Friday, September 28, 2012

CD Review: Various Artists' 'Global Bass Vol. 3'

Various Artists
Global Bass Vol. 3

The global beats of electronic, bass-heavy, and dance music is introduced to us on the tracks gracing UrbanWorld's new release, Global Bass Vol. 3. The musical style is upbeat, funk-driven, and jazzy. There are African, South American, and European elements throughout. The Afro-funk and Afro-latin musical genres are well-represented, but there appears to be a good amount of world grooves from hard-to-describe locations or styles. Superpendejos, Silver Bullit, Los Chicos Altos, Idan K, Empresarios, Kosta Kostov, Rube, Systema Solar, and many others are represented here. This is an adventurous mix of instrumental and vocal music with a capacity to evoke danceable rhythms from urban sources. The music has substance, which is amplified with the multiple cultural influences and musical genres. However, the bass is a defining characteristic of the music--no matter where it originates. ~ Matthew Forss

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