Posts Tagged ‘dubstep’

March 13, 2018

If anyone wants to tell us about Carchii, we’d be greatly appreciative. All we know about the production project is, well… next to nothing. He, or she, or they, sure have a handle on life changing electronica, as heard on sprawling and epic Interstellar, a masterful blend of melodic bass, future bass, and vocal bass that feels like k?d, Porter Robinson, and Illenium decided to write a magnum opus together. You can also stream the monumental track on Spotify, here. Or download for free, here.

March 13, 2018

San Francisco’s own HIGHSOCIETY reaches new heights of electronic splendor on the producer’s new single, Fireproof, featuring Beta State’s Matty McDonald on heated vocals. He expertly melds stadium crushing future bass, metallurgic dubstep, and blazing trap on the adrenaline pumping track. Fireproof is a cinematic jarring, grandly jolting tour de force. Just remember, you aren’t actually fireproof, so while HIGHSOCIETY is setting us all on fire and smelting us to the core with his wildly impassioned electronic opus, please don’t actually set yourself on fire in the midst of the delirious ecstasy that has taken hold of you. Fireproof is so explosive, it almost needs a disclaimer. But then again, the same could be said about every other HIGHSOCIETY track we’ve shared. Combust, at your own risk. Download/stream Fireproof, here.

February 21, 2018

Influential British dubstep and drum & bass duo Delta Heavy had a heavy hand in the development of my electronic music tastes. As such, I’m thrilled that the pair have dropped a heavy hitting new jam on Monstercat named I Need You that reminds me of their their earlier tracks. In particular, its laser cut synths, its mechanical vehemence, and its robust bass wobbles evoke Hold Me, which I still love to this day. I Need You is like a classic Delta Heavy track, and it’s as adrenaline pumping a tune as can be. You can find it on all major platforms, here.

February 21, 2018

It’s not that often that we share fully instrumental electronic tracks that aren’t centered around some sort of enthralling topline, but our encounter with Skybreak and his melodic dubstep on Redwood has convinced us it’s time to make a rare exception. The producer hails from New Jersey, and he describes himself as “a teenage Nintendo geek and nature lover with complex emotions expressed through music.” Complex indeed is Redwood, one of three captivating tracks off his new EP. It takes us soaring through the sky with its epic torrent of warbling bass and ambient synths. It almost feels like we’ve been drawn into a beautifully illustrated RPG game, or an old Nintendo classic painted in fluorescent colors, awash with pastel skies and sparkling seas. Redwood is a triumphant work of sonic art, and it’s a free download, here.

February 20, 2018

What do you get when you unite Denvor melodic bass luminary Illenium with long time New York dubstep/electro pro Kill The Noise, then invite Los Angeles based DJ/production maestro Mako to join in on the virile sonic party, too? A treasure trove of jarring thrills and hypnotic vocals named Don’t Give Up On Me, that’s what! Lush orchestral melodic bass and hard hitting dubstep take front and center stage on this glorious anthem. It’s a cinematic joy ride, an epic saga of a listen. Grab the three way magnum opus, here.

February 6, 2018

There are plenty of reasons to thank TWO OWLS tonight. Not only has the production two piece from Los Angeles introduced us to Datsik and Baishau’s project together, named Ephwurd, but they’ve given Ephwurd’s bass house track Function, featuring London duo Oneeva, a mighty jarring, brain melting remix, too. The original is already a dynamic whomping thriller. You can stream the original, here. TWO OWLS treats the track to a whirlwind edit that rises from cool misty introspection to metallic buzzing, bass thundering heights of dubstep ecstasy. It’s an exhilarating remix straight from a sci-fi tale from the future. 

February 6, 2018

Jersey based sibling production duo Synchronice always seem to synchronize with us when it comes to their effervescent melodic bass and their jolting, rippling magnificence. Our hearts flutter and pound to the shifting rhythms and tempos of the pair’s new original, Alone, our first taste of Synchronice’s upcoming EP. They say that there’s a history behind the songs they’ll be releasing over the next few months, and each new track draws from all different genres they’ve been exploring along the way. There does seem to be a roaming, nomadic feel to this grand marching, soul-searching anthem, but it’s also a resolute and empowering listen that leaves me feeling like I’m ready to take on all obstacles in my path. Beautiful keys intermingle with fine strings in the song’s tender interlude before dashing beats and jouncing bass take us for a majestic and epic ride across the cosmos once again. Alone is a free download, here.

January 31, 2018

California producer Xan Griffin continues to take us on a magical journey through all the astrological signs with his latest collaboration, a track named Capricorn featuring Los Angeles’ WOLFE on guest production duties. I can’t say I’m well versed in zodiac signs, though I seem an accurate Libra myself, but Capricorn stands tall and strong, just like the sign’s description seems to imply is inherent to people who are born under its dates. Xan Griffin’s Capricorn is a grand and adamant electronic track with high flying, raw impassioned vocals and a chord progression that leads us towards adrenaline pumping heights of triumphant bliss. It’s a twisted dark fantasy, a beautiful and theatrical voyage of enlightenment in an unmerciful world. The track’s dubstep inspired bass warbles churn tempestuously, like an electrified storm bursting with potent energy. You may your own way in this world, as Capricorn’s more than exultant velour emphasizes. Download the track for free, here, and listen to prior chapters in this fascinating astrological series on Soundcloud, here.

January 26, 2018

I always imagined bear cubs to be feisty little fur balls (with sharp teeth and claws, no less), but we also know from extensive experience that London based producer Bearcubs’ sound is quite the opposite of those preconceptions. His electronica and soul is dreamy and syrupy, ridged and textured, like James Blake’s post-dubstep fused with Tom Misch jazzy electro-soul and Mount Kimbie’s glitchy electronica. We get a prime exhibit of his musical prowess on intoxicating new single Landslide, the second song revealed from his forthcoming debut album Ultraviolet, due out March 2nd. The dub heavy, heady hypnotic track takes us on a voyage of late night introspection, drizzled with dusky beats and taut strings. Pre-order Bearcubs’ new album, here. Catch him on his tour this March, which includes a show at 1015 Folsom in San Francisco on March 15th. 

January 18, 2018

Sydney producer Conor Moran, who’s made a name for himself in the electronic scene as WILDLYF, takes us on a grand and magnificent adventure with his latest, an intensely thrilling remix of What So Not and Daniel Johns’ Be Ok Again. Buckle in for an adrenaline pumping ride as WILDLYF turns the track into a high voltage future bass and glitchy trap spectacular with massive drops, spine tingling breaks, and breathtaking jabs. The glorious remix is a free download, here.