Ok. So I finally saw Project X over the weekend. Great movie that makes you want to rage. What impressed me the most was the stellar sound track.
One song in particular that really got me was A-Trak’s remix of the Yeah Yeah Yeah’s, ‘Heads Will Roll.’ Yes…I get it…the song is over two years old but that doesn’t mean that it’s not a jam. This song rocks and I haven’t stopped listening to it early this week.
Diplo is the man. Major Lazer is way too much fun. These are the conclusions DUBBY has reached after their weekend down at Bonnaroo.
Skrillex was supposed to be the man of the festival in the EDM scene. A set from 1:30-3:30 on Saturday night? How could a fan not be excited? We certainly were, but he failed to blow us away. Yes, he played all of his top hits including a great remix of Nero’s ‘Promises,’ but he ended 15 minutes early and the sound on the Which Stage was a little off.
Big Gigantic was fantastic to kick off the festival on Thursday. The Colorado duo was on point and closed with some of their new jams, all featuring a ton of dub.
However, Major Lazer was the best act of the weekend. Philly P did a nice write up on the project a few days ago and they didn’t disappoint. They brought the energy from the start and had the crowd jumping from the get go. At one point they had the whole crowd take off their shirts, brought a ton of girls on stage and then asked for the crowd to take off their pants. Very little of the crowd did as they were told, but it was still a ton of fun to say the least and it loosened everyone up.
This was the second straight festival that DUBBY saw Major Lazer (Snowball back in March) and the act was so much better down in Tennessee. Don’t miss them if you have the chance to see them.
On Tuesday, Koan Sound kicked off Skrillex’s list of artists that he thinks should be big. Today, at DUBBY, we turn our focus to the French duo ‘Bromance.’ Bromance is the collaboration of Brodinski and Gesaffelstein.
DUBBYstep’s own, PhillyP, has seen both of these guys before aboard Holy Ship! and can agree with Skrillex about their sound. When they come together to form Bromance they sound like they are, ‘doing the techno thing, but it’s a bit more aggressive and punk-rock than normal.’
Check them out below.
I came across the latest Rolling Stone issue over the weekend and it was their ‘Big’ Issue. A lot of the focus was on up-and-coming artists. In music, in acting and in life.
What impressed me the most was a deep dive into EDM with features on Skrillex and SHM. Rolling Stone asked Skrillex who he thought should be big time artists. He listed four. DUBBYstep will take a look at each one. If Skrillex digs these artists then they must be talented.
First up…Koan Sound.
The duo from Bristol, UK is signed to Skrillex’s label, OWSLA. Koan Sound is known for their down tempo, dubstep-inspired glitch hip-hip, according to Skrillex and Rolling Stone.
Their sound is mellow and free-spirited at one moment and then bass-bumping the next. A sound that can really get the dance floor going. The mellowness in some of their tracks may be attributed back to the meaning of ‘Koan,’ which is a puzzling, often paradoxical statement or story, used in Zen Buddhism as an aid to meditation and a means of gaining spiritual awakening.
Koan Sound is playing all over the world this summer, but will make their next step at Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas.
Check out their featured track with Foreign Beggars on YouTube, ‘Look Who’s Back.’
deadmau5 is set to officially release his new single ft. Chris James, ‘The Veldt.’ The radio edit will be released on May 6th and The Veldt EP is out on June 25th.
Fans may remember this song being worked on a few weeks ago when deadmau5 was live streaming the production. The Canadian DJ/Producer uploaded the song to his FML Soundcloud page.
This is where Chris James comes in. James added vocals to the track, and deadmau5 was amazed. He contacted James, and had his manager work on setting up the official collaboration. This all happened on live stream.
‘The Veldt’ is inspired by a short, sci-fi story written by Ray Bradbury, who also wrote Fahrenheit 451. deadmau5′ EP will include this track and also a new single that he produced with Cypress Hill.
Check out the stream of ‘The Veldt’ below.
Music fans are about to see another Chicago festival lineup at midnight. This time…it’s for Northcoast.
Pretty Lights will be the main headliner, followed by Axwell, Atmosphere, Big Boi and Steve Aoki.
This will be the third year that Northcoast is setting up over Labor Day weekend at Union Park, and they are set to release a Groupon along with the official wave one lineup in under two hours.
Hit acts from 2011 included Bassnectar, David Guetta, Wiz Khalifa, Major Lazer, Fatboy Slim, Carl Cox and STS9.
Visit the official website right here.
The 2012 Lolla lineup will be ‘official’ tomorrow.
A leaked lineup was released late on Sunday that many feel is accurate, but nothing is guaranteed until it’s on the Lolla website.
If the leak is accurate, Chicago will play host to ton of talented EDM acts. Avicii, Justice, Miike Snow, Bassnectar, Kaskade, Calvin Harris, Nero, Big Gigantic, Knife Party, Zeds Dead, Porter Robinson and Paper Diamond are just a few of the rumored artists.
Don’t believe the list? It looks pretty accurate. (via prettymuchamazing.com)
Bassnectar’s new album Vava Voom is set to drop on Tuesday, but Rolling Stone is offering fans an early listen.
The 11-track album is now available via Rolling Stone to stream.
Check it out right here.
Lollapalooza is open for business tomorrow. The Chicago festival, spanning from August 3rd-5th, is releasing their early bird and regular 3-day passes at 10 AM.
Lolla did a secret sale last week for $60 tickets and will now unveil packages for $200 and $230. The $200 early bird package is expected to go fast and the $230 regular pass shouldn’t be far behind as the music fest scene continues to thrive. Ultra, which quickly sold out, was a big hit this past weekend and Coachella ran out of tickets in only a matter of hours.
It will interesting to see what the lineup looks like at Lollapalooza this summer. The EDM scene continues to dominate the music fests. Lolla 2011 included the likes of Skrillex, Afrojack, Pretty Lights and headliner Deadmau5.
An early rumor to headline this year is Avicii. The Swedish DJ/Producer just released his US Spring/Summer Arena Tour and noticeably isn’t making a pit stop in Chicago.
An official lineup should be released in early April. Be sure to get your credit card out early tomorrow and click here to enjoy Lollapalooza 2012.
Bassnectar is at it again. This time with Chicago’s own, Lupe Fiasco.
The California DJ/Producer is releasing a new album on 4.10.12 called ‘Vava Voom’ and this appears to be the first single.
The Vava Voom national tour will then begin on 4.11.12 in Indianapolis.
This single continues to showcase the blend between dubstep and hip-hop that we are seeing from a lot of producers. The classic Bassnectar dub doesn’t really kick in until the 2:38 mark.
Thanks to Rolling Stone for this exclusive premiere of ‘Vava Voom.’