Boom Shakalaka releases, remixes, mixes and parties.

As some of you might know I'm part of a DJ crew called
Boom Shakalaka here in Helsinki, Finland. This summer is gonna be big for us as things are moving forward on many fronts.

When we do remixes we've always searched samples from african, brazilian and other latin american sources trying to dig deep into other cultures. But then we started wondering why don't we ever dig to our own roots and own musical culture. And as a result we started experiementing with old finnish folk and accordeon samples and updating them with modern club beats and sooner then we realised we had crazy music originating from finnish traditional music. It sounds totally new, so we named the genre Baltik Bass (as of coming from the countries around Baltic Sea). We've got several cool tracks and remixes and they're gonna be compiled on Boom Shakalaka presents Baltik Bass vol.1 EP that's gonna be out on Maasto Records during this summer.

As a first official promo, here's a track by DJ Emil.

Dj Emil vs. Kiharakolmio - Riddim And Culture by Boom Shakalaka

Boom Shakalaka is worth following also on facebook, soundcloud, mixcloud and twitter for new remixes, releases and mixes will be dropping during the summer.

And Boom Shakalaka has also a brand new blog out where we post tunes we like from around the world; reggae, dancehall, soca, reggaeton, cumbia, baile funk, kuduro, kwaito, bongo flava, bhangra, desi, balkan beats, you name it – you got it! www.boomshakalaka.fi

We've also got a whole summer of parties coming up and the opening of the Boom Shakalaka summer club is thursday 10.6.2010 at Kuudes Linja, Helsinki, Finland. So if you finnish peeps are around, come holla for free punch, clothes give-aways and hot tropical music from around the world. More info from the facebook event.

DJ Svengali made a special Boom Shakalaka mix for the summer with nuff reggae, dancehall, cumbia, balkan and tropical vibes.

DJ Svengali - Boom Shakalaka Mix 2010 by Boom Shakalaka


Lady N - Hey Massive
Los Telez - Yo Soy Tu Maestro
Sabo & Cassady - Kuff Kumbia
Sekreto - Gota(El Hijo De La Cumbia Remix)
Lember Hussainpuri - Saukhi Ni Kammai
Shava ft. King Gurcharan Mall - Päälliköt on voittamattomii
Deux Vultures - Mona Lisa (Homeboyz Club Edit)
Daddy V - Mahooks
Dully Sykes - Shikide
Ward 21 ft. Snoop Dogg - The Power (Luke Rich Remix)
Ward 21 - Pretty Gal
Mr. Lexx - Dem A Pree
Point O - Everyday
Sunny Brown ft. Lomaticc, Baba Kahn, Blizz & Rochester - Bombay Bo (Bootleg Remix)
Anu Malik - I Was Made For Loving You
Afrodisiac Sound System - Another One Bites The Dust
Forty Thieves Orkestar - Balkan Babylon
Balkan Beat Box - Digital Monkey (Soulico Remix)
Shazalakazoo - Chocheque
(dunkelbunt) & Cloud Tissa - Kebab Connection (Club Edit)
Mahala Rai Banda - Tu Romnie
Feel Good Productions - Dancing In Draut
Caravan Palace - Jolie Coquine
Mitsoura - Lei Toi
Major Lazer - Jum pUp (Genghis Clan Vs Riva Starr Mambo Jumbo Remix)
Major Lazer vs. Harold Faltermeyer - Pon De Foley (Ludachrist Remix)
David Guetta ft. Akon - Sexy Bitch (Royal K’s Mighty Refix)
Markku Lepistö vs. DJ Svengali - Hermannin Polkka (Boom Shakalaka Baltik Bass Remix)
Soul Captain Band - Liikkuvat luut
Ziveli Orkestar - Da Zna Zna (DJ Tagada Remix)
Shazalakazoo - Ajde
KMC - Am Not Drunk (DJ Emil Boom Shakalaka Remix)
SIG - Älä Sinä Huoli
Apache Indian - Boom Shack-A-Lack

Download from Mediafire.


Remix Time: MC Marcelly - Bonde Das Prostitutas (Bumps Twilight In Rio Mix)

The baile funk producers in Rio love all kinds of horror samples to create an intense atmosphere in the favela bailes. The western producers on the other hand usually tend to concentrat on the more percussive side of baile funk that prevails in Rio nowadays. However Bumps from the UK has picked up the
terror na baile mood for his remix of MC Marcelly's Bonde Das Prostitutas and actually this one sounds a lot like some tunes in Rio 2004/2005. Sometimes you need a foreigner to take it back to the old school... (though I feel other vocals would suit the atmosphere of the track better)

MC Marcelly-Bonde das Prostitutas (Bumps-Twilight In Rio Mix) by Bumps


Mulher Melancia vs. MC Créu

This can probably happen only in a Brazil; Mulher Melancia (Watermelon Woman), the dancer with an enourmous ass who became famous of performing all 5 speeds of Dança do Créu on MC Créu's stage shows is actually become a bigger star than Créu himself. While the MC with the 2007/2008 biggest hit hasn't been able to follow up the success, Mulher Melancia (Andressa Soares is her real name by the way) is constantly gaining new admirerers of her "skills".

She launched her independent singing career in 2008 with Velocidade 6 just to top MC Créu and rose amongst the most wanted baile funk live acts in Brazil after posing naked on an extensive (64 pages!) photo shoot for Playboy Brazil in April 2008. Then Vice made a coverage of her in 2009 on their VBS TV in an episode entitled "The Biggest Ass In Brazil" and everything was set up for an international breakthough. Check out this clip of her in Paris.

And these are the both parts of the VBS episode.

And guess what comes after Velocidade 6? Well why, Velocidade 7 of course! And yes, I'll keep you posted when she'll reach the velocidade 8.


Party pics from The Rumble (Malmö, Sweden)

Oh yeah, we smashed it, we killed it with DJ Babydoll and The Rumble exploded! The maddest, craziest party ever. The people we're really down on it, from the cartboard space invader dropping from the ceiling to the gals climbing up on the walls. Gotta love The Rumble, the crowd gives such a massive response immediately when they digg a tune! I mean, hands in the air like WTF! I can't remember sweating so much in a loooong time... Special shout out to Gnucci Banana for gettin pon the stage to sing Ayoba live with me.

See the whole set of photos at facebook.


DJ Rideon playing at The Rumble in Malmö, Sweden

Wow, what a massive party weekend!

Today it's the the last ever Rumble at Inkonst in Malmö. The Rumble is somewhat of a club institution in Scandinavia, running for almost five years with guests like Diplo, Buraka Som Sistema, David Rodigan, Bode do Role, Sinden, Simian Mobile Disco, DJ Funk, Crookers, A-Trak, Scottie B, Rusko, Skream and so many more. I was playing there in April 2009 and it has been one of my top5 gigs ever.

But this time it's a very special end party with DJ Ayres from The Rub and at least half of Malmö is gonna be there, so I can't even imagine how crazy the party is gonna end up. I'm also extremely proud to be able to be there for the party as this night will be something to be remembered! Facebook event here.


DJ Rideon playing at the Tropical Bass in The Rust (Copenhagen, Denmark)

Copenhagen get ready! Tonight I'm playing at the Tropical Bass in the basement of the Rust with the cumbia and baile funk enthusiast DJ Copyflex. Facebook event here.


Remix Time: Leo Justi - Dunno Riddim (Kid Conga Remix Instrumental)

Leo Justi is a curious case; A son of a oboe/piano musican, back ground in rock bands and musical taste as varied as can be. A carioca from out side of the baile funk scene and maybe just because of that producing some of the most interesting baile funk influenced remixes I've come across for a while. Check out this Dunno Riddim for example; baile, bmore and other drum loops nicely twisted and turned into a future Ninja Tune type of riddim that works both for brain and feet. Download from 4Shared.

Leo Justi - Dunno Riddim (Kid Conga Remix Instrumental) by Leo Justi


Party pics from Tape - Slick & Sticky (Ciccionina, Delft, Holland)

Wow, the Tape Slick & Sticky party in Delft was pretty damn wild: First the lights go off at midnight just when the party's kicking off. There's a city wide black out and the whole town is out of electricity. It goes on for two hours, almost everybody leaves and just when we're resolving that the party has died and it won't come back, the lights suddenly come back and people come rushing in from all over, the party goes off the hook and people go crazy on booty bass, ghetto tech and 160bpm soca. But what the hell, the pics say more than 1000 words.

So yeah, the tape was everywhere and it looked pretty damn mad. The rest of the pics you can check out at facebook. I thought it would have hurt more to get it off my face and head, but luckily I had sweated so much it came off pretty easy...


DJ Funk vs So Hot It Hurts - Playboy Gotta Love (Rideon Mash-Up)

No tricks, just a straight forward mash-up of DJ Funk's ghetto house anthem We Gotta Love and So Hot It Hurt's vocals from Top Billin's Playboy Anthem. For the original plus tons of other remixes peep at the Top Billin blog.

DJ Funk vs So Hot It Hurts - Playboy Gotta Love (Rideon Mash-Up) by Rideon


DJ Rideon at Tape Slick and Sticky in Delft

The next DJ Rideon gig is gonna be at an amazing small club in a small town of Delft in Holland. The place is called
Ciccionina and the last time I was playing there a year ago the party got pretty out of hands in a good way. Loads of ghetto tech and sweating...

This time I reckon it's gonna get even more out of hands as it's the third of their special parties called Tape Slick And Sticky. The dresscode is colorful duct tape and as you can see from the photos of the last parties, it looks dumb ass FUN. I seriously CAN'T WAIT to play there!

Oh, and the facebook event is here. Saturday 22.5.2010 it is.


Sany Pitbull - Made in Favela vol.1

It's so nice that some brazilian DJs have also picked up the habit of doing longer mixtapes. Earlier on Sany Pitbull and Edgar have consentrated on doing showcase mixes of their own material, but this time Sany comes with an exellent cross section of what's going on in baile funk on 2010 – and to be more precise, what's going on the original favela side of Rio's baile funk.

Sany Pitbull - Made in Favela vol.1


01. Sany Pitbull - Beat Intro
02. MC Mascote - Cadeia
03. MC Crazy - Pra Defender Minha Favela
04. Priscila Noscetti - Já Estou Sarada
05. MC Lano - Respeito Não Se Compra
06. Marcelle & Koringa - No Calor da Madrugada
07. Cris Thuthuca - Aquecimento do Stereo Love
08. MC Romeu - A Te Esperar
09. MC Marechal feat. Matheus - Sangue Bom
10. MC Sabrina - Super Poderosa
11. Naldo - Chantily
12. Nayara - Passinho das Solteiras
13. Menor do Chapa - Quem Traiu Vai Pagar
14. Anitta - Eu Vou Ficar
15. Nany & Jhonny - Vida Bandida
16. MC Sapão - Brincando com Fogo
17. MC Romou - Solidariedade
18. MC Suzy - Vem Ficar Comigo
19. Bonde da Oskley - Ela Desce Louca
20. Fagner Pinheiro - Demais
21. MC Jean Paul & Inimigos da HP - Hoje Tudo Pode

Hat+Hoodie Favela Love Minimix

If you missed this baile funk 22 min minimix by Hat+Hoodie go grab it from soundcloud while you still can.

Favela Love (Minimix) by Hat+Hoodie


1. Intro
2. DJ Amazing Clay feat. MC Gus - Deixa o Tamborzao Tocar
3. João Brasil - Dig Minigame (The Beatles X Montagem Minigame)
4. Sujinho & Cassiano - Sweet Dreams
5. EDU K feat. Deize Tigrona - Sex-O-Matic (DJ Edgar Baile Funk Mix)
6. Mr. Catra - Roubo Da Motinha
7. Crookers feat. Kid Cudi - Embrace The Martian (Seiji Booty Remix)
8. The Count & Sinden feat. MC Thiaguinho - Tamborzuda
9. Schlachthofbronx feat. MC Leka - Sai Safarda
10. Buraka Som Sistema feat. Deize Tigrona - Aqui Para Voces
11. Genghis Clan feat. Mr. Catra - Gathina
12. EDU K - Mexe Mexe

Photos from DJ Rideon at Cocoloco in Stockholm

Wow, the Cocoloco in Stockholm was truly loco: Serious soca madness there and baile funk also dropped like a bomb. A cool hands-in-the-air crowd and I lost my voice completely after shouting too much on the mic. Gals were really going off and damn, what can I say, this is the way parties should be... Some party pics here, the rest you can see in facebook. (specially like the last one, I mean that looks almost like the baile funk parties in Brazil, exept that these are both girls...)


DJ Rideon tonight at Cocoloco in Stockholm

DJ Rideon is on the road for a couple of gigs around Europe. First one is at the ever crazy
Cocoloco in Stockholm, Sweden. It's hosted by Stockholm's finest remix duo Cocotaxi and for the party you might wanna checkout their brand new Isa GT remix. Pela'o with a serious ghettosoca vibe!

Pela O (Cocotaxi Remix) by COCOTAXI

We'll continue tonight with massive caribbean + brazilian tunes. If you're around remember to tune in also at Metropol radio where I'll be guesting around 18.30 local time. And sure you can listen to it online also!

Oh, and this new Cocotaxi minimix is also pure heatery!


DJ Rideon on facebook, twitter, soundcloud & mixcloud. (Free track downloads included)

As you propably noticed this blog has been inactive for a long time now. I've been damn busy with other things and since it's been already four years since I've been to Rio the last time I've felt I couldn't offer interesting content from the Rio Baile Funk scene.
Anyway, I'll still try to post interesting tracks, mixes and news when ever they come along my way.

But I've got also some good news for you: DJ Rideon is back in business. In May I'm gonna be going around Europe and DJing a couple of gigs in Sweden and Holland. In Helsinki it'll be a busy summer with Boom Shakalaka and We Love Helsinki nights.

And because of that you can find DJ Rideon now also at facebook, twitter, soundcloud and mixcloud. So follow, like, listen, download and all that.

All the latest news will come through facebook and twitter while from soundcloud you can download two of my old remixes: Fuck Me Baby & This My Shit. Also new tracks coming very briefly.

On mixcloud you can check out all the old mixes. As a bonus there one, Yummy Yummy Yummy, that hasn't been published outside Finland yet. And also there, new mixes coming up very shortly.

I'm also constantly on the look for new, interesting tracks to DJ at the parties, to play on our Boom Shakalaka radio show at Helsinki's finest, Bassoradio, and to blog about so if you produce tracks, remixes or whatever, please hit me with a promo (320kps mp3 or wav). You can send them for example on my soundcloud drop box.

Send me your track