as is hopefully clear from my posts, i try to be pretty eclectic with my tastes. lately i’ve been playing lots of this balearic nu-disco – it’s so funky and summery and nice! – but another sub-genre which is pleasing my ears is what could be called the electro-tribal scene. it’s a sound that offers limitless possibilities, with its relentless use of heavy bass, rattling percussion and eerily dramatic and atmospheric sub-saharan influences. the range of excellent tracks is a joy to behold, stretching from michel cleis‘ epic la mezcla and l-vis 1990‘s staggering remix of crystal fighters, right up to brand new stuff from up and comers like harry benson and his latest track kudzu.
another new name on this burgeoning section of the market is myd, whose train to bamako has been getting praise from people like teki latex, radioclit and brodinski (whose bugged out mix is an essential purchase). with its combination of wonky bleeps and basslines and traditional african chants and instruments, it’s sure to bring a smile to your face. to hear the track in context, have a listen to his massala myd sauce mix, which is full of similarly powerful tracks. keen as i am to show my love for armand, it’s nice to be able to post a mix with jesse rose‘s incredible playmate remix. clearly this boy’s got taste.
Flo Rida & T Pain – Low
Don Diablo – Too Cool For School Medley
K.I.G. – Head Shoulders Knees And Toes
Solo – Afreaka
Myd – Train To Bamako
Buraka Som Sistema feat. Deize Tigrona – Aqui Para Voce
Duke Dumont – Hoy
Zombie Disco Squad – Eurovision
Scottie B & King Tutt – African Chant
Armand Van Helden – Playmate (Jesse Rose Remix)
Toddla T & Hervé – Shake it
Caspa – Where’s My Money (L-Vis 1990 Dubble Step Edit)
High Rankin – No Money For Guns