"All these styles, provisionally grouped under terms like “global ghettotech” or simply “tropical”, solidify the link between regional style elements and the production techniques and beats of Western genres such as techno, house or grime, often with hip-hop- or ragga-inspired vocals. Another similarity exists—they are great at reviving tired dance floors. One person who recognized this phenomenon early on is the Brixton-based DJ Vamanos. Since first hearing the bass-heavy sound of local producers during extended trips through Latin America in 2004, he has been captivated by the progressive urban dance music of the southern hemisphere. Vamanos brings the sounds to his explosive DJ sets at the DJ and producer duo Radioclit’s monthly Secousse parties at the Notting Hill Arts Club in London. For over three years he has also been running Ghetto Bassquake, a music blog whose international readership is steadily growing and which today is seen as one of the most cutting-edge online sources for contemporary international club music."