Monday, November 16, 2009

Dude, I'm Bubbling My Fucking Ass Off


The Moon - Blow the Speakers (Naffie & DJ Chuckie Remix) (from Bubbling top 100 2007)

Digging through newer Bubbling can be like cutting through the crowd at a rave filled with landmines. Occasionally someones glow stick hits one, causing the DJ to accidentally play a record at the wrong speed. Current music from the Antilles has been harder for me to find, but in the case of the Netherlands your going to hear a lot of Trance and corny Diva House. This is a fortunate case when the two meet and the results are good. Chuckie turns this Belgian single into a staggering Caribbean lazer anthem. He added Soca drums and kind of turned this one into something not unlike Funky House. A little more abrasive with less of a groove than what people in the UK are doing though. I'm not entirely sure what year this was recorded but by the sounds of it somewhere between 2003-2006. With the notion that Moortje style Bubbling kind of died out in the early 2000s as far as hearing it in clubs goes, I'm interested in what might happen with people more closely examining it's corpse in recent years. Maybe zombie is the right word for it. I don't imagine it making a comeback with guys like Chuckie and Hardwell since they are like, superstars, but I can definitely hear the sound making rounds through the weirdo outsider club crowds of the US and Europe right now.

Don't listen to me though, sift through it yourself.

3 comments:

Rizzla said...

this is a gift of epic proportions. Also, it's nice to see someone give both soca and bubbling the pre-Funky credit they're due in the same paragraph

Dave Quam said...

Yeah this track kind of made my week. I'm not all that knowledgeable about Funky but this was really obvious to me, especially compared to the earlier stuff I've heard.

W said...

The gifts are many on this blaag.