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Winter in Berlin is a experience you might not want to have. But for those who can’t escape the Bamboo Bass crew usually takes good care of and heat up the place. All kind of tropical music from Africa, Caribbean and South America mixed with fresh club sounds like Twerk, Moombahton and UK Bass will make the hips shake.

Special guest this week: Uproot Andy!

Host and resident as always Berlin’s own DJ Silent Pressure, the fastest cutting bass maschine around!
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Sat 11.01.2014 at RAW 99 (Revaler Strasse 99) – Facebook Event

Grab the latest mixes by Bamboo Bass host DJ Silent Pressure, still hot as Caribbean chili peppers:

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Berlin: Bamboo Bass 7 this week Thu, 07 Nov 2013 11:00:57 +0000

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Berlin’s most innovative club night is back this week: Bamboo Bass!
Bamboo Bass stands for progressive club sounds, a unique mixture of Caribbean, African and Urban music with nuff bass and sexyness, a style you won’t hear elsewhere in town.

Two weeks ago Bamboo Bass started with a new location in the heart of Berlin’s party zone in Friedrichshain, the infamous RAW99 club with a blast!
This week Bamboo Bass honcho DJ Silent Pressure is accompanied by owns Marflix, who just came back from Trinidad, and SWS crew papa Sebastian, making this night boiling hot’n’sexy. So let’s go wild for the night, f*ck being polite.
A trip to planet Tropical Bass: Trap / Tropical Bass / Moombahton / Twerk / UK Funky / Bashment / Reggaeton / Zouk Bass / Cumbia / Kuduro / Soca.

Saturday, 09.11.2013 – RAW 99 (Revaler Straße 99, 10245 Berlin) – facebook event

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Grab the latest mixes by Bamboo Bass host DJ Silent Pressure, still hot as Caribbean chili peppers:

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Berlin: Bamboo Bass #6 this Friday Tue, 15 Oct 2013 21:13:42 +0000

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BB Front RGB 800px 188x400 Berlin: Bamboo Bass #6 this FridayBerlin’s own Tropical club night is back again: Bamboo Bass!
Bamboo Bass stands for progressive club sounds, a unique mixture of Caribbean, African and Urban music with nuff bass and sexyness, a style you won’t hear elsewhere in town.

No matter what those Techno tourists say, don’t let them fool you – Somewhere in Berlin everybody is still twerking to Trap, Moombahton, TropicalBass, UKFunky and Bashment.

Resident DJ Silent Pressure invited his crew mate Sebastian (also SWS) and and the heavyweight HipHop-DJ Da Kid (Cutcannibalz).

Grab the Bamboo Bass mix by resident DJ Silent Pressure for #6 to get you in the mood:

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Bamboo Bass #6 [TropicalBass - Trap - Twerk - Moombahton - UK Funky]

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Berlin: Eck Echo presents Chupa w/ Bigote & Cherman Wed, 21 Aug 2013 19:44:15 +0000

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There is a new party series about to start for all the Tropical Bass heads in Berlin. “Chupa presented by Eck Echo” will have it’s debut this Friday, August 23rd 2013, at Club Chesters in Kreuzberg.

Promised is an “eclectic drive of Bass Music clashing with the hottest Tropical Sounds of South American Folktronica”, which sounds not too bad. This can be also said for the first editions line-up:

BIGOTE, one of the founders and main acts behind the CABALLITO label from Spain (which should be a familiar name for our readers and is regularly featured in our Cumbia section).

CHERMAN, the Argentinian head honcho of both FOLCORE and CABEZA labels (also a constant source of fine Digital Cumbia and Global Bass sounds).

Plus resident support from Berlin by Scooby Dub, Pira Lemu & Q-Richi.

Expect Cumbiaton, Moombahton, Tropical, Juke, Bass, nananana. And have a look at our Facebook-Page to win a spot on the guest list. Kaboom!

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Berlin Carnival 2013 Wed, 15 May 2013 19:08:46 +0000

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Hurray, it’s about that time when Berlin hosts it’s biggest yearly event – the Carnival of Cultures. Originally a procession of the different cultures living in Berlin, it grew over the years and decades to the size we see today. Altough the event has over a million spectators, it still has not the size of Notting Hill Carnival where you sometimes need an hour just to get to the other side of the street.

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The “Karneval der Kulturen” has no Caribbean roots, unlike the diasporic Carnivals in London, New York, Miami or Toronto – and this is one of the few things which makes Berlin so unique: Soca trucks with people jumping up next to the Angola and Samba truck, followed by Kurdish moms, a Squaredance Cowboy group or a local youth project.

No doubt the main event is the big parade on Sunday, starting Hermannplatz, moving down Hasenheide to Yorkstrasse. The parade starts at 12 am, the last truck usually reaches Yorksstrasse after 9pm. There’s also a street party from Thur till Sun with several stages (African stage, Latin America stage etc) going down in Kreuzberg near Zossenerstr / Hallesches Tor.


Besides a whole lot of Soca- and Dancehall-Parties this year we are especially looking forward to Lusotronics, a two-day festival dedicated to the urban digital music of the Portuguese-speaking (lusophonic) world, brought to you by Man Recordings.

The musical styles from Angola, Brasil, Mozambique and Portugal are a staple amongst Tropical Bass listeners and artists – the whole genre is deeply influenced by Baile Funk, Kuduro, Angolan Afro-House, Kizomba, Tecnobrega or Funana.

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To quote the Lusotronics website:

“Produced on cheap digital instruments, these genres were born in the shanty towns of megalopolises such as Rio De Janeiro, Luanda, Maputo, Belém or Lisbon and are rapidly distributed worlwide through the Internet. A situation which is in stark contrast to the pre-Internet-age in which these countries considered themselves “peripheral“, with little access to the global pop and culture events. But since Portugal´s former colonies are now online, audio visual information, music and dance styles circulate in unprecendentend velocity around the world, reaching publics beyond language and space barriers. The results of this development are adapted and re-contextualised in the cities of the “first world“ with Lisbon as it´s main hub.”

Well said. Let me just add two words: Zouk Bass!

Curated by Daniel Haaksman the festival on Saturday and Sunday not only brings you a huge line-up with household names like Edu K, Bonde do Role, Batida, DJ Edgar, Bbrave, Titica, DJ Marfox, Gato Preto and more, there will also be lectures and and a movie programme. Perfect to get totally immersed in the lusophonic soundscapes that are predominant from Rio to Luanda.

Saturday, 18th & Sunday 19th, Club Gretchen, see for timetable and more infos
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Besides the Lusotronics we’ve put a few recommendations for your Carnival schedule together for you:

Friday, 17th

Soca at the beach (Badeschiff)
The must-see location Badeschiff is a swimming pool swimming on the river next to a huge beach bar. Perfect afternoon hang-out with music by international Soca DJs (including’s Marflix).
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Afro Heat presents Carnival Xplosion (Festsaal Kreuzberg)
The Afro Heat team brings you the Azonto, Dancehall and Afro flavor. Including BBQ and African food.
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Carnival Jump Up 2013 (Gretchen)
The traditional Friday Soca event hosted by Soca Twins to get you in the right Carnival mood. Headlined by Peter Ram (Barbados).
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Saturday, 18th

Carnival Glow & Soca Family BBQ Lime (Astra)
The Carnival Glow hosted by the Carnival Fever crew is THE event for all you Soca fans out there – wining and drinking crews from all over Europe make this party a total madness. If you miss this one, you haven’t been to Berlin Carnival. Btw: Glow means you must wear white!
This year headlined by superstar Kes from Trinidad.
In the afternoon before the event there’s also the traditional hangout Soca Family BBQ Lime, starting 1pm (come at 4pm and the lime is already HEAT).

Soca Family Lime
Carnival Glow

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Sunday, 19th

Great Procession from Hermannplatz to Yorkstrasse
Absolutely do not miss out this one – 77 groups and trucks are parading down the Hasenheide boulevard. If you wanna be on the sure side, come early (starting 12 am), take some pictures of the early groups, grab some drinks and then join the very last truck Yard/Escobar for full Carnival madness! crew will be around for sure.
Pro tip: Wear sneakers if you serious about jumping up!

Caribbean Invasion (Yaam)
Official after-party at the Yaam, a very unique hangout and club for Africans and Reggae heads. Live: Stylo G (UK), X-Caliber (Trinidad).
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Exclusive Q&A with Dave Nada: Moombahton Massive Berlin Sat, 01 Dec 2012 12:33:47 +0000

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Tonight the famous Moombahton Massive will be in Berlin for the first time, with a massive line-up from Nadastrom to Sabo to good peeps like Zuzuka Poderosa and Schlachthofbronx.
If you are in the city, this is definitely something not to miss! Moombahton godfather Dave Nada is giving us some exclusive insights before it all goes down tonight. Stay tuned for more interviews and don’t miss the fun tonight!

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Hey Dave, we are very excited to have Moombahton Massive here in Berlin. The night is going to be part of the Worldtronics festival, which every year brings musicians from all over the world to Haus der Kulturen. What is your impression so far?
Very excited about Worldtronics! This isn’t only the first time for Nadastrom in Berlin, but the first ever official Moombahton Massive event.

So how did this event come about? How does the Moombahton Massive end up at Worldtronics?
The good people at Worldtronics reached out to me about doing a Moombahton night at their Worldtronics festival. I thought it would be great to do a proper Moombahton Massive like how we do in the States: Nadastrom & Sabo plus special guests involving artists from around the world related to the Moombahton sound.

You’ve got such a strong lineup of the usual suspects, yourself, Sabo, but you’ve broadened it to include The Very Best, Schlachthofbronx, Boyfriend, Zuzuka Poderosa and Disgraceland. How do they fit in?
Everyone on the lineup has a love for Moombahton and play it at their sets! They are also good friends and rep Moombahton worldwide. Boyfriend and Disgraceland bring the deeper, techier approach to Moombahton. Jen Lasher & Zuzuka Poderosa bring their fire vocal work to Tropical Bass. Schlachthofbronx murders the bass game on all angles from Moombahton to Bounce to Cumbia to Kuduro. And then you have The Very Best to round out the night with their amazing take on African Pop meets Bass Music. It’s all relative!

Despite being global, the European presence has been been limited thus far. As well as being a huge party is this a chance to win over new fans? And how do you hope the sound will go down?
I think it’s a great opportunity to show Berlin and other world region representatives how Moombahton music really throws down!

Is this kind of event the best way to showcase the sound? Is it a big sound that works well at festivals?
We’ve been here all week to experience the festival in its entirety and, I have to say, this has got to be one of the most appropriate events to showcase Moombahton music. The sound is very diverse and flexible with the ability to rock basements to stadiums. I’ve experienced both and seen it pop off!

How does it feel to be in Berlin? It’s a place that has contributed loads to music history, from Bowie in the seventies to the Berghain – does that affect how you approach the gig?
It feels great to be in Berlin. There’s a strong sense of musical knowledge and taste here. And most importantly, people here seem very eager to party and have a good time. It’s everything I’ve imagined and more. Soaking up the city this past week definitely gives me some perspective on how I wanna approach our set for tonight for sure.

Has that legacy had any influence on you as artists?
Moombahton has and continues to be an inspiration for me as an artist and a person. It’s quite personal and I’m always thinking of new ways to approach the music!

Are you planning to check out the rest of Worldtronics? Maybe soak up some Berlin vibes?
I’ve been here all week and been blown away from all the nights and performances. Loved the Tecno Brega night repping Brasil, Sinotronics reppin awesome Post Noise Techno from Beijing, and the irresistible deep sounds of House Nation South Africa. I’m like a sponge over here [laughs]!

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Berlin’s Bamboo Bass party is back! Mon, 12 Nov 2012 18:32:32 +0000

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Bamboo Bass – Berlin’s Tropical Bass hot-spot is finally back with it’s fifth edition. Remember the last party with Uproot Andy when almost 800 people teared the roof down?

Bamboo Bass is Berlin’s own Global Bass troop on their mission through the urban music jungle, loaded with the latest Tropical Bass, Moombathon, UK Funky and African club sounds – brought to you by SWS (Sound with Soul) in cooperation with

For the 5th edition of the Bamboo Bass we are glad to present London’s finest – MURLO (Mixpak/Low Up/Hipsters Dont Dance – London) at the legendary club Bohannon (Berlin) this Friday, Nov 16th.

Line Up
MURLO (Mixpak /Low Up/Hipsters Don’t Dance – London)
MARFLIX ( – Berlin)
DJ SILENT PRESSURE (SWS / Bass Dive – Berlin)

As usual resident and host Dj Silent Pressure [SWS] released a new Bamboo Bass Mix packed with the latest tunes in Tropical Bass, Moombahton, UK Bass & Trap.

Oye kids, this gonna get madd, so make sure you got your dancing shoes on.

Date: Fr. 16.11. starting: 23:00
Venue: Bohannon
Dircksenstraße 40,
10178 Berlin

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Notting Hill Carnival – London,UK – August 26. + 27. Sun, 19 Aug 2012 08:00:36 +0000

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The Notting Hill Carnival will take place very soon (as every year last August Weekend) with two big Roadmarches, with lots of Trucks, with lots of Soundsystems spreading bass-vibes through Kensigton, lots of Pre and After Carnival Shows, Boattrips, Steelpan and Calypso Contests and all types of Carnival related Music. This is the biggest Caribbean Carnival outside the Caribe. Be Part of it !!

If you need general Information check the official Homepage

It is not posible to list all Dates but we have some recommendations for you…
Friday Bunji 213x300 Notting Hill Carnival   London,UK   August 26. + 27.Starting with Poison UKs Soca Event on Friday ft. Bunji Garlin, Fay Ann Lions, Lil Rick, Skinny Fabulous, Swappy, Tallpree and more. This will take place at O2 Empire and for more Infos and Tickets check Posion UK. For all Soca Events -> Dont forget your Rag !!

If you are more interested in a slower vibe with heavyer Basslines you have to check out the University of Dub, the Roots Dance Festival in Scala near Kings Cross. This will take place on Friday with Jah Youth, Iration Steppas and Aba-shanti I. More Infos via University of Dub and Tickets via Scala London Here you will need some Earplugs !!
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On Saturday the Soca Freaks will Love Oh Gosh !! at Chystals Nightclub with Kerwin Dubois, Lil Rick and more – take care, they don’t take prisoners. There will be many more Soca-Events wich you could check out via. UK Soca Scene Saturday Oh Gosh 2012 Frnt QT 212x300 Notting Hill Carnival   London,UK   August 26. + 27.

Also on Saturday we have this two Events spreading a more tropical vibe – First by the Movimientos Crew with three Live Bands spreading different Carnival Vibe – Kalakuta Millionaires, Voodoo Love Orchestra & Maracatu Estrela Do Norte + DJs Andrés Digital ( + Residents Cal Jader & Arias speading Cumbia, Tropical Bass, 3ball and more. More Info here
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The Hipsters dont dance Crew has a Event with Dre Skull and the Remix Masters of So Shifty and many more at World Carnival #3 in Visons Video Bar.
soshifty 213x300 Notting Hill Carnival   London,UK   August 26. + 27. Also on Saturday will take place the Necessary Mayhem Carnival Birthday Party – Original Reggae Vibe ft: Mr Williamz, Tippa Irie, Robbo Ranx, Silver Star, Serocee, Marcus Visionary, Style & Swagger, Joe Grime & Plenty More in the Big Cill Bar

On Sunday Club Popuzada will get wild in Tropical Brasilian Style at Floripa ft. Mc Zulu, Gato Preto with nuff live Action and the DJs Bumps,Joao Brasil and DJ Cliffy.

The Movimientos Crew Cal Jader and Arias including Andrés Digital again on Sunday at the Camino Bar. Here you will get Cumbia, Tropical Bass, 3ball, Moombahton and tones of Remixes.

monday1 154x300 Notting Hill Carnival   London,UK   August 26. + 27.Start your Monday in the Carnival Areal eating some Caribbean Food and listening to the Soundsytems their. Only one example for the programmation is the Digital Soundboy Flyer at the right. Then join the Roadmarch !!

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If you still could stand on your feet there are some recommendations for the Monday After Show. The Urban Nerds gettin wild at Scala with nuff Artits like Breakage & MC Wrec, Mala & Coki (Digital Mystikz), Kode9, The Heatwave, Ragga Twins and manymany more. Be sure your reserve a Ticket, this should be sold out.

Also hard to get in is the Major Lazer Carnival Party ft. Sean Paul, David Rodigan, Dre Skull, Machel Montano and more.MajorLazer Montag 212x300 Notting Hill Carnival   London,UK   August 26. + 27.

You will find some more usefull informations about the Calypso Tent, Panorama (nah miss!!) and J’ouvert here

You can find all Soundsytems here

Also plan your Travels (some Tube Stations are closed during Carnival!!) You can do this here

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Berlin Tropical night: Bamboo Bass Vol. 4 Thu, 14 Jun 2012 13:03:50 +0000

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Again it’s about that time again: Berlin’s finest Tropical night is back with it’s forth edition:

Bamboo Bass – a global bass troop on their mission through the urban music jungle, loaded with the latest Tropical Bass, Moombathon, UK Funky and African club sounds.

For the 4th edition of the Bamboo Bass party we are glad to present our favourite Tropical DJ: UPROOT ANDY (Que Bajo / NYC). Brought to you by & Sound with Soul (SWS) in cooperation with
Berlin is the last stop on Uproot Andy’s European tour.

Listen to ‘Sina Makossa Remix’, Andy’s latest tune on soundcloud:

As always there’s a fine promo mix by DJ Silent Pressure:

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Full line-up

Tropical Bass floor:

UPROOT ANDY (Que Bajo- New York)

MARFLIX ( – Berlin)

DJ SILENT PRESSURE (SWS / Bass Dive – Berlin)

Balkan & Elektro Swing floor:

TOM NOWA (Klangkost- Berlin)


DAWEE (SWS – Berlin)

Date: this Fr. 15.06. / 23:00

Venue: Rosi’s
Revaler Str. 29, 10245 Berlin

Bamboo Bass Website
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Berlin tonight: Bamboo Bass Vol. 3 Fri, 11 May 2012 15:06:28 +0000

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Tonight Berlin’s Tropical club night Bamboo Bass presented by is going to the next round:

The monkeys are back and ready to welcome Mataklap, member of Netherland’s Tropical pioneers Bomb Diggy and former guest of Marflix’ “Riddims Tropicale” radioshow.
Next to this, resident DJ Silent Pressure is back from Ghana loaded fresh tunes outta Accra. Also his SWS-Crewmate Sebastian will drop a nice Moombahton-Set.

Get ready for some Tropical Bass, Cumbia, Moombahton, UK Funky and of course: Azontoooooo!

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The host of the party, DJ Silent Pressure, did also an awesome mix you should not miss:

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