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
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