Rhythm and Roots

Ezekiel – Life Begins at Night (Moveltraxx)

There must be something in the water. First there was Control Machete (and of course Toy Selectah) then the whole 3Ball MTY explosion now Monterrey gives us Ezekiel. The young Mexican producer has been making waves in all the… Read More

Siete Catorce – Siete Catorce (CocoBass)

Siete Catorce, who we wrote about a while back (Deep 3ball), has put together an eponymous EP for the sparkling hub of Tropicalia that is COCOBASS Records. The EP follows on from the Mexican producer’s previous explorations between guaracha/3ball/cumbia and… Read More

VA – El Rave Azteca (Choles Records)

First off, apologies for the recent blog slowdown. We return with a slice of international 3ball for your ears showing how the tribal rhythm continues to reverberate around the world. Choles Records is a cross-border netlabel: based in… Read More

Latin Power Music – 3Ball MTY Pop

This seems to be the first official video for a 3Ball(Tribal) song and comes as a sign that the style, already popular in pockets of Mexico and in the global bass scene, may be heading for a wider… Read More

Deep 3ball

Here are a couple of fresh takes on the Mexican 3ball rhythm from Mexican producers pushing the sound into new territories and mixing it with other influences. Siete Catorce Siete Catorce is “a 17 year old kid who… Read More

Toy Selectah – The Mex Machine EP

Co-founder of one of Mexico’s most important Hip-Hop groups, Control Machete,  Toy Selectah has been one of the driving forces in the modern Latin American music scene for over ten years promoting new sounds and artists (Cumbia, Reggaeton,… Read More

Man Recordings on Tribal Guarachero

Tribal Guarachero, or 3Ball, has been floating about the blog/global bass sphere for a while now and its latest exposure comes in the form of the latest Man Recordings podcast in which label boss Daniel Haaksman interviews Toy… Read More