In increasing frequency, Jungle Terror is front and centre when heads get together and talk about emerging genres, and today’s edition of Let’s Get Tropical is no exception. I’ve hand chosen 5 of the best tunes released this week to make you move your feet, so read on, and get your fix.
I don’t think you’re ready for that fourth and fifth song down yet, so ima start you in Dubai.
Then you gotta make it past this swamp monster of a track…You can’t even get into a conversation about Jungle Terror without this guy’s name coming up.
And to Jamaica, for a re-Work…See what I did there?
The next selection sums it up nicely at 3 minutes in. Check out the way they flip that vocal sample!
Straight to the point; Otto Von Schirach just destroyed a whole cave full of Dragons, Knights, Illuminati Bronies, and Masked Princesses.
That’s right, even the princesses. His first few mixes are trippy, and lead you into the performance, preparing you for some straight freakiness.
He proceeds to warn the crowd they’re about to travel to parts unknown, glitching out the vocals hard, and blending them seamlessly with the tracks.
Like only true Masters of Ceremonies can. Live vocals during this whole performance make the whole thing so much more entertaining to watch, it’s hard to even look away from.
Did we mention the cameo from the one eyed Screamo Crow?
There are so many different aspects to this performance, you can tell a lot of love went into creating it. It’s more than a DJ set, it’s an art piece. The music, the vibe, the hype…all timeless.
23 Minutes in he goes complete caveman, bringing the listener/viewer/party straight back to the time of the Dinosaurs, with an absolutely huge Moombahcore slammer, and again back to that oldschool hip hop/bass vibe for a sec…Right before he starts rapping in Spanish over it?
Oh. I see what he did there.
It was a set up!
Pretty sure no one expected him to blend into Tropical Bass.
This set is full of surprises.
My heart goes out to the booties of the dancers the next morning, because Otto goes hard. Like…Real Hard.
A lot of the time, he’s not beat matching, but no one cares. This man is a rock God. More than that, he is a certified Miami made Bass God.
How the Hell did he just switch over to playing trap? Wait, is that another Breakbeat? No, wait…it’s…Proto Jungle?
Boiler Room’s write up was right when they called it “…a universal brain-cue from the Bermuda Triangle straight to Berlin… it’s Otto Von Schirach opening port-holes in Boiler Room and out to the universe.”
Shit. Yours. Don’t lose it. The next couple of blends are some scary Gabber-esque Breakcore that could cause a lung to implode, given the right set of conditions, but don’t worry. He gets back to the Miami Bass soon.
You’ve done enough brain work for now, though. It’s time to stop reading. Press play, strap yourself in, and prepare yourself for a freaky journey through bass, Otto Von Schirach style.
Ay. Welcome back to Let’s Get Tropical, only on Arntre. This week we’re exploring Baile Funk, and how it’s changing lately.
It’s a genre that’s getting a lot of attention lately, and we focus today on some fresh tracks (just posted this week) to further highlight how it’s progressed.
Not only are we breaking fresh tunes to you today, we’re Breaking Baile Funk.
SO, there’s your example of the attention it’s been getting. A Breaking Bad theme remix. Still not mainstream enough for you?
Here’s where shit gets crazy, and starts breaking up. Leo Justi’s “Breach – Jack” remix takes it to another level entirely, giving us a Breakbeat soaked version, and calling it “Heavy Baile“. One listen down his Soundcloud Page and you can see where he’s going with this.
That’s right. Heavy Baile is now a thing.
The sound is heavy, gritty, tribal, and strong. Breaking Baile Funk down to a classic feel makes it stand out (in a global sense), making it easy to blend into just about any other style. MC Bob Rum – Rap Do Silva ( via Eu Amo Baile Funk) Does a great job of this, lending a Miami Bass feel to the sound. Proof:
On that party feel, Dhalsim King does a great job of infusing Heavy Baile Funk with a club vibe on his remix of ‘Dev – In The Dark’. Sexy, Dance worthy, and definitely Tropical.
Next and lastly, check out this Baile Funk/Tech House cross over joint. Too good to turn down. Battric & Mivu did something amazing with this song, blending classic Tech House sexiness and minimalism to a tropical song.
That’s it for this week! Thanks for checking us out, and be sure to come back week for the next episode of Let’s Get Tropical.
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