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.
Major Lazer has been a hot act to see since the explosion of dance music, and is only continuing to create DUBBYfresh beats. Consisting originally of well known producer/DJ Wesley Pentz aka Diplo aka White Lazer, as well as DJ Dave Taylor better known as DJ Switch who has since changed his stage name to Jillionaire. This group, with Diplo as the main contributor/producer is putting out music bridging the gap between genres and truly pushing the envelope for every one making dance music today.
Recently, on April 16, 2012, Major Lazer released a collaboration with vocalist Amber Coffman from Dirty Projectors called “Get Free” that truly pushes for furthering dance music by giving it a calm reggae feel layered with some of the most fitting vocals anyone could have imagined. Diplo was completely successful on the maiden voyage of Holy Ship 2012 earning Major Lazer a spot on upcoming Holy Ship 2013, which is a highly desired gig for any dance music act right now.
If you haven’t heard this track, and even if you have… Enjoy one of my favorite track choices for Summer 2012.
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.’
Check out this insanely awesome Dubstep Cereal commercial.
For those of you wondering, the song is Mord Fustang’s “A New World”
Out now on San Francisco based Dirtybird Records are Justin Martin’s first two singles off his up and coming debut artist album “Ghettos and Gardens”, The two tracks are, ‘Hood Rich,’ and the title track, ‘Ghettos and Gardens.’ Leading the way for Dirtybird to have a massive year is Justin Martin with this full length album; in addition to the Hatched Spring World Tour already banging beautiful bass lines from city to city across the globe. Justin’s productions and DJ sets are commonly a juxtaposition of soft melodic sounds that one would want to listen to on a beach during a sunset immediately dropping into some of the biggest, most grimey, out of this world bass-lines in the game right now.
With a scheduled release date of May 21st, it has already been one of the most anticipated releases of 2012. Check out, https://drip.fm/dirtybird for a monthly membership to get exclusive early dirtybird releases as well as a lot of “exclusive to drip members” releases that never make it to the public.
Instead of providing the title track, “Ghettos and Gardens” I decided to include the second single, “Hood Rich” because it so accurately states, “We gonna hit the spot, we gonna drop the jams, and every booty gonna drop like DAMN!”
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.
Dubstep mixed with Reggae? Check out Skrillex’s latest collaboration with the son of the reggae legend. Trademarking “BobStep”.
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.
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.’