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.
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.
Chicago’s already stacked season of music festivals (i.e. Spring Awakening, Lollapalooza, Pitchfork, Northcoast) adds another to the list with Wavefront making its debut on Montrose Beach. This will be another festival dedicated to electronic music in Chicago, which will take place on June 30th and July 1st. Headline artists Eric Morillo and Duck Sauce go along with EDM favorites such as BoysNoize, Chris Lake, Matthew Dear, James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem, Nick Fanciulli, and John Dahlback. Local nightlife guru, Brandon Carone, as well as Dino Gardiakos from SpyBar nightclub are the two men to thank for another weekend of EDM, but this time it comes with sand between your toes!
The entire phase 1 lineup and ticket information can be found on Wavefront’s website below…
And here is a little treat from headlining artist Eric Morillo to get you in the mood to dance on the beach…
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.
Not able to make it down to Miami for the World’s Premiere Electronic Music Fest? Fear not. You can follow along from your living room.
For the first year ever, UMF (Ultra Music Fest) will live stream the performances on YouTube. UMFTV will play host to the festivities starting at 4 PM EST on Friday.
The sold-out three day music fest, which coincides with Miami Music Week, has another star studded EDM line up. Below is a list of a few of the biggest names to check out for each day.
Friday: Tiësto, Pretty Lights, Skrillex, Afrojack, Carl Cox, Wolfgang Gartner, Dada Life, Benny Benassi, Nicky Romero, Martin Solveig and one of Ninja’s boys, Paper Diamond.
Saturday: Avicii, Justice, Fatboy Slim, Duck Sauce, Dillon Francis, Zedd, Zeds Dead, Laidback Luke, and Eric Morillo
Sunday: Armin Van Buuren, Bassnectar, David Guetta, Kaskade, Steve Aoki, Bingo Players, Knife Party, ATB, Sander van Doorn, Magnetic Man, and Big Gigantic
Dancing from the couch is definitely not the same as dancing in Miami, but this new live stream is pretty cool. Check out the trailer to the 3-day fest below.
Its been a minute since we’ve taken the time to post on DubbyStep, and we’d like to apologize for our absence. But it was not our fault… We blame Snowball music festival. You see, we decided to take a long weekend and head out to Vail for 3 days of what would be one of the best/most intense vacations we have taken since our sophomore trip to Acapulco, Mexico….
Now the thought was to come home from Vail and immediately write a post…naturally…but this didn’t happen. To be honest, we were simply partied out. In fact, the experience of sitting down to write a an article on the experience was equally nostalgic and terrifying… At this point it seems as though too much time has passed to offer anything that could be considered an original or authentic thought on our trip. Rather than fake it, lets just say we had fun; a lot of fun:
I feel the urge to post an unreleased song I first discovered from Justin Martin on HOLY SHIP! now that the rumor has come and gone that Daft Punk will be headlining the Spring Awakening Festival in Chicago this June.
The track that Martin introduced me to is French Fries’ 2011 remix of Thomas Bangalter’s, “What To Do.” The original track was created by Bangalter in 1995 and the remix is now rumored to be getting an official release on Dirtybird Records. For those of you confused about the correlation right now, Thomas Bangalter is one half of French electronic duo, Daft Punk, and French Fries is a young producer/DJ who also hails from France. This is a different genre of dance music than traditional Daft Punk songs, but it definitely is fun to shake your ass to live!
French Fries’ EP “Yo Vogue” features remixes by Claude Vonstroke (on the line-up for Chicago’s Spring Awakening 2012) and Leroy Peppers aka Christian Martin. However, ‘What To Do’ is not part of it. ‘Yo Vogue’ is the most recent release on Dirtybird Records and can be found over at beatport.com. Posted below is Claude Vonstroke’s remix of French Fries’ ‘Yo Vogue’ for a small taste of the heavy bass we can expect from his Spring Awakening set.