Recently signed to Skrillex’s well known OWSLA label, The M Machine has not stuck to one genre by any means necessary, if you can even fit them into a genre. This multi genre trios new release titled “The Palace” features the soothing vocals of Blake Hazard and ambient dubstep sounds that they uniquely captivate. The drop features a new original sounding approach to dubstep with many chops and drops in sound, that bring the beat back even harder upon return. Enjoy!
This Saturday, UK dubstep heavyweight Jon Gooch aka Feed Me will bring his hard-hitting sound and legendary TEETH stage and light show to Webster Hall for what is sure to be an unforgettable night in downtown New York City. Opening will be 2012 Beatport Music Award’s Breakthrough Artist of the year, Estonian-born electro-house DJ Mord Fustang,
Feed Me will feature his larger-than-life, completely unique ‘Feed Me with Teeth’ show for the first time in North America in almost a year. The visual sensation is a stage built to resemble his green, impish cartoon persona Feed Me’s devilish toothy grin, each one of 20 flexible LED screens that change and flash in sync with the music. He created and illustrated this character and stage set-up himself, surely making it one of the coolest and most original live acts out there.
Feed Me is sure to feature his brand-new Mau5trap-released EP “Death By Robot,” a testament to his signature ground-shaking dubstep and can’t-miss stage and light show which will rock Webster Hall all night long bothj Saturday and Sunday. You DON’T want to be left out in the cold for this one.
With an up-tempo snare beat and haunting piano notes complemented by the breathy, ethereal vocals of Maiday “Fade” is an incredible track and a great way to get through the winter. The English producer behind the song, Jakwob, first wormed his way into my ear canals with his remixes of Ellie Goulding’s “Starry Eyed” and “Under the Sheets”. Since then he’s continued to turn out the kind of dubstep people forgot existed after Skrillex. Creating music that you would have your mom listen to; Jakwob’s mixture of dub, D n’ B and pop music has won him acclaim and love throughout the British Isles. Unfortunately he’s not quite so well known on this side of the Atlantic. Hopefully that’ll change in 2013 so Americans can get a chance to hear him live. If you love wub, and are looking for a more relaxed track that still keeps your energy up, look no further than “Fade.”
Up and comer Must Die! released his first EP on Play Me records titled “Live It Up” and believe me it won’t be his last. This track titled “Live It Up” emphasizes Must Die’s unique style mixing dub step, trap percussion, and excellent vocal chopping. Using Sue Cho’s vocals, he does an excellent job at mixing them flawlessly with the hard dubstep bass. Enjoy!
Electro House up and comer James Egbert showing his harder hitting dubstep side. Remixing the classic hip hop anthem “Break Ya Neck”, Egbert does a fantastic job of keeping all of the catchy original elements of the track while adding his own dubstep flavor. Using strong percussion to follow the lead, James does a great job at complimenting the bass perfectly with rolling high hats and bold kicks. This is a dubstep remix you do not want to miss. Keep an eye out for James Egbert in the future, you will be seeing a lot of him.
When Far Too Loud‘s Firestorm EP was released it took over the Beatport charts almost instantly. Released this week is the remix pack featuring remixes from some of the biggest names in the dubstep and drum and bass community. On to the top of the list is Skism’s remix of “600 Years”. Skism is known for some of the hardest hitting dubstep available while mixing in small doses of drum and bass into the mix. This remix introduces a new original twist to an already amazing track. Take a listen and let us know what you think in the comments below.
Dirtyloud is a duo best known for their bass heavy influence on every remix they touch. Flawlessly creating an electro house anthem out of an already quality dubstep track from Skism and Zomboy, Dirtyloud adds elements missing from the original making it more fit for the club scene and a complete surprise for anyone in the audience. Still keeping the dosage of bass high, Dirtyloud completely gives this track a new feel, which I personally love. Take a listen and let us know what you think in the comments below.
This Saturday night Hammerstein ballroom is playing host to an absolutely unbelievable night of music courtesy of the gents at UKF. For the last few years they’ve been the place to go on the internet for the best in drum n’ bass and dubstep. The fact that their channels on youtube have garnered over a billion views is a clear testament to that fact. I know for me personally the UKF Dubstep channel led me to artists like Gemini, Grifta and Camo & Crooked. Gemini and Koan Sound are now wrapping up the first multi-date tour that UKF has sponsored on this side of the pond and it’s been a huge success. The whole tour is culminating in this sure to be bonkers New York show.
This event clearly means a lot to the guys behind UKF Music as they’ve assembled an unreal roster of talent to play this show. NYC’s resident sleepless DJ, Alex English, is playing what is sure to be another one of his incredible sets that mix new and old while doing whatever’s needed, setting the stage or closing out the night. Xilent is a young cat with a mess of originals and remixes like his unique rework of Katy Perry’s “Wide Awake”. Gemini is a phenomenal talent; his track “Fire Inside” with Greta Svabo is absolutely brilliant, and will be sure to get the floor riled up if he drops it. The Dirtyphonics are a crew of maniacal Frenchmen whose rock n’ roll infused sound is impossible not to get down to. Their remixes of Nero’s “Me and You” and especially their simply massive mix of The Crystal Method’s “Play for Real” are very original and interesting creations that are truly works that stand with the original without being derivative.
The duo of Bare Noize has been making a name for themselves of late with their original music and collaborations like “See the Light” with Foreign Beggars. Their set will definitely be one to watch out for as their brand of British bass has a very alluring soulfulness to it. The young pair of Si James and Ben Hall, better known as Delta Heavy have been making their name known the world over courtesy of their very strong production ability. Their original “Demons” is a relentless song featuring ethereal vocals smashed up against raging machine noises that come together to form a truly amazing track. Not to mention their gigantic remix of “Must Be the Feeling” that was one of the most popular tracks of Electric Zoo 2012.
Israeli DJ Boregore is revered for his zero fucks given attitude, and his stellar music is a great addition to Saturday’s roster. His remix of Passion Pit’s “Sleepyhead”, Hollywood Undead’s “I Don’t Wanna Die” and his collab with former Disney Princess Miley Cyrus “Decisions” are all sick tracks that you should check out if you don’t know them already. Headliners, Chase and Status barely need any introduction, but they’re going to get one anyway. Rocking the scene for almost a decade; Chase, real name Saul Milton and Status, Will Kennard have showed incredible diversity in style in the creation of their sound. Their album No More Idols came after a period of intense production for the likes of Rihanna and Cee Lo, and is a very well put together album. The single “Flashing Lights” with Sub Focus contains a haunting topline with a persistent wub with a devious drop and is an amazing song. Though their sound has recently taken a darker turn, Chase and Status are accomplished DJ’s that will assuredly hit the Hammerstein audience with a performance they’re not like to forget.
If you haven’t gotten the message yet, go buy these tickets. This is practically a mini festival with this much talent. Go here for tickets and I’ll see you on Saturday.
Doors open at 7pm and the event goes until 3am.
The first thing to get out of the way is go download this EP. It’s free. Just click here. You’re going to like it, after all you’re already reading this blog. If you dig electronic dance music there’s a lot to love about KAPOW. Despite releasing an album and another EP earlier this year, Rusko is prolific and gives the last bit of 2012 four tightly produced tracks packed with energy and fun.
The first track is “Yeah” and it immediately sets the tone beginning with a thumping sub that gives way to some sampled lyrics providing the song with a little it melody. The beauty of the track comes from that melody juxtaposed with the heavy, grinding drop and punchy kick drum.
“Booyakasha” features the collision of scratchy, video game-like notes with a pounding, wub-wub bass line. Choppy glitch sounds mixed with commanding hip hop lyrics provide an incredible build up into the songs final ⅓.
The most melodic of the quartet, “Bring it Back” features an entrancing simple piano mashed with a digital scratch note that play alongside a host of darker, dubbier noises. Running under the very computer-y sound of the track is the analog noise a record makes as the needle spins in a groove without music. A subtle but really incredible piece of production that comes from the fact that Rusko has been producing and releasing music at a feverish pace since the mid 2000’s.
Glitch hop from the start, “Like This” jumps off the record immediately with dueling synths giving way to the twisted beautiful sounds of music machinery. The song keeps pumping with more sampled hip hop lyrics commanding the ground to jump. A little DMX marks the last bit of the song; a strange marriage of grungy bass with the synths and what sounds like a cowbell keeping time.
KAPOW doesn’t have any songs that are going to set the internet on fire, but it’s not meant to. The music is just quality Rusko. Not a sonic departure, more like an aural adventure that he’s taking his fans on. Beyond the music it’s important to realize that he’s released this EP for free, and that he’ll be releasing all of his future music for free. Eschewing a label Rusko seems to be embracing the new paradigm for many musicians, of releasing music at no cost in order to energize and connect with their fanbase. It’ll certainly be interesting to watch the reactions to the music and to how this EP performs. Do you like good music? Do you like free music? Do you want to be a part of something that is helping influence how the industry evolves? Of course you do. Go download this record, a hundred thousand other people already did.
As the first day of Electric Zoo gets underway, many of you will be roaring for more at the conclusion of day one. Luckily enough for you, there will be two after-parties running into the early hours of the morning. Day one of EZoo see’s the likes of David Guetta, Hardwell, Laidback Luke, Nicky Romero and Ferry Corsten tear up the dance-floors. Both after-parties begin at 11pm so be sure to head straight to the desired venue following the conclusion of EZoo.
For all the big trance fans out there, the one and only Ferry Corsten will be throwing his ‘Full on Ferry’ party at the Roseland . Along side Ferry will include the likes of Michael Woods, Audien and Gabriel & Dresden. Storming the world with his ‘Full on Ferry’ tour, Ferry now gives the opportunity to all the EZoo attendees to continue partying all night long.
If trance isn’t for you then be sure to check out the massive dubstep party going on at the Best Buy Theatre this Friday night following the conclusion of the EZoo festival. The Best Buy Theatre will be roaring as it hosts some of the best upcoming names in the world of dubstep. The line up features: Zeds Dead, 12th Planet, Araabmuzik, Netsky w/Dynamite and Mt Eden.
Roseland Ballroom after-party (Full on Ferry):
General Admission: $45
VIP Mezzanine seating for 4 people: $200 (Not incl. Admission fee)
VIP Premium seating: $275 (Not incl. Admission fee)
Best Buy Theatre after-party (Dubstep Friends):
General Admission: $45
VIP table for 3 people: $255 (incl. Admission fee for 3 people)
VIP table for 2 people: $145 (incl. Admission fee for 2 people)
(All events are 18+ with VIP tables being 21+)
Which after party do you find most satisfying? Be sure to let us know where you will be heading.