More and more ethnicity is coming into the forefront of house and were loving it. Syncopating bongos, infectious cowbells and the renowned afro-beat are a few aspects of this tribal/funky house business I only came to terms with a few months ago. One new artist, first brought to my attention by Squeegie Sounds blog (as per usual), is French Fries with a fresh, unadulterated take on tribal house. His remixes of The Bloody Beetroots and The Very Best (Radioclit side project) show afro happiness, whilst the original is more of a techy bleeper. If you’re into this scene, you’ll love this.
One of my favourite artists at the moment, and a hot tip for the future is Beataucue. Tribal/tech/electro, can’t really place him. One simple consistency I find with his music however is a proper thumping bass drum which really boosts the whole sound. This remix of funky boy Solo is no different whilst also incorporating a punchy high synth.
Round table Knights! Nuff said.
This remix by English funksters Zombie Disco Squad is absolutely bongo ridden! Get yo funk on bitch!
This minimix by DJ Manaia isn’t quite the ambassador for bongos and cowbells, but it does reek of afro-beat. I’d especially like to point out the unreleased original track ‘King Kong’ which is a fucking nasty evil banger! Look for the 20 minute mark.
01. Tinny – Zingolo (Doorly Rmx)
02. Buraka Som Sistema – Luanda Lisboa (Nic Sarno Rmx)
03. Genghis Clan ft Mr. Catra – Gatinha
04. A1 Bassline – Here Come Da
05. Diplo & Laidback Luke – Hey! (Black Noise Rmx)
06. Josh Makorto – Jump (Dj Manaia Rmx)
07. Soda N Suds – Fuck House (Dj Manaia Rmx)
08. KuBo ft Joyce Muniz – And You (Dj Manaia Rmx)
09. Dj Manaia – King Kong
10. Dre Skull & Juiceboxxx – Get Hype
11. Kill Frenzy – Violent Kids
12. Drop Top – Triple Play (Dj Manaia & Klipar Rmx)
13. Sub Focus – Could This Be Real