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:
DUBBYstep is gearing up for the Snowball Music Festival in Vail Valley. It’s only a few weeks away.
One of the artists that I’m most excited to see is Rusko, who will be playing the first night. I witnessed Rusko during a day set a few years back at Lollapalooza but there’s a 100% chance his show with the mountains as a backdrop will be better than his hour set at Perry’s Stage in Chicago.
The English Dubstep producer and DJ has been on the scene since 2006 and two of his more popular tracks are really catching my attention.
This morning, I’m listening to his 2012 hit, ‘Somebody to Love,’ and the 2010 Sub Focus remix of his track ft. Amber Coffman, ‘Hold On.’
Catch both below and enjoy the beautiful vocals that flow into some smooth dub.
Released just over a year ago, Paper Diamond’s first and only album, Levitate, has established the Colorado based producer, Alex Botwin, amongst the top of fellow Pretty Lights Music artists such as: Gramatik, Paul Basic and Break Science. His eight-track EP is packed with energy, and a sound that draws close parallels to Pretty Lights himself–with the exception of (for the most part) the ‘samples’ that have come to mark Pretty Lights’ tracks.
Put eloquently in his bio on prettylightsmusic.com, “The Paper Diamond sound has raw energy and the kind of dramatic anticipation only a seasoned producer can incite.”
Paper Diamond will soon take this ‘raw energy’ on the road during his ‘Tiger Style Tour,’ which will grace the West Coast and Mountain areas this April. The tour, beginning in Tempe, AZ on 4/3 and concluding in Denver, CO on 4/20, will consist of 14 different shows and 11 accompanying performances by dubstep producer, Minnesota. Although not part of his official tour, Paper Diamond will cap off his early summer shows with performances at The Hangout Music Festival (5/20), Wakarusa Music Festival (6/2), and for the second year in a row, Electric Forest (6/28).
If you will be attending any of these larger shows, yet remain unconvinced that this is truly an act to catch, check out his performance at last years SnowBall Music Festival: