Currently better known by the Bass heads for his sounds released under his alias OKTORED, the Detroit based producer COCKY BALBOA is back on the emblematic JUKE TRAX label with a new EP entitled « Jit Town Get Down ». The two first tunes of this project are very close to the 90’s vibes of Ghetto Tek productions when the two other tunes opening smartly on new horizons : mixing the old pattern with new genres of bass music such as the Moombahton. The result is quite catchy & groovy therefore very danceable! Every good things that you can expect from the Ghetto Bass music is in this EP. Recommended!
COCKY BALBOA – Jit Town Get Down – EP Preview
[Release Date 05-05-14 – Digital]
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For its 10th release, the German-based label KILLEKILL is back with a huge compilation entitled « KilleKill Megahits ». The producers involved on that project come from Europe especially Germany, U.K and Belgium with a couple of international exceptions such as J.T.C., DJ STINGRAY, … Covering Techno music on every kind of sub-genres, this compilation contained some dark uncompromising vibes related to the 90’s patterns. Every tracks on this compilation are enough solid to be played at underground clubs, therefore this quality vinyl compilation is a must for DJs. A special mention for the badmen track ‘Geck’ produced by FURFRIEND. Hotly Recommended!
V.A – The KilleKill Megahits – Preview
1 BILL YOUNGMAN – 2 RADIOACTIVE MAN – 3 J.T.C. – 4 DJ STINGRAY – 5 FURFRIEND – 6 THE ALMOST PEOPLE – 7 AFFIE YUSUF feat. TREVOR LOVEYS – 8 NEIL LANDSTRUMM – 9 CASSEGRAIN & TIN MAN – 10 LAKKER – 11 SNUFF CREW – 12 DADUB
[Release : 12-10-12 – 2X12″ & Digital]
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The tasty label POMELO introduces a new underground Detroit-based producer named KEMETRIX aka SOULWERK. Close and affiliated to MOODYMAN & STINGRAY, KEMETRIX mixes smartly the two main musical styles of DETROIT : the hot Soul music & the weird Hi-Tech music. His great 6-track EP entitled “Soulbrother #3 ” is actually his first project announcing a promising series. His sweet voice barely touching the omnipresent futuristic-sounds is a surprising hybrid jam, really up-to-date. For the connoisseurs, the KEMETRIX’ productions should remind some new musical fields recently explored by his homies on the URBAN TRIBE’s Selftitled Album (2010). KEMETRIX is for sure a new type of artist to follow. Nice pick again from POMELO Records that continues to promote the music in advance of its time. Recommended!
KEMETRIX – Soulbrother #3 – Preview
[Release Date 11-12-12 – Vinyl & Digital]
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