Saturday, December 18, 2010

Deep Sea Explorations

Argentina's FRIKSTAILERS have come & gone NY. Maybe you missed em. Or maybe you were out in BK with us when they came through and tripped us out with sounds from their Bicho De Luz EP. Either way, no te preocupes, here's a quick little psychedelic number for ya, shot at that very show for their 1st North American tour:

FRIKSTAILERS (live @ COCO 66) from Joey Angerone on Vimeo.

(shot & edited by JoeyAngerone)

Oye, I know what you're thinking out there right now.

"But Damn Zun, that's old news! You want me to impress my DJ friends and local chickenheads with an exclusive video thats months old!? It's almost 2011, I want to hear what's gonna be hot next year!"

Yes, yes, what was I thinking. Well, I was inspired by this brand new one from Rafa & Lisandro, a remix of Bart B More's Make Some Noise, so here. GO! DOWNLOAD IT!
Bart B More - Make Some Noise (Frikstailers Remix) by FRIKSTAILERS

The Frikstailer's, in the short time I've known about them & relatively little material I've heard, have constantly impressed. Everyone talks about the global mushmash happening and how music has no borders because of Al Gore - well, the Frikstailer's LIVE IT. SH*T JUST GOT REAL, SON!
This one is a creeper. You're first drawn in by the heavy cumbia framework. Then the dembow works its way in there. Wait, who's this guy yellin about makin noise!? The anticipation builds, and then deflates to a dubbed out, underwater fever dream before coming around 360 & DROP! It's bastard cumbia, blacksheep reggaeton. I know you want to call it moombahton ; ) we're close. I'm gonna call it, "Yo, I just listened to this track 20 times in a row". How's that for a new genre? You can add "step" at the end or "future" in there somewhere too. Look at me, I'm a music journalist!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010


All right - Sorry if you've been back and forth a few times to find no updates recently. My seasonal depression has started to kick in, as has a bitter taste in my mouth. #wikileaks, what?

No, but honestly Damn Zun is not a political force or movement. We are unbiased, fair, and answer to no higher calling but great music. But mixed somewhere in the leaks was a track Munchi did - his take on mambo urbano:
Munchi - Damu Mambo / Mambo Chipi EP by Munchi

..and like THAT it was gone! Snatched out of the net by CIA & FBI special agents. I may have a copy. Watch for #munchileaks..

No, but seriously the track was "eh". No disrespect, it was just too agressive/dissonant for my likings. And who am I? No one. I don't have a iPhone commercial - yet. But when I saw Diplo a few weeks back he opened up his NYC corporate event set with about 4 straight Munchi tracks, so BOOM. And check out this brand new remix snippet from a beautiful Lido Pimienta original. It's a great, smooth, downtempo, cumbia digital number:

Lido Pimienta - Humano (Munchi Is Feeling Quite Zen At The Moment Bootleg Rmx) by Munchi

Now, this track below leaked officially via Dutty Artz and their New York Tropical release just last month:


which I highlighted, along with this new remix from Spain's MENEO over @generationbass as part of a new feature I'm going to be starting over there so check out that link.

Dover - Dannayá (Meneo Remix) by MENEO

And for what Paul Devro and the MD intern (man I'm name dropping today), think about mambo and what's movin in the DR right now, check out their roundup: Dominican Bundle
Either way, I'm pushing for more Mambo in 2011, whether it's the real deal from DR or experimental 808 club sh*t from San Juan, Spain, or Brooklyn. Now back to reading secret documents, I mean, shredding my own classified things