Que Bajo, Uproot Andy and Geko Jones’ monthly tropical club party has long been the undisputed home for Global Bass music in New York City. Now in its 5th year, Que Bajo will “open up its crates,” with the creation of Que Bajo Records, to share the sound of the party with a global audience. As a preview of the upcoming releases, Uproot Andy is offering up the Worldwide Ting mix, an hour long journey of all original remixes, most of which have never been heard outside of the Que Bajo party or Uproot Andyʼs DJ sets. In the months to come Que Bajo Records will be making these tracks available for free download on this website, and will follow up with a string of party tested remixes created or curated by the Que Bajo DJs.
1. Worldwide Dembow (ft. Pablo Piddy) – Uproot Andy
2. Homenaje a Justino (Uproot Andy RMX) – Grupo Socavon
3. El Forastero (Uproot Andy RMX) – Galileo y Su Banda
4. Raba Raba (Uproot Andy RMX) – Khaled
5. Bassoue (Uproot Andy RMX) – Les Rapaces
6. Guacha (Uproot Andy RMX) – Frikstailers
7. Lamento de un Guajiro (Uproot Andy RMX) – Fania All Stars
8. Luna Negra (Uproot Andy RMX) – Los Cojolites
9. Camino a Colombia (Uproot Andy RMX) – Estrellas de la Kumbia
10. America (Uproot Andy RMX) – Mulatu Astatke vs. K’naan ft. Mos Def
11. Sada Vasda Rahe Punjab (Uproot Andy RMX) – Mahendra Kapoor
12. Sina Makossa (Uproot Andy & Chief Boima RMX) – Les Wanyika
13. Bonina (Uproot Andy RMX) – Siba e A Fuloresta
14. Mangala Special (Uproot Andy RMX) – Kabaka International Guitar Band
Thursday May 09, 2013
Roseland Ballroom, 239 W 52nd St, New York, NY
$10, All Ages
Que Bajo vs. Federation Sound vs. Fool’s Gold vs. Just Blaze & Young Guru
First hosted in London in 2010, the Red Bull Music Academy Culture Clash has gradually become a staple on the international sound clash scene. With previous contestants likeMajor Lazer, Soul II Soul, and SMOG, as well as special surprise guests including Pusha T, the legendary Johnny Osbourne and Usher (doing a counter-action version of “Climax” on the everlasting “Stalag” riddim), Culture Clash is more than just one of the fiercest musical battles around. It’s a celebration of sound system culture and its ongoing influence on hip hop, dancehall and dance music. It’s a rare get-together of different genres and generations. And it’s probably the most entertainment one could cram into a three-hour show.
For this first New York edition, four of the city’s leading crews in reggae, electronic, hip hop and tropical bass face off at the venerable Roseland Ballroom. Max Glazer (the man behind New York’s heaviest bashment sessions and the brilliant Federation Sound podcast) with Kenny Meez; Fool’s Gold, the genre-defying Brooklyn label headed up by A-Trak and Nick Catchdubs; Young Guru and Just Blaze, the architects of Roc-A-Fella’s classic NYC hip hop sound and countless hits from Jay-Z to Rihanna; and Que Bajo?!, a collective known for starting full-on riots with their unique blend of cumbia, moombahton and Latin-fuelled rave sounds. And you alone decide who will take the crown.