Webster Hall‘s weekly Friday (and sometimes more often than that since there just aren’t enough Fridays in the year!) night electronic dance music party, Girls & Boys, has consistently booked some really stellar acts over the past couple of years and this past weekend was no different. Scion A/V and Girls & Boys brought dubstep bigwig 12th Planet‘s ‘The End is Near’ Tour with Kastle, Flinch, and Kill The Noise to the NYC venue. (Music aside, they also had some pretty sick merch for sale at the show! One lucky fan even got to meet 12th Planet and the gang courtesy of Hex.) To say they rocked the house is a complete understatement as even Alex English (creator of Girls & Boys, and Webster resident DJ) was worried the floor would fall through.
Check out the review and notable tracks after the jump!
With dubstep on the rise Knife Party are definitely one of the pace setters to look out for. After ending 2011 with a bang, releasing their first EP ‘No Modern Taking,’ the members that used to comprise Pendulum, Rob Swire and Gareth McGrillen, are back in action on the most coveted radio shows – BBC Radio 1′s Essential. Your hard hitting obnoxious tracks to look out for in this set are Knife’s remix of Porter Robinson’s ‘Unison,’ Skrillex’s ‘Kyoto,’ and ‘Destroy Them With Lazers‘ straight out of their very own ‘No Modern Talking.’
Knife Party – Essential Mix @ Hull
Full set list after the jump!
1. Atmosphere – Multiples
2. Knife Party feat. Skrillex – Zoology (VIP Mix)
3. Knife Party – Destroy Them With Lazers (VIP Mix)
4. Nero – Must Be The Feeling (Kill The Noise Remix)
5. Knife Party – Fire Hive (more…)
If you haven’t heard yet, the great people at HEX will be announcing the winners of their #TEIN Meet and Greet sweepstakes later tonight. The winner and three of his/her friends will get the chance to meet 12th Planet, Flinch, and Kastle, and receive a goody bag of HEX products!
We’ll be there tonight as well so keep an eye out! Stay tuned for pics and a review of the show this weekend!
All of NERO’s music videos from singles off their debut album ‘Welcome Reality’ have had this futuristic 80′s theme to them and surprisingly everyone’s still loving it. ‘Must Be The Feeling’ is no different; the video starts out with Joe and Dan placing a huge ‘Must Be The Feeling’ disc into a virtual reality computer and getting in what looks like the DeLorean. They drive around in a ‘big brother’-like world trying to stop someone from releasing some sort of biological weapon. In the end, a ‘Second Reality’ disc is inserted into the virtual reality computer as ’8082′ flashes on a tv screen. (Does this seem like a J.J.Abraham’s viral campaign to anyone?) If you are familiar with their album, December the 1st, 2808 = ‘Doomsday’.
Since 2007, BBC Radio 1 has been running ‘In New DJs We Trust’, a weekly radio show rotating a set of DJs featuring all of the best EDM music. Notable hosts include top DJs such as Kissy Sell Out, Kutski, Jaymo and Andy George, Toddla T, Alex Metric, Chuckie, and a bunch more. Since last January, Skream & Benga have hosted the show every 2nd Thursday of the month. Personally, this is my go-to for the hugest tunes, new music, new artists, and laughs (because let’s face it, they’re the biggest jokers). Some great features of the show include ‘Benga’s Bangers and Skream’s Slammers’, World Exclusives, Show Jackers (where they jack another hosts’ feature), and Garage Shoutouts.
You can catch their show at 4PM EST today @ BBC Radio 1!
P.S. Starting in April, Skream and Benga will host their OWN show on Friday nights. Stay tuned for more info.
Techno and house DJ Carl Cox recently said in an interview with Time Out London that he, “was playing dubstep three years before anyone even decided to call it dubstep, but [he] never got known for playing that style. [He doesn't] mind the now generation being seen as the pioneers, but there had to be a Carl Cox pushing the doors open for these guys.”
The statement has been causing a pretty huge stir within the dubstep scene, provoking comments (mostly jokes) from the likes of many so-called ‘now generation’ producers:
Skream (via Twitter): “I would genuinely like to know what pre dubstep tracks Carl Cox was playing” Plastician (via Facebook): “Pretty sure I never saw Carl in Big Apple. You can name on your fingers and toes the people who opened the door for dubstep. You’d need a festival full of glove wearing squids to stand a chance of naming Carl Cox on fingers and toes.” Sleeper (via Twitter): “Bach invented Jungle music in the 18th century”
Artwork (via Twitter): “RT if you invented dubstep …”
BOOM! Headshot! Feed Me’s third EP, ‘Teeth’ is dropping Monday on Mau5trap Records. His previous two EPs, ‘To The Stars‘ and ‘Feed Me’s Big Adventure‘ have both been incredibly successful among the Dubstep/Electro genre. Two awesome tracks that are featured on his upcoming EP are ‘One Click Headshot’ and ‘Whiskers.’ ‘One Click Headshot’Â features a very unique sample, the 6 year old viral youtube video ‘Boom Headshot‘ by FPS Doug. It almost has a Skrillex, ‘Reptile’s Theme’ style to it having a super bouncy drop and includes that infamous ‘jump!’ sample every few seconds.
‘Whiskers’ is more on the dubstep side of the spectrum displaying Feed Me’sÂ destructiveÂ signature drops. Knowing that Feed Me dropped his first EP a little over a year ago and he is already in the midst of releasing his third on monday is extremely impressive. Be sure to grab your copy!
Look out for Feed Me because he’ll be in New York City on April 6th at Terminal 5, get your tickets HERE before they disappear. If you are interested in checking his EP tour in a different state, his tour dates areÂ availableÂ HERE.
Earlier this week, dubstep don Benga announced the year’s first releases off his record label Benga Beats: Dream, Taiki & NUlight, and Kutz. All three (well, four) upcoming producers are incredibly dark and old school and produce AMAZING tracks. (Exact release dates have not been announced yet, but the tracks will definitely be released in 2012.)
Dream – This Isn’t House
Yes, the time is FINALLY here. ‘This Isn’t House’ is one of the most coveted tracks in dubstep, and has had an almost mythical air about it since Skream & Benga played it during their set at Ultra last year. I can’t even tell you how many fake ‘mastered’ versions and loop remixes of this song have been floating around the net over the past year. The build-up in this song is absolutely perfect, and when all we’ve been left with is 30 seconds of a drop, I’m sure you can imagine why everyone’s been craving for more. (P.S. Dream released a couple of tracks for free last night! Grab it on his Facebook.
Check the Taiki & NUlight, and Kutz releases after the jump!
Last night, indie pop sensation KDrew released the fourth installment of a series of EPs entitled ‘Free’ through a cyber digital release party hosted by Turntable.fm and Dubstep.net. ‘Free Vol. 4′ is KDrew’s debut dubstep EP, featuring four-tracks that showcase his producing skills. The tracks mesh KDrew’s vocals with heavy bass and synths, and feature a sound reminiscent of American and Canadian dubstep. You can download them for free download on his website!
KDrew – Free Vol. 4
KDrew – Citadel
KDrew – Flying Bass Kick
KDrew – Young and Wreckless
KDrew – Danger Zone
It’s humpday and knowing the general person, you need some sort of motivation. A fire under the ass to get a running start towards the weekend to say the least. I present you with a Roega mix made for your hearing pleasure featuring the latest bangers in many wonderful EDM genres. Including heavenly mash-ups such as a ‘Rave The Epic Motherfucker,’ ‘Shinjuku’s Antidote’ and classic originals such as ‘Shave it,’ ‘Spaceman,’ ‘Cascade,’ and many more. Rage on and grab the free download! Tracklist after the JUMP.