Fresh off the release of his EP ‘Don’t Get It Twisted, Vol. 2‘ and a US tour in which he absolutely smashed the dance floors (including at Brooklyn’s own reconstrvct back in July), Mista Coki has just announced his new record label of the same name. More releases coming soon by Blacks, Killa P, and more!
For those dubstep fans out there that want more to life than just a womp, wobble, or scream every now and then, get ready. DATSIK‘s Firepower Tour has just launched and will be coming to a city near you. DATSIK, who literally blew a piece of the roof off in Denver on August 31, will be touring with some of the grimiest dubstep heavy-hitters out there, including Delta Heavy, Terravita, Bare Noize, and AFK. DATSIK and his fellow Firepower Records artists have a full schedule ahead of them, including a stop Hartford, CT on September 7, and a whirl around New York later this month, so be sure to check out their schedule and grab tickets while you can HERE.
On Tuesday, Tritonal released a long awaited double disk of remixes for their beloved ‘Piercing the Quiet‘ EP, which includes 14 mixes from top name trance and progressive producers, as well as 10 additional club mixes from the boys themselves. In order to stay true to the originals, the duo picked their favorite producers, who ‘brought their amazing and fresh ideas to the table’ – and certainly no one reworked a track like Seven Lions, who is the lone dubstep producer on the release. Coming with his unique trance-step, Seven Lions has once again managed to keep the hauntingly beautiful qualities of the track while infusing some sexy, deep basslines. The end result, as always, is nothing less than hypnotic.
Tritonal – Still With Me feat. Cristina Soto (Seven Lions Remix)
You can purchase the track, as well as the entire Tritonal ‘Piercing the Quiet: Remixed’ EP here.
A year after his breakout debut EP, Zomboy is back with an incredible follow-up on Never Say Die Records that greatly reflects his ever developing talents. With ‘The Dead Symphonic’ Joshua Mellody proves that he is more than just a another young dubstep producer, as the EP spans multiple-genres, including an electro track with Daft Punk-esc melodies and a moombah infused drumstep banger. No matter the BPM, Zomboy truly showcases his ability to build intricate layers of sound (not surprising seeing how he studied Music Production and has a sound engineering background). Take a listen and see why he has been supported by everyone from Skrillex to Flux Pavilion. Purchase the EP from Beatport here.
And if can’t enough of Zomboy, check out his mix for Never Say Die Records, which not only includes many tracks from his new EP, but is available for free download here. Warning: its heavy!
Donâ€™t let the fact that Bloody Beetroots is headlining fool you â€“ the Hilltop Arena will be THE place to get your dubstep fix for the day. The range of dubstep DJs is wide, and will consist of everything from all-out grimey drops to more relaxed melodic wobbles. The stage also has some great wildcards thrown in that will surely mix things up, including live performance, drum and bass, and mashups. So when you are tired of hearing synth drop after synth drop over at the Main Stage, head down to Hilltop for a (literal) change of pace.
I know what you are thinking (and I thought it too) – Marilyn Manson?!?! Strange as it sounds, the boys of Dirtyphonics have taken the shock rocker’s track and created a beautiful hard-rock infused drumstep monster. The throaty vocals and distorted riffs mesh incredibly well with the pounding beats that have become a signature of these Frenchmen; no wonder it was featured last week’s edition of Beatport’s ’10 Must Hear Dubstep Tracks’. Certainly a perfect preview of what Electric Zoo goers can expect when they unleash their live set at Saturdayâ€™s Riverside (Dim Mak) Stage.
The Canadian duo Adventure Club made a huge splash last summer when they released their very sexy remix of Flight Facilities’ ‘Crave You’. Since then they have been flexing their remix muscles, tackling everyone from Metric to Britney Spears to Thrice, perfecting their uniquely lyrical and refreshingly poppy dub sound along the way.
On Wednesday Adventure Club uploaded yet another rework, this time for fellow Canadians Alexisonfire’s ‘To A Friend’. Once again the boys have injected the original with a soothing and sensual beat (some call it chillstep, but they are so much better than that). Did I mention they are giving the track away for free.
Alexisonfire – To A Friend (Adventure Club Remix)
Check out the other free offerings they have on their Soundcloud (which can be the perfect Soundtrack for your Frisky Friday). Support the boys on Facebook and follow them on Twitter!
Get excited. Savoy, who will be burning down the Famously Hot Music Festival in South Carolina tomorrow, is set to release their new EP, â€˜Supertrailâ€™ next week on Spinninâ€™ Records. Savoy is a Brooklyn-based trio that has been lighting the club scene up this past year with House and Dubstep alike. Their latest release, â€˜Under My Skinâ€™ is a great example of what they can do. â€˜Under My Skinâ€™ revamps of one of their older tracks, DIY, by layering the dark heavy drop of the original with haunting vocals from SOFI. The result is still intense, but lessens the blow for those non-dub-heads that arenâ€™t always sure what to do with themselves when a heavy dub drop hits. Check out the track on SoundCloud and be sure to grab this and their new EP when it drops August 28th.
In the world of electro-house, there are the repetitive, analogous club anthems, and then there are the face-melting aural assaults of Far Too Loud, a UK based producer whose sound is as undeniably distinct as his robot-infused graphics. Oliver Cash (as his mother still probably calls him) has been destroying dancefloors since 2005, making a name for himself with massive, dirty electro originals, as well as remixing for the likes of The Chemical Brothers and The Crystal Method.
Today he released a free download of a promo he completed for Cable Club in London back in June, which really highlights his â€˜high-energy mix of aggressive funk, big basslines, crazy edits and detailed productionâ€™. Do yourself a favor and download it, as well as maybe everything else he has to offer. Yes, he is that good.
Last Friday nightâ€™s Girls & Boys show at Webster Hall was certainly a cornucopia of bass, as the legendary space welcomed Trolley Snatcha, Xilent, and Seven Lions to their decks. The Dubstep faithful braved some heavy downpours to take in some equally substantial bass. Though each man had a unique sound and style, all three sets took the audience on a remarkable journey of sound.
California native Jeff Montalvo, aka Seven Lions, has been generating a lot of noise over the last half year and rightfully so. The 24 year old producer, whose background includes playing in punk and metal bands, made a huge splash when he won an official remix contest for Above & Beyondâ€™s â€˜You Got to Goâ€™. Montalvo is part of a very small group of individuals who are pioneering a new Trance-Dubstep sound, one that still incorporates dense bass and glitches but also includes melodic and mesmerizing synths and/or vocals.