What’s good y’all, it’s time for another segment of Bo-Peep’s Tropical Bleats! These next couple months are going to kick ass for Tropical House/Breaks/what-have-you. Night Slugs, one of the most awesome labels on the planet, is going to be releasing their first compilation album on the 29th. It will include new tracks from artists like L-Vis 1990, Egyptrixx, and Jam City. If you’re in to UK Funky (or just good music in general), this is gonna be a must-have. Also, Enchufada is releasing their Hard Ass Sessions Volume 4, with new Kuduro tracks by French Fries, Canblaster, Dubbel Dutch, and Seiji. Check ‘em out. They’re gonna be awesome. On to today’s tunes!
From The Drop (L-Vis 1990 Remix) – MJ Cole, Wiley <- Sometimes you come across a person that’s so awesome he makes you feel entirely unaccomplished when you think of him. That’s L-Vis 1990 in a nutshell. His club nights are some of the hottest in the world. He runs the forward-thinking Night Slugs label mentioned above (with Bok Bok). His releases never fall flat. And he’s only a couple of years older than me. What the hell have I been doing with my life!? Well, obviously not killing a UK Funky remix of UK Garage legends MJ Cole and Wiley, to add to an already ridiculously impressive resume. Here he takes the already deep original and takes it even deeper. The original smoldering synth lines are held over here, but the reverb and echo have been turned up to 11. WIley’s flow has been torn to pieces, bubbling to the surface only occasionally. The kicks are harder, the rattles goose bump-inducing. A full on late night banger. Buy it on Beatport!
Blitzkrieg Riddim (Original Mix) – Manare <- Another riot out of Top Billin, here, and made available to the masses by XLR8R. Here’s a Tropical riddim that will make your head swirl. Massive drops, buzzing synths, and a kick line that seems so energetic that it’s tripping over itself. The Count and Sinden rinsed this track in their Essential Mix, which certainly says something.
Deuces (Nguzunguzu Remix) – Ciara <- Yes, this was a Chris Brown track first. Then Ciara grabbed it and made it her own. Then the LA duo with the world’s hardest-to-pronounce moniker (N-guzu N-guzu? Unguzu Unguzu? I dunno) tweaked it again into a hybrid of R&B, UK Funky, and Baltimore Club. I can honestly see this one having mainstream crossover appeal: people all over America could shuffle to this.
Barbie Weed (Original Mix) <- And last we have Sam Tiba, 1/4 of France’s Club Cheval (the other three being Canblaster, Myd, and Panteros666). You want stupid amounts of bass? “Barbie Weed” has it. Faux-snare rolls? Got that, too. Great drops? Also got that. Infectious Ragga vocal snaps? Yup, “Barbie Weed” basically has it all. Even an awesome name. Wake your neighbors. Scare pedestrians. Rile up large clouds of people. Do whatever. Just play this primetime choon… and buy it on Beatport!
Catch y’all next week!