Review: You could never accuse UrbanWorld of delivering compilations with confusing titles. You see, Global Bass Vol 3 delivers exactly what you'd expect - a kaleidoscopic collection of bass music flavours from around the world. There's humming Brazilian beats (Los Chicos Altos), funk-infused tango-step (Superpendejos), middle eastern shuffle (Silver Bullit), dubwise African hip-hop/breaks (Jalan Surabaya), Brazilian/Arabic B-more fusions (Pops Jabu) and wizened South American cumbia (Agencia Sonoria). Oh, and loads more besides. Whether or not you usually check out "world music", this is well worth further investigation.
Review: Despite the unmistakably Latin sound of Copia Doble Systema, they actually hail from Denmark! Founded a few short years ago by DJ Copyflex, they achieved rapid international popularity; even collaborating with labels like Mad Decent. This newie is released via Urban World and it's an infectious, almost salsa, sing-along based around a shuffly mambo loop. There's three further mixes of it, the best being Joelito's slowed and stripped down version. "Boom Boom" is more of the harder edged digital cumbia that they've become known for; with a female MC, piano and synth riffs and a pounding, distorted electronic kick throughout. It's also is remixed in a killer reggaeton style by Thornato.