It’s Latin hour on this post. Throw back a few cervezas, or even some tequila, and let loose.
For this track I have three separate shoutouts. First off, my parents, as apparently when I was young I was babysat by Hispanic babysitters and all my life I have always been particular to Hispanic and Mexican culture. This led to my learning of un poco de español, I’d know more if I ever actually stopped ghosting the green owl from Duolingo.
I also think it’s what’s led to my recent liking of Bad Bunny, J Balvin and several other Spanish artists. Lastly, I have to shoutout my gym. My local Crunch gym literally is a club. Every time I go in they are bumping some of the best hip-hop, electronic and reggaeton I’ve ever heard. My Google “What is This Song?” button is worn out from all the tunes I’ve searched while working out.
This is the latest from those searches. Between the bumping beat powering the group fitness class in the corner through their HIIT, to the slick sample of Ludacris’ “Saturday” the banger level of “Pakata” is undeniably over 9000.
All this is a long ass way to say, Pakata = muy duro.
Honorable mention: Skrillex, J Balvin – In Da Getto (Henry Fong Remix) and it’s remixes from the recent LP.
Chris Lorenzo & Taiki Nulight’s “Never Say Never (ft. Dread MC” is a floor filler packed with bass.
[Bass House/G-House:] Never Say Never (feat. Dread MC) – Taiki Nulight & Chris Lorenzo
Never Say Never is a power packed bass house hit
They say never say never, they say never say never
Can’t control me, can’t control, cannot say nothing to me
I’m just free to do whatever,
They say never say never
In preparing for my upcoming review on Taiki Nulight’s “Murky Manor” I stumbled across he and fellow label mate Chris Lorenzo’s “Never Say Never” featuring Dread MC.
Released as part of the Night Bass series from their label head, AC Slater, the track is a power packed hit.
This is because from start to finish, the energy is strong with this one. Starting off with the vocals and a simple, steady rhythm, vocals They say never say never, a mysterious synth begins in the background before bass comes cascading down after the first verse. By then your head is already bobbing and your feet already shuffling.
The grimy bass line, telling us to never say never is incredibly catchy and satisfying
This is dirty bass-house at it’s core, with maybe a slight touch of UK Garage. The grimy bass line is accentuated by the male and female vocals telling us to “never say never.” It’s incredibly catchy and at a satisfying six minutes, doesn’t leave you wishing there was more or thinking it’s too short.
Three minutes in, a breakdown occurs letting the dancefloor catch it’s breath before quickly picking back up with a boom, “cack” rhythm. This is for dancefloors, underground house clubs and fans of bass.