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Clap! Clap! – DIG! DELVE! DAMN! (Dutch Archive Edition)

Clap! Clap! – DIG! DELVE! DAMN! (Dutch Archive Edition)

Clap! Clap! strips down his bombastic, multilayered take on global rhythms, jazz, and footwork, letting the samples take center stage. Done as part of the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision’s RE:VIVE initiative in collaboration with the Research Centre for Material Culture. Sampled sounds provided by the Tropenmuseum. Great vibes.

The Kalinichta Bash

The Kalinichta Bash

A set with fresh current Oriental electro, Turkish edits, Syrian Dabke, Raï, Albanian & Bulgarian Chalga & Tallava. Steamy tunes for a wet night.

Recorded at KALINICHTA, Noorderlicht, Amsterdam. www.facebook.com/kalinichtaparty

Worldwide Extravaganza

Worldwide Extravaganza

Like life its full of surprises, with edits, snippets, remixes and tunes by
Rimas.INC, Ozferti, Mohamed Al Salam & Amina, Clap! Clap!, El Sargento, Poirier, Murder He Wrote, Dj Chap, Imad Al Shaweesh, Matrub, Doctor Jeep, Paz, Aroop Roy, Benny T, Sidiki Diabate, DJ Doraemon, Tahira and La Banda de Pifanos de Caruaru. Enjoy!

DJ Doraemon – The Change

DJ Doraemon – The Change

An example of how electronic music can sound as African as it can get is are the styles Tarraxo and Kuduro.. And some do how to make it really groove. Enjoy these spacious hip grinding vibes DJ Doraemon and download them for free.

It’s the Orient, brothers & sisters!

It’s the Orient, brothers & sisters!

It’s the Orient, brothers & sisters! Eastern Electronic vibes, beats, moroccan regadda, turkish edits, syrian dabke, algerian gasba, moroccan dubstep plus street impromptu.

Duration 2 hrs, recorded live at a sold out Le Sucre​, Lyon. Special thanks to Pierre-Marie Pims Oullion​ & Baptiste Pinsard​ for the invitation and the great vibes.

worldwide festival bash

worldwide festival bash

Yes its on, mps Pilot’s true worldwide DJset, 80-130 BPM, flowing inbetween the african, arab, latin, asian and western world.
Closing set recorded at the Paleo Festival (CH). Enjoy.

Djemâa el bash

mps Pilot’s set recorded live at the Djemâa el Fna Foodfestival, Rotterdam. A blend of Moroccan pop, electro arab, sharki, nu-rai, rai n B, Châabi, Dabke, electro Châabi, regadda & a wee bit of sharki. A streetwise set! We had a blast. In case you never heard of these terms, check out the music :-).
Special thanks to Roufaida Aboutaleb & The Djemaa El Fna Foodfestival crew. The lovely images are made by Fleur Beerthuis | www.wepicture.it

Houceine Chauoi – Aalach | mps Pilot’s Attention Edit fix

Houceine Chauoi – Aalach | mps Pilot’s Attention Edit fix

Great Chaoui / Gasba tune by the legendary Houceine Chaoui I had to make fix, add some elements & remaster of a youtube edit with great intro. I premiered it at Le Sucre Lyon. Free Download – Enjoy.

Dreaming of Syria

Dreaming of Syria

mps Pilot’s closing set at the Dreaming of Syria Festival at Rasa, Utrecht (NL). It was a special event with Syrian food, movies, live music and storytelling. mps Pilot performed a full on Syrian party where the Syrian AND Dutch crowd went wild and we hope you too! The lovely artwork is made by takeadetour.eu. Enjoy!

Shake that – mps Pilot’s Gunshot Shuffle

Shake that – mps Pilot’s Gunshot Shuffle

A remix of a balkan anthem by Paris Hilton and Stereo Partizan! A festive Balkan Drum ’n Bass banger full of surprises. Heads up by some fellow Balkanieros:
STEREO PARTIZAN / Gergely Barcza (Besh O Drom)(ISR): wow, what a nice job, congratulations! it`s a honor to me!
SHAZALAKAZOO (SRB): Fresh vibes on this one! works good 😉
ROBERT SOKO / Balkanbeats Berlin (BOS/GER) mps Pilots „shake that thing“ remix is vibrating through european clubs; ass-kicking & mesmerising.
DJ SUPER STEREO (HU) Yooooo!!!
DJ CLICK (FR)  It’s just perfect for my selection
GYPSY HILL (UK): It’s a dance floor banger.
KOSTA KOSTOV / Balkan Xpress (DE) “shake it! shuffle it! mps Pilot gives to this original a fantastic twist – double tempo and full dance floor madness…”
BALKAN HOTSTEPPERS (BE): Nice! we like!

Get it for free here and enjoy

Negro Dub – 10 Years of Electrocumbia

Negro Dub – 10 Years of Electrocumbia

What always stroke me is the trance like character that cumbia music can have. Music that seems to be made for what seems to be a folky festive party only, but which has this deep sense of making you go in a trance in a slow mood. Check for example the second tune on this great compilation of remixes by Negro Dub. Negro Dub and cumbia go hand in hand. Negro Dub eats, sleeps and drinks cumbia, all day and all night long. Get it for free.

Pupilos Do Kuduro

Pupilos Do Kuduro

Here’s a grand album Sem Regas, by the Angolan kuduro outfit Pupilos Do Kuduro. There are some true electronic interlocking germs in here urging you to move every muscle from your head to your toe. Check the tunes Manda Vir, Bilo and Pirulito! The album is downloadable for free.

Pupilos Do Kuduro

Pupilos Do Kuduro

The AfroNowWow Tape

The AfroNowWow Tape

Hey boys n girls, better gear up for the The AfroNowWow tape! It portraits a flow of the best current tunes produced in a slew of Africa’s capital city’s such as Abidjan, Nairobi, Accra, Capetown, Lagos, Luanda and Bamako. Africa’s productions & polyrhythms are bringing you further exactly like the vintage albums produced decades ago. These days Azonto, Kwaito, Balanisho, Afro House and Kuduro are the styles hitting African dancefloors.

The AfroNowWow Tape by Mps Pilot on Mixcloud

Regasba

Regasba

Good day, last week I performed this set containing new and old tunes from North African Mountain tops: Gasba, Regadda, Dabke, Electro Chaabi, Amazigh, Tamashek and a slew of all kind of Eastern music (from Lebanon, Egypt…) added up with with a few western tunes by the likes of Acid Arab. It’s recorded at Mezrab, Amsterdam. We had a great mixed crowd and this once in a lifetime experience, a Tunesian gasba / trance band calles Bargou 08 taking themselves to a higher level. It was an awesome night. Enjoy!

Regasba by Mps Pilot on Mixcloud

Joyful Noise

Joyful Noise

A mix to celebrate! It’s mps PILOT’s Birthday set. Some Joyful Noise, this time with mainly 4 to the floor tunes in between vintage, azonto, beats & some pro worldbeats. Enjoy & have a shuffle at yours’ or where ever you are. Recorded live at The Lodge, Zutphen, Netherlands

Joyful Noise by Mps Pilot on Mixcloud

Umoja – Danzi!

Umoja – Danzi!

We have been totally sleeping on this release by the Dutch guys from Unoja, irresistible dance music coming out of East Africa! Kenyan Benga, Congolese Rumba’s, Musiki Wa Dansi from Tanzania, they all have something in common: Untamable Hi-hat samurai’s, tireless guitar terriers, scattering songbirds forming a tidal wave of uplifting dance music.
Umoja picked some of their favorite songs & elements and went for a session to add some Umoja flavours. Keeping a wide range of tempo’s and moods, there should be something for all your moves and moments. Put on your brightest socks, sprinkle some glitters and join the Dansi!

The Adventures of Amir Conga

The Adventures of Amir Conga

In his new DJ quest mps PILOT depicts a story. It’s the fable of Amir Conga, an Arab African with European roots, bitten by a spider.. A legendary hero he was, celebrated for his legendary voyage over unprecedented heights in the world of ancient trance music.. mps PILOT is conducting this journey into the present, carried by desert winds, through forests of pulsing beats, over waves of blaring clarinets, cricket samples and pulsed by savage chants.. Into eternal levitation.

The set is performed live, accompagnied by crickets, lion sounds and zagrouta’s.. Recorded in an inflatable church, at the Sfinks Mixed Festival, Belgium.
Photography & Design: Erna Kuik & Mayıs Rukel
Enjoy!

Mps PILOT & The Adventures of Amir Conga by Mps Pilot on Mixcloud

Baba Commandant & The Mandingo Band

Baba Commandant & The Mandingo Band

Being crazy of Donso, hunters music from Mali and Burkina Faso, I got absolutely thrilled by this music of Baba Commandant & The Mandingo Band.. Putting it all in a grand afrorock style. reminds me of Lobi Traore who didn’t get remarked a lot before he had to die too young unfortunately. So go have a listen! He’s on tour now, also in the NL. Thurs 19 Occi Amsterdam, Fri 20 2nd Music Meeting XS Doornroosje Nijmegen, Sun 22 RASA Utrecht. Play loud! Ntijiguimorola is my favourite.

Umeme remix out | now.

Umeme remix out | now.

A lickle afrobass edit made for the Umeme crew. Afrobass in a 2Step to AfroHouse style. Festive, Tropical & Wild.

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Julito Balacera meets Andrés Digital

Julito Balacera meets Andrés Digital

I never thought that Andres Digital is based in Germany! But then I guess he’s latino as his sounds are always transporting me to a true urban latino dancefloor, where different styles meet, such as Bomba, Dembow, Reggaeton, Trap and More. Enjoy this EP full of Caribean latino style tunes plus reworks! Get it here for free

Motin – Fauna EP

Motin – Fauna EP

In case you missed out on Motin from Dresden (DE), have a listen. He’s blending top notch production with traditional styles. He does this it in such a way that I do not recall wether the song is based on a total modern style such as trap or the traditional south or middle amercan style.. And the songs make their own merits, their both fresh and rooted. Check out Black Woods, just lovely. Enjoy!

Preciso Mudar Ft. MC Magù & Eloisa Atti – mps PILOT’s Candomblé Bass Treat

Preciso Mudar Ft. MC Magù & Eloisa Atti – mps PILOT’s Candomblé Bass Treat

It’s a Drum ’n Bass version of the classy tune by Farrapo & Yanez! MC Magu’s vocals are just great so I had to make this one. Ofcourse this is not Candomble music but the vibes are taking you deep. If you dare :-). It’s a remix of the first class tune by Farrapo & Yanez! MC Magu’s vocals are just great so I had to make this one. The tune is mastered on the analog rack of The Ballyhoo Studio, Holland. It’s a Free Download/AIFF so go wild on your proper sound system.

Rafael Aragon y El Malito

Rafael Aragon y El Malito

Following their anthem Llego la Hora!, Rafael Aragon is teaming up again with El Malito. A nice vivid collaboration with some different meters and tempo’s inbetween reggaeton & Bachata, but new. For those interested, the acapella’s and instrumentals are included. It’s out on Cassetteblog.

Listen below on the Bandcamp player below and download for free over here.

Live video Hemeltjelief Festival | Amsterdam

Live video Hemeltjelief Festival | Amsterdam

Last month at the Hemeltjelief Festival. It was great! Thanks to Sacco Koster for the great images.

Balanishow!

Balanishow!

In Bamako, the capital of Mali there are weekly streetparty’s being organised, so called Balanishow’s. Just rent a soundsystem, DJ’s next to it, some chairs for the older people, some lights and your done. Sahel Records released a true cassete, hi bias of Supreme Talent Show It’s a kind of a wild futuristic mix; kuduro, decale, dancehall, bass and eventrap. It might be strange to a few but the energy is pure, fresh and wild.

Buy the tape / cassette / K7 and you will get the digital version as well. Enjoy!

7 Years of Lowup

After seven years of « dangerous nightclubbing » and three years as a record label, Brussels global bass collective Lowup has something to celebrate and they’re offering this nice a free compilation with some great adventurous tunes. Enjoy!

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Neba Solo meets mps PILOT

Neba Solo meets mps PILOT

I am happy to present you the first tune of my collaboration with Neba Solo. It’s a blend of genuine ballofon music and Drum & Bass. Neba is Mali’s primary ballofone player, a national hero decorated twice for his work over there. The project has been kindly supported by Festival sur le Niger, Ségou in Mali were we recorded the tunes and performed for a crowd that went wild. The tune was premiered at Radio France International last week, hitting almost 1000 plays and is downloadable for your pleasure only.

BAZZERK FREE BUCKET #2

BAZZERK FREE BUCKET #2

Well BAZZERK aka Jess and Crabbe did it again, and this one’s even better! They released the 2nd free compilation of Afro-digital dance tunes. Another Grand compilation featuring brand new kuduro tunes, South African afro-house and more from a prolific generation of artists from the Afro-lusophone club scene: Downtempo tarraxo do ghetto from Lisbon and Angolan tarraxinha.

Big shout out to Jess and Crabbe. Enjoy!

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BAZZERK’s FREE BUCKET #1

BAZZERK’s FREE BUCKET #1

BAZZERK aka Jess & Crabbe released a free compilation of Afro-digital dance tunes. A compilation featuring brand new kuduro tunes, South African afro-house and more from a prolific generation of artists from the Afro-lusophone club scene: Downtempo tarraxo do ghetto from Lisbon and Angolan tarraxinha.

Big shout out to Jess & Crabbe. Enjoy!

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The lure of the balafon

This Malian musician and his 2 sons show what their tradition in musical culture does to them and why they want to continuate. Beware of their fabulous, joyous virtuousity.

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