoy, Enjoy…Enjoy!
Posted on March 4th, 2013 No comments
As I said in my last post, I really like to let the music reach me in it’s own time. I’ve been getting tips on Burna Boy over the last year or two but haven’t actually sat down to investigate. I’ve been listening to a lot of Murlo’s work ever since my homie Max sent in the goods and trolling through Murlo’s Soundcloud page…once again Burna Boy in my line of sight. So what’s this all about? Who is Burna Boy?
Powered by Aristokrat Records, Nigeria’s Burna Boy as his website says “is a man on a mission.” You can feel the Aristokrat hustle though, pushing Burna Boy in every direction. Again another sensation on the rise it’s good to know he’s got another release coming out soon. Stay tuned for more while I track these guys down. The Tonight track is a follow up from the lead single Like To Smash, the Murlo refix adds a nice funky touch and Murlo has done a good job so throw these guys much love and affection: listen, download, enjoy.
Posted on March 3rd, 2013 No comments
I really don’t believe in standing and watching DJ’s while they play. So the Boiler Room site is always difficult for me to visit. The Internet went crazy when the Buraka Som Sistema crew hopped on the decks in Lisbon some time last month at The Boiler Room. Super super super cool but sometimes it’s not good to jump on things immediately. I like for the sound to meet me in my own time.
Today in my part of the world there is a snow storm out and I just felt the need to heat things up inside. Right from the intro I can understand where the hype is coming from. Not that Buraka Som Sistema don’t deserve the love but you can truly feel it and that’s what is most important. Sometimes when things are the rage on the Internet the feeling gets diminished.
If you’re like me and prefer to dance to sounds like this you can get the mix through the Boiler Room site. Otherwise enjoy the video below:
Posted on February 28th, 2013 No comments
Things have been a little slow around the Masala headquarters so far this year. 2012 was a big one and in the proper fashion 2013 continues to bring new opportunities and we continue to rise and take advantage of the goodness. We’ve still got love for the artists doing their thing for the sake of the influence of the sweet sweet vibes of the motherland. There is a lot coming from the ambassadors of the “Afro Electronic” sound, in fact anything with the Afro influence this year is sure to be pure fire. For me, some artists have been popping up left right and center and my first example is the latest video release from Seayou Records who represent Belgian/Ghanaian songstress Anbuley.
Her latest video for “M33ba” has basically jolted me back into action cos to discover this when it’s too late would be a sad sad situation. Anbuley delivers her idiosyncratic flavour to the sound of afro electro dance music and this is where the warm feelings begin to arise. Her deep gutteral vocals are enough to send chills down your back, her style…on point and her moves right on track. I’m always for girls and women doing their thing because as we all know female success is always a battle when you are in a male dominated profession. Anbuley shows signs of being a true power player who will go on to make make power moves and that’s what 2013 will be about…Power moving and power shaking!
Tip via OkayAfrica
Posted on December 21st, 2012 No comments
Le parisien Lazy Flow vient de sortir un nouvel EP avec pas moins de 12 morceaux! Dont des remixes de Erick Rincon, Boogaloo, Martelo, Slap In The Bass, Dj Sliink,…
Les pistes originales présentent un mélange de house très française avec des rythmes et mélodies Sud Américains et balkaniques.
Le mexicain Erick Rincon signe un remix 3ball hypnotique avec un break qui évoque un Detroit pré-hispanique ayant déménagé à Monterrey, vous pouvez le télécharger gratuitement ici!
Lazy Flow – Bahia (Erick Rincon Remix)
Pour écouter l’EP entier ca se passe sur le soundcloud du label Moveltraxx:
et si vous voulez l’acheter ca se passe chez Junodownload
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