Playing tracks by
MC Zeus, Jock-D, Cybotron, The 69 Boyz, Danny D & DJ Wiz and more.
This week, as a palette-cleanser for the non-disco-fans after all the disco of recent weeks, is a mixtape of Booty Bass. The term "booty bass" really comprises a lot of genres (Miami Bass, Freestyle, Hip Hop Electro, and Detroit Electrofunk to name a few), but they're all pretty much tied together by big, 808-driven drum machine breaks topped off with raps about ass-shaking. The key differences between this stuff and, say, ghettotech/ghetto house/juke would be the breakbeats, and the hip-hop song structure.
It's easy to forget how HUGE this stuff was in the states in the '90s, but looking back on it a lot of these tracks were Top 40 mega-hits here. I've been told by a few people that this stuff never really made it across the pond, which is a shame. I guess this was our cultural equivalent of UK Garage, perhaps?
Anyway, for this tape I've left out the Detroit Electro / Electrofunk stuff, which... (full text at http://yearofmixtapes.blogspot.com/2010/01/week-34-booty-bass.html)