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New Various mix: Kongkast # 233 – feat. FADED GHOST aka ChaCha (SVBKVLT, Hyperdub, Jahtari / Shanghai, China)

We’ve been very excited since we received this mix a few weeks ago. In our opinion, the producer/DJ/Vocalist is definitely one of the most talented people in the Music scene within China and Asia, we have an exclusive mix by Faded Ghost aka ChaCha (SVBKVLT, Hyperdub, Jahtari / Shanghai, China).

Having met up with ChaCha and Drunk Monk in Shanghai earlier this year, and witnessing one of the best experimental sets in Shanghai by Faded Ghost, we are honored to have her onboard for KONGKAST on this solo mix.

A broad and exciting project, Faded Ghost has no set rules or style, often resulting in unpredictable and surprising results.

As a producer and live performer, she creates collages of sounds using field recordings as well as self-taught production techniques using various analog and digital hardware, blending together her many influences and ideas into abstract compositions that don’t stick to the usual borders and templates of genre.

As a DJ, Faded Ghost plays selections of upfront sounds, from the new strain of hip hop and experimental dance music, to unreleased tracks from her contemporaries and musical friends she has met along her journey so far. A resident at Shanghai’s Sub-Culture night, as well as the newly formed Lost Cargo crew, Faded Ghost stays on the fringe of the quickly evolving musical landscape in China whilst staying cohesive and accessible for the dancefloor.

Many thanks to FADED GHOST / CHACHA for this exclusive mix for Kongkretebass Kongkast!

You can find full details, track list and d/l link for this Kongkast episode below…

➜ Download MP3 HERE to subscribe to KONGKAST in iTunes – it’s FREE!
➜ Download M4a HERE (Track Listing and Album Cover included)

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TRACKLIST//

KONGKAST #233 – feat. FADED GHOST aka ChaCha (SVBKVLT, Hyperdub, Jahtari / Shanghai, China)

(artist – title – label)

1. I.B.M.—Throbbing Gristle
2. Hypnosis — New Order
3. Papi Pacify — FKA Twigs
4. Dream_sim — Ba-Kuura
5. Burning Memories — Acre
6. Eraser — Batu
7. Prism (Duct Remix) — Sieren
8. Would I — Jack the Hustler
9. Monsoon — Allmostt
10. Mad Techno Invasion — Wallwork & RZR
11. See Me — Jack Dixon and Yusuf Sebaiti
12. Junot — Edmondson
13. Shadows On The Moon
14. Lumi (Inland Dub) — Force/Emerge
15. Outtt — Vegyn

About FADED GHOST aka ChaCha:

Faded Ghost is the producer/DJ pseudonym of Shanghai based vocalist ChaCha. A broad and exciting project, Faded Ghost has no set rules or style, often resulting in unpredictable and surprising results.

As a producer and live performer, she creates collages of sounds using field recordings as well as self-taught production techniques using various analog and digital hardware, blending together her many influences and ideas into abstract compositions that don’t stick to the usual borders and templates of genre.

As a DJ, Faded Ghost plays selections of upfront sounds, from the new strain of hip hop and experimental dance music, to unreleased tracks from her contemporaries and musical friends she has met along her journey so far. A resident at Shanghai’s Sub-Culture night, as well as the newly formed Lost Cargo crew, Faded Ghost stays on the fringe of the quickly evolving musical landscape in China whilst staying cohesive and accessible for the dancefloor.

About ChaCha
Over the last 6 or 7 years, ChaCha has quickly become one of the most exciting and celebrated independent artists to come out of China. A vocalist and musician since a very young age, ChaCha has managed to break out of the usually quite sheltered music scene in her hometown of ZunYi, GuiZhou and has made musical waves around the world.

Since moving to Shanghai in 2005 and joining China’a largest bass music crew, Uprooted Sunshine/Sub-Culture, she has been exposed to a huge variety of music at her regular spot, The Shelter, and has naturally adopted these styles and genres like no other local artist. From recording with international artists such as Clive Chin, Kode9, Adrian Sherwood, Disrupt, The Bug, Rumi, Hamacide, Vibronics and Desto, to releasing music on labels such as VP/Randy’s, Hyperdub, Jahtari, 502 and Tokyo’s Black Smoker Records, she also keeps her feet firmly rooted in the local scene and works closely with Chinese artists such as Wordy Soulspeak, Webber, In3, A-Long and Chee Productions (of which she is also a member).

In 2010 ChaCha teamed up with Dutch producer Jay.Soul and formed AM444, a genre bending group that, although many seem to label it as ‘trip-hop’ or ‘downbeat’, has just as much in common with dub sounds
and ‘bass music’ as it does with some of her favorite groups and earliest influences such as Portishead and Massive Attack. The duo released their first EP, Eye Wonder, in 2011, and their first full length album
ROOMS in 2012, both on Shanghai’s PAUSE:MUSIC, and have received radio play and support from all over Asia, Europe and beyond. She was also honored by being the first ever mainland Chinese artist to be accepted into the Red Bull Music Academy in Madrid in 2011. This opened her mind and opportunities even further are saw her work together with fellow alumni such as Doc Daneeka, XXXY, Phoebe Kiddo, Nick Hook, Jessie Boykins III, Paze and more, as well as seeing her perform at several of the RBMA events. Having access to a great variety or equipment and talented advisors also lead to her starting her new
solo project and alias, ‘Faded Ghost’, a dark, droned out vocal experiment the likes of which are very different to anything coming out of the PRC.

Her talent and various projects have seen her perform all over China and Asia, including Japan, Thailand, Korea and Manila, as well as the Worldtronics festival in Berlin, Sakifo Festival on Reunion Island and club gigs in UK, Germany and Spain. Having just returned from Tokyo after making serious waves and connections in the scene there, and with a Europe tour in the works, in 2013 expect to hear a lot more from ChaCha!

https://soundcloud.com/faded-ghost/
https://www.facebook.com/ChaChaShanghai
http://chachashanghai.tumblr.com/

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Kongkretebass Music News: “Wash feat. Brad Pitch – Brooklyn Ride EP – (Forthcoming on MUTI MUSIC)”

Wash feat. Brad PitchBrooklyn Ride EP – (Forthcoming on MUTI MUSIC)
Release date: TBC – More info shortly

Check out the clips below:

Wash – Brooklyn Ride [Clip] //

 

Wash – Beat Dem [Clip] //

 

Wash & Brad Pitch – Blood & Sweat [Clip] //

 

Wash & Brad Pitch – Rack Up [Clip] //

Barcelona here we come – Sónar Barcelona’s 20th International Festival of Advanced Music and New Media Art

The line-up for this Sónar Barcelona (13.14 & 15 June) 20th anniversary takes the form of a celebration, in a combination of a selection of great classics, new ideas for dance music and the festival’s usual experimental spirit. Around 130 artists will be included in a line-up for which will be finalized in the coming weeks.

Sónar reinvents the uses of an emblematic space, shortens the distance between Sónar by Day and Sónar by Night and maintains its centrality and its status as an urban festival with its new location for Sónar by Day in Fira Montjuïc.

In the festival’s 20-year history, Sónar has hosted more than 1.2 million visitors and has presented more than 7,000 artists from the world of music and disciplines such as audiovisuals, digital creation and multimedia art.

Sónar is celebrating its 20th anniversary with a big birthday party!

On one side, the essential benchmarks like Kraftwerk (with their 3D show), Pet Shop Boys, Derrick May, Matthew Herbert dj, or Laurent Garnier.

Artists who are the perfect guests at a party featuring dance at centre stage: Lindstrom & Terje, Skrillex, Diplo, Paul Kalkbrenner, Justice djs, Modeselektor djs, Major Lazer, Soulwax, TNGHT, AlunaGeorge, Karenn, Jamie Lidell, Liars, Francesco Tristano, Fatima Al Qadiri, Delorean or Mykki Blanco.

Browse line-up, music clips and previews and complete festival details at:
http://www.sonar.es

Hot tip: Jurassic 5 are back. The legendary Californian group consisting of DJ Nu-Mark, Cut Chemist, Chali 2Na, Zaakir, Mark 7even and Akil returns to the stage after a hiatus of several years, and they are doing it in style, with a tour that will be touching down at Sónar by Night (Saturday, 15th) – http://sonar.es/en/2013/prg/ar/jurassic-5_228 

Hot tip 2: For our KONGKASTers, we all know the name PHON.O from his exclusive KONGKAST mix for us! Be sure you catch his set at Sonar by Night (Saturday, 15th) – http://sonar.es/en/2013/prg/ar/phon-o_234 

 

 

Kongkretebass Music News: “Wash – Equilibrium b/w Black Magic” Out in all Major Digital Store – 28th February 2013

WASH – Equilibrium b/w Black Magic  // Rankadank Records
Release date: 28th February 2013

Buy now from below links, or from any good online digital retailers:

http://www.beatport.com/release/equilibrium-black-magic/1025675

http://www.junodownload.com/products/wash-equilibrium/2117223-02/

http://www.amazon.de/Equilibrium-Black-Magic/dp/B00B6NY5J2/ref=sr_shvl_album_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1361974526&sr=301-1

http://www.discogs.com/mp3/Wash-Equilibrium/2117223


Wash – Equilibrium //

Wash – Black Magic //

New FutureBass mix: Kongkast # 161 – feat. DJ DRAGON (Homebass Communications, Dubway/ Bangkok, Thailand)

YUP! We’re BACK!
After an extended hiatus, Kongkretebass KONGKAST is back in the swing of things in 2012!

We want to thank you all to those who had left us wall messages on Facebook or contacted us direct on email about our Kongkast as well as asking when we’ll be back with more exclusive mixes. It means a lot to us that you guys and girls get in touch and sending in awesome messages about our podcast.

So… 2012! Here we go!
We start off the Chinese Year of the Dragon with another Dragon!
KONGKAST #161 featuring one of our close connections in Asia, the Don of Thailand / Bangkok Dubstep scene – DJ DRAGON (Homebass Communications, Dubway/ Bangkok, Thailand). 

Dragon is one of the main man in the South East Asia Dubstep scene. Having established his name under Homebass Communications for his earlier Drum & Bass events, he has been flying high with his DUBWAY events, hosted names like Pinch, RSD, TRUTH, Goth Trad to name a few.

Many thanks to Dragon for starting the new Kongkast series with this excellent bass music mix! 

➜ Download MP3 HERE to subscribe to KONGKAST in iTunes – it’s FREE!
➜ Download M4a HERE (Track Listing and Album Cover included)

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TRACKLIST//

KONGKAST #161 – feat. DJ DRAGON (Homebass Communications, Dubway/ Bangkok, Thailand)

(artist – title)

1. Author – Teacher
2. Ena – Splinter
3. Pangea – Inna Daze
4. Zen Militia – Pull of guilt (Scuba rmx)
5. Lumumba –  Coltan
6. Pearson Sound – Blanked
7. Pangea – Hex
8. Roska – Error Code
9. Blawan – Bohla
10. Kilawat – Mantra
11. I.D and Skinnz – Most High
12. Skinnz – Keep it gutta
13. Sepalcure – Pencil Pimp
14. Makoto –  What Do You want
15. 808 state – Pacific State (DFRNT rmx)

About DJ Dragon:
(Taken from DJ Dragon’s blog)
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New Dubstep mix: Kongkast # 152 – feat. Oshi & Tnem (The Drop / Beijing, China)

KONGKAST #152 is here! Featuring Oshi & Tnem (The Drop / Beijing, China). 

Two of Beijing’s Dubstep and Bass music promoters, Oshi & Tnem teams up and formed “The Drop”.

This heavy weight mix is a blend of Dubstep and all things bass music around 140 bpm.

More info to come on Oshi and Tnem.

Many thanks to Oshi & Tnem for this exclusive mix for us at Kongkretebass!

➜ Download MP3 HERE to subscribe to KONGKAST in iTunes – it’s FREE!
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TRACKLIST//

KONGKAST #152 – feat. Oshi & Tnem (The Drop / Beijing, China)

(artist – title – label)

OSHI

1. OH SNAP!! – Plus Size Model (Jakwob Wobble Edit)
2. Malente and Dex – Lions ft New Kidz (Bassnectar and Amp Ill Gates Remix) Oshi Recut
3. NiT GriT – Pedro The Destroyer (Oshi Recut)
4. Big Sean – Bullshittin’ (Tony Senghore Remix)
5. Blnd! – Semba Da Ilha (Oshi Edit)
6. Mark Ronson Ft. Boy George – Somebody To Love Me (Congorock Remix)
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New Drum & Bass mix: Kongkast # 126 – feat. Mark7 (5158 Records / Aus)

This week we have an exclusive preview mix by Mark7 (5158 Records / AUS).

Mark7 – the head  honcho behind the label 5158 Records (Australia) is no stranger to the media and big stages.
With regular club nights and big rave parties along side the greats in drum’n’bass.
During the mid 1990’s, Mark7 entered and won a Triple J Nation Wide DJ Contest. In the recent years, Mark7 has been co-hosting the “Rollerz” radio show (fortnightly rotation) on Fresh Fm 92.7.

Since 2000, 5158 Records has released 13 local compilation cd’s, with over 35 artists producing over 160 tracks since conception (Mark7, etheory, Skyver, Djon, Well Being, Fiction, Prewf, Hooligan Soul and many more). It was in that year that Mark7 was also nominated in the Lemon Ruski National Dance Music Awards as “Australia’s best new dj”. As well as being awarded with Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA) prestigious “Encouragement Award” and awarded 5158 with  “Most popular local record label” up against other music genre’s at the South Australian Dance Music Awards.

Many thanks, MARK7 for this excellent selection for KONGKAST – Asia’s drum n bass and dubstep podcast. And don’t forget, if you’re in Hong Kong this weekend, catch MARK7 @ HEAVY! Info below!


FACEBOOK EVENT:
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=163204453692478

➜ Download MP3 HERE to subscribe to KONGKAST in iTunes – it’s FREE!

TRACKLIST:
KONGKAST #126 – feat. Mark7 (5158 Records / Aus)

1. Prewf – On My Mind (5158 Records)
2. Understate (Zero T remix) – Technology (Touched By Records)
3. Upbeats – Ionized (Commercial Suicide)
4. Silent Witness and Break – ABTN (Triple Seed) Read more »

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New track by Elemiz + DJ Wash featured on DJ Enso mixtape

Hong Kong based, San Franciscan DJ Enso has recently crafted a new mixtape, named ‘On some lifestyle shit’.

The 29 tracks long studio mix fuses UK bass vibes from Funky to Dubstep. It also features a few productions from cats in Asia – including Kongkretebass Elemiz + DJ Wash‘s Outbreak, Macau Dubstepper N1D‘s ‘Future Cops’, Hong Kong rapper Masta Mic and Mc Kafe Hu from Chengdu/China.

INFECTIOUS – Get on it!

➜ Download the mix ‘On Some Lifestyle Shit’ here. Or listen in the player below.

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KONGKRETEBASS SUPPORTS: GOLDIE (MetalHeadz /UK) – Fri, 08.01.2010 @ Volar, Hong Kong

VOLAR Presents: GOLDIE (MetalHeadz/UK)
“A true pioneer in the British jungle dance scene, Goldie is known just as much for his revolutionary drum’n’bass expressions as for his gold teeth and harsh attitude, making him one of the first real superstar and icon of the scene!”

Supported by Kongkretebass’ DJ Wash and Heavy’s Blood Dunza

Friday, 8th January 2010, from 11.00pm.
Venue: VOLAR (38-44 D’Aguilar Street, LKF, Central, Hong Kong)
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News from the Kongkrete Studio: “Feel you” by Chacha ft. Olivia (RYC Dubstep Edit)

Shanghai meets Hong Kong… Check out the latest remix project by Kongkretebass’ RYC (aka DJ Wash) for Shanghai based MC/Singer/Producer ChaCha.

RYC and ChaCha first met in 2008 through various performances for the Sub-Culture and Uprooted Sunshine crews in Shanghai. Chacha – who has recently featured on a release for Kode9 on the Hyberdub label – impresses with her vocal abilities as a singer/MC as well in her own music productions.

Having a chance to do a remix of one of ChaCha’s own production, RYC snapped up the idea of “Feel you” and worked his remix magic turning the track into a moody, emotion-filled dubstep roller.

RYC (DJ Wash) Dubstep Edit of “Feel You” by ChaCha (Uprooted Sunshine/Shanghai, China) featuring vocals by Olivia.

For more information on Artists:
ChaCha’s Myspacehttp://www.myspace.cn/chachayo
RYC (DJ Wash) Myspacehttp://www.myspace.com/djwash