Monday, 18 February 2019

Slander and Said The Sky Preview New Collaboration

Fusing heaven trap, for which Slander is predominantly known, with the a Herculean future bass sound one is what one has come to expect from Said The Sky, the two have merged to create the track ‘Potions’. Although not officially been released - as an act of mercy, Slander used the Crush Arizona stage and invited Said The Sky up as a special guest to offer this preview to their audience.

On 17 February Slander posted a live video of said preview, promising a pronto release. The wait for the release has already become a talking point amongst fans of the genres and it’s no wonder why.  Even with the video quality, the melody is enough to invoke the inevitable goosebumps and the crowd response is undeniable.
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Wednesday, 7 November 2018

Renaissance-man, Johny Dar, reels in psy-producer, Slackbaba, for bass-filled remix of ‘Alien Animal’

Psychedelic electronic producer, Slackbaba, has remixed designer and musician Johny Dar’s track ‘Alien Animal’ and (to quote the track), you’ll have it no other way.

Johny Dar is a truly multi-talented man. He is an acclaimed fashion designer with features in top publications like Vogue, Marie Clarie, Elle and New York Times just to name a handful and he’s even had multiple events at the prestigious London Fashion Week. Johny Dar has worked with some of the biggest names in the industry including the likes of Jessie J, Florence Welch, Harry Styles, Sir Elton John, Carla Bruni, Bryan Adams, Julio Iglesias, Tom Waits, Dannii Minogue, Marianne Faithfull, Victoria Beckham, Melanie C and Sam Smith. His music has also grabbed the attention of the whole world, hence Slackbaba coming into the picture. Alongside Johny Dar at London Fashion Week, Slackbaba and Dar introduced this remix to the world and we couldn't be happier. 

Slackbaba’s reimagining of Johny Dar’s ‘Alien Animal’ transforms the track with a welcome dose of psy to get the feet moving. Building on the foundation of the original track, the track has been made festival ready by Slackbaba as he intrinsically knows how to handle a live audience. The Slackbaba remix includes elements of psy, techno, bass house, tech-house and everything in between. Slackbaba expertly combined different sounds to bring people together on a dancefloor. 

Listen to Johny Dar - Alien Animal (Slackbaba Remix) below:

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Wednesday, 22 August 2018

LUUDE channels his cyberpunk side with new midtempo track, ‘Omen’.

The Australian producer released ‘Omen’ recently, but it may be a sound you don’t expect from LUUDE. He has made quite a prominent name for himself in the international EDM scene with his style of trap which has garnered millions of streams on Spotify and more than triple that on Youtube. He has worked with the likes of RL Grime, Example, & Fabian Mazur to create some truly memorable EDM trap hits.

Luude’s latest offering ‘Omen’ deviates significantly from the sound fans expect from him, but it’s definitely a sound that has steadily been taking over the electronic music scene; midtempo. ‘Omen’ can be compared to the retrowave giants like Gunship and Kavinsky and will fit in perfectly in a dystopian cyberpunk sci-fi film. With a steady marching beat alongside hypnotic and pulsating synths, the production on this track is flawless.

Listen to Luude - Omen here:
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Monday, 6 August 2018

Italian duo Leklerk releases filthy new bass track; ‘Distance’

Leklerk is a duo hailing from Italy who specialise in creating dark and intense basslines. They’ve uploaded filthy remixes of popular songs like Noisia - Tentacles, Northlane - Heartmachine, Carnage - Motorola, and more on the group’s soundcloud page.

They are releasing a brand new EP this coming Saturday via Electric Wave and we were lucky enough to be given a single from the EP. We spoke to the group about their upcoming projects and how they create their sound. While listening to their new unreleased track ‘Distance’, read more them below.

To those not familiar with you, how would you describe your sound?

For who's not familiar with our sound we can say that our style is deep, dark and influenced by digital sounds. We also love the feeling of "the calm before the storm", slow and melodic breakdowns interact with powerful bass drops. We also dig  lot cinematic stuffs like movie trailers.

How did it all start for you?

It all started in the far 2011/2012 when we discovered Skrillex, he seriously changed our approach to the whole world of music. We both started producing about 4 years ago, messing around with FL Studio and 2 years ago we met on the Internet. In April 2018 Leklerk was born and we are super proud of this new project together!

Are there any key pieces of equipment that you can't live without?

A computer and a DAW are essentially what we need in our life. That's where all the magic happens.
What are some of your key influences in your music? Whether it be the sound created by others, imagery, films or any kind of art form.
A great part of our inspiration come from films and soundtracks, any kind of video, mainly horror movies. We listen to a lot of music too from any kind of genre.

What is one sub-genre you think doesn't get the attention it deserves?

Midtempo used to be really underrated but with artists like Rezz, 1788-L, K?D and many others it's finally getting his way to the top. We are discovering a lot of talented artists who are producing this lowtempo style!

Any new or upcoming artists on your radar?

Blanke, Hekler, Tynan are probably our favourites at the moment but there are a lot of talented artists out there who deserved more attention. Here in Italy we have Gazz and Amyss who are some names to look out for.

What makes your live performances different from the rest?

Since we are keeping our identity secret, the main element of our live performance is for sure our black mask we wear during the show.

What single night out has been the most memorable for you? As performers? As attendees?

We had our best night in 2015 here in Italy,  Milan as attendees. SBCR performed before Skrillex and those has been the best live sets we have ever seen. SBCR and Skrillex went crazy that night and gave us a lot of inspiration.

Do you have a tip for anyone else trying to create their own music?

The best tip we can give is: just follow your creative flow and let your art come out. Don't argue to copy a sound from someone else but work on your characteristic sound design.

What is your favourite venue of all time?

Here in Italy there's Nameless Music Festival which is an awesome festival in a dope location but our dream is to join EDC Las Vegas one day. As performer or viewer it's the same, we just want to experience it.

What can we expect from you in the near future? Any upcoming projects or gigs in the pipeline that you would like to tell us about?

We don't have any upcoming show in the near future but we have a ton of music in the box waiting to be released. The next track is coming this 10th of August via "Electric Wave", an upcoming Italian label. We really can't wait to share all this new music!
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Tuesday, 24 July 2018

Drum & Bass Master TC Releases Total Carnage Mixtape Vol2 Featuring 30 Tracks Made in 30 Days

TC has recently released his second Total Carnage mixtape and it is one hour of non-stop banging bass. This Bristol drum and bass champion has been steadily gaining recognition for a while now, with his Drum And Bass Takeover Mini Mix that he did for BBC Radio 1 a couple years back racking up over 360 thousand plays. The UK native keeps himself busy with pulsing live shows and by constantly making new tunes.  

For this mixtape TC did something a little different; taking 30 days to make 30 tracks, he then combined these to create the ultimate, smoothly-transitioned playlist. The mixtape’s sound is classic TC, with expertly fitted vocal breakdowns, heavy drum and bass drops and flawless transitions. TC has even offered the mixtape for free download, but we suggest throwing some pounds his way to say thanks for all the killer beats.
This is a bassmaster to really keep your ear open for!  

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Monday, 2 July 2018

Forbidden Kingdom set to be mythical bass and dubstep only festival.

Ever been at a festival but felt cheated because it’s all house or commercial dance music and you expected more bass music? Ever felt like the 3 dubstep songs per set were not enough, even though it was the highlight of the performance?

Well, enter the Forbidden Kingdom Music & Arts Festival. 

Set to be the first ever bass and dubstep-only festival in Florida, this event is shrouded in mystery as festival goers have to sign up to find out more the line up and discounted tickets.

So far, we are loving the medieval designs and the waterside venue, Sunset Cove Park in Florida, seems like it will be the perfect backdrop to experience all the bass.
The Forbidden Kingdom Music & Arts Festival will take place in mid-Feb 2019. Tickets will only be available on the 14th of August via the festival’s website.

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Monday, 18 June 2018

Marshmello reveals second track of 'Joytime II'

DJ and producer 'Marshmello' drops the second single of 'Joytime II' named 'Check This Out'. A heavy bass tune with kicking drums. Follow the name and just do it. Listen below:

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