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Yolanda be Cool & DCUP ‘Soul Makossa (Money)

cy90_YBCDCUP_2Hot on the back of their Platinum selling single ‘Sugar Man’, Yolanda Be Cool & DCUP return with a new bomb.
Everyone knows the history. We could tell you that their breakout single ‘We No Speak Americano’ went to #1 in 15 countries around the world. Ramble on about how that song came to define a generation of good time party people, soundtracking their lives and putting it on Youtube. Tell you that the video has literally been watched hundreds of millions of times. But that was 4 years ago right? What about now?
Well… We could go on to talk about their re coming together. 4 years later in a return to form called ‘Sugar Man’. A single that went platinum here in Australia. A single that shows the genre these guys created (even we don’t know what to call it), is still done better by no one. But you’re still sitting there asking ‘what about now’.
Well here it is: ‘Soul Makossa (Money)’. In their trademark style, it’s catchy, with more energy than a case of Redbulls and more quirk than most outfits at Burning Man. It’s the result of two Bondi boys and their friend from Melbourne sitting down in the studio and having fun. There’s no gimmicks here, no fantasyful marketing tactics and definately no false promises. Just three mates that have the extraordinary talent of creating music that people love!

Still asking ‘what now’?

You’re asking the wrong questions…

Let’s Get Tropical: Overdue Edition.


Sometimes, You Just Have To Go Out And Live.  Then There Are Those Times When All You Do Is Sit And Feel.  This Is One.

It’s been a crazy month for this writer, working 7 day weeks, and overtime daily.  Don’t worry, though!  We’ve got you covered for Tropical Bass vibes, still.  So.  Now that I’ve cleared the air, Let’s Get Tropical.  This edition is waaaaay overdue, so…How about 17 fresh tracks to make you twist yuh back?!  One from the Man they call StepOne, and 16 badass remixes from our homies Bacondo!  GET SOME.

Something something….LASERS.  PEW PEW!!!  This song is pure jokes, and even contains donald duck samples.  BUT I CAN’T STOP LISTENING!!!

What can I say about this next blast other than it’s fucking amazing.  16 big tunes dropping on your head, everything tropical.

Let’s Get Tropical: Zouk Bass, Floating Forward In A Murky Sea Of EDM.


Welcome back readers, to another edition of Let’s Get Tropical, right here on Arntré.  This week we go deep and bring you a more connected approach to electronic music. From regional rhythms to the originators, fabricators, and creators of a thing called Zouk Bass.

In a sea of no meaning, lost in bottle service based production, and adrift on the murky seas of EDM, Zouk Bass came out of nowhere, seemingly, and took the world by storm.  With it’s hard pounding drums, insane poly-rhythms (that make it sound slow and fast at the same time), other-worldly soundscapes, and open format, internationally known producers and DJs have had a hand in shaping what is arguably one of the most culturally diverse new genres out there today.

Wanna start in Russia?  Let’s Start in Russia.

Hailing from Saint Petersburg, Insane Fennel has been producing some absolutely monstrous Zouk Bass tunes, giving them the cold twist of a mohawked mad man on a mission to melt you…with bass.  On his latest offering (an official remix of Gabriel Rowano – Beastmode)    Over driven, stompy as Hell (if Hell were stompy), slow and fast at the same time, and a complete dance floor brain melter, he shows us what it’s all about.  This is a prime definition of the current evolution of the genre.

Next, we head over to the good ol’ U.S. of A. to showcase one mister Banginclude, livin’ in Brooklyn and producing the dopest dope of all bass music that is dope.

His Zouk tracks (among others) have become known, respected, and played out around the world, from Angola to L.A.  Why?  Let me answer that for you, via our friends at Club Popozuda, who recently hosted a massive mixtape from our main man.  One listen through is enough to let you know that this is a producer on the rise.

Meanwhile, in France, what started as a ripple has become a wave.

Pushing that wave, making it crest is Ahef.  More than that, this guy is up on top of a wave he helped create, hanging ten on the front of his board.  It’s a rare Let’s Get Tropical where you’ll see more than one DJ mix in the same post, but when it’s the kind of mix that gets put on FM radio in New Zealand (on The Ghetto Electric Sessions) as a result of its level of awesome, it’ll happen.  Check him out, and prepare to be Zouked…Among other tropical things.

Wanna be seen on Let’s Get Tropical?  Send your promo over to misterluke@arntrela.com