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Zuzuka Poderosa and Kush Arora – Carioca Bass Mixtape

Zuzuka Poderosa (Translation: Power) is back! Her brand new mixtape, ‘Carioca Bass Mixtape’ features some of her classic tracks which circled the worldwild underground the last few years, mixed together with new tracks (heard for the first time) from her upcoming ‘Carioca Bass EP’ by Kush Arora (release Spring 2012). The tape features exclusives from DJ Edgar, Sany Pitbull, Stereotyp, Jumping Back Slash, as well as hot tracks by friends like Spoek Mathambo, Los Rakas, Dizzy Wright, Poirier, 5kin and Bone5, Gnucci Banana and more! ‘Where’s her cape?!’


Kush Arora live with Africa Hi TEK! Dec1st at Public Works

Ah, been a moment since there has been a nice evening for future bashment sounds! Ill be opening up for Africa HiTech( Warp) with a brand new load of futuristic bashment, african and hybrid liveness going on with new dubplates i’ve been working on for the likes of Jah Dan, Mega Banton, Zuzuka Poderosa, and all types of new things.

::: AFRICA HITECH (Warp Records, UK/Australia)

Hot off the heels of a series of lectures at the 2011 Red Bull Music Academy in Madrid and the spring release of one of the most talked about electronic albums of the year, the legendary duo of Mark Pritchard and Steve Spacek will open your mind and heart to a virtual tapestry of sound from all aspects of bass music. Their musical history is astounding with projects such as Global Communications, Harmonic 313, Spacek and others under their belts. With such a vast array of experience expect to be taken on an energetic journey through sound.

::: JONWAYNE (Alpha Pup, LA)

::: KUSH ARORA (Topbillin/RLR, SF)

::: DJ DIALS (Soundpieces)

$10 LIMITED Early Bird Tickets
$20 DOOR

Tickets Available Online Here


Brand new! Gunshot Riddim feat. Mega Banton, Mc Zulu, Juakali

Kush Arora presents – Gunshot Riddim
Featuring Mega Banton, MC Zulu, Juakali with remixes by Ill Cosby and Jamal
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We bring together Jamaica, Chicago, and LA together on this riddim series featuring dancehall legend Mega Banton, electro reggae warrior MC ZULU and dubstep chanter Juakali. Fresh off the heels of the funky bashment record “Spanish Street Riddim that features Lady Chann, Mega, and many others,we’re giving you an updated and rumble in the jungle Dread Bass sound for dancehall fans. 140 BPM militant drum line programming, menacing dancehall melody work, and enough bass for any reggae sound system await.

The record features remixes from bass music pioneer Ill Cosby who runs the label Car Crash Set, and Jamal who’s released furious dnb on Sublife recordings and Hot N Heavy records.

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Kush Arora – Gunshot Riddim Sampler by KushArora

Kush drops mix/Interview for Bomb Squad’s Hank Shocklee in

Wow! What an honor to be asked by the man who made Public Enemy’s music, Hank Shocklee, aka The Bomb Squad to do a mix and interview for Read the full interview and new mix which touches on everything from bashment dancehall to South African house, garage, and so much more.

Check the Interview and Mix Here

01. Amazon Riddim with Jahdan Blakkamoore “International currency”
02. Gappy Ranks – Watch Out Fi Dem
03. Mr. Tickle – Grinding
04. Jumping Back Slash – Kwaai Sneakers
05. Yolanda Be Cool – Afronuts [EduK Remix]
06. Douster – King Of Africa
07. Los Raakas – Borracho
08. DJ Killer – Church Song feat. Chaka Chukwu
09. Kush Arora feat. Lady Chann – Wid Dem [Spanish Street Riddim]
10. Hxdb & Self Evident – Hoof Hearted
11. DJ Abza – Swsakunazeka [Deep Tribal Vocal Mix]
12. Rudimental feat. Mc Shantie – Deep In The Valley
13. Major Nots – Gassed
14. Gregor Salto and DJ Gregory – Vem Rebola feat. Dama Pancha and DJ Mankila
15. Chrome Optimism [Remixes] [Dubblestandart Meets David Lynch & Lee "Scratch" Perry]- Kush Arora Tropical Bass Mix
16. Greenmoney feat. Roses Gabor – Into You [French Fries Remix]
17. CDBL – Back
18. Crookers and Savage Skulls – Bust Em Up [French Fries Remix]
19. Ophex – Rainforest
20. Radioclit-Secousse [Riva Starr Remix]
21. Starfoxxx- Bazookah
22. Starfoxxx – Pegale
23. Canblaster – Clockworks [TekiLatex Para One Remix]
24. DJ PM – Oultimo Grito
25. Figura – Ze Bula
26. DJ Marfox – Radio Oxigenio AM
27. Buraka Som Sistema – Hangover [Zak Matic Remix]
28. Sully – Black Projects
29. Tessela – Slugger
30. Squarewave, Sukh Knight & Mr. K – Tribesman
31. Rat Poison Riddim – with Mega Banton “Repping and Steppin ” [forthcoming on KAP Records]
32. Sizzla- Rough and Tough
33. Delly Ranx – Say Weed
34. Kush Arora – Gunshot Riddim
35. MC Zulu – Vigilante Gun Court [forthcoming Gunshot Riddim Series]

Order Now! Spanish Street Riddim out on Top Billin’

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BRAND NEW dropping August 26th on Top Billin, August 28th on all stores– Spanish Street Riddim feat. Lady Chann, Mega Banton, Jahdan Blakkamoore, MC Zulu, and Undah P
Started over a year ago with live drumming and funky bashment on my mind- I came up with the Spanish Street riddim, the first Funky Bashment series out of San Francisco to feature some of the world’s top dancehall mc’s. I couldn’t be happier to have worked with my faves on this one!

Dropping on August 10th exclusively on Finish label Top Billin’ the release features uk dancehall queen Lady Chann, Kingston legend Mega Banton, NYC’s Jahdan Blakkamoore, Chicago’s MC ZULU, and Oakland’s Undah P.



August10th, SF-Spanish Street Record Release Party at UKWEDNESDAYS with Shawn Reynaldo, Maneesh The Twister, Phleck

SLOANE SQUARED is proud to present on August 10th
…:::…::: UK WEDNESDAYS :::…:::…
Dubstep | Drum & Bass | 2 Step | Garage | Breaks | Grime | Bassline | Funky
KUSH ARORA – Surya Dub | Surefire | Top Billin’ | RLR | Spanish Street Riddim Record Release Party
SHAWN REYNALDO – Icee Hot | Tormenta Tropical | Bersa Discos
MANEESH THE TWISTER – Surya Dub | Dub Mission
PHLECK – Hit N Run
Wednesday August 10
1525 Mission St b/w 11th & Van Ness
RECORD RELEASE PARTY of Spanish Street Riddim:
Started over a year ago with live drumming and funky on his mind- Kush Arora came up with the Spanish Street riddim, the first Funky Bashment series out of San Francisco to feature some of the world’s top dancehall mcs. Dropping on August 10th exclusively on Finish label Top Billin’ the release features uk dancehall queen Lady Chann, Kingston legend Mega Banton, NYC’s Jah Dan, Chicago’s MC ZULU, and Oaklands Undah P.

Lady Chann,Dreadsquad, Kush Arora”Island Loving” dropping June 10th

Dreadsquad presents UK’s queen of dancehall and bashment : Lady Chann, and asked me to do a mix on her “Island Lovin” single on Superfly Studio. I contributed a bubbling summer heat UK Funky mix( here) on this awesome ep with summer scorchers with additional mixes by Grodio, Cj Reign with soca, bashment, garage and funky mixes not to be missed. On 12″ and Digital Download.
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Previews here SF005 Dreadsquad feat Lady Chann – Island Lovin by Superfly Studio
Lady Chann (London / UK) has been part of North West London’s vibrant Suncycle crew since it’s conception, and now she’s branching out alone,having cut tunes with the likes of Sticky, Warrior One, Toddla T, and South Rakkas crew.

– producer/DJ duo created in Lodz in 2001 and consisting of Marek Bogdanski and Lukasz Rodziewicz (DJ Funksion). In 2003 and 2004 they won the Polish Sound Clash and have produced lots of great dancehall and hip hop artists ranging from Marika, East West Rockers, Ward 21, Tenor Fly, Top Cat, General Levy, U Brown, Milion Stylez, Tipa Irie, Jah Mason and many more.
Dreadsquad’s songs and gigs are the fusion of reggae, dancehall, ska, rocksteady and hip-hop. The duo freely mixes genres, plays with sounds and bases their music on deep bass and broken rhythm. They often combine Jamaican music with modern sounds of Breakbeat, Jungle, Dubstep and Garage.

Dread Bass SoundSystem album dropping June 14th produced by Kush Arora and Nate Mars

Produced by Nate Mars and myself, this ten-track album written and sung by Juakali combines strong lyrics, with a sizzling mix of dub, steppers, flavors of industrial dread sound, anchored by a pulsating bass that will keep heads nodding and bodies swaying.
Over the past 5 years, Juakali and I have worked on countless records, tours, and projects together. With the aid of Nate Mars producing half the record in NYC, we pieced together a perfect festival vibed record for Juakali’s debut full length.
DreadBass Soundsystem is a collection of songs that cover a range of issues including the struggle of immigrants, love, hard decisions, and much much more.
Learn more at and order right here on the site.
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