A resident at Los Angeles’ Cybersonic night, Sha Sha Kimbo has been making waves in the Southern California club scene for the past few years, showing off a chameleonic ability to work a huge range of material into her high-energy DJ sets. As a producer, Sha Sha has shown an impressive work rate, releasing singles and remixes on a seemingly weekly basis and constantly refining a sound that borrows as much from LA rap’s 100 BPM bounce as it does grime, jungle, footwork and Atlantic club forms. Enlisted by Prague-based label Meanbucket, Sha Sha’s latest remix work tackles Nobel and DJ Tuco’s “Hamco”, working out the prickly original’s squeaky vocal sample and menacing bassline into a heavy hitting piece of four-on-the-floor 130 rollage. Like most of the Los Angeles producer’s work, the remix is aimed squarely at the dancefloor and is centered around an indomitable groove, ready made for immediate club play. The remix will appear on Nobel and DJ Tuco’s forthcoming Hamco / Scr33nshot single, which also features a remix from Ase Manual and is out July 12 on Meanbucket.
We’ve been lucky enough to catch Mumdance and Rabit on separate occasions here in Los Angeles over the last year-plus, but on March 18th the good people at Union and Still III have booked both modern day legends and brought on Letta & Patrick Brian for a b2b session as well as CybersonicLA resident and co-founder Sha Sha Kimbo. We’ve been blessed with a slate of unreal parties so far this year, but booking these two is a real coup and loading up the bill with a collection of local favorites only makes the event even more can’t miss. If you were lucky enough to make it, you’ll remember that Letta and Patrick Brian went b2b for the first time at our Clubfriends party last year and the duo have been tearing it down with dub-heavy sets ever since.
It’s probably fair to say that we don’t need to explicitly espouse the virtues of Mumdance or Rabit, but each have absolutely brought it the last two times out, the former with a blistering set a warehouse rave and the former at Union (then known as Jewel’s Catch One). Few artists tangibly expand and distort the boundaries of the genres and cultures they exist in, but these two absolutely have and continue to manufacture sounds that are uniquely and entirely there own. Enter your favorite Mumdance and/or Rabit tune below to enter for a chance to win a pair of tickets to next Friday’s (March 18) show. We’ve got two pairs this time around and I’d love to see some folks out so put your name in and we’ll see you on the floor.