Caballo’s Selection Best of 2011

Posted on 31 December 2011 by Caballo

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Tropicalbass Editor Jelka dropped our review for 2011.. Make sure you read all of those amazing selected releases!!

Although I would like to make a more detailed description why I chose each track.

Best Song (Over all)
Guapo Feo- Oro en Polvo
I chose this song because it evokes me how something sexy can be dark and heavy at the same time.
This song for me is the beginning of moombasoul and moombahcore as we know it.. this song is January 2011!! and it made it to the top all year long!!
Guapo Feo – Oro En Polvo by barneyiller
Best Album (Over all)
Indidginus- Sofa Surfer
This album is simply a great example of how post dancehall should be done!! Amazing production!!!
Indidginus – Mercy Me (feat EJ Von Lyrik, Steve Newman and Fletcher) 2 Min Edit by indidginus
Best Dancehall song

Damian Marley- Set Up
What else to say to the only son who has made a name with his own style!! He is Dancehall Boss!!
Damian “JR GONG” Marley – Set Up Shop by Damian Marley
Best Dancehall Album
Symbiz
- Thursday’s tunes/who cares?
Two brothers made worth to wait Thursday JUST to download one of those 100 spots..
Symbiz is (in my opinion) BEST post dancehall guys around!!
EV`RYWHERE (feat Teacha Dee) by SYMBIZ

Best dubstep song
This was the dubstep mainstream year.. and even though some say it is boring.. I personally find it more alive than ever..in fact I think we will see more and more and no matter how polarized it is..
Great dubstep will prevail!!
My best Dubstep song was
Noisia- Tommy’s theme
Noisia – Tommy’s Theme by NOISIA
Best Dubstep Album
Bassnectar- divergent-spectrum-
Indeed Bassnectar nails it.. BIG TIME!! forget about Flux Pavillion, Skrillex, Skream… the original basshead dropped one of the sickest bass albums of 2011!!
Divergent Spectrum [ALBUM PREVIEW] by Bassnectar

Best Latin Album
Captain Planet
- Dame agua from his Ningane EP…
Todo el Sabor gathered in just one song.. 70′s salsa meets 90′s electronic with 2011 basslines!!
Dame Agua by DJ Captain Planet
Best Latin Song
Los Piranas
- Hueles a espiritu Joven
Last year Frente Cumbiero made it to my top for Best Cumbia album.. This year their side project made it for best latin song..
This song is more punk than most punk out there!!
09 Hueles a espíritu jóven by lospirannas

Clearly this was Moombahton’s break thru!
Coming from great songs to crappy edits.. to reinvent itself by the hand of hundreds talented producers who were VERY interested in making original and one of my favorite tunes was.. made in Peru.. from a Checz Rep guy!
Best Moombahton song

Chong X- Inti Tayta
Chong X – Inti Tayta by chong-x

Best Moombahton Album comes from Serbia!!
Shazalakazoo- Bang Bang
Shaza La Kazoo – Bang! Bang! by Shaza La Kazoo

One of the genres from south America that broke thru and made it mainstream was CHAMPETA!!

Best Champeta
La Makina del Karibe- Maki Man
El Maki Man by LA MAKINA DEL KARIBE
Best Champeta album
Kinky Electric Noise- Perreo Digital
Kinky Electric Noise- Tremenda Makinaria by latinoresiste

Digital cumbia reached a production level that amazed me more and more
Best Digital Cumbia song
Dengue Dengue Dengue- lilith Feat Bjork
Plaid Feat Bjork – Lilith (Dengue Dengue Dengue! cumbia Refix) by Dengue Dengue Dengue!
Best Digital Cumbia album
SubAtomic Sound System- Sancocho e’ Tigres
featuring best cumbia guys around
Gux Swadharma, The Binary Cumbia Orchestra,Javier Estrada, Den5hion, Bleepolar, Caballo and More
Sancocho e’ Tigres – Lujo de Pobre (Den5hion mix) FREE DOWNLOAD by SubatomicSound

and for people who do not know the difference between Digital and Cumbia…
Well here it is a glimpse of 2011

Best cumbia song and Album!!
Pedro Ramaya Beltran- La peluca

Pedro Ramaya Beltran-La Peluca ( El Rey del Millo) by latinoresiste

3ball!! Erick Rincon, Sheeqo Beat, Dj otto MADE IT HUGE!!!!!!!!!! Toy selectah’s mentoring proved to be flawless, as he did with reggeaton when he started machete records, he is making 3ball the next big thing in Mx and US.
Best 3Ball song
3BALL MTY – Intentalo

3Ball MTY – Intentalo by estacionesmusicales
Although as usual.. once someone makes it big.. the genre gets polarized versus underground who keep it real and the sell off guys…and one of the dopest guys who is shifting 3ball in a diferent direction and we will kep an eye on is Mr. Kanti W.

Although we are going to stick to the “original” 3ball sound:

The next in that line after Rincon and Combo are.. Dj Tetris, Dj Tamalero, Dj taCk, Jorge Colombia, Dj Clap.. and one
They all are featured in the best 3ball album
Best 3ball Album
Latino Resiste presents 3BALL

Dj taCk Ft Dj Tamalero – Girando Bailando (FREE 3BALL ALBUM) Click description by latinoresiste
My second Favorite underground genre form South America Tuki.. also called Changa evolved to Global bass level..
Two guys who started a genre… shifted a whole Trend!!!
Best Tuki song
Pacheko & Pocz-
Tukilove
Pacheko & Pocz – TukiLove ++ Out Now via ENCHUFADA´S HARD ASS SESSIONS V EP++ PS.- Check the video by pacheko
Best Tuki/bass Album a different approach to thegenre.. very juke/dark but still
Jairo Mendez- Orden y Disciplina
Chuzo limpio – jairomendez by jairomendez
Now.. a whole new level of Bangers!!
You wouldnt expect Sepultura in a Tropicalbass list… well.. in fact it is!!!
Best Bass song
Sepultura- Roots Bloody Roots’ Pedro Infame remix
Sepultura – Roots bloody Roots (Pedro Infame Remix) by latinoresiste

Aruba’s finest producer also dropped one of the Finest Bass albums in 2011
Best Bass Album
Fellow
- Run de Dance
Fellow – Run De Dance EP by FELLOW
Being Tropicalbass…
We could miss African/Bass influenced stuff
Angola’s wicked producer Znobia dropped this Sick tune that made the dancefloor explode!!
Best Kuduro song
dj-znobia-ku-duro-em-musica
ku duro em musica by dj znobia
Best Kuduro Album
Buraka som sistema

Hangover (BABABA) by burakasomsistema
A whole Trend that I personally thing deserves its own Category
Best moombahcore song
Dirty Talk-P.O.T. (FS & Reid Speed Remix) by Dirty Talk

Best Moombahcore album
El Cuco Recs-
Mendez- Adventures in Ultracore
Villains – Control The Future(Mendez Edit)[FREE DOWNLOAD] by Mendez (ElCucoRecordings)
Best Salsa/latin song
Palmacoco- Veneno
7 Veneno ( palmacoco remix ) Feat. Naty Botero by PalmaCoco
Best Salsa/Latin ALBUM
Azucah Selectah

Bongomatik- Adivinalo by latinoresiste
Best Villera song
Wachiturros- Tirate un paso
Wachiturros – Tirate Un Paso by Matt.i.Am
Best Villera/electronic Album
ZZK Records- Super Guachin Piratas y fichines
Se pixelo el vinito by SUPER GUACHIN

  • http://twitter.com/santiagoparamo Santiago Páramo

    Great selection of tracks Caballo! I got to know very interesting bands that otherwise would have never reached my ears. Thanks for sharing it. Best!

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