A very short time ago,  Deejay Kuimba’s track “Tarraxo Na Parede” opened up Buraka Som Sistema’s Boiler Room set back in February, and has resulted in a new phenomenon taking the internet community by storm. That sound is technically called Zouk Bass.  A slow version of moombahton, kind of; a mixture of tarraxinha, kizomba, Carribbean rooted, percussion-based vibes might explain it (…or not…).  Nevertheless, this is not a history lesson.  One of Tel Aviv’s brightest stars in our community is SaBBo, who already has quite an extensive catalogue of successful productions, debuted his “Talking Doll” track and video with Mad Decent late last week.  The basis of the song consists of a looping percussion line of programmed drums.  Adding in airy synthesizer snares and any moombahton fan’s favorite, a little whistle sample element, and the subtle intensity of zouk is acheived.  The simplicity of zouk bass is what has initially provoked my interest to research this emerging sound (that seems to be gaining momentum very quickly), but it is the well-written composition of melody through percussion that producers such as SaBBo exhibit, that keeps me coming back for more.

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Listen : Talking Doll – SaBBo

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