Mad Decent has been witness of the raise and development of Tukibass, the global bass subgenre, of Venezuelan Changa-tuki.
Following the path opened by Yirbin, Pocz & Pacheko in terms of Tuki,which has been one the most ghetto genres in South America, normally banned by media and “posh” people, it grew basically out of sight from the conventional media.
Tuki, in case you haven’t heard about it, it’s a variation of “Changa” which basically is a venezuelan slang word from the 90s that means “House music”.The people that danced to this music and partied to it were called “waperos” (pronounced “wape-ross”). The word came from “PUMP UP THE JAM” (people would understand the lyrics as “pump wapejam, wape-ross, wape-ross, wap wape…”). So the Wapero fashion was huge.
Then this sound developed into something called Raptor house, and then it became really ghetto, giving birth to TUKI, Tuki is a blend between Changa, Raptor house, Hard Fusion…
But then, Pocz, Pacheko, Jairo Mendez, Mr Ioso, and few more took it to the next level: THE BASS LEVEL!!
Tuki Bass gets this elements and blends it with Bubbling and new elements such as dubstep, moombahton, breakbeat, digital cumbia without losing its raptor house explosion, and mixed with many venezuelan pop culture elements that they grew up with, Crazy style, and do not forget about the real shine!!! all the dancers are just amazing !!
Buraka Som Sistema fell in love with tuki and they teamed with some of the producers to push it further.
This is the preview of a documentary about tuki
We have seen that in just one year more people started paying attention to the venezuelan ghetto scene.
Some focused in the musical exploration of Tuki.
Malandro is a WHOLE ALBUM set for FREE.
Also this Damian-Skrillex Tuki version is included in the free album! so make sure you download the album!
It features Jairo Mendez, Carnnibal and Caballo! DOWNLOAD IT HERE
Not everyone is happy to see the raise of the changa-tuki as a cultural movement. Most people see tuki as a social phenomenom that shouldn’t be exposed to American/European audiences.
Mainly because poor and violent neighborhoods were the first cradle of the movement. And the dancers really stood out!
Although we need to make a point about tukibass ( which is mainly created-oriented to dancefloor). It gives us a perfect excuse to show “The Real Venezuelan ghetto”:
This is pretty much, a everyday lifestyle for many people, this song is a hip hop, which still reigns as the ghetto king musical genre.
Also a great Venezuelan under artist who might never make it to American/European blogs is APACHE, whose lyrics portrait the reality for many of the people who live in these slums, who also are tuki dancers.
Now, let’s go back to Tukibass., which focuses on the positive side of the style.
Great Dance Moves, Better Music!!
Venamo is the first one in english by Mpeach